Evan and Jane PHILLIPS Wills and Estate Records .
Submitted by: David Phillips
These Wills/Estates were filed in Belmont County, Ohio. Copies of their Wills follow:

LETTERS OF ADMSTN ON THE ESTATE OF EVAN PHILLIPS DECEASED

At a Court of Common Pleas begun and held at St. Clairsville in and for
the County of Belmont on the 22nd day of March AD 1824 before the
Honorable Jeremiah H. Hallack President and Edward Bryson(?), John Wiley
and Alexander Armstrong Associate Judges of said Court.
Upon Application the Court do appoint Jane Phillips and Eli Nichols
Administrator over all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and
credits, monies and effects of Evan Phillips late of Belmont County
deceased upon their entering into Bond with Security in the sum of two
thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful performance of their Trust
and Levi Pickering and William Askew being offered as Security are
accepted by the Court. Whereupon it is ordered that Letters of
Administration (?) to the said Jane Phillips and Eli Nichols
Administrators as aforesaid and the Court do appoint Thomas White, John
Stewart and George Armstrong Appraisers to Appraise the Personal
Property of the said deceased. Note: The sons of the deceased having
declined the acceptance of the appointment as Administration in Open
Court. Administration Affirmed in Open Court.
The State of Ohio Belmont County
The above was followed by a standard Letter of Administration prepared
by the Clerk of the Court Esu Ellis which he dated 1 April, 1824.

This document is located in Belmont County, Ohio Will Book B, Page 461.

Also in Will Book B, Pages 547/549 is "An Inventory and Apraisement of
the Goods and Chattels of the Estate of Evan Philips deceased Taken
April 9, 1824" and "Memorandum of Particulars received by the heirs of
Evan Phillips deceased before his death and of which the said deceased
made no account" .

The Inventory (Pages 547/548) follows and amounted to $783.58 3/4:

AN INVENTORY AND APRAISEMENT OF THE GOODS AND CHATTLE OF THE ESTATE OF
EVAN PHILLIPS,DECEASED TAKEN APRIL 9, 1824

Cash on Hand $45.75

$45.75

Acct due from Wm Stevenson

10.75

one ten year old Stud Coult

80.00

one old mare with foal

15.00

one young gray Horse

60.00

one old sorrel Horse

15.00

one light Bay Horse

55.00

28 Sheep

35.00

one cow and calf

10.00

one cow and calf

11.00

one cow

9.00

one cow

11.00

one three year old Heifer

4.50

one Heifer with calf

4.00

one Heifer

4.00

one no horn steer

5.00

one Muly Heifer

5.50

one red steer

10.00

one steer with white back and belly

9.00

one no hornd Bull

8.00

one white rumped steer with the bellows

8.00

one brindled white faced steer

11.00

one white faced calf with no horns

2.50

one black calf

2.00

one pale red calf

2.50

one young white faced

1.12

one sow and six pigs

4.00

17 Hogs of various sizes

21.00

one Harrow with 17 teeth

4.00

one shovel plough

11.50

one barshear plough

8.00

one Doubletrace and two Swingletrees and two Clovices(?)

1.50

two Sleds

2.25

Gung(?) Chains and bright Chains

1.00

one log chain

1.75

one grind stone

.75

one Axe

1.75

one axe with a broken eye

.75

one Sythe and hangings(?)

.75

one old sythe

.12

one thrubile (?) tow and 2 singletrees

.37

1 hoe made by Huffman___(?) corp

1.12

three Hoes old ones

.62

one old Axe

.62

one Handsaw Steel Plate

1.00

one old handsaw

.25

one inch three quarter & half waey(?)

.50

one drawing Knife

.50

Two Iron Wedges & old hand axe&_sso Blue(?)

1.25

one Mattack

.75

27 lbs old Iron

1.18

15 1/4 bar Iron

1.16

one Waggon & tar can & feed trough big(?) ast(?) chains

80.00

one Cutting bar and Knife

1.50

Three Iron Pitch Forks

.75

Halter & Chain

.37

Two Boxes in grain holders

.50

Two hogshead & 8 bls all old

1.12

Two Rakes

.25

Flaccec(?) partly cleaned in 2 old Barrels

.50

one Moin(?) Rat Trap

.75

22 Bushels of old Merchantable Wheat

8.80

10 Barrels of Supperfine Flour in (?) (?)

25.00

one Strecehew(?) Chain & 2 old traces

.75

26 Geese

4.87

Three Hives of Bees

4.50

one Twelve Gallon Kettle and bale

2.50

one large Pot full of sand holes and balls

2.00

one Kettle and Pot

1.00

one stew Kettle and one oven

1.37

one Tea Kettle

.75

one Trap Kettle

2.00

one pair of Steelyands

1.00

Five old Cider Barrels

1.50

one Stretcher and rujlock(?)

