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
Hannah Nixon
Marriage: 15 August 1805
Rhoda Phillips
Benjamin Phillips
Samuel Phillips
Asahel Phillips Jr
Jesse Phillips
Sarah Philips

Spouse and Children

15 August 1805
Harrison, West Virginia, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Jenkin Phillips


    Israel Phillips


    Samuel Phillips


    Hume Phillips



+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.

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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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