Meredith G. Phillips

4th Sergeant, Fields’ Partisan Rangers, CSA

As Researched by Stephen D. Bowling

Son of Iredell J. and Mary (Evans) Phillips

Born- about 1837, August in Wythe County, Virginia

1850 Lawrence County, Kentucky Federal Census
House #596-599
	Iredell Phillups                33
        Mary Phillups                   31
         	Meredith Phillups       13
                John Phillups           10
                Sarah Phillups          8
                Milly C. Phillups       6
                William P. Phillups  	4
                Henry Phillups          1

Married – About 1858 to Jeanette “Nettie” Lyons (1840 – 1915) in Lawrence County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of William “Red Head” and Sarah (Holbrook) Lyons.

1860 Lawrence County, Kentucky Federal Census
Louisa Post Office, house #597-597
	Merideth G. Phillips 		23
        Janetta Phillips                21
Military Service
Company K, 5th Kentucky Infantry, Confederate States Army
Enlisted- December 14, 1861 at Camp Middle Creek near Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky by Colonel John S. Williams for a period of 12 months.  Subsiquent records indicate he was enlisted at Camp Recovery by Captain Blevins and Ratliff on December 14, 1861 for a period of 12 months.
Paid- May 1, 1862 by Major Thomas J. Fisher.
Highest Rank
     4th Sergeant (promoted from 5th Sergeant before April 30, 1862)
     5th Sergeant (promoted from Private before April 30, 1862)
Mustered Out-October 20, 1862 at Hazel Green, Wolfe County, Kentucky

Fields Partisan Rangers, Confederate States Army
Enlisted- October 22, 1862 at Hazel Green, Wolfe County, Kentucky
Muster Out or Transfer- unknown

Company M, 10th Kentucky Cavalry (Diamonds), Confederate States Army
Enlistment- unknown
Muster Out- unknown
1870 Johnson County, Kentucky Federal Census
Flatgap Precinct, Paintsville Post Office, house #30-30      
	Meredith Phillips   		32
	Jennetta Phillps                29
		William H. Phillips     6
                Iredle M. Phillips      5 months
1880 Johnson County, Kentucky Federal Census
Flatgap Precinct, house #262-274     
	Meredith G. Phillips 		42
        Genette Phillps                 40
          	Sarah A. Phillips       18
          	William H. Phillips     16
                Iredell Phillips        11
                Eliza M. Phillips       3
1900 Greenup County, Kentucky Federal Census
Kenton Precinct, house #12-19
	M. G. Phillips 			62      Born August 1837
	Jennettie Phillips              59      4 children, 4 living

Died- 1908-1909 at Schultz, Greenup County, Kentucky (widow on 1910 Greenup County, Kentucky Census, living at Schultz).

Buried- near Divide Ridge between Schultz and Tygart in Greenup County, Kentucky

© 2020 by Stephen D. Bowling.


About sdbowling

Director of the Breathitt County Public Library and Heritage Center in Jackson, Kentucky.
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