Philip was born the son of Mark Anthony Bessellieu and Martha Chicet (Chiche). Apr. 10, 1771, Philip married Susannah Mason at St. Phillips. In 1790 Philip headed the orphan house in Charleston, SC with 36 males under the age of 16 in residence. Children: Susannah Elizabeth Bessellieu married Abraham Joy; Capt. Mark Anthony Bessellieu IV married Maria Williams; Charles Bessellieu married 2nd Mary Riley (5 of his sons served in the CSA army); Johannah Martha Bessellieu married Joseph Purdy of NY (their daughter Maria Susannah Purdy married William Milligan Frazer); Philip Anthony Bessellieu died an infant; Lewis Bessellieu born 1779; Mary E Bessilleay married David Maull of Jacksonborough; Martha Catherine Bessellieu married Joseph Dilgar; and Philip John Bessellieu became well known in Cooswatchie and lived amongst the native Americans.
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