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From: "Elizabeth Shown Mills" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Dr. George Phillips in Alabama
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 12:07:20 -0600
Thomas McAdory Owen, *History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama
Biography,* 4 vols. (1921; reprint, Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Co., 1978),
4:1357-58, has biographies of two individuals of this name:
PHILLIPS GEORGE, physician, member constitutional convention 1819, was born
May 1, 1769 in Delaware, and died September 15, 1835, at Selma; son of
George and Jane (Edgar) Phillips, the former a native of Ireland, who came
to America and settled in Delaware in 1768 bringing with him his wife and
one child. ... He was elected to the constitutional convention from Shelby
County in 1819, and later in the year, moved to Dallas County. At that time
he withdrew from the practice of medicine and devoted his entire time to
planting. ...was one of the incorporators of the University of Alabama and
was a trustee of the institution, 1821-1833...."
"PHILLIPS, GEORGE CRAWFORD, planter, was born May 15, 1815, in Georgia, and
died August 30, 1872, in Dallas County; son of George and Mary (Martin)
Phillips (q.v.); brother of William Sidney Phillips (q.v.). ... He studied
medicine under his father and was about to leave for a medical college, when
the death of his father occurred. He became administrator of his father's
estate and engaged in planting. He represented Dallas County in the State
legislature ... assisted in the organization of the Alabama and Tennessee
River railroad ..."
For George Jr., there is no mention of service on the UA board.
These biographies contain *much* more information. I would offer to scan the
pages and e-mail them to you offline, but my scanner and computer are having
a spat right now.
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Alvie L. Davidson CG
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 5:49 AM
Subject: [APG] Dr. George Phillips in Alabama
Good morning folks,
I am researching a Phillips family who has tremendous connections with the U
of AL in the early days of the university. One of the early leaders was Dr.
George Phillips, a local physician in and around Selma, Dallas Co., AL. He
had one known son named William Sidney Phillips who was a local attorney in
I have found a Geo. Phillips in the 1830 census of Dallas County and the
oldest person in the household is 60-70 yrs old and several younger people
in the household. William S. Phillips was born about 1805 somewhere in
Georgia and died in Selma in 1872.
I am searching for any personal or family information about Dr. Phillips but
all the stones I have overturned have only been revealing name only. I
found he was also involved in the early government of Alabama as a member of
the house of representatives and a trustee for the university system in
I cannot find a place or time of death for him even though I have not
researched the probate records of Dallas County yet. If anyone has any
ideas I would be interested in entertaining them.
Oh by the way I have contacted the U of AL archives and am awaiting anything
they might have to offer.
Alvie L. Davidson CG
CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluations
by the Board.
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