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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


O. S. PHILLIPS, farmer, P. O. Hunter’s Cave, was born in Washington County, Penn., August 21, 1829.  He is a son of John and Lida (Rutan) Phillips, the former a native of Greene and the latter of Washington County, where they were married and remained until about the year 1844.  They then moved to Greene County and remained until Mr. Phillips death, which occurred at Fairfax Court House during the rebellion.  After his death his widow lived with her son O. S., with whom she made her home until her death.  Mr. O. S. Phillips was united in marriage, August 1, 1850, with Charity Graham, who was born on the farm where she resides, August 16, 1833.  Her parents were George and Sarah B. (Mason) Graham, natives of this county and residents of Center Township until their death.  To Mr. and Mrs. Phillips have been born the following named children—George W., Margaret J., wife of Simon Moore; Samuel O., Belle L., wife of W. McCullough; Benjamin F., Sadie L., Dora M., Birdie W., Olive C. and Guy C.  The deceased are Rhoda A. and Willis B.  Mr. Phillips was raised on a farm and has been engaged in farming and stock-growing all his life.  He owns about 440 acres of land in Greene County.  In politics he is a Democrat, has filled the office of school director in his township, and he and his wife are active members in the Methodist Episcopal Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 13 June 2007

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