farmer and stock-raiser, was born near Liberty, Union Co., Ind., Aug. 19, 1833,
the eldest son and fourth of ten children of James and Anna
(Mendenhall) Macy. His father was a native of Guilford County, N. C.,
born Aug 29, 1805, and came with his parents to Indiana in 1819. His
mother was a native of Miami County, Ohio, born in February, 1805, and was
married in her native county about 1823, and came with her husband to
Indiana. When Phineas was two years of age his parents came to Henry
County, and settled in Dudley Township, where he was reared and educated.
He was married June 26, 1852, to Bettie Ratliff, a daughter
of Cornelius Ratliff, who was one of the first to enter a
farm in Dudley Township. They have a family of four children -- Mary
M., Rachel, John W. and Joseph R. Mr. Macy has a
fine farm of 150 acres, all well improved. He and his family are members
of the Society of Friends. Politically he is a Republican.
History of Henry County, Indiana, Chicago: Inter-State
Publishing Co., 1884, page 570.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming