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From: "Carole Lannom" <>
Subject: [PHILLIPS-UK] 2 Phillips boys, indentured servants - Leeds, England
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 12:35:17 -0400

I have an old family letter that says:

"2 Phillips boys, sons of a blacksmith, lived in Leeds, England. They worked in a woolen mill. At about the ages of 12 and 14 they were indentured to a blacksmith in one of the Carolinas and came to America about 1730. They were 'bound' boys. Bound to work for this blacksmith until age 21.

They migrated to Tennessee about 1740 or 1750 where they received a Land Grant of several thousand acres near Gainesville (GAINESBORO, TN.?)"

Does anyone have any Phillips ancestors that fit this description? Maybe one of the brothers was a Phillip Phillips because I learned he had a lot of property in TN.

Carole Lannom

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