Ephraim Phillips

Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Ephraim

When Ephraim Phillips was born on 28 October 1751, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Jeremiah Phillips, was 56 and his mother, Martha Bishop, was 43. He married Jemima Jefferson on 26 January 1774, in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Ephraim Phillips
Jemima Jefferson
Marriage: 26 January 1774
Sabrina Phillips
Willis Phillips

Spouse & Children

26 January 1774
Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 25

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1783 · A Free America

Age 32

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip . In North America this name has also absorbed cognate names from other European languages, for example Italian Filippi , Polish Filipowicz .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ephoria Philips in entry for Wylls Philips, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Ephraim Phillips, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Epharim Phillips, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"

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