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JEREMIAH PHILLIPS. D. D, 

Missionary to Orissa, India. 
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Compiled by His Daughter 
HARRIET PHILLIPS ^TONE 



npHERE is no better heritage 
that a father can bequeath 
to his children than a good name ; 
nor is there in a family any richer 
heirloom than the memory of a 
noble ancestor. 

JAMES HAMILTON. 



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MARRIAGES. 



'And thev timhi shall he one Hesh. 



At Boston, Mass., Sept. 15th, 1835, by Rev. Rufus 
Spaulding, brother of the bride, Jeremiah, son of Parley 
and Hannah (Crumb) Phillips and Mary Spaulding 
Beede. 

At Serampore, India, Jan. 29th, 1839, by Rev. John 
Mack, foster-father of the bride, Jeremiah Phillips and 
Mary Anne Grimditch. 

At Jellasore, India, Feb. 12th, 1841, by Rev. O. R. 
Bacheler, missionary colleague, Jeremiah Phillips and 
Hannah W., daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Web- 
ster) Cum MINGS. 



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MARRIAGES. 

OF CHILDREN. 

At Pascoag, R. L, Aug. loth, 1864, by Rev. Wm. Fitz, 
James L. Phillips and Mary R., daughter of Whipple 
and Sophia (Arnold) Sayles. 

At Norwalk, Conn., April 8th, 1867, by Rev. Dr. 
Childs, John H. Phillips and Annette O., daughter of 
George W. and Phebe (Ferris) Marsh. 

At Bethany, N. Y., Dec. 15th, 1866, by Rev. S. Aldrich, 
R. Gilbert, son of Richard and Maria PlattjS, and Mary 
Anne Phillips. 

At Oak Park, 111., April 8th, 1870, by Rev. J. B. Drew, 
James A., son of James and Sally (Peters) Keyes, and 
H. Carrie Phillips. 

At Jellasore, India, Nov. i8th, 1879, by Dr. J. L. Phil- 
lips, brother of the bride, Thomas W., son of Christian 
W. and Jane (Allender) Burkholder, and Julia E. 
Phillips. 

At Kings ville, Ohio, June 8th, 1875, by Rev. S. Hough, 
Jeremiah Phillips, Jr., and Altie F., daughter of Mar- 
shall W. and Sarah (Jacobs) Wright. 

At Balasore, India, Oct. 25th, 1904, by Rev. M. J. Col- 
DREN, Irving L., son of Lee and Louise (Stevens) Stone, 
and Harriet P. Phillips. 

At Hillsdale, Mich., July 15th, 1873, by Rev. R. Wood- 
worth, Albert J., son of Josiah H. and Elizabeth 
(Wood) Marshall, and Emily L. Phillips. 

At Hillsdale, Mich., Aug. 6th, 1877, by Prof. R. Dunn, 
D. D., Frank L., son of Obadiah I. and Lydia (Gowen) 
Durgin, and Lucy M. Phillips. 

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MARRIAGES. 

OF GRANDCHILDREN. 

CHILDREN OF 

JAMES L. AND MARY (SAYLES) PHILLIPS. 

♦ At Calcutta, India, Nov. 3d, 1897, by Rev. T. W. Burk- 
HOLDER, uncle of the bride, assisted by Rev. H. Anderson, 
Rev. George Ho wells, son of George W. and Jane (Ed- 
wards) Howells, and Beebe M. S. Phillips. 

At Chicago, 111., Nov. 23d, 1907, by Rev. Mr. Flack, 
John O. Phillips and S. Emily, daughter of Benjamin 
M. and Josephine (Hoffman) Hutchason. 



foster-children of 
JOHN H. and ANNETTE (MARSH) PHILLIPS. 

At East Melbourne, Fla., May 14th, 1891, by Rev. Thos. 
Pell, Charles M., son of Montraville P. and Char- 
lotte (Holmes) Horton, and T. Grace Phillips. 

At Fort Pierce, Fla., Jan. 12th, 1902, by Rev. Mr. Ellis, 
George M. Phillips and Laura L. Cole. 



children of 
R. GILBERT and MARY (PHILLIPS) PLATT^. 

At Weston, Mich., Dec. 20th, 1895, by Rev. C. E. Gibbs, 
Clyde P. Platts and Clara H., daughter of Brainard and 
Helen (Remington) Kingsley. 

At Fort Pierce, Fla., Oct. 6th, 1898, by Rev. W. E. But- 
ler, Frank R., son of Montraville P. and Charlotte 
(Holmes) Horton, and Daisy F. Plattsj 

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MARRIAGES. 
CHILDREN OF 

JAMES A. AND CARRIE (PHILLIPS) KEYES. 

At Oberlin, Ohio, June i8th, 1895, by Dr. J. H. Fair- 
child, J. Lewis, son of John S. and Margaret (Mor- 
gans) Jones, and Una G. Keyes. 

At lone. Ore., June 17th, 1903, by Rev. J. L. Jones, 
brother-in-law of the bride, Edward J., son of Edward and 
Alice H. (Rietmann) Keller, and Olena M. Keyes. 

At Pacific Beach, Cal., Jan. ist, 1906, by Rev. Henry 
RoissY, Thomas W., son of Thomas D. and Minnie (Tan- 
ner) Rich, and Bertha N. Keyes. 

At Caldwell, Idaho, Jan. 4th, 191 2, by Rev. Francis E. 
Springer, Karl L. Keyes and Saloma, daughter of Isaac 
and Ella (Medford) Williams. 

At lone. Ore., Nov. 23d, 1905, by Rev. Cephas F. 
Clapp, B. Leroy, son of John D. and Susan (Rich- 
mond) BuRLEY, and Julia R. Keyes. 

At East Fork, Idaho, July 13th, 1910, by Rev. H. C. 
Stover, L. Arthur, son of Earnest Summer and Emily 
S. (Beals) Hunting, and H. Edith Keyes. 



children of 

THOMAS W. AND JULIA (PHILLIPS) 

BURKHOLDER. 

At Abilene, Kans., Sept. 28th, 1909, by Rev. A. L. Hope, 
C. Phillips Burkholder and C. Virginia, daughter of 
Amos Conn and Susanna (Klinger) Holland. 

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MARRIAGES. 



At Kansas City, Kans., June 8th, 1907, by Rev. A. B. 
Johnston, Forest F., son of Washington Z. and Clar- 
issa (Woodard) Haight, and Amy C. Burkholder. 



children of 
ALBERT J. AND EMILY (PHILLIPS) MARSHALL. 

At Bina, C. P., India, Dec. 15th, 1899, by Rev. B. 
Mitchell, George W., son of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Richards) Coffman, and Bertha Marshall. 

At Leaf River, Minn., Jan. 29th, 1910, by the father of 
the bridegroom, Lawrence E. Marshall and Emma C, 
daughter of Andrew J. and Anna C. (Erickson) Hed- 
lund. 

At Maplewood, Mo., Jan. 22d, 1908, by Rev. F. A. May- 
hall, Jay p. Marshall and Thirza S., daughter of 
Whitman and May (Sells) Dunbar. 



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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 



'Haro'e we not all one Father? Hath not one God 
created us?" 



Jeremiah Phillips, Plainfield, N. Y., Jan. 5th, 181 2. 
Baptized by Rev. Wm. Hunt, Oct., 1821. Student at 
Hamilton Literary and Theological Seminary, N. Y. Or- 
dained at Plainfield, N. Y., Sept. 2d, 1835. Missionary to 
India, 1835 to 1879. 

