Benjamin Franklin Phillips

b. 29 March 1812, d. 12 April 1899

Father*Thomas D Phillips b. 28 Sep 1782, d. 19 Sep 1853
Mother*Sarah Lemon b. 2 Jan 1783, d. 26 May 1878
Benjamin Franklin Phillips|b. 29 Mar 1812\nd. 12 Apr 1899|p1122.htm|Thomas D Phillips|b. 28 Sep 1782\nd. 19 Sep 1853|p1148.htm|Sarah Lemon|b. 2 Jan 1783\nd. 26 May 1878|p1149.htm|||||||Frederick Lemon|b. unknown\nd. unknown|p3343.htm|Mary Sea|b. unknown\nd. unknown|p3344.htm|

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Note*Benjamin Franklin Phillips
The Phillips’s came from Ireland at an unknown date and settled at Norfolk, VA. Here Benjamin Phillip was born in 1810. At the age of 12 years, with his parents, Thomas D. Phillips and Sarah Lemon, he removed to Belington, Barbour County where he grew to manhood and where his parents died. In 1830, he came to Ritchie Co., WV, were he met and married May Deem, (daughter of Philip Deem) who was born in Ritchie Co., WV 1812. Shortly after their marriage they settled on the North Fork of Hughes River, six miles below Cairo, on the old homestead that is still in the hands of his heirs.
Here, he continued to reside, until he died. 
Birth*He was born on 29 March 1812 at Norfolk, Rockbridge County, VA. 
NoteHe (an unknown value) in 1830 at moved to, Ritchie County, WV. 
Marriage*He married Mary Ann Deem, daughter of Philip Deem and Rachel Kidwiler, on 2 February 1837 at Wood County, (W)VA; Minister Benjamin Hardman.1
Burial*Benjamin Franklin Phillips was buried in April 1899 at Cairo IOOF Cemetery, Cairo, Ritchie County, WV. 
Death*He died on 12 April 1899 at Phillips Farm, Rusk, Ritchie County, WV, at age 87. 


Mary Ann Deem b. 17 March 1814, d. 23 December 1901

Last Edited14 May 2009


  1. [S1] Wood County WV Marriage Record.