Biography of James Phillips
Allen County, OH Biographies

JAMES PHILLIPS, farmer. P. O. Beaver Dam, was born in Harrison County, Ohio. September 11, 1823, son of William and Polly (walker) Phillips, natives of Maryland, and of German and English descent. William Phillips served in the war of 1812; he was a farmer, and came to Ohio in 1818, settling on a farm in Harrison County, but six years after moved to Knox County, and here James, who is fifth in a family of twelve children, was reared on the farm, receiving his education in the county schools. Our subject chose farming as an occupation for life. He came to Richland Township, this county. in 1851, and settled on the farm where he now resides, when the woods were almost impenetrable. But he went to work with a will, and the result of his labor is to be seen in his well improved farm, where he is happily surrounded by an industrions and respectable family. Mr. Phillips is a Democrat in politics; has held most of the township offices of trust, and has served four terms as assessor. He was married, in 1845, to Mary. daughter of Barnett and Sarah (Gettis) Hughes, natives of Pennsylvania. and of Dutch and Irish descent. To Mr. and Mrs. Phillips were born the following children: Levi, Sanford P., Allen, Nelson, Wilson S., Sarah E. (wife of E. Huber). John Alfred, James A., all of whom were raised to manhood and womanhood. The six eldest are married and doing well. Mr. Phillips served as a soldier for a short time in the Union Army during the late war of the Rebellion.

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