Mary Spaulding Beede, Jan. 27th, 1810. Missionary to 
India, 1835 to 1837. 

Mary Anne Grimditch, near Cawnpore, India, Oct. 
9th, 1819. Baptized by Rev. John Mack, at Serampore, 
India, Jan., 1839. Missionary in India, 1839 to 1840. 

Hannah Webster Cummings, Hudson, N. H., April 
13th, 1818. Baptized by Rev. N. Thurston, March, 1835. 
Missionary to India, 1840 until her death, in 1907. 



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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 

OF CHILDREN. 



'Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord. 



CHILD OF 



JEREMIAH AND MARY (BEEDE) PHILLIPS. 
Fidelia Amy, Siimbhalpore, India, Oct. 22d, 1837. 



CHILDREN OF 

JEREMIAH AND MARY (GRIMDITCH) PHILLIPS. 

James Liddell and John Howard, Balasore, India, 
Jan. 17th, 1840. Baptized by Prof. John Fullonton, 
b. D., Whitestown, N. Y., May ist, 1853. 

James Liddell fitted for college at Whitestown Semi- 
nary, N. Y. Graduated at Bowdoin College, Me., i860; at 
Theological Seminary, New Hampton, N. H., 1862, and^at 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 1864. 
Ordained" in New' York, Sept. 28th, 1862. Medical mis- 
sionary to India, 1865 to 1895. From 1890 until his death 
in 1895, Field Secretary to the India Sunday-School Union. 
Styled in the public prints the "Prince of missionary ora- 
tors." 

John Howard, student at Whitestown Seminary, N. Y., 
and at New Hampton Seminary, N. H. First Lieutenant 
and Regimental Quartermaster in the Union army, 1862- 
1866. Merchant, banker. 

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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 



CHILDREN OF 



JEREMIAH AND HANNAH (CUMMINGS) 
PHILLIPS. 

Mary Anne, Jellasore, India, Feb. 20th, 1842. Bap- 
tized by her father at Whitestown, N. Y., March 8th, 1857. 
Student at Whitestown Seminary, N. Y., Prairie City Acad- 
emy, 111., and at New Hampton Seminary, N. H. 

Hannah Carrie, Jellasore, India, Sept. 19th, 1843. 
Baptized by her father at Whitestown, N. Y., March 8th, 
1857. Graduated at Plillsdale College, Mich., June i8th, 
i! 



Julia Emma, Jellasore, India, June 5th, 1845. Baptized 
by her father at Whitestown, N. Y., March 8th, 1857. Stu- 
dent at Hillsdale College, Mich. Missionary to India, 1865 
to the present time. 

Jeremiah, Jr., Jellasore, India, Dec. 24th, 1846. Baptized 
by his father at Prairie City, 111., Jan. 20th, 1861. Grad- 
uated at Hillsdale College, Mich., June, 1871. Ordained at 
Willow Creek, Wis., June 2d, 1872. Minister. 

Harriet Preston, Jellasore, India, March nth, 1848. 
Baptized by her father at Prairie City, 111., Jan. 20th, 1861. 
Graduated at Hillsdale College, Mich., June i8th, 1868. 
Engaged in teaching until 1878. Missionary to India, 1878 
to 1904. 

Beebe Pamelia, Jellasore, India, June 4th, 1849. Bap- 
tized by her father at Prairie City, 111., Jan. 20th, 1861. 

Emily Louisa, Jellasore, India, Dec. 24tli, 1850. Bap- 
tized by her father at Prairie City, 111., Jan. 20th, 1861. 

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MRS. PHILLIPS AND HER CHILDREN ABOUT TO SAIL FOR AMERICA, 
LEAVING DR. PHILLIPS ALONE. 
(From a daguerreotype taken in Calcutta, 1854.) 



BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 

Graduated at Hillsdale College, Mich., June, 1870. En- 
gaged in teaching until 1873. Missionary to India, 1873 to 
1882. 

Nellie Maria, Jellasore, India, June 15th, 1852. Bap- 
tized by her father at Prairie City, 111., Jan. i8th, 1864. 
Graduated at Hillsdale College, Mich., June, 1875. En- 
gaged in teaching and the study of medicine until 1881, 
graduating at that time from Adelbert Medical College, 
Cleveland, Ohio. Medical missionary to India, 1881 to 
1903. 

Lucy Marilla, New Hampton, N. H., Sept. 6th, 1854. 
Baptized by Rev. H. Gilman, at Dale, N. Y., Oct. 2d, 1864. 
Graduated at Hillsdale College, Mich., June, 1876. Lady 
Principal of Parker College, Minn., 1889 to 1897. 

Ida Orissa, Whitestown, N. Y., July 24th, 1856. Bap- 
tized by her father at Jellasore, India, Aug., 1865. Grad-. 
uated at Hillsdale College, Mich., June 21st, 1877. Mis- 
sionary to India, 1877 to 1889. 

William Carey, Prairie City, III, March 26th, 1861. 



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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 

OF CHILDREN ADDED BY MARRIAGE. 



'Thy people shall be my people, and thy 
God, my God." 



Mary Rosamond Sayles, Pascoag, R. L, Aug. 3d, 1837. 
Baptized by Rev. D. Harriman at Pascoag, R. L, May ist, 
1853. Graduated at New Hampton Seminary, N. H., 1861. 
Missionary to India, 1865 to 1905. 

Annette Ophelia Marsh, Gaylordsville, Conn., July 
25th, 1842. Engaged in the Christian Commission of the 
United States army, 1863 to 1866. 

Richard Gilbert Platts, Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 4th, 
1838. Baptized by Rev. C. Buck, at Waterford, Pa., in 
1858. Student at Hillsdale College, Mich., graduated at 
Buffalo Medical College, N. Y., Feb., 1866. Physician. 

James Albertus Keyes, De Kalb, N. Y., Jan. 12th, 
1845. Baptized by his father at Paris, Mich., Nov. 25th, 
1866. Farmer. 

Thomas Wesley Burkholder, St. Thomas, Pa., Sept. 
19th, 1850. Baptized by Dr. Jas. Calder at Harrisburg, 
Pa. Graduated at Pennsylvania State College, 1874, at 
Crozier Theological Seminary, 1877, and ordained in 1878. 
Graduated from the Medical department of the University 
of New York, 1892. Medical missionary to India, 1878 
until his death, in 1903. 

Altie Fowler Wright, Dorset, Ohio, April 23d, 1850. 
Baptized by Rev. George Hatch, at Kingsville, Ohio, May, 
1863. Student at Hillsdale College, Mich. 

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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 

Irving Lee Stone, East Berkshire, Vt., Oct. 6th, 1841. 
Baptized by Rev. Daniel Branch, at Prairie City, 111., 1861. 
Graduated at Hillsdale College, Mich., June, 1867, and in 
1870. Engaged in educational work until 1879. Manu- 
facturer. 

Albert Josiah Marshall, Shelby, N. Y., Nov. 3d, 
1847. Baptized by Rev. A. Berry, at Monticello, Wis., 
April 20th, 1 861. In the Union army, 1864 to 1865. Or- 
dained at Butler, Mich., March, 1871. Student at Hillsdale 
College, and graduate from its Theological department, 
June, 1873. Missionary to India, 1873 to 1882. 

