Samuel Phillips, Jr.

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Samuel Phillips, Jr.

Birthplace: Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Samuel Phillips and Sarah Phillips
Husband of Mary Phillips and Sarah Phillips
Father of Rev. Samuel Phillips, of Andover; Sarah White; Ruth White and Deacon John Phillips
Brother of Samuel Phillips, (A); Theophilius Phillips, father uncertain.; Sarah Mighill; Rev. George Phillips; Elizabeth Phillips (A) and 5 others

Occupation: Goldsmith
Managed by: Kjell-Ottar Olsen
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About Samuel Phillips, Jr.

The eldest surviving son of the minister of Rowley was christened Samuel, after his father. Born March 23, 1657, he became a goldsmith in Salem, married for his first wife Sarah Emerson, daughter of the Reverend John Emerson, of Gloucester, and for his second, Mrs. Sarah (Pickman) Mayfield, and died in 172 at Salem. The most important fact about him is that he was apparently the founder of the family fortune. In turning to trade he broke the tradition which devoted the eldest son to the Christian ministry, but he accumulated wealth which was to benefit his descendants.

From Memorial of Samuel Appleton of Ipswich, Massachusetts: with genealogical notices of some of his descendants (Google eBook). Page 29.

(11.) 111. Samuel Phillips, [23 — 3.] son of Sarah Appleton and the Rev. Samuel Phillips of Rowley, was b. 1658. He was a goldsmith of Salem. He m. Mary Emerson, daughter of the Rev. John Emerson of Gloucester. Her mother was daughter of LieutenantGovernor Symonds. Samuel Phillips d. 1722.

Their children were, —

  1. 57 — 1. Rev. Samuel Phillips of Andover, b. 1690. He m. Hannah White of Haverhill, and by her had the following children; — 1. Samuel of Andover, b. 1715. He was founder of Phillips Academy. He m. Elizabeth Bernard, whose son, Lieutenant-Governor Samuel Phillips of Andover, b. 1752, d. 1802, m. Phoebe Foxcroft, and had a son, John of Andover, and a son Samuel, who d. young. 2. John, merchant of Exeter, b. 1719. 3. William of Boston, b. 1722, m. Abigail Bromfield, and had children; — 1. Abigail, who m. Josiah Quincy; 2. Lieutenant-Governor William Phillips, b. 1750, m. Miriam Mason, who d. 1823. He d. 1827, and left children as follows;—1. Jonathan; 2. Abigail, m. Rev. E. Burgess of Dedham; 3. Miriam, b. 1779, m. S. H. Walley; 4. Edward, b. 1782, m. Salisbury, d. 1826, leaving one son, Edward.
  2. 58 — 2. John, b. 1701, m. Mary Buttolph, d. 1763. He was deacon in Mr. Colman's Church. He left several children. His youngest son William, was a merchant of Boston, and d. 1772, a. 34, leaving two daughters and two sons, one of whom was the late Hon. John Phillips, first Mayor of Boston.
  3. 59 — 3. Sarah, m. William White, grandfather of the Hon. Daniel Appleton White of Salem.
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Samuel Phillips, Jr.'s Timeline

Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
March 26, 1687
Age 30
February 17, 1689
Age 32
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
January 28, 1692
Age 35
Rowley, Essex, MA, USA
September 4, 1696
Age 39
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
June 26, 1701
Age 44
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
October 13, 1722
Age 65
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts