Appalachian Thursday–Elijah Phillips

Today I thought I’d share another installment from the 1976 edition of The Pioneer–a booklet put out periodically by the Descendants of the French Creek Pioneers. This one is about Elijah Phillips who was brother to my great, great, great, great-grandfather David Phillips. Elijah Phillips married Cynthia Goodwin of Ashfield, Mass. They had seventeen (!!)Continue reading “Appalachian Thursday–Elijah Phillips”

Appalachian Thursday–Descendants of the French Creek Pioneers

The 40th meeting of the Descendants of the French Creek Pioneers was just held back home in West Virginia. I wish very much I could have been there and hope to make it in 2015. Next year will be the centennial year, which sounds weird until you understand that meeting weren’t held in war yearsContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–Descendants of the French Creek Pioneers”

Appalachian Thursday–A Good Dog

Last week I wrote about being descended from David Phillips whose father-in-law fought in the Revolutionary War. The same booklet that reassures me I am, indeed, a Daughter of the American Revolution, also offers up some interesting tidbits about other ancestors living in French Creek, WV. Here’s one about David’s brother, Elijah Phillips, and hisContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–A Good Dog”