Lewis Phillips

Brief Life History of Lewis

Lewis Phillips was born in 1788, in New Town, Norfolk, Virginia, United States. He married Elisabeth Nunn in 1811, in Newtown, King and Queen, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Phillips
1788–
Elisabeth Nunn
1792–
Marriage: 1811
James Nunn Phillips
1818–1863
William Phillips
1820–
Catharine Phillips
1822–
Sarah Frances Phillips
1824–

Sources (2)

  • Lewis K Phillips, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Lewis Phillips in entry for James N. Phillips, "Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

1788 · Becomes the 10th state

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip . In North America, this surname has also absorbed cognates from other languages (see Philips ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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