John Woodward Jack Philip

26 August 1840–30 June 1900 (Age 59)
Kinderhook, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of John Woodward Jack

When John Woodward Jack Philip was born on 26 August 1840, in Kinderhook, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, John Henry Philip M.D., was 29 and his mother, Lucena B. Woodward, was 25. He married Josefa Tate Cowan on 15 October 1881, in Sonoma, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States in 1875 and Kings, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 30 June 1900, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in US Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

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John Woodward Jack Philip
Josefa Tate Cowan
Marriage: 15 October 1881
Barrett Philip
John Woodward Philip

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15 October 1881
Sonoma, California, United States



    John Woodward Philip


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Fire Causes $1.5 Million in Damages

Age 8

"""A fire in September of 1848 caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages to the city of Brooklyn. The fire consumed """"three churches, the post office, two newspaper offices, and other property."""""""
1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils

Age 21

The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.

Name Meaning

Scottish, Dutch, English, South Indian, etc.: from the Greek name Philippos (from philein ‘to love’ + hippos ‘horse’). In the New Testament this name is borne by one of the apostles; it was also borne by various other early Christian saints. It owes part of its popularity to the medieval romances about Alexander the Great , whose father was Philip of Macedon. As a Highland Scottish surname, it represents an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhilib ‘son of Philip’. In North America, this surname has absorbed some cases of cognate names in other languages (e.g. French Philippe, Greek Philippos, Italian Filippi, Spanish Felipe, Catalan Felip, and their derivatives). As a Jewish name, it represents a borrowing of the personal name from Christians. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John ? Philip in household of John H Philip, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John W Philip in household of John H Philip, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • John W Philip in household of Jacob S Philip, "New York, State Census, 1875"

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