Phebe Stewart

July 1823–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Phebe

Phebe Stewart was born in July 1823, in Illinois, United States. She married Lewis Sullivan Jr. on 15 December 1840, in White, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Burnt Prairie, White, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Burnt Prairie, White, Illinois Territory, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Sullivan Jr.
1819–1870
Phebe Stewart
1823–
Marriage: 15 December 1840
George Sullivan
1843–
Mary Ann Sullivan
1846–1921
Frances Sullivan
1847–1883
William Jasper Sullivan
1850–1892
Eli N. Sullivan
1852–
Letia Catherine Sullivan
1854–
Sarah A. Sullivan
1860–1947
Elizabeth Sullivan
1862–
Lewis Sullivan
1868–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 December 1840
White, Illinois, United States
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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 9

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 33

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Scottish: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In Old English times this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Phebe Sullivan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Phebe Sullivan in household of Louis Sullivan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phebe Suliven in household of Lewis Suliven, "United States Census, 1860"

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