Frank Llewellyn Durgin, Saco, Me., Dec. 23d, 1851. 
Baptized by Rev. Ezekiel True, at Saco, Me., June, 1869. 
Graduated at Hillsdale College, Mich., June, 1876, and at 
Adelbert Medical College, Cleveland, Ohio, March 15th, 
1882. Physician. 



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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 

OF GRANDCHILDREN. 



'Children's children are the crown of old men." 



CHILDREN OF 

JAMES L. AND MARY (SAYLES) PHILLIPS. 

William Owen, Midnapore, India, April ist, 1868. 
Baptized by his father, at Pascoag, R. I., Sept. 23d, 1877. 
Student at Oberlin College, Ohio. 

Beebe Mary Sophia, Midnapore, India, Sept. i6th, 
1869. Baptized by her father, at Pascoag, R. L, Sept. 23d, 
1877. Student at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, and at 
Oberlin College, Ohio, and graduate of Kindergarten Train- 
ing School, Philadelphia, Pa. Missionary to India, 1895 to 
1908. 

Nellie Upham, Midnapore, India, Dec. 14th, 1871. 

John Otis, Bhimpore, India, April 26th, 1874. Bap- 
tized by his father, at Midnapore, India, 1883. Graduated 
at University of Texas, 1897. Business. 

Julia Edith, Pascoag, R. I., Sept. 14th, 1876. Bap- 
tized by her father, at Auburn, R. L, in 1886. Engaged in 
mission work in India from 1905 till 1907. 



foster-children of 
JOHN H. AND ANNETTE (MARSH) PHILLIPS. 

Theodora Grace, Chicago, 111., April 4th, 1871. Bap- 
tized by Rev. Mr. Klopp, at Melbourne, Fla., May, 1892. 

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JOllX IlOWAKll. 



BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 

Student at Cooper Academy, Dayton, Ohio, at Rochester 
Seminary, Wis., and at OberHn College, Ohio. 

George Marsh, Chicago, III, Aug. 25th, 1873. Bap- 
tized by Dr. Tenny, at Oberlin, Ohio, Jan., 1890. 



children of 
R. GILBERT and MARY (PHILLIPS) PLATTS. 

Winona, Sac City, Iowa, Sept. 25th, 1867. 

Clyde Phillips, Sac City, Iowa, Aug. 15th, 1869. Bap- 
tized by Rev. D. W. C. Durgin, at Hillsdale, Mich., June 
8th, 1879. Student at Hillsdale College, Mich., and grad- 
uate from the Medical Department of the University of 
Michigan in 1892. Physician. 

Daisy Fern, Sac City, Iowa, June 12th, 1871. Bap- 
tized by Rev. D. W. C. Durgin, at Hillsdale, Mich., May 
15th, 1881. Graduated from the Hillsdale High School, 
June, I 



children of 

JAMES A. AND CARRIE (PHILLIPS) KEYES. 

Wayland Hurtell, Paris, Mich., March 4th, 1871. 
Baptized by his grandfather. Rev. J. Keyes, at Claybanks, 
Mich., Nov., 1879. Graduated at Oberlin College, Ohio, 
June 24th, 1898, and appointed to a post in North Dakota 
by the American Missionary Association the same year. 

Una Grace, Claybanks, Tvlich., Sept. 15th, 1872. Bap- 
tized by her grandfather, Rev. J. Keyes, at Claybanks, Mich., 

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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 

June, 1884. Graduated from Cook County Normal School, 
111., June 2d, 1892. 

Olena May, Claybanks, Mich., Jan. 15th, 1874. Bap- 
tized by her grandfather, Rev. J. Keyes, at Claybanks, 
Mich., June, 1884. Graduated from Kindergarten Train- 
ing School, Oberlin, Ohio, June 7th, 1896. 

Bertha Nell, Grant, Mich., Aug. 28th, 1877. Bap- 
tized by her grandfather, Rev. J. Keyes, at Claybanks, 
Mich., June, 1884. 

Karl Llewellyn, Grant, Mich., June 12th, 1880. Bap- 
tized by his uncle, Rev. H. H. Keyes, June, 1885. Grad- 
uated from State University, Moscow, Idaho, June 9th, 
1908. Civil engineer. 

Jeremiah Phillips, Grant, Mich., Aug. 8th, 1883. 

Julia Ruth, Grant, Mich., Sept. 9th, 1884. Baptized 
by her uncle, Rev. J. Phillips, Jr., at Kipton, Ohio, May, 
1894. Graduated at Weiser Academy, Idaho, June i8th, 
1903. Student at State University, Moscow, Idaho. 

Hannah Edith, Grant, Mich., Oct. 28th, 1886. Baptized 
by her uncle, Rev. J. Phillips, Jr., at Kipton, Ohio, May, 
1894. Graduated from State University, Moscow, Idaho, 
June 15th, 1 910. 



CHILDREN OF 

THOMAS W. AND JULIA (PHILLIPS) 
BURKHOLDER. 

Calder Phillips, Midnapore, India, June 29th, 1881. 
Baptized by his father, at Bhimpore, India, May 3d, 1890. 

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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 

Student at Parker College, Minn., and at Bates College, 
Me. Business. 

Mary Emily, Midnapore, India, Sept. 15th, 1883. 

Amy Crawford, Bhimpore, India, Jan. 4th, 1885. Bap- 
tized by her father, at Bhimpore, India, Nov. 4th, 1894. 
Graduated at the School of Agriculture, University of Min- 
nesota, March 22d, 1905. 

Jeremiah James, Bhimpore, India, July 31st, 1886. 

Hannah Jane, Bhimpore, India, Jan. ist, 1888. Bap- 
tized by her father, at Bhimpore, Nov. 4th, 1894. Grad- 
uated from Parker College, Winnebago, Minn., June, 1909. 
Jeweler. 



children of 

JEREMIAH, Jr., and ALTIE (WRIGHT) PHILLIPS. 

Sarah Wright, Walworth, Wis., July 2d, 1876. Bap- 
tized by her father, at Pawtucket, R. L, in the winter of 
1886-87, Graduated as nurse from Chicago Baptist Hospi- 
tal, 1898. Nurse. 

Altie Elizabeth, Kingsville, Ohio, Sept. 24th, 1878. 
Baptized by her father, at Pawtucket, R. I., the winter of 
1886-87. Student at Hillsdale College, Mich. Teacher. 

John Howard, Burg Hill, Ohio, June 29th, 1881. Bap- 
tized by his father, at Guilford, N. H., 1891. 

Alice Brown, Sheffield, Ohio, Sept. i8th, 1883. Bap- 
tized by her father, at Centerburg, Ohio, 1895. Graduated 
from the High School of the same place in 1899, and from 
a course in Domestic Science in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1901. 
Instructor in piano. 

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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 

Jeremiah, Pawtucket, R. I., July 2d, 1886. 

Thomas Guthrie, West Derby, Vt., Nov. i8th, 1887. 
Baptized by his father, at Centerburg, Ohio, 1895. Student 
in the College of Agriculture of the University of Ohio. 



children of 
ALBERT J. AND EMILY (PHILLIPS) MARSHALL. 

Eva Loraine, Balasore, India, Aug. 23d, 1874. Bap- 
tized by her father, at Evansville, Wis., Feb. 14th, 1884. 
Graduated from the Scientific Department of Drake Uni- 
versity, Des Moines, Iowa, June, 1900. Teacher. 

