Martha Philips

16 October 1774–
Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Philips was born on 16 October 1774, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Joshua Philips, was 30 and her mother, Dorcas Cooke, was 28. She had at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Philips
1744–1829
Dorcas Cooke
1746–1837
Wanton Philips
1773–
Martha Philips
1774–
Parley Phillips
1776–1835
Ephraim Phillips
1778–
Mary Phillips
1780–
Amas Phillips
1782–
Jeremiah Philips
1784–
Abigail Philips
1786–
Dorcas Philips
1793–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 2

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 2

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

English, North German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Phillips .

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

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