Biography of David Phillips (son of John)
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Phillips, David, was born in Greenbush, August 15, 1838. He is the son of John and Frances (Vandenirgh) Phillips, he of North Greenbush, born in 1799, and she of North Greenbush The grandparents, David and Martha (Morehouse) Phillips, were old settlers of Greenbush. John Phillips was a farmer by occupation; he settled on the farm now owned by David Phillips and there died in 1867. Mrs. Phillips died in 1849. David Phillips was reared on the farm of 142 acres which he now owns, and has always resided there. He makes a specialty of dairying, keeping from twenty five to thirty cows, producing milk for the market. In 1860 Mr. Phillips married Emeline, daughter of Nicholas and Eliza (Hilton) De Freest, by whom he has had six children: Fannie, who married John E. Bovie, mentioned elsewhere; she died, aged twenty eight years, leaving one daughter, Ella M.; Ella; John, employed in Albany; Melvin, milk dealer in Troy; Cyrus C., at home; Adaline, wife of Albert A. House, farmer of Eagle Mills.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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