Phillips, David L.
Born: 1823-10-28 Williamson County, Illinois
Died: 1880-06-19 Springfield, Illinois
Flourished: Pana, Illinois
Phillips joined the Baptist Church when he was eighteen and entered the ministry two years later. He preached for about eight years throughout southern Illinois. During this same period, he married Charlotte Tate and moved to Elkton. Phillips soon assumed control of the Jonesboro Baptist Church, although he eventually left the ministry due to a disagreement with the church. He then became an editor at the
History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 219-20.