Bertha, Balasore, India, April 4th, 1876. Baptized by 
Rev. F. E. Young, at Winnebago, Minn., 1888. Student in 
Drake University, Iowa. Missionary to India, 1899 to 
1902. 

Justin Albert, Balasore, India, June 30th, 1877. Bap- 
tized by Rev. F. L. Moore, at Plover, Iowa, June, 1891. 
Graduated at Drake University, Iowa, June nth, 1903. 
Farmer. 

Lawrence Eugene, Balasore, India, April loth, 1879. 
Baptized by his father, at Laurens, Iowa, 1893. Graduated 
from Drake University, Iowa, June 14th, 1906. Teacher. 

Nellie, Balasore, India, May 26th, 1880. 

Ida, Balasore, India, Jan. loth, 1882. Baptized by her 
father, at Laurens, Iowa, 1893. Graduated from Drake 
University, Iowa, June, 1908. 

Jay Phillips, Evansville, Wis., July 26th, 1884. Bap- 
tized by Rev. G. W. Elliott, at Pocahontas Center, Iowa, 

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JULIA EM:\rA. 




HARRIET rUESTON. 



BEEliE I'AMELIA. 



BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 

Jan., 1896. Graduated at Dental College of the University 
of Illinois, May 24th, 1905. Dentist. 

Robert Livingston, Pocahontas County, Iowa, June 
i6th, 1891. Baptized by his father, at OHvia, Minn., Feb. 
4th, 1903. 

CHILD OF 

FRANK L. AND LUCY (PHILLIPS) DURGIN. 
Donald Phillips, Sanford, Me., May 24th, 1884. 



FOSTER-CHILD OF THE SAME. 



Laura Hope, Winnebago, Minn., May 31st, 1891. Bap- 
tized by Rev. E. H. Willisford, at Winnebago, Minn. 
June, 1900. 



births, baptisms, etc. 

OF GRANDCHILDREN ADDED BY MARRIAGE. 

George Howells, Llandafal Farm, Aberbeeg, Mon., 
South Wales, May nth, 1871. Baptized by Rev. T. Lewis, 
in River Ebbw, Cwm, Feb. 21st, 1885. Degrees won, B. A., 
London and Christ's College, Cambridge; B. Litt., Jesus 
College, Oxford ; B. D., St. Andrew's University, Scotland ; 
Ph. D., Tiibingen, Germany ; of Regent's Park and Uni- 
versity Colleges, London; Mansfield College, Oxford, and 
the Universities of Cambridge, and Tubingen, Germany. 
Missionary to India, 1895 to the present time. Principal 
of Serampore College, India. 

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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 

Sarah Emily Hutchason, Gainesville, Tex., Aug. 26th, 
1886. Baptized by Rev. Mr. Warren at Battle Creek, Mich., 
Dec, 1903. Educated at Joplin, Mo., and at Battle Creek, 
Mich. Graduated at the Sanitarium Training School for 
Nurses June nth, 1907. 

Charles Montraville Horton, Fabyans, N. H., Oct. 
25th, 1870. Baptized by Rev. A. L. S. Bateman, at Orange 
City, Fla., Jan., 1889. Business. 

Laura L. Cole, Woodrest, Fla., Jan. 31st, 1880. Bap- 
tized by Rev. Mr. Williams, at Palatka, Fla., March 12th, 
1880. 

Clara Helen Kingsley, Danville, 111., April 29th, 1873. 
Baptized by Rev. Mr. Little, at Danville, III, 1883. 

Frank Roscoe Horton, Twin Mountain, N. H., Sept. 
23d, 1873. Baptized by Rev. A. L. S. Bateman, at Orange 
City, Fla., Jan., 1889. Business. 

John Lewis Jones, Llangeitho, Wales, Jan. 22d, 1865. 
Baptized in infancy by Rev. Robert Roberts, at Llangeitho, 
Wales. Graduated from Oberlin College, Ohio, May, 1895. 
Ordained Aug. i8th, 1895, at Clearwater, Minn. Home 
missionary. 

Edward John Keller, Marine, 111., July 27th, 1872. 
Baptized in infancy by Rev. Mr. Davis, at Marine, 111., 
Sept. 7th, 1872. Fruit farmer. 

Thomas Whitworth Rich, Mt. Carry, Fla., March 
27th, 1882. Mechanic. 

Saloma Williams, Brownville, Nebr., Aug. 9th, 1883. 
Baptized in infancy. Student at Nebraska State Normal 
School for several years. Engaged in teaching for nine 
years. 

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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 

Burton Leroy Burley, Clarks, Nebr., Oct. 13th, 1880. 
Baptized by Rev. George Tracy, at Payette, Idaho, in 1893. 
Graduated at Weiser Academy, Idaho, in 1899. Business. 

Lyman Arthur Hunting, Grundy Center, Iowa, 
Sept. 1st, 1873. Baptized in infancy by Rev. Mr. Painter, 
^t Grundy Center, Iowa. Graduated at State University, 
Moscow, Idaho, June 9th, 1909. 

Carrie Virginia Holland, Cuba, Kans., Feb. 14th, 
1883. Baptized by Rev. E. H. Willisford at Winnebago, 
Minn., April ist, 1900. Graduated at Hillsdale College, 
Mich., June i8th, 1908. 

Forest Ford Haight, Winnebago, Minn., Aug. 3d, 
1882. 

George Washington Coffman, Savannah, Mo., April 
i6th, 1866. Baptized at Rosendale, Mo., 1882. Graduated 
from Drake University, Iowa, 1896. Ordained 1895. Mis- 
sionary to India, 1896 to 1902, and again 1909 to 1912. 

Emma Christine Hedlund, Ellsworth, Wis., Jan. 25th, 
1890. Baptized in infancy by Rev. J. Magny, at Ellsvv^orth, 
Wis. 

Thirza Sells Dunbar, Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 2d, 
1889. Baptized by Rev. F. A. Mayhall, at Maplewood, 
Mo., March 31st, 1907. Student at Lindenwood College, 
St. Charles, Mo. 



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BIRTHS, BxVPTISMS, ETC. 

OF GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. 



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'Beloved for the fathers' sokes. 



CHILDREN OF 

GEORGE AND BEEBE (PHILLIPS) HOWELLS. 

Mary Gladys and Gerald Sydney, Cuttack, India, 
Oct. 5th, 1900. Gerald baptized at Battle Creek, Mich., 
Dec. 4th, 1 910, by Rev. B. F. Taber. ^ 

Edith Winnifred, Battle Creek, Mich., April 15th, 1909. 



CHILD OF 

JOHN O. and EMILY (HUTCHASON) PHILLIPS. 
Mary Emily, Chicago, III, Feb. 3d, 1910. 



children OF 
CHARLES M. and GRACE (PHILLIPS) HORTON. 
Sybil Estella, East Melbourne, Fla., March 2d, 1892. 
Baptized by Rev. Mr. Weatherwax, at Melbourne, Fla., 
April, 1902. 

Howard Montraville, East Melbourne, Fla., Nov. 2d, 
1893. Graduated at Fort Pierce High School, May 19th, 
1911. 

Theodora Annette, Melbourne, Fla., Sept. 3d, 1895. 

Eugene Phillips, Melbourne, Fla., Nov. 25th, 1897. 

Edith Jeannette, Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 19th, 1899. 
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NELLIE MARL\. 



