Subject: Expanded information on the Leeroy Philyaw Family
Leeroy Philyaw was the oldest son of Thomas Leroy Philyaw and Sarah W. Attaway
Descendants of Leeroy Philyaw
Generation No. 1
1.LEEROY4 PHILYAW(THOMAS LEROY3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 17 Jan 1847 in Arkansas, and died 07 Aug 1889 in Genoa, Arkansas.He married ISABELL WEEKS 23 May 1866 in Hempstead County Arkansas, daughter of JOHN WEEKS and ANN WEEKS.She was born 01 Feb 1851 in Arkansas, and died 08 Apr 1925 in Miller Co, AR.
Notes for ISABELL WEEKS:
Isabell Philyaw was granted a homestead patent #7107 for a total of 144.89 acres on 17 Aug 1894.Since Leeroy had died five years earlier (1889), the patent was issued in her name.The land lies about seven miles NE of Fouke on Rt. 134 between McKinney Bayou and Red River which is all fertile bottom land.This homestead lies about three miles east of the 160 acre homestead belonging to Ann P. Mitchell, grandmother of John Thomas Philyaw.John and his younger sister, Mary Etta, was given this land by their grandmother, Ann (Anzolet) P. Hodnett-Mitchell-Barnes.The land owned by Anzolet was occupied for a period of time by Everett Ezekiel Philyaw, his second wife Minnie Mae Stanley, and children John Thomas (age 19) & Mary Etta (age 14) (see census 1900).
More About LEEROY PHILYAW and ISABELL WEEKS:
Marriage: 23 May 1866, Hempstead County Arkansas
Children of LEEROY PHILYAW and ISABELL WEEKS are:
i.ALTHA GERTRUDE5 PHILYAW, m. WILLIAM MARION GREEN; b. 1850.
ii.GEORGE EVERETT PHILYAW, b. 19 Feb 1867, Arkansas.
iii.MONOCE PHILYAW, b. 1868, Arkansas.
iv.FRANCIS MARION PHILYAW, b. 25 Mar 1868, Arkansas; m. KATTIE GREENHALL, 30 Dec 1890, Miller Co, Arkansas; b. 1872.
More About FRANCIS PHILYAW and KATTIE GREENHALL:
Marriage: 30 Dec 1890, Miller Co, Arkansas
v.LUILIA GERTUDE PHILYAW, b. 01 Jul 1872, Arkansas.
vi.THOMAS DAVID PHILYAW, b. 14 Dec 1873, Arkansas.
vii.ALICE LUEOLIA PHILYAW, b. 23 May 1876, Arkansas; d. 1969, Miller Co, AR; m. JOHN STOKES; b. 1869; d. 1938, Miller Co, AR.
viii.HENRY NATHAN PHILYAW, b. 09 Oct 1878, Arkansas; m. FANNIE LUMMIS, 24 Sep 1899, Caddo Parish, LA.
More About HENRY PHILYAW and FANNIE LUMMIS:
Marriage: 24 Sep 1899, Caddo Parish, LA
ix.JAMES WESLEY PHILYAW, b. 24 Feb 1882, Arkansas; d. 22 Jan 1946, Miller Co, AR; m. AGNES; b. 14 Jan 1896; d. 21 Dec 1966, Miller Co, AR.
Notes for Wes Philyaw - James Wesley (Wes) was a well-known bootlegger in Miller County.It was claimed that he dispensed his moonshine in front of the county courthouse.Everyone referred to him as Uncle Wes.He was also popular for his barbequed goat.He would usually show up at church "dinner on the grounds" where his so-called covered dish would be a barbequed goat.I can still hear him yelling from the back of his pickup telling people to come over a get some goat.For some reason, the men-folk were already gathered around his truck!
x.NANNIE ISABELLE PHILYAW, b. 06 Sep 1884, Miller Co, AR.
xi.LEE ALVIN PHILYAW, b. 15 Jan 1887, Miller Co, AR.
xii.LEANNE PHILYAW, b. 03 Oct 1889, Miller Co, AR; d. 09 Mar 1963, Miller Co, AR.
Generation No. 2
2.LUILIA GERTUDE5 PHILYAW (LEEROY4, THOMAS LEROY3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 01 Jul 1872 in Arkansas.She married CALVIN GREEN.
Children of LUILIA PHILYAW and CALVIN GREEN are:
ii.MARTHA ALICE GREEN.
iii.WILLIAM CALVIN GREEN.
v.ANNA ELIZABETH GREEN.
x.GEORGE WASHINGTON GREEN.
xi.ATHA EASTER GREEN.
3.LEANNE5 PHILYAW (LEEROY4, THOMAS LEROY3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 03 Oct 1889 in Miller Co, AR, and died 09 Mar 1963 in Miller Co, AR.She married WILEY SMITH MCKNIGHT.He was born 20 Jul 1885, and died 26 Sep 1978 in Miller Co, AR.
Children of LEANNE PHILYAW and WILEY MCKNIGHT are:
i.WESLEY CLARENCE6 MCKNIGHT, b. 1907, Arkansas.
ii.OTIS MCKNIGHT, b. 1909, Arkansas.
iii.ODUS MCKNIGHT, b. 1913, Arkansas.
iv.CLYDE MCKNIGHT, b. 12 Nov 1909, Miller Co, AR; d. 09 Oct 1998, Miller Co, AR.
v.ELBY MCKNIGHT, b. 1919, Miller Co, AR.
Photo below is estimated to have been taken in 1910.Note that the two men standing at either end in the photo were carrying handguns (contact me and I will email a photo of the Lee Philyaw family)