When Philip Datesman was born on 5 October 1838, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Datesman, was 35 and his mother, Margarette Illick, was 34. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Elizabeth Morey. He lived in Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States for about 50 years. He died on 2 February 1918, in Portland, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Portland, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States.
From the Greek name Philippos, meaning ‘lover of horses’, from philein ‘to love’ + hippos ‘horse’. This was popular in the classical period and since. It was the name of the father of Alexander the Great . It was also the name of one of Christ's apostles, of a deacon ordained by the apostles after the death of Christ, and of several other early saints. See also Philippa .