E^IILY LOUISA. 





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IDA ORISSA. 



LUCY MARILLA. 




BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 
CHILDREN OF 

CLYDE P. AND CLARA (KINGSLEY) PLATTS. 

Phillips Kingsley, Fort Pierce, Fla., Dec. 2d, 1896. 
Baptized by Rev. H. E. McCombs, at White City, Fla., Jan. 
ijth, 1 911. 

Norman Gilbert, Fort Pierce, Fla., Jan. 22d, 1898. 

George Francis, Fort Pierce, Fla., Nov. 23d, 1898. 

Helen Eliza, Fort Pierce, Fla., Feb. 9th, 1901. 

Dorothy May, Fort Pierce, Fla., Aug. 13th, 1903. 



children of 
FRANK R. and DAISY (PLATTS) HORTON. 
Fern Estelle, Fort Pierce, Fla., Aug. 20th, 1907. 
Frank Richard, Fort Pierce, Fla., Aug. 17th, 1910. 



CHILDREN OF 

J. LEWIS AND UNA (KEYES) JONES. 

Mary Gwendolen, Clearwater, Minn., May loth, i\ 
Baptized by her father, at lone. Ore., April, 1905. 

Margaret Carrie, Clearwater, Minn., Sept. 2d, 1897. 
Baptized by her father, at lone, Ore., Jan. 28th, 1906. 

Katherine Keyes, Madison, Minn., March 20th, 1899. 
Baptized by Rev. Mr. Rexford, at Weiser, Idaho, March 
3d, 1907. 

Karl Clifford, Huntington, Ore., Feb. 25th, 1902. 
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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 
CHILDREN OF 

EDWARD J. AND OLENA (KEYES) KELLER. 



James Alexander, Weiser, Idaho, Dec. 5th, 1906. Pub 
licly consecrated, March 3d, 1907, by Rev. Rexford at 
Weiser, Idaho. 

Edward John, Portland, Ore., June 20th, 1909. Pub- 
licly consecrated March 27th, 1910, by Rev. Harry Leeds, 
Portland, Ore. 



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children of 
T. WHITWORTH and BERTHA (KEYES) RICH. 
Harland Whitworth, San Diego, Cal., Feb. 15th, 1907. 
Bertha Joy, San Diego, Cal, Dec. 22d, 1908. 



children of 
B. LEROY AND JULIA (KEYES) BURLEY. 
Karl Curtis, Weiser, Idaho, May loth, 1907. 
Virginia Marguerite, Weiser, Idaho, Dec. i8th, 1908. 
Ruth, Weiser, Idaho, March 26th, 1911. 



CHILDREN OF 

FOREST F. AND AMY (BURKHOLDER) HAIGHT. 
Wayland Phillips, Wild Horse, Colo., Nov. 23d, 1909. 
Helen, Winnebago, Minn., Sept. 14th, 1911. 
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BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, ETC. 
CHILD OF 

GEORGE W. AND BERTHA (MARSHALL) 
COFFMAN. 

Robert Leonard, Harda, India, Oct. i6th, 1900. Bap- 
tized by his father at Rockwell City, Iowa, 1909. 



CHILD OF 

LAWRENCE E. and EMMA (HEDLUND) 
MARSHALL. 

Joy Louise, Nevis, Minn., Dec. 13th, 1910. 



CHILD OF 

JAY P. AND THIRZA (DUNBAR) MARSHALL. 
Thirza Emily, Maplewood, Mo., Jan. i8th, 1909. 



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DEATHS. 



'Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.' 



Fidelia Amy Phillips, Sumbhalpore, India, Oct. 22d, 
1837. ^P-9^ 

Mary (Beede) Phillips, Sumbhalpore, India, Nov. 8th, 
1837, aged 27 years, 10 months. (p-8) 

Mary (Grimditch) Phillips, Midnapore, India, Ang. 
i6th, 1840, aged 20 years, 10 months. (p- 8) 

Beebe Pamelia Phillips, Prairie City, 111., Dec. 23d, 

1862, aged 13 years, 6 months. (p- 10) 

William Carey Phillips, Prairie City, 111., Nov. 20th, 

1863, aged 2 years, 8 months. (p- u) 

Winona Platts, Sac City, Iowa, Aug. ist, 1869, aged i 
year, 11 months. (p- 15) 

Richard Gilbert Platts, Hillsdale, Mich., Jan. 3d, 
1873, aged 34 years, 2 months. (p- 12) 

Nellie Uph AM Phillips, Midnapore, India, March 31st, 
1873, aged I year, 3 months. (p- u) 

Jeremiah Phillips, Sr., Hillsdale, Mich., Dec. 9th, 
1879, aged 67 years, 11 months. (p8) 

Nellie Marshall, Balasore, India, Jan. i8th, 1882, 
aged I year, 8 months. (p- 18) 

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DEATHS. 

Jeremiah Phillips Keyes, Claybanks, Mich., Aug. 8th, 

1883. ^ (p. 16) 

Mary Emily Burkholder, Bhimpore, India, Sept. i8th, 

1884, aged I year. (p- 17) 

' Jeremiah Phillips, Pawtucket,R. I., July 2d, 1886. (p. 18) 

Donald Phillips Durgin, Cranston, R. L, Feb. 19th, 
1888, aged 3 years, 9 months. (p- 19) 

Jeremiah James Burkholder, Bhimpore, India, Dec. 
i6th, 1888, aged 2 years, 4 months. (p- 17) 



Ida Orissa Phillips, Winnebago, Minn., July 5th, i; 
aged 32 years, 11 months. (p-ii) 

James Liddell Phillips, Mussoorie, India, June 25th, 

1895, aged 55 years, 5 months. (p-9) 

Carrie (Phillips) Keyes, Oberlin, Ohio, May 20th, 

1896, aged 52 years, 8 months. (p- 10) 

Wayland Hurtell Keyes, Fort Berthold, N. Dak., Oct. 
nth, 1898, aged 2J years, 7 months. (p. 15) 

John Howard Phillips, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 28th, 

1898, aged 17 years, 4 months. (p. 17) 

Edith Jeannette Horton, Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 30th, 

1899, aged 2 months. (p. 22) 

John Howard Phillips, Melbourne, Fla., June i8th, 
1901, aged 61 years, 5 months. (p.p) 

James Albertus Keyes, Weiser, Idaho, Nov. 12th, 1902, 
aged 57 years, 10 months. (p- 12) 

George Marsh Phillips, Melbourne, Fla., Jan. 21st, 
1903, aged 29 years, 5 months. (p. 15) 

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DEATHS. 