.70

one picket shovel

.18

A pile of warped boards supposed to contain 200 ft

.75

Sundry tramels, chains, tongs stove

2.00

Hammer

2.50

one old big Wheel

.30

one toteable good hogshead barrel and Cag(?) Cyan(?)

1.50

one set of gears(?)

3.00

one set of gears (?)

3.50

one set of gears (?)

2.50

Sundry at gears(?) and plough line(?)

1.25

Saddle and Saddle Baggs Con__d__tly(?)

2.00

one (?) for Corn Meal

.50

one corn seeds & quans(?)

7.00

one Setchel old

.35

one Barrel of Salt

3.00

A part of a Barrel of Salt

1.50

one Metal Tub large

1.25

one bottom half hogshead is old (?)

.25

bags of various descriptions

2.00

1 cider hogshead & pitchle tub

1.25

1 pair of Smothing Irons

1.00

10 Split Bottom Chairs

2.50

one Desk

8.00

one block

3.00

one large Dinning Table

4.00

one Cooking Clays(?) & Small one

.75

Large Bible & School Testament

1.25

English Reader & Welsh Arthmetic

.50

(?) old and Shachling

.25

oldish Spinning Wheel

1.00

one new Wheel

1.25

one Trunk

.62

Two Slates

.18

Two Flasks

.25

Two Sugar Tubs

.37

17 Yds of Navy Blue Narrow Cloth

17.00

10 old Chrst(?)

.50

one old Saddle

.12

Gave Boars(??)

.25

Sundry old Wool

.75

A Bed &Bedding including 2 ticks

 

2 blankets Three Gickles(?)

 

sheet single corn(?) (?) (?)

20.00

Bed, Bedding & Bedstead

16.00

Bed, Bedding & Bedstead

8.00

Breakfast Table

1.25

Square Table

.62

Drefair Drefair Ware Sundry

 

bachettze(?)

13.12

one gun, mold, shot pouch

5.00

A lott of Pans, small skellet texa(?)

1.00

Sundry Crocking Ware and Churn

1.25

one Cider Barrel & small Ecaq(?) old cloth

.50

one Barrel of Cider and the Barrel

1.00

one Cider Barrel

.37

Snuffer Candlestick pin chest,

 

shoe knife and croorens(?)

.37

(TOTAL ASSETS)

$783.35 3/4


We Thomas White, John Stewart and George Armstrong appraisers of the
Goods and Chattles of the late Evan Philips deceased do certify that we
have appraised the articles above mentioned at the sums respectively set
opposite the same.


Thomas White

John Stewart Appraisers

George Armstrong

I John Nicholas Justice of the Peace of Union Township Belmont County
do hereby certify as duly sworn and affirmed the above named Thomas
White, John Stewart and George Armstrong well and truly to apraise the
Goods and Chettle & Effects of Ephan Philips Descd Given under my hand
and Seal this 10th day of April 1824.


John Nicholas

Justice of the Peace



The MEMORANDUM (on page 549) follows:

Nancy and Peter M Barnes
one Bed and Bedding $20.00
1 doz cups and saucers
1 doz plates 1.12
1 saddle 9.00
1 wheel 1.00
30.00 Dollars cash 30.00
? 60 for repurchase
of saddle 6.00
Amount $77.12

David Philips
one two year old colt $18.00
1 axe 1.50
50.00 Dollars cash 50.00
Amount $69.50

Jane Knight
one Bed and Bedding $20.00
one Beaureau 10.00
one saddle 12.00
one cow 11.00
3.00 Dollars cash 3.00
Amount $56.00

Mary Philips
one saddle $13.50
one Bed and Bedding 20.00
Amount $33.50

William Philips
1 mare $40.00
one saddle 7.00
120 bushels of wheat 45.00
Amount $92.00

John Westley Star(r)
1 cow $14.00
one old horse 12.00
Amount $26.00

We the heirs of Evan Philips deceased do each and every of us agree
that the above articles at the amount set to them together with the
monies and accounts as above charged have been received by those of us
the said heirs to whos name they said articles accounts and each are
placed and accounted and Shall be by each and all of us considered as
all that has been received of the Personal Estate of the said deceased
as (coitney?) our hands and seals this tenth day of April eighteen
Hundred and Twenty four.

