I am searching for my great-great-great grandfather, Aquilla PHY, who was born in 1805 in Tennessee. He appears on the 1840 and 1850 census in Platte Co., MO. I can tell by the births of his children that he left Tennessee sometime after 1836 and stopped for a while in Alabama, where a son, John M. PHY, was born in 1839. I found a John P. Phy in Montgomery Co., AL in 1850 and this John was about the same age as Aquilla so I am thinking they could be brothers. In Platte Co. in 1850 there was a Christian PHY living near Aquilla and who was also about his age. Could John, Aquilla, and Chrisitan be brothers or cousins?
In Platte Co. in the 1840s and 1850s are several family surnames that appeared earlier in Putnam, White, and Jackson Cos., TN. I am trying to see if Aquilla may have settled near some of his friends from TN. I have looked at all the PHYs in TN and I can't connect Aquilla to any of them.
I would appreciate any help I could get. Here are Aquilla and Polly's known children: Descendants of Aquilla PHY
1 Aquilla PHY b: 1805 in TN .. +Polly b: 1805 in VA m: Abt 1825 ........ 2 Nancy E. PHY b: 1835 in TN ........ 2 James Calaway PHY b: March 15, 1836 in TN d: January 02, 1909 in Florence, AZ ............ +Caroline READY b: March 02, 1846 in MO d: November 03, 1915 in Florence, AZ m: June 30, 1861 ........ 2 John M. Phy b: 1839 in Alabama ........ 2 William PHY b: 1841 in Platte Co., Missouri ........ 2 Mary PHY b: 1844 in Platte Co., Missouri ........ 2 Josephus PHY b: May 22, 1844 in Platte Co., Missouri d: June 01, 1888 in Florence, Arizona ............ +Christina (Tiny) Cavaness m: October 04, 1876 ........ *2nd Wife of Josephus PHY: ............ +Jesusita Rebago b: 1859 d: 1951 m: September 16, 1882 ........ 2 Amanda PHY b: 1848 in Platte Co., Missouri Thanks for your help, Daniela