Annette (Marsh) Phillips, Melbourne, Fla., May 
27th, 1903, aged 60 years, 10 months. (p- 12) 

Una (Keyes) Jones, lone. Ore., Sept. 23d, 1903, aged 
31 years. (p- 15) 

Karl Clifford Jones, lone, Ore., Oct. loth, 1903, aged 
I year, 8 months. (p- 23) 

Thomas Wesley Burkholder, Balasore, India, Nov. 
1 6th, 1903, aged 53 years, 2 months. (p- 12) 

Laura Hope Durgin, Wmnebago, Minn., July 22d, 1904, 
aged 13 years, 2 months. (p- 19) 

Nellie Maria Phillips, Rochester, Minn., March 7th, 

1906, aged 53 years, 9 months. (p-ii) 

Clyde Phillips Platts, St. Louis, Mo., June 26th, 1907, 
aged 37 years, 10 months. (p- 15) 

Hannah (Cummings) Phillips, Balasore, India, Aug. 
8th, 1907, aged 89 years, 4 months. (p-8) 

Mary Gladys Howells, Serampore, India, Sept. 7th, 

1907, aged 6 years, 11 months. (p-22) 

Sybil Estelle Horton, St. Augustine, Fla., June 13th, 

1909, aged 17 years, 3 months. (p-22) 

Mary Emily Phillips, Chicago, 111., Feb. 17th, 1910, 
aged 2 weeks. (p-22) 

William Owen Phillips, Sutton, England, June i8th, 

1910, aged 42 years, 2 months. (p. 14) 

Mary (Sayles) Phillips, Battle Creek, Mich., Feb. 
6th, 1911, aged 73 years, 6 months. (p. 12) 

Mary (Phillips) Platts, Winnebago, Minn., April 
25th, 1911, aged 69 years, 2 months. (p. 10) 

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FOUR GENERATIONS : MRS. PHILLIPS, SR., DR. NELLIE, BERTHA COFFMAN 
AND CHILD, BEECE HOWELLS ( SEATED) AND TWINS. 



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In these later years, since the struggle for subsistence 
has become less strenuous than formerly, many Americans 
have devoted no little time, thought, effort and money to 
tracing their ancestry. Not until this present year (1912) 
has the compiler of this record known anything of interest 
regarding her forebears on either side farther back than 
her grandparents. During this, the centennial year of her 
father's birth, she has had the good fortune to find (in the 
Public Library of New York City) a genealogical record of 
the Phillips family in America, published in 1885 by Albert 
M. Phillips, of Auburn, Mass. This, unfortunately, how- 
ever, is confessedly very incomplete. 

Although unable, as yet, to find conclusive proof that her 
own family is a "branch" or ''twig" of this "tree," the 
frequent recurrence in the record of Christian names, both 
masculine and feminine, identical with many in her grand- 
father's and father's families, together with the statement 
in the Record that many descendants of George Phillips, 
fourth in succession from the first emigrant of the name, 
reside in New York State, where have lived nearly all her 
known relatives on the paternal side, is to her presumptive 
evidence that this is the case. 

The Wise Man left on record the declaration that "a 
good name is rather to be chosen than great riches," so, 
although the writer is unable to cite a single person of the 
name who has amassed great wealth, she congratulates all 
who bear the name, including herself, on the following testi- 

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mony, given by a writer in HarpeT's, and quoted in the gene- 
alogy above referred to : 

"A Phillips crossed the water with John Winthrop, and 
from him descended a long line of Ministers, Judges, Gov- 
ernors, and Councillors, a sterling race, temperate, just and 
high-minded." 

Rev. George Phillips, the first immigrant to America 
bearing the name, and the first minister of Watertown, 
Mass., was born about 1593 at Rainham, St. IMartins, near 
Rougham, in the district of Gallow, County of Norfolk, 
England. He was graduated as B. A. from Cambridge Uni- 
versity in 1 61 3, and received the degree of M. A. in 161 7. 
He gave early indications of deep piety, uncommon talents 
and love of learning, and, at the University, distinguished 
himself by his remarkable progress, especially in theological 
studies, for which he early manifested a partiality. He was 
settled for a time in the ministry in Sufifolk County, but 
suffering from the storm of persecution which assailed the 
non-conformists of England, he determined to leave the 
mother-country and cast his lot with the Puritans. He em- 
barked for America April 12th, 1630, in the ''Arbella," with 
his wife and two children, as fellow-passengers with Gov- 
ernor Winthrop and Sir Richard Saltonstall, and arrived 
at Salem June 12th. Here his wife soon died and was 
buried by the side of Lady Arbella Johnson, both, evidently, 
being unable to endure the hardships and exposure incident 
to a tedious ocean voyage. He soon located in Watertown, 
and without delay was settled over the church in that place. 
At the Court of Assistants it was "ordered that Mr. Phil- 
lips shall have allowed him 3 hogsheads of meale, i hogs- 
head of malte, 4 bushels of Indian corn, i bushel of oat- 
meale and halfe a hundred of salte fish." He continued 

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as pastor of this church, greatly respected and beloved, until 
his death, in 1644. 

''In Brechin Hall at Andover, the library of the Theo- 
logical school, in the great halls of the Academies at An- 
dover and Exeter, and in Memorial Hall at Harvard College, 
one may see hanging upon the walls portraits of one and 
another man and woman of this family, which, among the 
untitled nobility of New England, represents the best ele- 
ment of life there; not that which always dwells in the 
brightest glare of publicity, but that which directs and 
shapes the current of public opinion." 

The names in this Genealogy that are probably most 
widely known are those of Phillip Phillips, the gospel 
singer. Bishop Phillips Brooks of Boston, whose mother 
was a Phillips, and Wendell Phillips, the ''silver-tongued 
orator" of the anti-slavery conflict. 

Of the last-mentioned it is recorded that ''his first 
appearance as an orator was at a meeting in Faneuil Hall, 
in 1837 (when he was but twenty-six years of age), called 
to protest against the cruel murder of Elijah P. Love joy, 
at Alton, 111., for publishing an anti-slavery paper. James 
I. Austin, State's Attorney-General, made an apologetic 
speech, condemning Lovejoy and almost justifying the mob 
for his murder. Then Wendell Phillips, fired with right- 
eous indignation, mounted the platform amidst objections 
and efforts to suppress him, and poured forth a torrent of 
burning eloquence. This young lawyer, without experience 
and without a name in his profession, met and vanquished, 
routed and annihilated, the official chief of the bar of Massa- 
chusetts. 

"His eloquence was not of the grand style, majestic and 
imposing, like that of Webster, with solemn periods and 

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elaborate rhetoric. It was swift, impetuous and scathing, 
but with the beauty of a noble simplicity, a clear, trumpet- 
like voice, manner and gesture full of force and grace. 

"Throughout his life his habits and manners were those 
of a patrician, neither arrogant nor obtrusively afifable, but 
kindly, with a dignified reserve which commanded some 
measure of deference from all who came into contact with 
him." 

The following appreciation of his character and life- 
work is taken from the report of a Committee appointed 
by the Massachusetts Legislature after his death : 

*'He was gifted with intellectual talents and powers of 
eloquence which might have made him the foremost jurist 
and greatest lawyer of his time. But he gave up all hope 
of popularity or personal emolument from the practise of 
law and made it his exclusive life-work to plead on the 
public rostrum, and at every favorable opportunity, the 
cause of the oppressed of every nation, creed and color. 
Sympathy with the classes whose cause he advocated led 
him to give freely of his means to the poor and distressed. 
Especially may the colored race rejoice that it pleased God 
to raise up in their behalf this inspired advocate of their 
inalienable rights, this terrible denunciator of their wrongs, 
this sincere sympathizer with their sufferings, this brave, 
true, stalwart friend. Their rights vindicated before the 
world, their wrongs wiped out, their sufferings soothed, 
their race set free, enfranchised, educated, elevated, long 
will the colored race remember — how can they ever forget? 
— their debt of gratitude to Wendell Phillips, to whom was 
due as much as to any man on earth this revolution in their 
lot. . . . Not to the needs of his own country alone could 
Wendell Phillips limit his sympathy. The whole world 

