Served in the

War of 1812


Private, Capt. Llewellyn Pierce's Company, OH Militia. Served from Aug. 29, until September 9, 181?





John Little Phillis

b. March 22, 1781 (Washington Co., PA) - d. June 8, 1853 (Morgan Co., OH)

Phillis Cemetery (Morgan Co., Ohio)



The History of Morgan Co., OH

John Little Phillis moved to Muskingum County, Ohio in the spring of 1816 and lived there until the fall of 1817. He then moved to Center township, Morgan County, Ohio. He entered 320 acres of land which was all heavy timber.



Excerpts from “The History of Morgan County 1980”  (Pages 85-86) Jesse and Phebe Haines / Submitted by Oral Haines:
My grandfather, Benjaman (1846– 1928), married Sarah Doyle Phillis (1851– 1928), descendent of the Revolutioner, Joseph Phillis (1744– 1831), and John Little Phillis, a soldier in the War of 1812.  Johns wife was Sally Doyle of Erie, PA. 




From the book Biographical Record: Washington County, Pennsylvania, Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of many of the Early Settles Families. It was published in Chicago by J.H. Beers and Co. in 1893. This information is found on pages 672-673. [Pennsylvania state]

Joseph Phillis died in 1830, at an advanced age, his wife having “gone before” in 1827, leaving the following children... John (who died in Guernsey county, Ohio, was the father of sixteen children)




NOTE: John was the father of sixteen children, not all are listed.


  • Joseph Phillis
    b. May 15, 1805 (Washington Co., PA) - d. June 6, 1881 (Morgan Co., OH)
    Centerville Cemetery (Morgan Co., Ohio)
    Married Elizabeth (Saylor) Phillis b. Jan. 8, 1809 (Washington Co., PA)- d. June 22, 1879 (OH) in 1827 / Children:
    ----------------------Mary Elizabeth (Phillis) Clendenen b. 1829 (OH) - d. June 23, 1853 (OH) / Married James Clendenin (b. ?)
    ---------------------John Phillis (Civil War) b. Feb. 21, 1831 (Morgan Co., OH)- d. Sept. 1893 (Woodford Co., IL) / Co. C, 32nd Iowa Infantry / John enlisted 7 Aug 1862 at age 31 from Waterloo, IA.  Mustered in 13 Sep 1862. Mustered out 6 May 1865 at Davenport, Iowa. Died 12 Sept 1893 of typhoid pneumonia. / buried in Kappa, Woodford Co., IL.
    --------------------Anna (Phillis) Groves b. Dec. 23, 1832 (OH) - d. 1927 (OH) / Married John Groves (b. ?)
    --------------------Rachel Jane (Phillis) Jordan - Smith b. Oct. 13, 1834 (Morgan Co., OH) - d. March 22, 1922 (Morgan Co., OH) / Married Archibald Jordan in 1859 / Married Matthew Smith in 1865. /Children: John Jordan (b. 1858 OH) and Elizabeth Ann Jordan (b. 1860 OH), Joseph Smith (b. ?) / Archibald, Issac and Alice Jordan are buried at Centerville Cemetery in Morgan Co., Ohio
    --------------------Samuel Phillis b. July 23, 1836 (OH) - d. Oct. 17, 1924 (Edgerton, KS) / Married Virginia Kennedy Hicks in Feb. 1891.
    --------------------Jacob Phillis b. Sept. 24, 1838 (Morgan Co., OH) - d. Aug. 29, 1910 (Morgan Co., OH) / Centerville Cemetery (Morgan Co., OH)
    -------------------Joseph C. Phillis b. Aug. 8, 1847 (Morgan Co., OH) - d. Aug. 19, 1916 (OH) / Mary Jane Swickard (b. 1849- d. 1933) / Swickard Cemetery (Morgan Co. Ohio) / Children: Kati Phillis Keith (b. Aug. 24, 1870) /
    From Morgan Co., Old Newspaper abstrations, August 21, 1896 : William Wilson 18 years old, is working for Varner Brothers in their sawmill on Joseph C Phillis farm, broke the lock on a trunk and took $20 worth of goods. He may be young in work but old in business.
    -------------------------------------------------Kati (Phillis) Keith b. Aug. 24, 1870 / Married Orien W. Keith /
    Sprowls Scrapbook page 023: Mrs. Katie Keith of Waterford, aged 73 years, departed earth on Saturday afternoon. She was the daughter of the late Joseph C. Phillis and Mary Jane Swickard Phillis and was born on August 24, 1870, on the farm of her parent in Center township, Morgan County. she was united in marriage on March 2, 1892, at Centerville with Orien W. Keith (b. abt. 1870), who expired on Feb. 27, 1939. She passed part of her life at Centerville coming to Waterford in 1908, where she afterword resided. Mrs. Keith possessed a home loving disposition. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Chapter No. 506, Order of Eatern Sar of Beverly, of Beverly Rebekah Lodge, and of the Friendly class of Wateford Methodist church. Surviving are the only son Joseph O. Keith (b. 1900 OH) who is connected with trhe State Department of Taxation, the daughter-in-law Charlotte Seely Keith, a grandson and grand daughter Ray Seely Keith and Jo Ann Keith of Waterford and a brother Wm. E. Phillis of Beverly. Funeral rites were held at 3pm on Monday at the Mindling funeral home, Rev. D. W. Lucas of Waterford officiating. Ritualistic service of M. Moriah Chapter No. 506 O.E.S., was conducted and members of the Rebekah Lodge No. 757, formed an honerary escort. Interment was in Waterford Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Hebe W. Ullman, C.L. Vonderau, Will Mason Jr., Richard Dunn, C.R. Leget, George Orndoff, Dale Johnson and Charles Bailey.

