Asahel Phillips

1777–1860 (Age 83)
Loudoun, Virginia, United States

The Life of Asahel

When Asahel Phillips was born in 1777, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States, his father, Benjamin Phillips, was 33 and his mother, Rhoda Lears, was 29. He married Hannah Nixon on 15 August 1805, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died in 1860, in Schuyler, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Asahel Phillips
1777–1860
Hannah Nixon
1784–1849
Marriage: 15 August 1805
Rhoda Phillips
1808–
Benjamin Phillips
1819–1864
Samuel Phillips
1810–1890
Asahel Phillips Jr
1810–1848
Jesse Phillips
1812–1882
Sarah Philips
1816–1853

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 August 1805
Harrison, West Virginia, United States
children

(6)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Jenkin Phillips

    Male1772–1857Male

    Israel Phillips

    Male1772–Male

    Samuel Phillips

    Male1774–Male

    Hume Phillips

    Female1776–Female

    Male1777–1860Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 3

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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 (3)

  • Asahel Phillips, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Asahel Phillips in entry for Samuel Phillips and Elizabeth Cambron, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Asahel Philips in entry for Samuel Philips and Elizabeth Cambron, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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