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The A.B. Phillips Family of Carroll Co., GA

Updated August 24, 2002

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A. B. Phillips, b. 1855; d. 1918; m. Araminta Lucretia Lewis, b. January 28, 1865; d. 1930. A. B. (Asberry) and Araminta (Minta) had 8 children, and they were:

1. Mary Ella Phillips, b. April 21, 1879; d. 19??; m. Bob Hicks. Bob worked for Southern Railroad, and they lived in Etowah, TN. Ella and Bob had four children: Bill, Chris, and twins Roy and Ralph.
2. Minnie Lee Phillips, b. 1881; m. George Brock, and had 7 daughters: Angie, Mary Nell, Margie, Mozel, Sarah, and Ruby.
3. Dovie Mae Phillips, b. March 17, 1884; d. December 18, 1980; .m. George C. Gray, b.1875; d. 1931. Children of George and Dovie were: William R “Bill”:, George “Buster”, and Mary.
4. Vannie Maud Phillips, b. 1887; d. 1949; no marriage, no children. Killed in an auto accident during the Christmas Season, 1949.
5. Roy Phillips, b. 1891; d. abt. 1896.
6. Joseph Earnest Phillips, b. August 29, 1896; d. 1961; wife died in childbirth, and her name was Katherine; Earnest was in the U.S. Navy when WWII started, serving on the U.U.S. Yorktown, CV51, and though seriously wounded was evacuated from the Yorktown when she was sunk.
7. Raymond Lewis Phillips, Sr., b. July 19, 1899; d. 1957; m. Myrtle Pauline Carroll in 1925, b. July 30, 1905; d. February 05, 1964. Raymond and Myrtle had four children: Raymond Lewis Phillips, Jr., died shortly after birth; three other sons were Joseph Lewis Phillips, Rodric Morris Phillips, and George Steven Phillips.
8. Thelma Alice Phillips, b. December 14, 1905, d. November 28, 1974; m. Jack Conway. Thelma and Jack had two children, and they were: Bob and Mints Van.

Asberry (tombstone says “A.B. Phillips”), Minta, and 5 of their children (Dovie Mae, Vannie Maud, Roy, Joseph Earnest, Raymond) are buried at the Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co., GA. The 1900 Census, Carroll County, GA, District 714, taken June 8, 1900, confirms the above, but does not show Roy or Thelma. Roy was already dead, and Thelma had not been born yet. This Census shows Ernest’s name spelled “Earnest”, and also indicates that Asberry’s parents were from SC. The 1910 Census for the same District 714, shows Asberry’s occupation was “Blacksmith”, and also has Thelma listed since she was born in 1905.

Raymond Lewis was my father. He worked for the Coca-Cola Company in Carrollton, GA’ and then moved his family to Atlanta, GA, and worked most of the rest of his working life as a Firefighter at Lawson General Hospital, in Chamblee, GA.

Any information or links to living descendants would be appreciated.


 
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