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James Pierce Phillips married Elizabeth Poston daughter of Amelia Elizabeth Copeland and Richard Poston of Overton Co.,TN.

James Pierce Phillips is listed as coming from North Carolina in the 1860 Jackson Cty. Census. He was a farmer. His son, John Townsend Phillips', death certificate states James Pierce Phillips was born in VA.

A census record says James Pierce Phillips was born in NC. He shows up in Overton Cty., TN in the 1850 census in the district #3. 571. He bought the farm in Hurricane Hollow, Jackson Co.,TN in 1854.

I find him in the 1850 Overton CO Census as being 39 years of age, with the value of his property at $350. Elizabeth born TN age 35.
Children all born in TN:
Octave, female 20
Nancy 17
Samantha 14
Ann 12
Elizabeth 10
Lean, female 8
William 4
Frances female 2.
All 4 of the children of school age are attending school.