Phobe Phillips was born in Essex County, New Jersey to Thomas Phillips and Phebe Bedford. Her parents were United Empire Loyalist who had come from Gagetown to the north branch of the Oromocto River in NB. She married Thomas Hartt August 23, 1803 and had 13 children. IN 1804, Thomas bought 900 acres of land. Thomas established a lumber and grist mill at the first falls of the North Branch of the Oromocto River. In 1815, Thomas built a large house in front of his original log cabin. It had a total of 12 rooms and an attic. In the Miramichi Fire of 1825 the ,"Beehive" Thomas & Phebe's house, was one of the few houses to escape destruction due to the earnest prayers of Phebe Hartt. The house was torn down in 2003. It had stayed in the Hartt family for 189 years. When Thomas died in 1853, he left Phebe & his children a total of several thousand acres of land, the sawmill & grist mill. The area was referred to as Harttt's Mills in the 1800's. , now is Fredericton Junction, NB. Both are buried in Gladstone Cemetery, Fredericton Junction, N.B. Children of Thomas & Phebe Phillips are: David 1805-1893, Rebecca 1806-1876, Phebe 1809-1883, Josephus 1810--, Aaron 1811-1868, Sarah 1814-1885, Thomas E., 1818-1890, Madtilda 1823-1901, Mary Ann 1825-1891, Elizabeth 1827-1901, Caroline 1929-1856, Mehosbel 1830-1876 Obituary of Phebe (Phillips) Hartt 1787-1867 DIED At her residence, Blissville, on December 24, 1867, after a brief illness of 4 days, Mrs. Phebe Hartt, age 80 years, wife of the late Pioneer Thomas Hartt of the place, leaving 3 sons, 7 daughters, and a large number of grandchildren to mourn their loss. Notwithstanding Mrs. Hartt's advanced age and consequent infirmities in her death her children and others have sustained a sad bereavement. Retaining her faculties to the last she was able to afford them the benefit of her earnest and constant prayers. She was a Christian from her youth, faithful and devoted at all times, and her triumphant death was a fitting end of a useful and godly life.
Courtesy: Carole Dick
Fredericton Junction,, Sunbury County
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