James Phillips was born in about 1825 to Evan Phillips (B. abt 1777, D. after 1855) and his wife Elizabeth (B. abt 1783, D. after 1855). James was one of four known children.
Marriage & Children
In about 1852, James married Rosella Grant (B. abt 1828, D. Feb 22, 1910), the daughter of Perlos or Terlos Grant and Abby Jane Hempstead. They had the following children:
- Mary E. Phillips (B. abt 1853, D. unk)
- Lucy M. Phillips (B. abt 1855, D. unk)
- Sarah Phillips (B. abt 1858, D. unk)
- Andrew Phillips (B. abt 1864, D. unk)
- Susan Phillips (B. abt 1866, D. unk)
The 1860 US Census for Berne, Albany Co, NY recorded James Phillips as a farm laborer.
|Enlistment Date:||20 Sep 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Westerlo, New York|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||25th Infantry |
|Transferred on:||28 September 1864|
|Muster Out Date:||3 June 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Near Alexandria, VA|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted as a Private at the age of 38 to serve 3 years.
Born at Berne, NY, Age 38, Farmer, Blue eyes, Light hair, Light complexion, 5'5-1/2" tall.
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York|
James Phillips died on September 18, 1874 in Westerlo, Albany Co, NY. He was buried at Hannacroix Cemetery in Westerlo. His wife Rosella died many years later on February 22, 1910 in Coeymans, Albany Co, NY and she was buried with her husband at Hannacroix Cemetery.
Additional Research Notes
Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1900|Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1900 - 44th
PHILLIPS, JAMES A. - Private Co G Twenty fifth Infantry transferred to Co K this regiment June 25 1863 to Co A September 23 1864 to Co C One Hundred and Forty sixth Infantry October 10 1864