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Phillip Willard Lawlis
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1860
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1927
McCaulley
Fisher County
Texas, USA

Phillip and his brother Jacob married sisters, Logan girls, and after farming in Central Texas in Milam and Falls Counties for several years migrated to West Texas in a "wagon train" of some twenty wagons. Their brothers-in-law the Logans were in this migration and there was a Baptist minister by the name of Nicholson on this trip also. After some weeks they arrived at Anson, Texas where the Lawlis brothers elected to stay, but the Logans soon went on West to the Big Spring and Stanton areas. After living around Anson a few years Phillip Lawlis bought some land in Western Jones County, near the Fisher County line and settled there permanently. His first wife died shortly after arriving in Jones County and he left for a short time returning with a new wife, Elizabeth (Betty) who had one child, Georgia and was the mother of six other children. With this large family, Phillip prospered and as his children married, he encouraged and even helped them buy land in the "Lawlis Flat" area until they owned practically all of the flat land. His children from his first wife were George M., Louis, Homer, Edward Lawlis, Minnie (Green), Mattie (Jeffrey), Mary (Henry). His children from his second wife Betty were; John, Palmer(Dock), Woodrow, Otho Roy (Doak) Lawlis, Vernon Newton, and Sarah (Sipa), and Vera (Sexton).

Phillip was one of a family 16 children of Peter Benton and Sara Ann (Rhodes) Lawlis of Arkansas. Peter Benton Lawlis fought in the Civil war and was the son of James C. Lawlis and Elizabeth (Butler) of Indiana. 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Benton Lawlis (1833 - 1901)
  Sarah Ann Rhodes Lawlis (1836 - 1900)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth O. Logan Lawlis (1867 - 1901)*
  Elizabeth A. Lawlis (1879 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  George Milton Lawlis (1884 - 1966)*
  Mary Lee Lawlis Dean (1888 - 1945)*
  Minnie Ann Lawlis Green (1890 - 1972)*
  Mattie Lawlis Jeffrey (1891 - 1928)*
  Louis Phillip Lawlis (1894 - 1973)*
  Jacob Homer Lawlis (1896 - 1981)*
  Edward Fount Lawlis (1900 - 1959)*
  Vera Lydia Lawlis Sexton (1906 - 1990)*
  Vernon Newton Lawlis (1906 - 1906)*
  Palmer W. Lawlis (1907 - 1981)*
  Sarah E. Lawlis Sipe (1910 - 1993)*
  Woodrow Manuel Lawlis (1913 - 1988)*
  Ortho Roy Lawlis (1916 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Algernon Lawlis (1855 - 1923)*
  Milton Allen Lawlis (1856 - 1924)*
  Simon Peter Lawlis (1857 - 1949)*
  Phillip Willard Lawlis (1860 - 1927)
  Alfred Stephen Lawlis (1863 - 1947)*
  William Clayton Lawlis (1865 - 1948)*
  Virginia Clementine Lawlis Sloan (1866 - 1897)*
  Jacob Martin Lawlis (1868 - 1937)*
  Rachel Emma Lawlis Baker (1870 - 1966)*
  John Franklin Lawlis (1872 - 1929)*
  Charlotte Alma Lawlis Winburn (1874 - 1955)*
  Thomas Jefferson Lawlis (1876 - 1944)*
  Annie Lonettie Lawlis McLendon (1880 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Newman Cemetery
Sylvester
Fisher County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Scott Lawlis
Record added: Apr 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13983933
Phillip Willard Lawlis
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Phillip Willard Lawlis
Added by: Scott Lawlis
 
Phillip Willard Lawlis
Added by: Scott Lawlis
 
 
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- Scott Lawlis
 Added: Apr. 10, 2010
 
 
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