Samuel Donald PHILPOT Ward T PHILPOT Ernest M PHILPOT Newton K PHILPOT Saphrona PHILPOT Nellie G PHILPOT Harry Hinton PHILPOT Eugene Debbs PHILPOT Frank Watson PHILPOT Margaret PHILPOT Mini tree diagram
Mariah Elizabeth CAMP

Mariah Elizabeth CAMP1,6,2,4,3

also known as 5

3rd Apr 18621,2,3 - 15th Oct 19154

Life History

3rd Apr 1862

Born in Greenwood Springs, Monroe, Mississippi.1,2,3


Married Samuel Donald PHILPOT in Prentiss County, Mississippi

17th Jul 1882

Birth of son Ward T PHILPOT in Mississippi.7,8,9,5,1,10

Dec 1883

Birth of son Ernest M PHILPOT in Mississippi.8

28th Oct 1885

Birth of son Newton K PHILPOT in Mississippi.11,8

Nov 1887

Birth of daughter Saphrona PHILPOT in Mississippi.8,1

Jan 1891

Birth of daughter Nellie G PHILPOT in Mississippi.8

30th Apr 1893

Birth of son Harry Hinton PHILPOT in Wheeler, Lee, Mississippi.8,7

28th Apr 1895

Birth of son Eugene Debbs PHILPOT in Lee County, Mississippi.8,9,12,13

28th Jul 1897

Birth of son Frank Watson PHILPOT in Mississippi.8,1,9


Resident in Beat 3, Prentiss, Mississippi.3

about 1903

Birth of daughter Margaret PHILPOT in Indian Territory.1

Nov 1903

Death of Samuel Donald PHILPOT in Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma.4,5

15th Oct 1915

Died in Prentiss County, Mississippi.4

after 15th Oct 1915

Buried in Prospect Cemetery, Prentiss County, Mississippi


  • 1880 Federal Census, Monroe County, Mississippi, 14 June, Quincy District, Enumeration District 126, page 25, Hse #211, Fam #141
    Camp, V O  W M 45   Farmer AL SC SC
    Camp, Elizabeth  W F 48  Keeping House AL SC SC
    Camp, Jos S  W M 20 Son Farm Laborer MS AL AL
    Camp, Mary L  W F 16 Dau Farm Laborer read or write MS AL AL
    Camp, Mariah E  W M 14 Dau Farm Laborer MS AL AL
    Camp, Amanda P  W F 12 Dau Farm Laborer MS AL AL
    Camp, James T  W M 8 Son At Home MS AL AL

    A genealogy reports that Mariah's full name was Mariah Elizabeth Camp.  But the 1900 census reports her middle initial as P.  Note that the 1880 census enumerates her as Mariah E.  Her memorial on Find a Grave reports her name as Mariah Dexter Camp Philpot.  This name Dexter was also reported by her granddaughter on Ward Philpot's death certificate.  It is likely this stands for the full name Poindexter, which may be a first married name, or an extra middle name.  One genealogy suggests this name Poindexter but gives no source.  Since she was only about 19 when she married Ward Philpot, it is unlikely she was previously married, so Poindexter is likely a second middle name.

    In the 1910 census, she is enumerated under the name Dexter.  Mariah is a widow reported with several children and her son Ward reported as Head of the household.

    1910 Federal Census, Prentiss County, Mississippi, 6 May, Beat 2, District 111, page 22A, Hse #399, Fam #407
    Philpot, Ward T Head M W 27 Single MS MS MS Farmer Rents
    Philpot, Dexter Mother F W 48 Widow 10 children/8 living MS GA GA
    Philpot, Siphronia Sister W 32 Single MS MS MS
    Philpot, Harry Brother M W 17 Single MS MS MS Farm Laborer
    Philpot, Dibs Brother M W 15 Single MS MS MS Farm Laborer
    Philpot, Watson Brother M Single MS MS MS Farm Laborer
    Philpot, Maggie Sister F W 7 Single Indian Territory Miss Miss

    We see here that the last child was born in Indian Territory, a considerable distance away.  Dexter and her husband have lived in Prestiss County, Mississippi, where they are now, for decades.  Yet 7 years ago, her daughter Maggie was born in Indian Territory, she is now a widow and yet they are right back where they were.  The family moved to Chicasaw Nation after the 1900 census, but Sam died there in 1903, in Paul's Valley, which became the County Seat of Garvin County, Oklahoma.

