Philip Fine was the first natural-born American settler in St. Louis, Missouri, and was with la Fayette in the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777.
The Republican, St. Louis, Monday, August 4, 1879 (Interview with his nephew, also named Philip Fine) (from microfilm at the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO)
Booklet No. 58, Vinett Fine and His
Descendants, by Emmerrett Goff Fine, published by The Washington County Historical Society, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1971