Signed by:
Jane Knight
Mary Philips
Wm Philips
Evan Philips
John Westly Starr
David Philips
Peter Barnes
Nancy Barnes
John Philips

Two daughters (Ruhanna and Matilda) failed to sign this document, while
John Westley Starr signed for the children of Enoch Philips, deceased.

Jane Philips' will was dated 15 April, 1825 follows. This Will was
witnessed by Thomas White and David Philips, Senior. Since her son
David Philips did not have a son by the name David (at least that
survived to be recorded) I assume this was the other David Philips that
lived in Belmont County at this time. He moved to Belmont County from
Loudoun County, Virginia in 1817 and was about the same age as Evan
(Jane's deceased husband). I suspect he was related to Evan and
probably was a brother. He also died in 1825 (in the fall) in Belmont
County, Ohio. I need to get some more Belmont and Loudoun County Estate
and real estate information to try to resolve this question. I also am
using the Internet to try to get answers.

Jane Unknown-Phillips

Letters Testamentary on the Estate of Jane Philips Belmont County, Ohio,
Will Book C,
pg.62, 1825

At a Court of Common pleas begun and held at St. Clairsville In and for
the County of Belmont on the 23rd day of May AD,1825, before the
Honorable Jeremiah H. Hallock, President and John Wiley, Alexander
Armstrong, and Josiah Dillon Associate Judge of said Court-Was Brought
into Court the last Will and Testament of Jane Philips,late of Belmont
County deceased, by the executor therein named and was proved and
established by the oath of Thomas White and David Philips the
Subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded together with the
proof of the same and there upon the Court order that letters
Testamentary issue to John Philips, the executor named In said last Will
and Testament and the court to appoint George Keller, Thomas White, and
George Armstrong, Appraisers to appraise the personal property of the
said deceased.
Executors Sworn in Open Court
The State of Ohio, Belmont County
Ezer Ellis, clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, in and for the county
aforesaid to John Philips Greetings Whereas Jane Philips, late of
Belmont County deceased, died leaving a Last Will and Testament (a Copy
of which is hereunder (Written), wherein you the said John Philips are
appointed Executor thereof and the said Last Will and Testament being
truly provided in and approved by the court, I. Ezer Ellis, clerk, as
aforesaid do by these presents by order of said Court commit unto you
full power and authority over all and Singular the goods & Chattels,
rights & credits, monies & Effects of the said deceased will and
faithfully to dispose of the same according to the said last Will and
Testament as also to ask gather recover and receive all and every debt
whatsoever of the said deceased which to her whilst the living and at
the time of her death did ascertain you are also to pay and discharge
all and Singular the debts dues and demands, which the said deceased at
the time of her death (including her funeral expenses) Stood bound to
pay according to the Laws of the State so far as the goods & Chattels,
rights, & Credits, monies, & Effects come to your hands will extend and
for that purpose you are to call on each creditor of the deceased by
publick advertisement to exhibit to you their several claims within one
year from this date you are also to make (make) out a true and perfect
Inventory of all and Singular the goods & Chattels of the said deceased
and have the same appraised by George Keller, Thomas White, & George
Armstrong, appraisers appointed by the court and exhibit the same
together with a correct list of the rights & credits monies and Effects
of the said dead to the clerk of said county within three months and you
are also to make out and remain to said court a true and accurate
account of your administration Eighteen Months from this date unless
further time is granted by the Court.
In testimony whereof I have unto set my hand and affixed the seal of
said court at St. Clairsville the 1st day of June AD,1825. Ezer
Ellis,clk

Copy of Jane Philips's Will, Belmont County Will Book C, pg. 63, 1825 I
Jane Philips Senior being of sound mind and memory do make and publish
this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to
say ):

