Capt. Philip Phillips1

#10602, (3 February 1738/39 - 10 August 1800)
Relationship2nd cousin 6 times removed of William David Lewis
Father*Thomas Phillips1 (1711/12 - 1792)
Mother*Catherine Liscomb1 ( - 1775)


Mercy Phillips b. 1737, d. 1815
Children 1.Elijah Phillips5 (1759 - )
 2.Abner Phillips5 (1760 - )
 3.Lemuel Phillips5 (1762 - )
 4.Philip Phillips Jr.+5 (1764 - )
 5.David Phillips5 (1766 - )
 6.Simeon Phillips5 (1768 - )
 7.Israel Phillips5 (1770 - )
 8.Joshua Phillips5 (1771 - )
 9.Abiather Phillips+5 (1773 - )
 10.Samuel Phillips5 (1775 - )
 11.Liscomb Phillips5 (1777 - )
 12.Hannah Phillips5 (1779 - )
 13.Anna Phillips5 (1782 - )
Birth*3 February 1738/39He was born on 3 February 1738/39 at Easton, Bristol Co., MassachusettsG.1 
between April 1742 and October 1744He removed with Thomas Phillips and Catherine Liscomb to Ashfield (then Huntstown), Massachusetts, between April 1742 and October 1744, becoming the second permanent settlers there (after the Richard Ellis family).2,3 
Marriagesay 1757He married Mercy Phillips, daughter of Joshua Phillips Jr and Hannah Jones, say 1757.4 
Death*10 August 1800He died on 10 August 1800 at Ashfield, Massachusetts, at age 61.5 
"Capt. Philip Phillips lived [in Ashfield] at 28 on the map, on the southwest corner of lot No. 1. He afterwards moved 100 rods north and located on the corner at 26, where he built a large frame house. He was a Justice of the Peace, Selectman, and represented the town in the State Legislature." at Massachusetts.5 


  1. [S728] Film images of 1880 transcription of original records: Easton MA, by Douglas A. Smith; Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, UT; Online; MA Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1579-2001, Easton, Bristol Co.; Photographed 10-11 Oct 1973, p. 35, "Philip Phillips son of Thomas Phillips of Easton born of his wife Kethern [sic] on the third day of February in the year 1738/9."
  2. [S520] VWH, Simeon b. Easton and Charity b. Ashfield or Deerfield.
  3. [S732] Frederick G. Howes, History of the Town of Ashfield Franklin County, Massachusetts from its Settlement in 1742 to 1910 (Ashfield, Mass.: Town of Ashfield, 1910), 18, "The next immigrant to this lonely wilderness was Mr. Thomas Phillips, with his family, from Easton, whose sister was the wife of Mr. Ellis. Mr. Phillips built for himself a log house about one-half of a mile to the north of the dwelling of his only fellow-townsman, Mr. Ellis."
  4. [S729] C. Arthur Phillips, Deacon Nicholas Phillips of Dedham and Weymouth, Mass., 1636-1672 (Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1976), p. 21, her 2nd cousin. Hereinafter cited as Deacon Nicholas Phillips.
  5. [S265] E.R. Ellis, editor, Biographical Sketches of Richard Ellis (Detroit, Michigan: W. Graham Printing Co., 1888), p. 378.