Born: 1756, probably Wales
Died: 4 June 1811 (aged 55 years) Winchester, Preble County, Ohio
Buried: Phillips-Brubaker Cemetery, Preble County, Ohio
Married: 11 September 1780, Montgomery County, Virginia
Daughter of Baltzer Lybrook and Catharine Ream.
Born: 1761, Virginia
Died: 12 December 1840 (aged 79 years) Gratis Township, Preble County, Ohio
Buried: Phillips-Brubaker Private Cemetery
Children of Hezekiah and Catharine Phillips
Hezekiah Phillips Sightings
Research has that Hezekiah Phillips was from Wales. He settled in Massachusetts
ca 1761-65 then moved to the south bank of Holston River near Clinch Mountain, Tennessee.
Reference: Various research notes.
Came to Gratis Township, Preble County, Ohio about 1803 and settled in the northern part of the Township.
Reference: History of Preble County, Ohio, page 186.
Came to Gratis Township, Preble County, Ohio in 1798 from Virginia by way of Georgia and Tennessee.
Reference: Holden Letter
On 18 October 1804 Hezekiah Phillips sold 75 acres of land in Grainger County, Tennessee.
Reference: Grainger County, Tennessee Deed Records microfilmed by Salt Lake City – Ft Wayne Library
On 29 December 1808 Hezekiah Phillips of Montgomery County, Ohio received a land grant of 160 acres in the north-east quarter, Section 4, Township 4, Range 3 (Gratis Township), Preble County, Ohio.
Reference: Preble County, Deed Book 150, page 126.
Revolutionary War Service
Battle of Quebec – December 1775
Served from Virginia. A member of Colonel Benedict Arnold’s detachment and participated in
march from Cambridge on expedition against Quebec September 13, 1775. He was one of the men wounded at
Quebec in the engagement. Military records quoted from a journal of remarks of a march of Captain Morgan’s
men from Cambridge, Massachusetts on Quebec, Canada in Colonel Benedict Arnold’s detachment
“When Hezekiah Phillips was wounded he was in Captain Morgan’s army.”
“Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution” by John H. Gwathmey, 1938, page 622
NSDAR “Patriot Index” page 532
“Ohio DAR News” April 1960
“Official Roster III of the Soldiers of the American Revolution Who Lived in the State of Ohio” 1959, page 278
Battle of Cowpens – January 1781
A decisive battle that helped turn the tide of war in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. On this field on January 17, 1781, Daniel Morgan led his army of tough Continentals, militia and cavalry to a brilliant victory over Banastre Tarleton's force of British regulars. The battle at the "Cow Pens" is recognized by historians as one of the most important of the American Revolution.
Coming on the heels of a patriot victory at nearby Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780, it was the
second successive staggering defeat for British forces under General Charles Cornwallis. Only nine
months after the Battle of Cowpens, Cornwallis was forced to surrender his army to General George
Washington at Yorktown, Virginia in October 1781.
Hezekiah Phillips served from Virginia. He was a member of General Morgan’s army,
a division of General Green’s army. He was wounded in the arm during the Battle of Cowpens, 17 Jan 1781.
Reference: History of Gift, Kern & Royer Families, page 98
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