Re: Campbells,Chatterson, Phillips in Clay Co., NE
John Campbell, Hello again!
I stumbled onto something last night, which I found very enlightening and wanted to share with this list (as I did not know that Phillips were in this vicinity before)!
This is from the farmers list
This is all from the NE State GAZ Bus Directory & Farmers List for 1890-91 Clay Co., Nebraska
I found this description of Inland, NE---a village of 100 inhabitants in NW part of Clay Co. 14 m from Clay Center, the county seat. It is reached by the main line of B & I rr and the Omaha & Hastings Branch of the FE & MV RR. A Methodist Church is well supported.
Interestingly, my own g gf, John Andrew Johnson, his eldest brother, Peter William Johnson and I believe to be their uncle, George Phillips and another relative John G. Phillips----all patent lands between 1912-1916 in Hamilton County, KS. The Phillips were related to the Mother of my John A & Peter William and all these people(with the exception of my g gf John A.) had been in Lucas Co., Iowa in the 1850-1870 Census. However, when the Phillips extended family made the decision to move west all the allied families followed as they were freed of their land holdings----they (at least my portion of Johnsons & closely tied VanMeter/Daniels family had gone to Mitchell and Osbourne, KS focusing on towns Beloit and Pittsburgh.
My g gf parents, John Johnson and his wife, Caroline Castline/Casterline Phillips Johnson & family had moved from KS eastward into Douglas Co., MO---however, the oldest children, Peter W. Johnson and his sister Mary Pearl Johnson I believe went with Phillips relatives to NE although I have not been able to confirm this clearly yet.
Even more interesting to me, remenants of the Phillips and Watson families from Lucas Co., IA moved first to KS (mainly Mitchell Co but there may be a lot more cos involved that I have not located yet) then a major chunk of these families move on to the coast of WA, area known as Olympia and many lived out their days there.
I have the feeling all these folks are somehow connected and many may have moved together through time & space.
I still have a missing older child of the gg gm Caroline Johnson, that was called Winnie or Ninnie Phillips that I have never been able to place. I'm hoping that she turns up in some of these families in NE or Hamilton Co., KS.
Hope this gives you hope and not muddy water.