  • Henry Phillis
    b. March 11, 1807 (Washington Co., PA) - d. Sept. 17, 1878 (Morgan Co., OH)
    Married Susan Brown (July 23, 1829) / Married Johanna Blackledge (June 9, 1840) / Married Orpha Forsythe (Nov. 12, 1872)
    NOTE: Their grandson Charles W. Phillis Married Emmanual Allen's sister Elizabeth Allen and their grandaughter Hannah Hutchins married Emmanual's brother John Allen.

  • Abigail (Phillis) Shaklee
    b. 1809 (PA) -d.1889 (Henderson, IL)
    Married Peter Shaklee (b. 1803 - d. 1864) / Clover Chapel Cemetery (Henry Co., IL)
  • Elizabeth "Betsey" (Phillis) Stevens
    b. 1811 (?) - d. aft. 1860
    Married William M. Stevens November 13, 1828 (Morgan Co., OH)
  • James Madison Phillis Sr.
    b. June 9, 1813 (PA) - d. Oct. 10, 1895 (Morgan Co., OH)
    Married Kesiah Elliott (b. 1815 OH)
  • John Phillis
    b. Sept. 27, 1815 (Morgan Co., OH) - d. Oct. 16, 1891 (Morgan Co., OH)
  • Alley (Phillis) Stevens
    b. Nov. 20, 1817 (Morgan Co., OH) - d. Aug. 14, 1887)
    Married Nathan Stevens (b. ?) Oct. 22, 1835
  • Mary Polly (Phillis) Bolinger
    b. May 6, 1820 (Morgan Co., OH) - d.1911 ( Lincoln Co., Nebraska)
    Married Peter Bolinger (b. 1813) in 1837 / Morgan Co. Paper July 11, 1911: Mrs. Polly Bollinger of Great Bend Nebraska died leaving one sister Mrs. Sally Stevens and one brother T. W. Phillis Of Sharon and five children: Abraham and William Bollinger, Mary Slutz??[sp] Ella McDonald and Mrs. B.F. Welch.
  • Sally (Phillis) Mullen - Stevens
    b. Jan. 22, 1823 (Morgan Co.,OH) - d. Aug. 12, 1918 (Morgan Co., OH)
    Centerville Cemetery (Morgan Co., OH)
    Married Robert Mullen (Mallen) (b.?) March 15, 1841 / Married Joseph Stevens (b.?) in 1843
  • Jacob Phillis
    Civil War

    b. Dec. 13, 1825 (Morgan Co., OH) - d. March 12, 1865 (Nashville, TN)
    Married (Elsie or Emily) Stevens (b. 1821 - d. 1905) May 6, 1845 (Morgan Co., OH) / Jacob died during the Civil War. Elsie’s pension is R8207. Date of service 2-25-1865 to 3-12-1865, (ER)
  • Catherine (Phillis) Elliott
    b. July 10, 1828 (Morgan Co., OH) - d. Jan. 10, 1905 (Cloud, Kansas)
    Married Richard Elliott (b. 1820 - d. 1896) March 13, 1845 (Morgan Co., OH)
  • Thomas William Phillis
    b. 1830 - d. 1913
  • Infant Phillis
    Died at birth in 1832
    Phillis Cemetery (Morgan Co., Ohio)
  • Charles Phillis
    b. Feb. 1, 1834 (Morgan Co., OH) - d. Feb. 16, 1856 (Morgan Co., OH).






Sally Doyel Phillis

May 31, 1804 (Springfield Twp., Erie Co., PA)




Joseph Phillis



Elizabeth Little Phillis