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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Rollie and Sophia Ellen (Clemens) Phillips , 8 South 49 West

In 1860 Nemaha, Nebraska Territory, Err Phlilips is 33, Belinda 27, Rolden 5, and Charles 2.

The Allen township in Nemaha County was named "after Allen Ohilips, who with his two sons, William and Er, were among the early settlers, but the name was changed to Glen Rock."

1872 "Mr. W.W. Phillips of Ft. Plain, New York, has been in town for a few days the past week. Mr. P. is a cousin of Mr. Er Phillips of this place, and was a resident of this county several years. ago." Nemaha County.

Er's father Allen Phillips 1795-1863 is buried in Nemaha County # 14948744.

Er's sister Mary A. (Phillips) Phippenney 1823-1888 is also buried there, wife of Calvin, who married Rollie's widowed mother. Calvin died in 1894.

In 1880 Nemaha County, M. Phillips is 47, R. 23, F. 12, and Wm. 9. Granddaughter Lydia Hunt, 21, Michigan, is with them. (One tree said Lydia's mother was Alvira Miles, Belinda's sister, who died in 1861.

In 1882 Er Phillips was appointed constable for Peru precinct, Nemah County.

In 1885 Nemaha County, Er Phillips is 58, farming, with dropsy, Malinda 52, and William 14, farming.

Thanks to Kay Brett:

Calvin E. Phippenney's obituary from The Nemaha County Herald, Auburn, NE Friday February 23, 1894; p. 5 -

Calvin E. Phippenney, one of the oldest and best known residents of this county, met a sudden and unexpected death at his farm in Glen Rock Precinct on Thursday of last week while attending to his morning work about the barn. Mr. Phippenney and his hired man started out before breakfast to feed and do the chores.The hired man performed his work and returned to the house for breakfast.Mr. Phippenney failed to return and the hired man was sent out to call him to the morning meal and was horrified to find the old gentleman, life extinct, lying face down in the snow near the barn.He has been complaining for a few days but was not considered sick.His death was probably caused from heart failure.He was in the city a few days before and was apparently in the best of health and spirits.

Mr. Phippenney came with his family to this state from Michigan in 1861, and homesteaded the farm upon which he died.His funeral took place Saturday and notwithstanding the severe cold weather was largely attended.He was almost seventy-eight years of age.

He leaves a wife and four children, O.E. Phippenney, of this city, Mrs. Joseph W. Good, of Ruskin, Nuckolls County, this state, and Mesdames Bicknell and Bush of Washington. To the sorrowing relatives and friends in their grief sympathy is extended.

The wife mentioned was his second wife, Belinda Miles Phillips whom he had married 7 March 1889 in Nemaha Co, NE.Calvin's first wife, Mary Phillips Phippenney died 14 May 1888.Her obituary is as follows:

The obituary of Mary Phillips Phippenney as it appeared in The Nemaha County Herald, Auburn Nebraska, Friday May 18, 1888; p. 5 - The Death Roll
Phippenney, Mrs. Mary, wife of C.E. Phippenney, died shortly before two o'clock on Monday morning last, at her late house in Glen Rock Precinct, six miles north- east of Auburn, after a long and painful sickness.Dropsey and Brights disease were the cause of her death, she having been sick since last fall, at times during this period she improved but only to grow worse again until death relieved her suffering on Monday last.At the time of her death she was 65 years, 2 months and 15 days old. The funeral took place Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, from the Highland Baptist Church, the services being conducted by Rev. Bedell, of Sterling, late of Peru, and her remains were interred in the burying ground of the Highland church.Deceased leaves a husband and four children, two of the children, O.E. Phippenney and Mrs. Rosa Good, reside in this county, and Mrs. Henrietta Farnam and Lydia Bush are residents of Osborne County, Kansas.Owing to unnecessary delay of the telegram in transit to Osborne, Mrs. Farnam and Mrs. Bush did not reach Auburn until Tuesday afternoon, too late to attend the furneral.
Mrs. Phippenney's maiden name was Phillips.She was born in southern New York and at an early day removed to Michigan, where she was married to her late husband.They removed to the state of Ohio shortly after their marriage and afterwards returned to Michigan, and in 1861, together with their family removed to Nebraska, reaching Peru late at night on the 23rd day of March of the above year.They settled in Glen Rock Precinct, upon the same farm where Mrs. Phippenney died and have resided there continuously since that time.
Mrs. Phippenney was a devout Christian lady, was an earnest member of Highland Baptist Church, and a lady whose loving nature and charitable deeds will cause a long and loving remembrance among her friends, of which she had many.Her death is greatly deplored by all who knew her, and to the heart stricken family and sorrowing friends sympathy is freely extended.

