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Ferdinand Phinizy I Portrait #2 - tweake

Ferdinand Phinizy I

the original immigrant & merchant

(1761 - 1818)

Information of interest to the descendants of  
the immigrant Ferdinand Phinizy

"The origin of the name Phinizy has never been documented and present knowledge must depend only on family tradition that Ferdinand Phinizy came from Parma, Italy, and served in America with the French troops of Rochambeau's Army during the American Revolution. The name as it has been spelled since its first appearance in 1788 is neither Italian nor French and must for some unknown reason have been invented."

 from the Preface of Grandmother Was a Phinizy

 by Ferdinand Phinizy Calhoun, Jr.

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This site originally compiled, composed and created by Ferdinand Phinizy Calhoun III with Microsoft FrontPage 98, Netscape Composer 4.04, Adobe PageMaker 6.5, Allaire HomeSite 4.0, and Microsoft Notepad for Windows 95 in June 1999.

This site's domain ( was moved to and is currently being updated using the software in December 2018.

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February 22 & 23, 2019

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