Phillips, Ferdinand H., son of Grafton G. and Mary M. (Cottle) Phillips, was born in Dartmouth, April 30, 1846.
His early boyhood was spent in acquiring an education in the common schools of his native town and in farming.
In February, 1865, he enlisted in Co. A, 1st R. I. Cavalry, and served until the close of the war, when he was
honorably discharged and upon his return found employment in the shops of the Providence & Worcester Railroad.
where he remained four years. At the end of this period he engaged in the planing mill and general lumber business
in Dartmouth and continued successfully for eight years. Since 1878 he has given his entire attention to farming.
Mr. Phillips married, March 4, 1869, Fannie E , daughter of Israel and Caroline (Blount) Burlingame, and of their
union one son has been born, Frank B. In Politics Mr. Phillips has always been an adherent of the principles of
the Republican party. He is a member of Post 190, G. A. R., of New Bedford, and for many years has been a deacon
in the Christian Church of Shawmut.
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.
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