Betsey Phillips

Greene, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Betsey

When Betsey Phillips was born in 1792, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, her father, Clemmons Phillips, was 29 and her mother, Agnes Turner, was 29. She married William Bower on 7 July 1814, in Roane, Tennessee, United States.

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William Bower
Betsey Phillips
Marriage: 7 July 1814

Spouse and Children

    William Bower



7 July 1814
Roane, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Agnes Turner




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

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.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 4

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 33

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Betsy Phillips, "Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"

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