Thompson Phillips

5 August 1751–1823 (Age 71)
Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Thompson

When Thompson Phillips was born on 5 August 1751, in Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Phillips, was 24 and his mother, Rebecca Brooks, was 23. He married Mary Morley about 1772. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1823, at the age of 72.

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Thompson Phillips
Mary Morley
Marriage: about 1772
Charles Phillips
Jared Phillips
Mary Phillips
Katherine Phillips
Thompson Phillips
Elijah Phillips

Spouse and Children

about 1772
Of Hampden, Mass.



    Jared Phillips



    Katherine Phillips


    Thompson Phillips


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 25

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 37

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thompson Phillips, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • Thompson in entry for Jared Philips, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Thompson Phillips in entry for Elijah Phillips, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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