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Surname: PHILLIPS, MILTON
This bio. appears at the Oswego cnty rootsweb site & thought it might help
someone looking for the PHILLIPS family.
PHILLIPS, William M., was born in the town of West Monroe in 1856, a son
of Elijah H., who is also a native of West Monroe, born in 1828, and a
son of Peter, a native of Kinderhook, Columbia county, whose father was
Jacob, who came to West Monroe in 1819. Elijah, while young followed boating
on the canal and later has devoted his time to farming. He has been a resident
of the town of Constantia since 1864, and has always taken a active interest
in politics. His wife was Emeline MILTON, a native of New Hampshire. The
result of this marriage was six children, the names of those surviving
being William M., Mrs. Olivia M. GOODWIN of Hastings, Eliza J. and Wendell
E. The subject began for himself when twenty-three by purchasing a farm.
In 1880 he married Emily, daughter of William MERCHANT of West Monroe.
In 1884 they removed to their present farm of forty acres in the southwest
corner of the town, where they have a pleasant home in view of Oneida Lake,
with five children, namely, Leon E., Leola A., Lester L., Lyle A. and Leland