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Fleming Phillips, s/o John S. & Sarah (Webb) Phillips

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11 Oct 2013 12:18 #1371 by Mamie
Jasper County.

FLEMING PHILLIPS was born in Rush County, Ind., in 1825, where he was reared and obtained some schooling. His parents were John S. and Sarah (Webb) Phillips, natives of Virginia, the former born in 1796, the latter in 1798. Both removed to Preble County, Ohio, married, and reared ten children. They afterward  removed to Rush County. Ind., where they purchased and improved land. This they sold, came to this county and purchased 240 acres, where Mr. Phillips died in 1879, and Mrs. Phillips in 1872; the former was a soldier of 1812, and was ten times elected Sheriff, during which our subject was his deputy. The grandfather and granduncle of Fleming were soldiers of the Revolution, the latter being a Captain. Fleming Phillips removed to this county with his parents in 1844, where he married Ruth A., daughter of Daniel and Rebecca (Hale) Grant, natives of Virginia. From this union descended two children — George and Kansas. Mr. Phillips came hither a poor man, but has acquired a good farm of 173 acres. He was Postmaster in 1868, and is a member of the Christian Church. 

Source: Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana, Historical and Biographical, Illustrated, published by F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers, 1883; Pg. 561

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