William H. Phillips

25 September 1827–28 October 1899 (Age 72)
Homer, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life of William H.

When William H. Phillips was born on 25 September 1827, in Homer, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States, his father, Levi Phillips, was 34 and his mother, Freelove Carr, was 30. He married Mary Helen Brockway about 1847. He died on 28 October 1899, at the age of 72.

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William H. Phillips
Mary Helen Brockway
Marriage: about 1847

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about 1847

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 19

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

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 .

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

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Sources (2)

  • William Phillips in household of Levi Phillips, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William H. Phillips - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: William H. Phillips

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