From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 616-617



Augustus C. Phillips was born in Athens County, Ohio, Feb. 23, 1834, a son of Job and Louisa Ann Phillips, who moved to Hancock County, Ohio, in September, 1835, and subsequently to Hardin County, where the father died in 1879, aged seventy-two years, and the mother still lives.  Augustus C. was reared in Hancock County and there married, Nov. 11, 1858, Tabitha White, a native of that county, born April 7, 1843, daughter of George and Isabel White, both deceased, the mother dying in 1861 and the father in 1847.  To Mr. and Mrs. Phillips have been born ten children, six of whom are living -- Leander B. married Sarah Meeks, and lives in Hillsdale County, Mich.; Louretta, wife of Floyd Phillips, of the same county; Abraham L., Lucinda, Adolphus and Flora D.  Mr. Phillips has always followed agricultural pursuits.  He lived in Ohio till the fall of 1869 and then moved to Steuben County and bought eighty acres of land on section 20, York Township.  All the improvements, save the clearing of a few acres, have been made by him.  He has a peasant residence and good farm buildings, and sixty acres under cultivation.



Submitted by Kim Davoli