Bad Frank Phillips

Bad Frank Phillips

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Franklin (Bad Frank) Phillips
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Husband of — married in Pike, Kentuckymap
Husband of — married in Pike County, Kentuckymap
Died about in Pike County, Kentuckymap
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Franklin or "Bad Frank" Phillips

Franklin Phillips married Matilda J. Phillips June 5, 1878, in Pike, Kentucky.

"Frank Phillips, deputy sheriff and freelance gunman who single-handedly went into West Virginia, captured a jailful of Hat-fields, and almost caused a war between Kentucky and West Virginia."

"He later took up with the wife of Johnse Hatfield and eventually married her."

He married Nancy (McCoy) Hatfield September 5, 1895 in Pike County, Kentucky.

"Frank and Nancy Phillips supported themselves and their eleven children - two of Nancy's with Johnse, five of Frank's with his second wife, and four of their own - in part by bootlegging."

"Bad Frank Phillips continued to live up to his nickname. He quarreled with a younger friend over a woman and threatened to knife him. The friend warned him to back off, but he kept comming. His friend shot him through the hips."

"Carried home, he set about putting his affairs in order. He requested that his first wife come to visit, and he asked her if their last two children were really his. She said yes, but he must not have believed her because he left money to all his children except for those two. He also left five hundred acres of land to Nancy. After lingering for a couple of weeks, he died of his wounds in 1898 at the age of thirty-six."

He died July 12, 1898, in Pike County, Kentucky.

"Bad Frank's wife, the "Hellcat" Nancy McCoy Hatfield Phillips, died of tuberculosis three years later, also thirty-six years old."

Sources listed below.[1][2][3]

Additional Reading

  • Lisa Alther, "Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys: The Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance", Globe Pequot, May 22, 2012 - 304 pages. Book Preview.

Biography Notes

Name

Franklin or "Bad Frank" Phillips.[4][5]

Birth

Franklin Phillips was born 27 July 1861 in Pike County, KY.

Born 27 July 1861 in Pike County, KY. (gravestone)[6][7]

Occupation

"Frank Phillips, deputy sheriff and freelance gunman who single-handedly went into West Virginia, captured a jailful of Hat-fields, and almost caused a war between Kentucky and West Virginia." [8]

"Frank and Nancy Phillips supported themselves and their eleven children - two of Nancy's with Johnse, five of Frank's with his second wife, and four of their own - in part by bootlegging." [9]

Events

  • He died July 12, 1898, in Pike County, Kentucky.
  • "Bad Frank's wife, the "Hellcat" Nancy McCoy Hatfield Phillips, died of tuberculosis three years later, also thirty-six years old." [10]

Death

"Bad Frank Phillips continued to live up to his nickname. He quarreled with a younger friend over a woman and threatened to knife him. The friend warned him to back off, but he kept coming. His friend shot him through the hips." [11]

"Carried home, he set about putting his affairs in order. He requested that his first wife come to visit, and he asked her if their last two children were really his. She said yes, but he must not have believed her because he left money to all his children except for those two. He also left five hundred acres of land to Nancy. After lingering for a couple of weeks, he died of his wounds in 1898 at the age of thirty-six." [12]

Franklin Phillips died July 12, 1898, in Pike County, Kentucky.

July 12, 1898, in Pike County, Kentucky. (gravestone)[13][14]

Died after being shot through the hips.[15]

in 1898 at the age of thirty-six.[16]

Buried

Phillips Cemetery, Pike County, Kentucky.[17]

Family

Franklin Phillips married Matilda J. Phillips June 5, 1878, in Pike, Kentucky.[18]

"He later took up with the wife of Johnse Hatfield and eventually married her." [19]

Franklin Phillips married Nancy (Mccoy) Hatfield September 5, 1895 in Pike County, Kentucky.

Sources

  • Attached Documents.
  • Lisa Alther, "Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys: The Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance", Globe Pequot, May 22, 2012 - 304 pages. Book Preview.
  • Harry Leon Sellards, "Hatfield and Phillips families of eastern Kentucky and southwestern West Virginia", H.L. Sellards, 1993 - Reference - 474 pages.
  • John Ed Pearce, "Days of Darkness: The Feuds of Eastern Kentucky", University Press of Kentucky, Dec 1, 2009 - 240 pages. Google eBook.

External Source Credits

  • Frank Phillips, Maintained by: Katie, Originally Created by: P Fazzini

Record added: Aug 21, 2010, Find A Grave Memorial# 57395552

  • Source: S4 Media: Index Abbreviation: International Genealogical Index, Online Database Title: International Genealogical Index, Online Database Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS]. Publication: \i FamilySearch\i0 . http://www.familysearch.org : 2 Feb 2011 Date: 20 May 2011 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y

Merged WikiTree Files

  • WikiTree profile Phillips-3733 created through the import of Coley Wolford Stayton McCarroll Bond.ged on Aug 7, 2011 by Tom Coley.

See the Changes page for the details of edits by Tom and others.

Foot Notes

  1. Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys, Lisa Alther.
  2. Entered by Tom Coley.
  3. Entered by Michael Lechner, Nov. 17, 2012.
  4. Source: #S4 Page: downloaded Jul 27, 2011 Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Date: 27 Jul 2011
  5. Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys, Lisa Alther.
  6. Harry Leon Sellards, "Hatfield and Phillips families"
  7. Find A Grave Memorial# 57395552
  8. John Ed Pearce, "Days of Darkness: The Feuds of Eastern Kentucky"
  9. Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys, Lisa Alther.
  10. Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys, Lisa Alther.
  11. Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys, Lisa Alther.
  12. Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys, Lisa Alther.
  13. Harry Leon Sellards, "Hatfield and Phillips families"
  14. Find A Grave Memorial# 57395552
  15. Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys, Lisa Alther. Link.
  16. Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys, Lisa Alther.
  17. Find A Grave Memorial# 57395552
  18. Source: #S4 Page: citing microfilm 0174937, volume 2 (1876 - 1878) for batch M517895, downloaded Jul 8, 2011 Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Date: 27 Jul 2011
  19. John Ed Pearce, "Days of Darkness: The Feuds of Eastern Kentucky"







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