Samuel D. PHILLIPS was born in Cal 1809 in Glasgow, Scotland. He died on 4 Feb 1896 in Clinton, New York, USA. He was buried in Mooers, Clinton, New York, USA. Samuel married Lucy Catherine HURLBUT.
Samuel worked 1 as Lawyer. He was counted in a census in 1870 in Mooers, Clinton, New York, USA. He was counted in a census in 1892 in Mooers, Clinton, New York, USA. He was interred at the Mooers Riverside cemetery in Mooers, Clinton, New York, USA.
1870 US Census:
"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8FF-C8Y : 12 April 2016), S D Philips, New York, United States; citing p. 3, family 18, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,418.
1892 New York State Census
"New York State Census, 1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ9P-367 : 6 November 2014), Samuel Phillips, 1892; citing Mooers, E.D. 01, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 863,412.
Clinton County, New York
S. D. Phillips
In the Name of God, Amen, I, Samuel D. Phillips of Mooers N.Y. being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare, this to be my last will and testament. That is to say, First, after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, I give and bequeath to my grand child Madge E. Hodlin the looking glass and old clock that were bought by her grand mother. To my grand son Elevin Phillips all my law books. To my wife the use of all my personal property during her life time (and of my real estate if she so elects). To my children Emma J. and Pliny F. Phillips in consideration of thier taking care of their mother during her lifetime and giving her a suitable burial, I give and bequeath all my real estate and personal property of which I may ??? possessed. It is my wish that the real estate be kept intact during my wife's lifetime.
Likewise, I make, Constitute and appoint George E. Phillips to be Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former will by me made.
In witness thereof, I have hereunto inscribed my name, and affixed my seal the twenty???? day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety four
Samuel D. Phillips
X his mark
W. ?. Taylor
Laura L. Lavalley
The above instrument, consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof subs???ed by Samuel D. Phillips the testator named in the foregoing will, in the pressence of us and each of us, and at the time of making such su??iption the above instrument was declaired by the said Testator to be his last Will and testament and each of us, at the request of said testator and in our pressence, and in the pressence of each other sign - name as witness hereto at the end of the will.
W. Y. Taylor residing at Mooers, N.Y.
Laura L. Lavalley residing at Mooers, N.Y.
For proof of will see book S of proof page 154
renunciation of of Executor
Surrogate's Cour, Clinton County
In the matter of the probate of the last will and testament of S. D. Phillips, deceased.
I, George E. Phillips of Ansonia, Conn, Executor named and appointed in and by the last will and testament of S. D. Phillips, late of Mooers, Clinton County, New York deceased, do hereby renounce the said appointment and all right and claim to letters testam????y in the last will and testament, or to act as executor thereof.
Dated Ansonia Conn, June 30, 1896
George E. Phillips
State of Connecticut
County of New Haven
On This 30 of June, 1896 before me the subscriber, personally
appeared George E. Phillips, to me proven, and known to me to be the person named in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and he acknowledged that he executed the same
Justice of the Peace
State of Connecticut
County of New Haven
County Clerk's Office
I, Edward A. Auketell, Clerk of the Superior court and Ex-officio of the County Court, the same being court of record and authorized by law to certify the records of said county court, whithin and for New Haven County, and keeper of the seal thereof, and of the Commission of Justices of the Peace and of the Comminssioner's of the Superior Court for said county and of Noraries Public, hereby certify IThat Verrence Minger Esquire, was on the 30th day of June 1896, ever since has been and now is a Justice of the Peace within and for and residing in said county, duly appointed, commissioned and sworn, having full powers and authority, by the Laws of this Sate, to take the acknowlegemnt of deed and other instruments and to certify the smae; als, to administer oaths, to take affidavits and depositions out of court, and to give certicates thereof; that full faith and credit may and aught to be given to this offical acts and attestations that the signature to the instrument
hereto annexed, purporting to be his, I believe to he his genuine official signature that I am well acquainted with his handwriting and that said instrument is executed, acknowleged and duly authenticated according to the laws of this State.