Belinda (Miles) (Phillips) Phippenney 1832-1912, died in Custer County, Oklahoma
# 18258946 has "Belinda was the daughter of Lydia Miles, wife of Erwin Phillips and Calvin Phippenney, mother of Rolden, Charles, Frances, and William A. Phillips. She was the aunt of Lydia Hunt Lash, grandmother of Marguerite Phillips. "
Nemaha County History "C. E. PHIPPENNEY, farmer, P. O. Peru, born in 1820 in Pompey, N. Y. He has been a lifelong farmer. In 1841, he became a pioneer settler of Michigan, and just twenty years later he located in Nebraska, buying the farm on which he now lives, when it was in a state of nature. The rude cottonwood shanty that sheltered during the toilsome days of "war times" was supplanted, in 1871. By a commodious and tasteful brick farmhouse, environing which he has groves and orchard and suitable farm buildings, all done by himself and sons in the past twenty years. His wife was Mary Phillips, of St. Lawrence County, N. Y. They are members of the Baptist church of Highland, and have four children--Henrietta (Mrs. A. K. Farnham), Lydia (Mrs. W. W. Bush), Orville (who married Jennie McKnight), and Rosalind (now Mrs. J. Good). A. P. Phippenney, a son of C. E. Phippenney, removed to Pueblo, Colo., and while serving as an officer of the law was fatally shot by a rough, whom he was trying to apprehend. He left five motherless children, four of whom are now with the grandparents."
Rollie proved up a quarter in 17, 8S 49W in 1894.
He had an entry for a timber claim in that township, but it wasn't completed.
In 1900 Nemaha County Nebraska, Rolden is farming, born Feb 1856 in Michigan, married 13 years to Ellen Feb 1863 Illinois, with Miles Aug 1895 Colorado, Martha Aug 1895 Nebraska, and Malinda Phippney, (probably Ellen's mother), Sept 1832 Pennsylvania, widowed.
They have four farm laborers - the Adams family.
In 1910 Longmont, Colorado "Rolly Phillipps" is 54, born in Michigan, with Ellen 47 Illinois, Miles J. 14 Colorado, Martha I. 13 Nebraska, and Jessie E. 6 Oklahoma.
In 1920 Uintah County, Utah, Sofia E. Phillips is a cook in the Indian Service, 58, Illinois, with Miles J. 24 Colorado, daughter Martha Redings, 23 Nebraska widowed, and daughter Jessie 16 Oklahoma.

Rolden F. Phillips died April 5, 1938 in San Diego County, age 83.
Miles J. Phillips was a Corporal in Company C, enlisting March 30, 1818 at Walden Colorado, father Rolden F. Phillips of White Rocks, Utah.
When Miles Jason Phillips registered for WWI in Jackson County, Colorado, he said he was born August 19, 1895 at Flagler, Colorado, and had served for two years in the infantry.

Miles is in Inyo County, California in 1930, working for the municipal water system, 34, married to Ruth M. 30, born in Oklahoma. Her brother Ben Smith, 19 Oklahoma, is a farm laborer.

In 1940 Inyo County, "Miller" 40 and Ruth 41 have Miles Lawrence Phillips 3.

Miles J. Phillips, born Aug 19, 1896 (per California Death Index) in Colorado, died Dec 2, 1966 in San Bernardino County, mother Clemens.
Martha Irene Phillips married Joseph B. Ridings January 22, 1918, recorded in Denver.
Addison Clifford Ridings married Lila Grace Shearer October 30, 1913, recorded in Jackson County.
Mrs. Martha Ridings married Addison C. Ridings September 20, 1920, recorded in Jackson County, Colorado.

1959 Meeker "Mrs. Martha Ridings left for Big Piney, Wyo. where she will assist her son Bob Ridings and wife who are moving from Big Piney to Rangely."
Martha Ridings # 55241427 is buried in Meeker, Colorado.
Addison Clifton Ridings 1885-1960 # 55241425 and Lila Grace Shearer Ridings are buried in Meeker, too.

The genweb archives has Martha Irene Phillips Ridings dying December 24, 1996, second wife of Addison. Mary Ellen Baird Ridings born 1920 died 2002 - ashes and marker with parents.. It has Lila Shearer Ridings dying about 1918.

