Biography of David Phillips (Son of David)
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Phillips, David, was born in Greenbush, October 29 1817, and is a son of David and Martha (Morehouse) Phillips, both natives of Dutchess county. Mr. Phillips was reared on the farm in what is now North Greenbush, and in 1838 married Bathsheba, daughter of Jonas S. and Mary (Wheeler) Manville, he a native of Charleston, Saratoga county, and she of Troy. Mrs. Phillips was born in Troy. Mr. Manville was a farmer of Greenbush, and his father, Adrian Manville, was a farmer of Saratoga county. To Mr. and Mrs. Phillips have been born two children: Mary L., born in North Greenbush, wife of Clark A. Phillips, of East Greenbush, and have five children: Jessie L., David J., Dellie L., Eda M., and Mamie E.; and Emma E., born in North Greenbush, wife of A. D. Traver, of East Greenbush, and has two daughters: Minnie E., wife of Frank Pockman of Schodack, and Jennie A., wife of C. W. Van Buren of Utica, N. Y. Mr. Phillips located on the farm he now owns in 1853, and carried on general farming and dairying. He has been highway commissioner for three years, assessor for three years, and supervisor of East Greenbush for four years. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips are both members of the M. E. church, of which he is the treasurer and one of the trustees.

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


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