Source: Genealogies and Sketches of some Old Families, Who Have Taken Prominent Part In The Development Of Virginia And Kentucky Especially, And Later Of Many Other States Of This Union, by Benjamin Franklin Van Meter; Louisville, John P. Morton & Company, 1901;
PROMINENT OLD FAMILIES.
William Phillips came from England and first settled in Maryland, but afterward moved to Kentucky. He raised six children, viz: William, Ezekiel, Thomas, James, Rachel and Nancy. William (his son) was born August 18, 1775, and died in Kentucky, February 11, 1815. He was married to Elizabeth Moss, and raised five children, viz: Buford, William M., Lorenzo Dow, Lucinda M. and Henry Harrison. The last named was born in 1812 and died in 1892. He was married to Matilda Pickrell, of Fleming County, Kentucky, in 1833, and raised six children, viz:
Sarah, who married Dr. S.D. Welch.
Martha, who married Dr. George S. Brother.
Delila, who married H. Clay Megee.
Judge William H., who married, first, Polina V. Spears; second, Alice Shook.
Theodore Frelinghisen, who married Mary S. Lewis, raised three children-sons, viz:
Henry H., who married Jeane Milam.
Thornton L., who married Annette Kidd.
James S., who has not married.
Matilda Pickrell was a daughter of Henry Pickrell, who was born in Loudon County, Virginia, on March 17, 1782, and emigrated to Kentucky and married Sallie Gilkerson, of Kentucky, who was of Irish descent. Henry Pickrell's parents came from Yorkshire, England, and settled in Loudon County, Virginia. Henry Pickrell settled in Montgomery County, Kentucky, near Aaron's Run, and very near where the post-office of Side View is now located, but afterward removed to Shelby County, Kentucky, and finally settled in what is now Sangamon County, Illinois, with several of his grown sons and most of his family, and died there. His grandson, Hon. Henry Pickrell, now lives in Springfield, Illinois, a very prominent man, and one among the most prominent shorthorn breeders of that State. (Now dead since this was written.)
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