    Mariah Dexter Camp Philpot
    Birth Apr. 3, 1862 Mississippi
    Death Oct. 15, 1915 Prentiss County, Mississippi

    1881 - Married Samuel Philpot.

    1900 Federal Census taken 6/7/1900, for Prentiss Co., MS
    Samuel D. Philpotts, head, b. 5/1860  MS
    Mariah P. Philpotts, wife, 9/8, b. 4/1862  MS
    Ward T. Philpotts, son, b. 7/1882  MS
    Ernest M. Philpotts, son, b. 12/1883  MS
    Newton K. Philpotts, son, b. 10/1885  MS
    Saphrona Philpotts, dau., b. 11/1887  MS
    Nellie G. Philpotts, dau., b. 1/1891  MS
    Harry H. Philpotts, son, b. 4/1893  MS
    Eugene D. Philpotts, son, b. 4/1894  MS
    Frank W. Philpotts, son, b. 7/1897  MS

    1910 Federal Census taken 5/6/1910, for Prentiss Co., MS
    Ward T. Philpot, head, age 27, b. MS
    Dexter Philpot, mother, widow, 10/8, age 48, b. MS
    Sephronia Philpot, sister, age 22, b. MS
    Harry Philpot, brother, age 17, b. MS
    Bebs [sic Dibs?] Philpot, brother, age 15, b. MS
    Watson Philpot, brother, age 13, b. MS
    Maggie Philpot, sister, age 7, b. Indian Territory

    Book: Prentiss County Cemeteries
    Prospect Community Cemetery
    Lists: Dexter Philpot
    Wife of S. D. Philpot

    Nellie G. Philpot Willie (1891 - 1957)
    Maggie E. Philpot Mabry (1902 - 1989)

    Burial Prospect Cemetery, Prentiss County, Mississippi
    Created by Joe Pearce Mar 19, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #87047115,

    Note that the 1880 census reports her age as 14, which would make her birth year 1866.  But other sources report her birth year as 1860 or 1862, meaning she would have been about 18 or 20 in 1880.

    Samuel Donald Philpot
    Birth Apr 1860 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi
    Death Nov 1903 in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma
    Parents Joseph W. Philpot 1830-1908, Mary A. Bennett b 1833
    Spouse Mariah Elizabeth Camp
    Birth 1864 in Greenwood Springs, Monroe, Mississippi
    Death 1909 in Mississippi
    --  Mick Taylor,

    1900 Federal Census, Prentiss County, Mississippi, 7 June, Beat 3, District 97, page 6B, Hse #118, Fam #120
    Philpotts, Samuel D Head W M May 1860  40 Married 19 yrs 19 MS AL AL Farmer Owns
    Philpotts, Mariah P Wife W F April 1862  38 Married 19 yrs  9 children/8 living MS SC SC

    Another genealogy reports that Sam's wife was Mariah Poindexter Johnson.  But there are no records, sources or explanations to support this.  There is no information definitively eliminating or conflicting with either of these names for the wife of Samuel D Philpot.  The information supporting the name Mary Elizabeth Camp is firmer, but I have been able to find no marriage record for Samuel D Philpot.

    The last name of Camp was reported as Kemp on the death certificate of her son Ward.  Her first name was reported as Dexter, according to a transcription report by,.

    California Certificate of Death
    Ward Philpot
    Gender: Male
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    Birth 17 Jul 1882 Mississippi, Age: 87
    Death 11 Nov 1969 San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
    Father: Donald Philpot, Mother: Dexter Kemp
    Funeral Home: Halsted and Company


Page created using GEDmill 1.11.0