First I direct and order that my Just debts and funeral charges and
expenses and all other charges necessarily arising out of the legal
Administration of this my Will shall in the first place be paid and
fully satisfied. In the second place and after the full payment of all
just debts and charges as above my Will is that my daughter Ruhannah
McCoy have and receive the full sum of One Hundred Dollars, that my
Grandchildren Margaret Philips, Jane Philips, and George Philips, heirs
of my son Enoch Phillips, deceased have and receive the full sum of
Fifty cent each, and that the balance be it more or less of my goods and
Chattels, rights and demands, whatsoever be divided equally share and
share alike between my eight children namely: David, William, Evan,
John, Mary and Matilda Philips, and Nancy Braton (this is the way it is
written in the copy of Jane's will, but Nancy's married name was Barton)
and Jane Knight.
And lastly I will order and direct that there be no public venue made of
my Property but that it be Indifferently appraised by my two friends
Thomas White and George Keller and after my afore named debts and
funeral and other necessary charges shall have been paid I Will and
direct that my afore named friends make an equitable division of all of
my Property agreeably to this my Will and according to the appeasement
of them made giving and Getting off first my Daughter Ruhannah the sum
of One Hundred Dollars afore named and willed to her. Secondly to my
Grand Children Margaret, Jane and George Philips the sum of fifty cents
each as before mentioned and thirdly equally divide the balance share or
less share and share alike between my eight remaining children namely:
David Philips, William Philips, John Philips, Evan Philips, Mary
Philips, Matilda Philips, Nancy Braton and Jane Knight and that said
division extend not only to the property appraised but to all monies
dues and demands whatsoever remaining after the discharge of my debts
and other charges as before described, and it is also my full and
decided meaning and intention that in case of any dispute or controversy
whatsoever in any way arising out of about or respecting this Will that
they my two friends, Thomas White and George Keller, believing their
Judgment in such dispute or disputes in writing with their names
subscribed thereto shall finally end such dispute or disputes, and
before the same force and effect as though it had been by me
particularly expressed and I do make and appoint John Philips my son
executor of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness I have hereunto
set my hand and seal the fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord,
one thousand eight hundred and twenty five.
Signed and Sealed in presence of us at her request & in her presence
having witnesses
subscribed or names. Jane X Philips
her mark
Thomas White
David Philips Senior, X his mark

Proof of Jane Phillips Will
Belmont County, Ohio Will Book C, 1825 pg. 74
Belmont Common Pleas May term 1825
The State of Ohio Belmont County
The within instrument of Writing to the last Will and Testament of Jane
Philips, late of Belmont County deceased was proved and established by
the affirmation of Thomas White and David Philips, Senior who dispose
and say that they saw the testators subscribe the Will, that the
subscribed the same as witnesses in the presence of the said testatrix,
that she was at the time of subscribing the same of sound and disposing
mind and memory, that she was twenty one years of age and not under any
restraint.
The State of Ohio, Bemont County
I Ezer Ellis clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, in and for said county
do hereby certify that the above testimony, was taken in open Court at
the May term 1825 and accepted by said Court as sufficient proof of the
said last Will and testament of Jane Philips, and ordered the same to be
recorded.
In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of
said Court at St. Clairsville the 10th day of June AD 1825.
Ezer Ellis, clk




