History of Knox county 1882 PHILLIPS, JOHN, Berlin township, post office, Fredericktown, was born in Harrison county, Ohio, in 1821, and came to Knox county in 1825. He was married in 1843, to Ruth Hipsley, who was born in Carroll county, Maryland, in 1826, and came to Ohio with her parents at forty-seven years of age. They have the following children: Clarinda, born in 1843; Margaret deceased in 1845; Henry W., born in 1847; Deroy E., in 1850; Sarah E., in 1853; Albert W., to 1856. Clarinda Phillips is married to Hugh C. Wilson, and lives in Pike township. Henry W. is married to Elvira Wilson, and they also reside in Pike township. Deroy married Julia Beard, and resides in Jasper county, Iowa Sarah E. married Isaac C. Dunmire, and also resides in Jasper county, Iowa. Albert W. married Mary McCerg, and lives on the home place.
Mr. Phillips is a farmer by occupation, and has been identified with Knox county since 1825, and remembers well many incidents of pioneer life.