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By John Renning Phillips

ISBN-10: 0979786703

ISBN-13: 9780979786709

ISBN-10: 0979786711

ISBN-13: 9780979786716

In 1918, John Pressley Phillips, the son of William Walker Phillips of Fresno, married Ruth Anderson, the daughter of David Pressley Anderson of Santa Rosa. Their universal ancestor was once David Adams, Jr., who served within the innovative battle, and either descended from strong, southern, proven households which could hint their bloodlines to the Aristocracy in seventeenth Century Britain. Rooted in the US, family integrated either a British Loyalist and 3 signers of the assertion of Independence. They flourished as planters in South Carolina and Mississippi till the Civil struggle. Like many accomplice households lowered to not anything at war's finish, the Phillips and Andersons got here to California to begin over. either households thrived -- in farming, banking, politics, the humanities and group management -- in particular within the fertile crucial San Joaquin Valley. the wedding of those southern households has associated strangely wealthy and extraordinary threads of ancestry. The names of family within the close to and far away previous could startle in addition to galvanize the reader. each relatives has a narrative to inform that's frequently misplaced as generations cross on. the writer, John Renning Phillips, used to be born in Fresno, California. He by no means bought to understand his grandfather, John Pressley Phillips, who died eight years ahead of he was once born. thankfully, he knew his grandmother, Ruth Anderson Phillips, for almost 30 years. together with her, he started to catch significant elements of the relatives tale. This ebook is devoted to the author's father -- the son of Ruth and John -- William David Phillips, at the get together of his eightieth birthday. This booklet used to be conceived at the a hundred and tenth anniversary of Ruth's beginning, might 23, 1897. it really is established upon the author's learn over a 3 yr interval. John Renning Phillips attended public colleges in Fresno, California and earned a level in economics from Occidental collage. He has lived in San Francisco and London and at the moment is living in big apple urban together with his spouse and daughter. this is often his first book.


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