Submitted by: David Phillips


Estate of Evan PHILLIPS sold to George SHARP


Volume N, Pg 311 Belmont County, Ohio 3rd April 1830

Know all men by these Presents, that __ Peter Barnes and Nancy Barnes,
formerly Nancy Phillips wife of said Peter Barnes, Evan Phillips and
Ruth his wife and John Phillips, all of the County of Belmont and State
of Ohio and David Phillips and Elizabeth his wife and William Phillips
and Pricilla his wife of the County of Guernsey for and in consideration
of the sum of twenty eight hundred dollars to ___ in hand paid by George
Sharp of the County of Belmont and State of Ohio the receipt whereof is
hereby acknowledged have granted bargained sold and conveyed and by
these presents do grant bargain sell and convey all the following
described tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of
Belmont in Township number seven Range number four and Section number
twenty three Beginning for the same at a white Oak Sapling corner to
Hugh McCoys land thence south with the line of Section Number twenty
nine forty chains to a stake thence East forty chains to a stake thence
North forty chains to a Sugar tree corner to the said Hugh McCoys land
and thence West with the said line forty Chains to the place of the
beginning Containing One hundred and sixty acres more or less being the
Northwest quarter of the above named Section and being also of the Land
Granted and conveyed to John Hopkins by Samuel Osgood and Walter
Livingston commissioners of the board of Treasury of the United States
in and by a certain instrument in writing bearing date the 5th day of
March Anno Domi 1789 under the hand and seal of the Treasury aforesaid
as by reference thereto or to the record thereof in the Office of the
Treasury with more fully appear- To the said George Sharp with all and
singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in
any wise appertaining To have and to hold the above described premises
with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto
belonging or in any wise appertaining to the said George Sharp his heirs
and assigns in fee simple forever the above described premises having
descended to the above named Grantors and was held by them in
coparcenery as the heirs of Evan Phillips deceased And the said Peter
Barnes, David Phillips, William Phillips, Evan Phillips, and John
Phillips for themselves theirs heirs executors and administrators do
Covenant to and with the said George Sharp his heirs executors and
administrators and assigns the said premises with all and singular the
hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging against all and
every person claiming or to claim the same as right thereto to warrant
and forever defend. In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hand
and affixed our seals this third day of April in the year of our LORD
one thousand Eight hundred and thirty.
Signed sealed and delivered
in the Presence of Us
Wilson Shannon
Wm Fans

Peter Barnes Seal
Nancy Barnes Seal
David Phillips Seal
Elizabeth X Phillips Seal
her mark
William Phillips Seal
Priscilla X Phillips Seal
her mark
Evan Phillips Seal
Ruth X Phillips Seal
her mark

State of Ohio Belmont County Oh Personally came before me the subscriber
an acting Justice of the peace in and for said County Peter Barnes and
Nancy Barnes his wife, David Phillips and Elizabeth Phillips his wife,
William Phillips and Pricilla Phillips his wife, Evan Phillips and Ruth
Phillips his wife and John Phillips grantors in the within Deed. Seal
of Conveyance and generally acknowledged the signing sealing and
delivery of the within Deed of Conveyance to be their Voluntary act and
deed for the purpose therein expressed and the said Nancy Barnes wife of
the said Peter Barnes and the said Elizabeth Phillips wife of the said
David Phillips and the said Pricilla Phillips wife of the said William Phillips and the said Ruth Phillips wife of the said Evan Phillips being by me examined separate and apart from their said husbands, and out of their hearing and the Contents and the contents of said Deed being by me made known to each of them and reason such separate examination they separately declared that they signed the same freely and Voluntarily without the threats of or fear or coercion from their said husband and that they did and now doth acknowledge the signing and sealing thereof Given under my hand and seal this third day of April Anno Domini 1830. Entered April 5th 1830 and Seal Recorded the 8th same month.

Jn Scatterday, Justice of the peace

Estate of Evan Phillips 1829, Belmont Co., OH Chancery Book 2 pg.188
Petition for Partition:  John Phillips Vs. David Phillips William Phillips, Evan Phillips, Peter Barnes and Nancy, his wife, Ebenezer Demicke and Margaret, his wife, Peter Pickenpaw and Jane, his wife, and George Phillips, son of Enoch Phillips... on the 2nd day of May, 1829, John Phillips, by Thomas H. Genin, attorney, filed in the court his petition praying for partition showing that Evan Phillips late of said county deceased died seized of 160 acres in said county, R.4, T.7, 3.23,.. to the corner of Hugh McCoy's land, NW 1/2 of Said 3.23.... leaving issue of his body your petitioner, John Phillips, Matlilda Phillips, Nancy Phillips intermarried with Peter Barnes, David Phillips, Wm. Phillips, and Evan Phillips, immediate children, and also the following grandchildren by his son Enoch Phillips, deceased, to wit, Margaret, who is married to Ebenezer Demick, Jane who is married to Peter Pickenpaw and George Phillips.  This George is a minor of whom John Westley Starr is guardian.  Said Margaret and husband, Jane and husband, George Phillips and his guardian, David Phillips and William Phillips reside in the county of Morgan or Guernsey.  The said Nancy Barnes and her husband and Evan Phillips reside in Belmont Co. your petitioner has purchased from said Jane Knight and Matilda Phillips and they have conveyed to him their share and interest in said land.  Petitioner is seized of 3/8 of said land and prays for partition.-Page 189- partition ordered-June term, 1829 - plat of land is on page 192.




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