My name is Tom Philp III of Riverside, California. I too am looking up as much as I possibly can about my family history. I know we originated from St. Tudy, Cornwall and my great-great-grandfather, James, emigrated to Algonquin Illinois as follows...
James Philp b.1828 d.1908 who was married to Jane Cornelius Philp, they in turn had my great-grandfather:
Volney E. Philp b.? d.?, and his wife, whom I don't know who she was, their son was my grandfather:
Thomas Volney Philp Sr. who was married to Emily (Pierce) their son was my father:
Thomas Volney Philp Jr. b.1926 d.2004 who had me,
Thomas Volney Philp III b.1974, and now I have my children:
Xavier b.1999 and Cecilia b.1997.
To the best of my knowledge from reading this board and doing my homework:
James, who emigrated to Algonquin in 1951, his parents were John Philp, b.May 2, 1797 and Philippa Jane (Hooper) b.Sept 7, 1799. Their other children were Robert b. 1834 d.1915 and Elizabeth b.1832 d.1850
John's parents were Robert Philp b.1773 d.1848 and Elizabeth (Williams).
Robert's parents were John and Susannah, their other children were John, Richard and Hugh. I'm not exactly sure who is who after that.
I know there was a William Philp b.1740 d.1816 who married Jenefer (Auger) in 1771. I'm unsure if John is William's son, or his brother or just a cousin.
Does anyone have any information of James Philp's children, particularly that of his son Volney E. Philp. Volney would be my great-grandfather. Or any information going back to John and Susannah Philp or even further back than that.