Philip Datesman

Male5 October 1838–2 February 1918

Brief Life History of Philip

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.

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Family Time Line

Philip Datesman
Elizabeth Morey
Allie Datesman
Hattie M. Datesman
about 1870–1880
Charles Datesman
Catherine Datesman
Susan Lucy Datesman
Rosell Datesman

Sources (8)

  • Philip Douternan in household of Jacob Douternan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Philip Datesman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Philip Datesman in entry for Lucy Collins, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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Children (6)

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Siblings (15)

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World Events (7)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 25

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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