Phillis is “rented” to James O’Donald, one of the white tenant farmers at Bohemia. At about age 16, her labor is valued at £5/year. Phillis probably lives at quarters located near the tenant house, alongside Sam, Stephen, Ned, Joseph, Poll and her infant, and Molly, who have also been leased to O’Donald with the farm.
(about 1799-1814) Phillis has several children with different men who are not residents at Bohemia. Marie (16), Pria (14), James (12), Tom (7), and twin boys (1) are listed after her name in an 1815 document. It is likely that all of her children are sold in her lifetime.
Phillis is one of seven persons still enslaved by the Jesuits at Bohemia. Phillis is described as an “old woman,”. Her adult son, Jem, and daughter, Mary, live with her. Jem operates a “tavern” out of their house.
Philis (54) and Mary (9) are sold to two white tenant farmers, William and Joseph Craddock, who rent from the Jesuits. They may live above the kitchen addition at the Craddock-Devine-Ford House. Jem is also sold.
Mary Boyer, Phillis’ daughter, who remains enslaved to Joseph Craddock, marries Perry Cormegys, who is enslaved by E. A. Longfellows. Free people of color Clara Bacchus and Richard Johnson witness the marriage.
(after 1840) The fate of Phillis and her family members remains unknown.