|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1850, USA|
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1911|
Rev. B. H. Phillips, aged 60, a well known minister of East Point, GA, died suddenly at his home on Chattahoochee Avenue Thursday night, at 7:30 o'clock. He is survived by his wife, one daughter and two sons. He was 60 years of age. The funeral will be held at his residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock and the burial will be in Crest Hill Cemetery. He will be buried with Masonic honors. The East Point Lodge of Masons will meet at 9 o'clock at the Lodge rooms and attend the funeral in a body.
Note: Crest Hill Cemetery later changed name to "Hill Crest" and later "Hillcrest". Obit states that he is survived by his wife but her stone indicates that she died a year earlier. There is a chance the dates could have been switched or an error in the engraving.
Below is correspondence from a family member, Gwen Cosby Moore.
"A follow up on your note (Note: Crest Hill Cemetery later changed name to "Hill Crest" and later "Hillcrest". Obit states that he is survived by his wife but her stone indicates that she died a year earlier. There is a chance the dates could have been switched or an error in the engraving)
The headstone has Benjamin's date of birth correct, but I did not know his date of death until finding your memorial. Census records gave Perlina's ( her name is spelled Polina and Paulina on different records) date of birth as 1845 and Mar 1845. It is confusing about the obit and the dates of death's on the headstone.
Benjamin H. and Perlina had 5 children - Cornelia, Benjamin, Florence and Luther. The name of the 5th child in unknown at this time. Theywere in Douglas County, Ga. in 1880 but had moved to East Point by the 1900 census and are also on the 1910 records in East Point, Ga.
Benjamin H. was the oldest of 6 children of Columbus Hiram Phillips and Martha Ann ( Jones) Phillips. Columbus was the son of Henry Phillips and Lavinia (Atkinson) Phillips. (they had 12 children). The family migrated to Campbell County from Walton County sometime in the mid 1850's. That area later became Douglas County. Martha died in childbirth while Columbus was away at war. The children were farmed out to various relatives by the time that he returned. He died in 1866."
Hiram Columbus Phillips (1830 - 1866)
Martha Ann Jones Phillips (1833 - 1862)
Perlina Jincy Pyle Phillips (1837 - 1910)*
Cornelia J Phillips Quinn (1873 - 1899)*
Benjamin H. Phillips (1850 - 1911)
John Warren Phillips (1854 - 1904)*
George Pierce Phillips (1858 - 1931)*
Created by: East Point Historical So...
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
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