David Phillips

about 1820–
New Jersey, United States

The Life of David

David Phillips was born about 1820, in New Jersey, United States. He married Hannah Tappen on 21 December 1841. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in New Hampstead, Rockland, New York, United States in 1860 and New York, United States in 1870.

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David Phillips
Hannah Tappen
Marriage: 21 December 1841
David Phillips
John H Phillips

Spouse and Children

21 December 1841


World Events (8)


Age 0

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 15

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

Age 41

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

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)

  • David Phelps, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Phillips, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Philips in household of David S, "United States Census, 1870"

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