Philomela Gilligan

about 1792–6 February 1858 (Age 66)
Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Philomela

Philomela Gilligan was born about 1792, in Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States. She married Arna Hubbard about 1818, in Granville, Addison, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She died on 6 February 1858, in Granville, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 66.

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Arna Hubbard
Philomela Gilligan
Marriage: about 1818
Rufus M. Hubbard
Charles Hubbard
Joseph Hubbard
Harvey Hubbard
Benjamin F. Hubbard

Spouse and Children

about 1818
Granville, Addison, Vermont, United States


World Events (7)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 20

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giollagáin, a double diminutive of giolla ‘lad’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Plihomela Hubbard in household of Arno Hubbard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Millie Gilbgan in entry for Rufus M Hubbard, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Millie Gilligan in entry for Rufus M. Hubbard, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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