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Philip Phillips

PHILLIPS, Philip. b. Chautauqua County, New York, 13 August, 1834; d. Delaware, Ohio, 25 June 1895.  Phillips, widely known as the ‘Singing Pilgrim’ was an evangelistic singer, song-writer, compiler of hymnals, and owner of a music company. According to the Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chautauqua County, New York (Philadelphia, 1891) the paternal grandfather of Philip Phillips, who was also named Philip Phillips, moved to Cassadaga, Chautauqua County, in 1816.  His son, Sawyer Phillips (1791-1871), and Sawyer’s wife, Betsy (Jane) Parker Phillips (1799-1844), had ten children who reached maturity, including Philip Phillips.  The Cyclopedia states that he ‘has lived to be more...

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