In testimony thereof, I hereunto set my hand, and affix the seal of said Court at New Haven, in said County and State, on this 1st day of July A.D. 1896.
Edward A. Auketell clerk
John H. Booth
OBITUARY: An obituary of Samuel D. Phillips
'THE PLATTSBURGH SENTINEL', Feb. __, 1896
Samuel D. Phillips
Samuel D. Phillips was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1809, and died at his home in Mooers, N.Y., Tuesday, February 4th, 1896.
When a mere boy his parents removed from Glasgow to Kilmarnock, some twenty miles distant, his father, mother, and sister going by stage. George, an elder brother, drove the team with the household goods, while Samuel, William and James traveled the distance on foot, carrying a basket containing the pet cat and kittens.
At an early age he was apprenticed to learn the shoemaker's trade at Kilmarnock. At the age of nineteen he became enthused with the military, and enlisted in the British Army, serving 15 years and 5 months, in the Queen's service. In 1844, he was stationed at Laprarie, P.Q., from there he deserted the army and came to the United States by way of Champlain, N.Y., and from there he went to Isle La Motte, Vt.
June 10th, 1847, he was married by the Rev. Townsend, to Miss Lucy Hulbert and removed to Westport, N.Y., and a little later removed to Plattsburgh, N.Y., and in 1849, came to Mooers. His wife died in 1850. By the marriage there were two children, James and Susannah Katherine. Susannah K. married S.D. Hodlin and died Feb 15th, 1895, aged 40 years. In 1851 he married Miss Emily Richardson, who survives him. By this marriage there was seven children, George E, William, Lucy Parmella, Deane E., Emma J., Samuel D., and Pliny A., all of whom survive him, except Lucy Parmella who died July 11th, '62 aged 8 years and 8 months.
For a short time he worked at his trade of shoemaking, at Mooers, after which he served 13 years and 5 months as a trusted keeper at Dannemora state prison. Returning to Mooers he was elected overseer of the poor, holding that position for several years, and afterward was elected and re-elected to the office of justice of the peace, in each of these places of trust proving a faithful official.
In politics he was a staunch believer in the principles of the Republican party.
August 1st, 1887, he received pardon, through the clemency of the Queen, for desertion from the British Army.
By his genial, kind and sympathetic disposition, he won the admiration of all with whom he came in contact. In sickness he was an excellent nurse, in trouble of whatever nature, he was always ready to respond and render assistance.
He was frank and ingenuous in his opinions, full of enthusiasm in any undertaking. He always wore a smile, and his genial Scotch nature served him many a good turn.
For fifty years he was a faithful servant of God, a strong believer in the principles of right and truth. He was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church, bearing the burdens in the interest of the Master and the church of his choice, holding the office of steward and trustee.
After a long and useful career his strength and nature yielded to infirmities and for several years his illness was severe and tedious to bear. His last testimony for the Master was rich and full of love.
The funeral was held from the M.E. church, Friday afternoon, Feb 7th, the pastor, Rev. J. G. Gooding, officiating, preaching from the text Psalm 23:4. A very large number of friends gathered to pay this last tribute of respect.
An obituary of Samuel D. Phillips
copy located in the Chazy (Clinton Co., New York) Town Historian's office.
"Notes Taken From Old Newspapers In The Possession of Mrs. Boire, Moores, NY."
Samuel D. Phillips 1 1/2 miles east of Moores Village age 87. Mr. Phillips came over the "picket line" about 50 years ago as a deserter from the British Army. Spent a short time in Vermont, was keeper in Dannemora prison a few years, then settled in Moores. Justice of the Peace and Overseer of the Poor. He, himself, came from Glasgow, Scotland to America and only a few years before he died he had been able to find trace of his relatives.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 April 2018), memorial page for Samuel D Phillips (1809–1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 121469570, citing Mooers Riverside Cemetery, Mooers, Clinton County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Don (contributor 46972513) .