Biography of Samuel R. Phillips
Hancock County, OH Biographies

SAMUEL R. PHILLIPS. farmer. P. 0. Forest, Hardin County, born in Athens County, Ohio, July 30, 1815, is a son of Daniel and Abigail (Cady) Phillips, natives of Vermont and Connecticut, respectively, who resided for some years near Cooperstown, N. Y., and afterward moved to Pennsylvania; they came to Marietta, Ohio, in 1812. and finally settled in Ames Township, Athens Co., Ohio. in 1814, and these Daniel Phillips died in 1831; his father was a soldier under Gen Washington in the war of the Revolution for seven years, and died in 1835. The mother of Daniel Phillips was present at the massacre at Wyoming. Samuel R. Phillips, the subject of this sketch, came to Delaware Township, this county, with his mother and an elder brother, Job, in the fall of 1835; his mother resided here until her death. which occurred in 1849, in her seventy sixth year. In August, 183d. he entered eighty acres of land, which he still owns, there is but one other man in Delaware Township, this county, who is living on land originally entered by himself from the Government. Mr. Phillips has added eighty acres of land. to his original entry and now owns 160 acres of fine farming land. In 1842 he taught the first school in his district. teaching in all four terms. July 8, 1849, he married Miss Matilda Roby, who was born in Franklin County, Ohio, January 30, 1817 and came to Hardin County, Ohio in 1833 with her parents. Josiah and Margaret (Elsey) Roby. To Samuels R. Phillips and wife were born three sons: David Isaac, Daniel Josiah (deceased) and Samuel Hanson. Our subject cast his first presidential vote for Henry Clay, and has supported the Whig and Republican parties ever since. He and his wife are members ofthe Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Phillips is a man of upright principles and strict integrity, greatly respected and esteemed by all who know him.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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