James Pierce Phillips married Elizabeth Poston daughter of
Amelia Elizabeth Copeland and Richard Poston of Overton Co.,TN.
James Pierce Phillips is listed as coming from North Carolina
in the 1860 Jackson Cty. Census. He was a farmer. His son, John
Townsend Phillips', death certificate states James Pierce Phillips
was born in VA.
A census record says James Pierce Phillips was born in NC.
He shows up in Overton Cty., TN in the 1850 census in the district
#3. 571. He bought the farm in Hurricane Hollow, Jackson Co.,TN
I find him in the 1850 Overton CO Census as being 39 years
of age, with the value of his property at $350. Elizabeth born
TN age 35.
Children all born in TN:
Octave, female 20
Lean, female 8
Frances female 2.
All 4 of the children of school age are attending school.