I have found some more details since my last posting, however I'm still looking for info on the following families from Greenville County, SC, especially Phillips, Gunter, and Pointer:
2 sons of Harry Phillips and Martha Kelly Phillips married into the Gunter family.
Charles Perry Phillips (1863-1938) buried at Mt. Creek Baptist. My G-Grandfather. Married Matilda Black, daughter of James Jackson Black and Polly M. Gunter.3 children:
1.Claude Elliot Phillips(11/14/1894 – 01/09/1995)
2.Marie Phillips(1896 – 11/24/1930)
3.James Charles Phillips(07/14/1898 – 05/16/1994)-my grandfather
John Charles Phillips (1851-1899), Buried at Mt.Creek Baptist with wife Eliza Gunter, and two small children whose stones are not readable.Known children:
1.Ida Phillips Hood
2.Ina Mae Phillips Elmore
3.Hattie Phillips Strange
4.Minnie Phillips Jones
5.Alice Phillips Gibson
I have found info on Black family at this link:
James Jackson Black (09/15/1845 - 07/12/1922) - Son of John Black & Matilda Jane Smith. M(1) Polly M. GunterM(2) Linnie Shockley Green.Buried at Mtn. Creek Baptist with Polly. Linnie is buried a few feet away with her first husband, Robert Green.Children of J.J. and Polly:
1. Fannie Black(04/22/1867 – 02/11/1896)
2. Sloan Duncan Black(09/11/1870 – 02/18/1922)
3. Matilda Black (02/14/1875 – 08/28/1963) - m. Charles Perry Phillips. BuriedMt.Creek Baptist.
4. Finch H. Black(03/01/1877 – 02/28/1907) BuriedMt.Creek Baptist.
5. Leila Jamison Black(07/11/1884 – 06/23/1980).Married Hugh Barton
Spartan Black (01/05/1857 - 01/29/1938) - Son of John Black & Matilda Jane Smith. m. Emma J. Gunter . Buried at Mtn. Creek Baptist with wife.
David Gunter (12/22/1812 - 06/23/1889) was married to Eliza Pointer (05/23/1817 - 02/17/1893).Both are buried at Mtn. Creek Baptist. They had 9 children:
1.Gillie Gunter (b:1840) - m. ? Green
2.Lizzie Gunter (b:1842) - m. Julius Thompson
3.Polly M. Gunter (10/20/1844 - 04/12/1915) - m. James Jackson Black.See her obituary at the bottom.
4.Georgia Anna Gunter (12/18/1846 - 01/15/1920) - m. Alfred Washington Tanner
5.Julia Gunter (b. 1848) - m. David Morris
6.Louise "Lou" Gunter (b. 1850) - m. Logan Clyde Hawkins
7.Eliza Gunter (05/29/1852 - 05/19/1934) - m. John Charles Phillips
8.Emma J. Gunter (10/20/1861 - 10/27/1903) - m. Spartan G. Black.
9.William Gunter(b. 1863)
Eliza Pointer (05/23/1817 - 02/12/1893), wife of David Gunter, buried at Mt.Creek.
*** Her gravestone reads – “Dearest Mother Thou Hast Left Us, And Thou Loss We Deeply Feel, But Tis God That Has Benefit Us, He Call All Our Sorrow Heal”
The Greenville News
Tuesday, April 13, 1915
MRS. J.J. BLACK DIED YESTERDAY
Was Devoted Christian Woman and Numbered Her Friends By The Score
Mrs. Polly Black, wife of Mr. J.J. Black, of Chick Springs township; died at her home early yesterday, after a sudden illness of heart disease. Aged 72 years.
Mrs. Black was reared in this county, being a daughter of the late David Gunter, a prominent citizen of this county, in his day. Mrs. Black was a woman who counted her friends by all who knew her, as she was endowed with the many beautiful traits of Christian character which she exemplified in her daily life.
Mrs. Black was a devoted Christian woman; since her early years she has been a member of Mountain Creek church and her funeral services will be held there today at 11 o’clock.
A sad circumstance in connection with her death was that 50 years ago, lacking a month and two days, she became a happy bride, and arrangements were being perfected to celebrate that event, by their golden wedding, May 14, next; but God in his wisdom ruled otherwise, and her disconsolate husband is left to mourn his loss.
Besides her husband she is survived by her son, Sloan D. Black, and two daughters, Mrs. Matilda Phillips and Mrs. Leila Barton, all of this county.
*** Her gravestone reads – “Dearest Mother Thou Hast Left Us, And Thou Loss We Deeply Feel”
The Greenville News
Jas. J. Black, Well Respected Citizen
Man Dies After Short Ilness
James Jackson Black, well known and highly respected citizen of the Mt. Creek section died at his home Saturday night at 10 o'clock after a short illness.
Mr. Black was 78 years of age, and had lived in Greenville county all of his life. He was a Confederate veteran, having fought all four years of the war as a member of the 16th S. C. regiment.
He was one of the oldest members of the Mountain Creek Baptist church, having been a member for 62 years, and has served as senior deacon for a number of years.
Mr. Black is survived by his wife Mrs. Linnie Black, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Phillips of the Brushy Creek section, and Mrs. Leila Barton of this city, three step-sons, Messrs. W. F. and R. D. Green ofTaylors, and T. R. Green of Tallulah Falls, Ga., and four stepdaughters, Mrs. W. R. Bolling, Mrs. W. G. Cox, Mrs. J. M. Long, and Mrs T. G. Jones, all of this county.He is also survived by three brothers, Messrs. William Black if Georgia. A.B. Black of Simpsonville, and a large number of grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from Mountain Creek Baptist church today at 3 P. M. conducted by the pastor Rev. A. E. Howard assisted by Rev J. J. Hoitt, the former pastor. Interment will follow in the church yard.
The Greenville News
April 6, 1938
Charlie P. Phillips
TAYLORS, Apr. 5 – Charlie P. Phillips, 75, of the Taylors section, died at 3:55 o’clock this morning at his residence, following six days of illness of pneumonia.
Mr. Phillips was a life long resident of the Taylors section and was engaged in the live stock business and farming.He was the son of the late Harry Phillips, and Martha Kelly Phillips.He was a member of the Mountain Creek Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife, who was Miss Matilda Black; two sons, Claude Phillips, Greenville; J.C. Phillips, Taylors, Route 2; 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Mountain Creek Baptist church, conducted by the Rev. D.D. Flanagan, the Rev. John N. Wrenn and the Rev. J. Earl Freeman.Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be, Claude Shockley, Leonard Wood, Ealy Perkle, P.I. Yeargin, J.C. Crowder and Dave Ridgeway.
The following have been requested to meet at the church and serve as the honorary pallbearers; Dr. J.E. Brunson, Dr. W.Y. McDaniel, Dr. J. W. Hudgens, J. Ham Wood, C.S. Hammett, Vivan Howell, J.R. Rogers, W.A. Hudson, Will Hammett, and Jim Long.
The body is at the residence.
I appreciate any assistance.
- Tim Cathcart