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had no wrong which did not set his soul on fire to hate it 
always, to abate it if he could. . . . The terrible evils of in- 
toxication led no man to be a stronger advocate of prohibi- 
tion than Wendell Phillips. The rights and interests of 
the working classes found in him a devoted friend. His 
intense earnestness carried conviction home to his hearers. 
His tenderness touched their hearts with irresistible sym- 
pathy; his pathos moved them to tears; his vehemence 
carried them on with contagious fire ; his commanding pres- 
ence filled them with respect; his simplicity and directness 
left them in doubt whether acting were perfect or wholly 
absent. Gifted by nature with a voice of exquisite smooth- 
ness, sweetness, flexibility and grace, and yet of wonderful 
power when roused in some great cause, the whole man 
grew instinct with the fire and force of impassioned ora- 
tory, and he swept his audience almost at his will — yet 
always without apparent effort — through the varying emo- 
tions which he sought to stir. Strong faith and deep piety 
marked his walk through life. His fellow-citizens have 
always respected him for every domestic virtue, and for a 
grandly stoical simplicity of life. Full of the generous spirit 
of self-sacrifice, seeking no public honor, devoting his life 
and his great powers to the cause of the oppressed even to 
his own great loss, standing firm against any and all in- 
justice like the rugged hills of his native State, volcanic 
in his outbursts of wrath against oppression, Wendell Phil- 
lips stands as the strongest type of the fearless, uncompro- 
mising, intolerant New England reformer." 



As regards reliable records of her maternal ancestors 
in this country the present writer has been more fortunate, 
and since this little book is prepared for the descendants of 

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her own parents rather than for the PhilHps family in gen- 
eral, she does not hesitate to incorporate some of the material 
found relating to the Cummings family, her maternal fore- 
bears. This has been obtained chiefly from a Cummings 
Genealogy published in 1904, by Albert O. Cummings, of 
Vermont, to whom is due the gratitude of the entire Cum- 
mings family for his voluntary and arduous labors in be- 
half of his "brethren according to the flesh." In this record 
he states that Isaac Cummings, the first immigrant of the 
name to America, was ''doubtless" a passenger on board a 
vessel that brought a colony to Salem, Mass., in 1627, 
seven years after the arrival of the "Mayflovv^er," and three 
years before that of the "Arbella," which brought the first 
Phillips to the same port. In a deposition made by him in 
1666 he gave his age as sixty-five, thus establishing his birth 
in 1 601, while his death occurred in 1677. The family name 
is found in various records, spelled in at least sixteen dif- 
ferent ways, but more than half of those who have borne it 
spelled it as did our grandparents, Cummings. 

As to the nationality of the original Isaac, Mr. Cum- 
mings says that in all his researches, which were among the 
records of American Historical, Genealogical and Anti- 
quarian Societies, Public Libraries, Civil and Probate Court 
records; and which involved a vast amount of correspond- 
ence and visits to numerous cemeteries where people of the 
name had lived and died, he failed to find any record con- 
necting Isaac with the "Cumins" whose traditions are 
given herewith; but circumstantial evidence is strongly in 
favor of the claim that Isaac, although sailing from Eng- 
land, was a Scotchman, descended from the "Red Cumin" 
of Scottish history. 

Mr. Cummings' book is an octavo volume of seven hun- 

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dred pages and contains the names of approximately ten 
thousand persons of the connection, and is ilkistrated with 
numerous portraits. Undertaken after the compiler had 
passed his threescore and tenth mile-stone, the work cost 
him six years of arduous toil and thousands of dollars. 
Among press comments upon it The Nation (New York 
City) said, "The stock appears to be largely agricultural 
and mechanical, inventors having been numerous and 
clever," while the .New York Genealogical and Biographi- 
cal Record says, ''It is a history of a staunch and sturdy 
stock, thrifty, plain people, who could, and did, shoulder 
a gun and fight for the country when need be, and in times 
of peace could aid her with shrewd advice." i^r^y^i^i^ 



EXTRACT FROM A LETTER 

Written by the Compiler of This Record to Her Brother and Sisters with Reference 
to the Cummings' Genealogy. 

Among the names of persons who have, at various times, 
married into the Cummings family, I am interested to find 
the following familiar ones : Bradford, Hale, Putnam, Yale, 
(colonial) ; Jackson, Monroe, Polk, Taylor, Tyler (presi- 
dential) ; Jacob Abbott, Bancroft (historical) ; Giddings, 
Lovejoy, Phillips (abolitionists) ; Choate, Webster, Dana 
(writers and statesmen) ; Bryant, Emerson, Holmes, Long- 
fellow, Lowell, Whittier (the Cambridge coterie complete!) ; 
Boardman, Doremus, Dunn, John Hall, Norman McLeod, 
Storrs (clerics and missionaries) ; Lucy Stone, George 
Elliot (celebrated women). How many of these people 
bore any relationship to the celebrities of the same names, 
of course I do not know. 

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I wonder if any of you remember the name of Hannah 
Dustin mentioned in Peter Parley's History of the United 
States? In the family of grandfather's sister Mary I find 
the names Hannah and Dustin, and of course I can but 
wonder whether the plucky woman who escaped from her 
Indian captors was in any way related to our ancestors. 

This book gives, now and again, bits of interesting biog- 
raphy of different ones who married into the Cummings 
family. The mother of one of these was one of the nineteen 
victims who were hung as witches at Salem. The record 
says, ''She was the mother of nine children, a woman of 
sound judgment and exalted Christian character. In intel- 
ligence she was far in advance of her age," as was shown 
by a long petition which she addressed, while in jail, to Sir 
Wm. Phipps, in behalf, not of herself, but of her fellow 
innocent sufferers. Her name was Mary Towne Estey, 
and she was called 'The Self-Forgetful." 

One Cummings married a great-great-granddaughter of 
John Alden and Priscilla. This Cummings (Abraham), 
was an open-communion Baptist preacher, a Free Baptist, 
of course, like ourselves ! In Revolutionary times one Pru- 
dence Cummings and several of her neighbor women 
dressed themselves in their husbands' clothes, armed them- 
selves with muskets, pitch-forks, and such other weapons 
as they could find, and having elected Mrs. Wright (Pru- 
dence Cummings) as their commander, resolutely deter- 
mined that no foe to freedom should pass over their bridge 
— Jewett's bridge over the Nashua River. Soon there 
appeared Mr. Leonard Whiting, supposed to be treasonably 
engaged in carrying intelligence to the enemy. By direction 
of Mrs. Wright, in her assumed character, he was seized, 
compelled to dismount and detained as a prisoner. Des- 

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patches were found in his boots and sent to the Committee 
of Safety. At the place where the incident occurred a stone 
now stands, bearing an inscription detaihng the circum- 
stances of the capture, and naming Mrs. Wright as captor. 
Aunt Sarah writes me that grandmothers grandfather 
Heath was a Revolutionary soldier, serving under Wash- 
ington's command. 



THE DIRECT LINE FROM ISAAC TO 
OURSELVES RUNS THUS: 

1. Isaac, born 1601, died 1677. 

2. John (eldest son of the foregoing), born 1630, died 

1700; married Sarah Howlett, born — , died 1700. 

3. Nathaniel (third son of foregoing), b. 1659, d. — ; 

m. Abigail Parkhurst. 