MARTHA RIDINGS Death Date: December 24, 1996 Obituaries Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 5B - December 28, 1996
"Mr. Addison C. Ridings and Miss Mary Elizabeth Slack were married in Chapel Hill, Missouri in 1876. They made a trip out to North Park in 1880 and in 1882 they drove overland from Kansas City, Missouri and moved to North Park.They took up a homestead on the Buffalo, where they lived for many years.
They were the parents of eight children.Their daughter, Nellie, was the first child born in North Park, who reached maturity. She was born September 7, 1882. In June 1883, their child, Bobby drowned in an irrigation ditch on their ranch.Besides Nellie and Bobby, their other children were:Mrs. A.W. (Sarah) Payne, Harry Ridings, A.C. (Cliff) Ridings Jr., J.B. Ridings, (Joseph Benton Ridings), Troy Ridings and Mrs. C.H. (Fina) Riblett.The Ribletts were married in Walden, in 1912. They later lived in Oregon, and had seven children. "

Martha I. Ridings 33 and Addison 46 are in Rio Blanco County Colorado in 1930, with Gordon C. 15, Glenna 14, Mary E. 9, Bob P. 6, and Joe V. 4.
Miles is buried in Ontario California, # 121188590.
Miles Jason Phillips registered for WWII in Inyo County, California, born in Kit Carson County, Colorado, working for the Bishop Water & Power.
They're in Meeker, Colorado in 1940, where Addison is an auto mechanic. Gordon 25 is a filling station attendant, with Bob 16, and Joe 14.

Jessie married Rafell Winn in Uintah County Sept 25, 1920. Rafell 1898-1924 is buried in Vernal Utah, # 106059607 "He's also the brother of Ruben Lamar Winn and Dora Lee Winn. He was a miner at the time of his death (he died from pneumonia), and never married. On his draft registration card, he was a farmer who lease Indian land, in Lapoint (that was in 1918). He was 25 when he died..."
In 1930 Jessie is in Jerome County, Idaho, 27, widowed, a housekeeper for a family. Jason Winn is 9, Reuben L 7, Betty 5, and Calvin R. eleven months, all four born in Utah. Her mother Ellen S. 69 , widowed, is with them.

January 28, 1982 : HAZELTON, IDAHO - Jessie Ethel Landreth, 78, of Hazelton, died Tuesday In a Twin Falls nursing home. She was born Dec. S, 1903, at Custer County, Oklahoma, and had moved to Hazelton seven years ago from California. She was a member of the Mormon Church.
She married Lafayette Winn in 1920, and he died in 1924. She married L.B. Anderson in 1928, and they, were divorced. She then married Alva Landreth, and they also were divorced:
Surviving are: three sons, Jason R. Winn of Grants Pass, Ore., Ruben L. Winn of Jacksonville. Fla., and Calvin R, Anderson of Lagusa Hills, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Dora L. Andreasen of Hazelton; numerous stepchildren, including Bruce Landerth of Eden; a ....Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son and two brothers. Services will be held at 1 p.m, Saturday at White Mortuary Chapel in Twin Falls, with Bishop Royal Blacker officiating. Burial will be in Hazelton Cemetery. " # 57576562 has "Mother - Jessie E. Landreth - December 9, 1903 - Jan 26, 1982.

So is John Johnson 47, "brother" a river fisherman born in Illinois.

In 1940 Jerome County, Jessie Ruderson, 36, born in Oklahoma, is married? - Jason Winnis 18, Reuben 17, Dorah 15, Calvin Audersib:> 10 Utah, with two lodgers.
(Jason # 91895801 - 1921-2006 died in Grants Pass, Oregon "He was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Vernal, Utah, to Lafeyett Rafel Winn and Jessie Ethel Phillips Winn. During World War II, he served in the Army throughout Europe. He lived in Redding, Calif., from 1948 to 1970, when he moved to Grants Pass. ")
Dora Lee Betty (Winn) Andreasen 1924-2007 is buried in Jerome County # 22898341.

Rollie's brother Charles W. Phillips 1856-1944 is buried in Siskiyou County, California # 30315992 "Birth Date: 22 Oct 1856 Birth Place: Nebraska
Death Date: 3 Jan 1944 Death Place: Siskiyou
Mother's Maiden Name: Meyers Father's Surname: Phillips"
Another brother Francis Marion Phillips born July 22, 1867 to Er Phillips and Belinda Miles, died in Fort Worth Texas Oct 16, 1937.
To be buried in Mt. Olivet. Spouse Jessie Phillips, who was the informant.

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