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
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