4. Eleazer (third son of foregoing), b. 1701, d. 1780; m. 

Phoebe Richardson, b. 1728, d. 1788; settled in what 
is now Hudson, N. H. Farm on east bank of Merri- 
mac River, directly opposite site of the present city of 
Nashua, now (1903) occupied by Hon. Kimball Web- 
ster. 

5. Eleazer (eldest son of foregoing), b. 1765, d. 1843; ^^ 

Sarah Hale, b. 1767, d. 1852. Succeeded to his 
father's farm, was school teacher and singing-master; 
acquired considerable knowledge of astronomy and 
other sciences, and was possessed of great mechanical 
ingenuity, which was also strongly marked in — 

6. Thomas (eldest son of foregoing), b. 1788, d. i86t ; m. 

Hannah Webster, b. — , d. 1856. 

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7. Hannah (second daughter of foregoing), b. 1818, d. 
1907; m. Jeremiah Phillips, b. 1812, d. 1879. 

This makes us, children of Hannah, of the eighth gen- 
eration in this country. 



CUMMINGS TRADITIONS GATHERED 
BY MR. CUMMINGS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. 

The Cummings family is a very old one. As far back 
as can be traced they lived in Lombardy, in northern Italy, 
before, and during, the 4th Century. Later they crossed the 
Alps, made various settlements in France, and according 
to history, were a strong family during the great Hearth 
War, which lasted many years, Earl de Cumminges being, 
perhaps, the chief factor in precipitating and continuing the 
war. 

History also testifies that one branch of the family fol- 
lowed William of Normandy to the conquest of England 
in 1066. In 1069 Robert of Comines (or Comyn), with 
seven hundred horse from the Conqueror, seized Durham 
and held it forty-eight hours, but the people rose against 
him and he perished in the flames at the burning of the 
Bishop's palace. His nephew became Chancellor of Scot- 
land in 1 133. The Chancellor's nephew, Richard, inherited 
the English possessions of the family, and married the 
Countess of Athol, daughter of Donald Bane, King of Scots, 
and his son William, in 12 10, became Earl of Buchan by 
marrying the Celtic heiress of the north earldom. By this 
marriage he became father of Elexander, Earl of Buchan, 
who married the daughter of Roger de Quenci, Earl of 

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Winchester, By other marriages the family obtained the 
earldoms of Angus and Athol, so that by the middle of the 
13th Century there were in Scotland one Lord, four Earls 
and thirty-two belted knights of the name of Comyns. 

Within seventy years, however, this great house was 
overthrown. Few were left of them save those who took 
refuge in the "Monks of Deer," a monastery, founded in 
12 19 by William Comyns, Earl of Buchan, mentioned above, 
while some, with their families, found refuge in England, 
where, although they were so poor as to be dependent upon 
the English Court, they married into the best families, so 
that their blood flowed through the veins of nobles and of 
some of the princely descendants of Henry IV. of England. 

Following a different trails the Chronicle of Melrose 
states that the first of the name who figured prominently 
was slain with Malcolm III. of Scotland at Alnwich in 1093, 
leaving two sons, John and William. From John all the 
Cum-ins of Scotland are said to have descended. Sir John, 
the ''Red Cumin" (or Comyn), was the first Lord of Ba- 
denoch, and in 1240 v/as sent by his king, Alexander IL, as 
an ambassador to Louis IX. of France. His son John, 
called the ''Black Lord of Badenoch," in wealth and power 
was inferior to no subject in Scotland, and was one of those 
who vowed to support Queen Margaret, daughter of Alex- 
ander III., in her title to the crown. At her death he be- 
came, as son and heir of John, who was son and heir of 
Donald Bane, King of Scots, a competitor for the crown of 
Scotland. A son of this Lord, called, in turn, the "Red 
Cumin," was the last Lord of Badenoch of the surname 
of Cumin. 

In the year 1445 o^e branch of the family, which had 
remained in northern France, gave birth to the historian 

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Phillipe de Comlnes, whom Hallam called ''The Father of 
Ancient History." 

In 1552 there was published in Paris a French work on 
a man of this name, at the end of which were many Comines 
Genealogical trees. Also about 150 years ago a Commines 
Genealogy was published in England, but both books being 
out of print, all efforts to secure a copy of either have failed. 

But — these traditions, possessing, it is true, a certain anti- 
quarian interest, and suggesting, as they do, the glamour 
of wealth and power, of fair ladies and gay cavaliers, of 
royalty and courts, of pomp and pageantry, cannot — could 
not, even though they were authentic history — confer upon 
any one the title to true nobility, which, nevertheless, each 
one may win for himself by a life of devotion to duty, even 
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REV. JEREMIAH PHILLIPS. D. D. 

A Sketch Presented at a Memorial Service of The Medical Missionary Conference, 

Convened at the Sanitarium, Battle Creek, Mich., on Jan. 5th, 1912, 

the 1 00th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr. Phillips. 

Born in New York State, Jan. 5th, 181 2. Went to India 
in 1835, aged twenty- three. Together with his colleague, 
Rev. Eli Noyes, founded the Free Baptist Mission in Orissa, 
India. Began work among the Santals, an aboriginal tribe, 
reduced their language to writing, also prepared a dictionary 
and grammar, and translated the gospels and other portions 
of the Bible. 

Was the father of fourteen children, eleven of whom 
lived to mature age, six of whom and three granddaughters 
became workers in the same field, while the five remaining 
in America were nearly, or quite, all active workers for mis- 
sions. Aggregate time of service for India of Dr. Phillips, 
members of his family and of those who became so by mar- 
riage, more than 375 years. 

On his retirement from the field, with health completely 
shattered by privations and strenuous labors during one of 
India's terrible famines, the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal 
addressed to him a letter in which he said he could not allow 
him to retire without expressing his high appreciation of 
the valuable service he had rendered to India. 

Dr. Phillips died in Hillsdale, Mich., just before the close 
of his sixty-eighth year. His wife v^^ent to India at twenty- 
two years of age and died there in her ninetieth year, hav- 
ing had but tvv^o furloughs during the intervening sixty- 
seven years. This is believed to be a ''record'' on the India 
field. His eldest son. Dr. J. L. Phillips, spent twenty-five years 

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in the same field and was then called to the post of Field Sec- 
retary of the India Sunday-School Union, in whose service 
he remained until he fell at his post, in 1895, at the com- 
paratively early age of fifty-five. 

At the present moment no living member of the family 
is on the field. Eleven lie buried there, while the bodies of 
Dr. Phillips himself, and those of two missionary daughters 
and one daughter-in-law, rest in Oak Grove Cemetery, at 
Hillsdale. One daughter, however, Mrs. Julia P. Burkholder 
(widow of Dr. T. W. Burkholder), who has already given 
forty-four years of service, sailed from New York last Friday 
(Dec. 29, 191 1 ) to begin her fifth term in the .field, sum- 
moned thereto by a cablegram from the missionaries, be- 
cause the force had been greatly depleted. 

Dr. J. L. Phillips, Dr. Nellie M. Phillips and Dr. T. W. 
Burkholder were medical missionaries. 

A fine brick church now stands in Khargpur, India, a 
memorial to Dr. Phillips, erected in 1906-07 by Mr. and 
Mrs. I. L. Stone, of Battle Creek, the latter a daughter of 
Dr. Phillips, and for twenty-six years a member of the 
mission. 



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PHILLIPS MEMORIAL CHURCH, KHARGPUR, INDIA. 



MARRIAGES. 



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