The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 745, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana. "P. P. PHILLIPS was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, April 28, 1830, and is a son of RALPH and JANE PHILLIPS. The father was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in 1806, and about 1826 moved to Coshocton County, Ohio. In 1828, he married JANE LEMASTERS, who was born in Virginia in 1810. He died September 13, 1859, leaving the following named children: PHILEMON P., ELIJAH H., RALPH, DAVID, THEOPHILUS, SIMEON, FRANCINA, REBECCA J., and DRUSILLA. P. P. PHILLIPS was married in COSHOCTON County, Ohio, March 25, 1852, to HANNAH LEIGHNINGER, who was born in the same place February 23, 1830, and is the daughter of GEORGE and MARY LEIGHNINGER. In 1872, he came to this township, and bought the farm of 380 acres on which he now lives. His children are eight in number - THEODORE, MARY J., WINFIELD S., RALPH A., FREMONT C., ALICE, EFFIE and PHILEMON."