Maj. Philip Walker Hemphill

24 September 1804–2 April 1862 (Age 57)
Chester, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Philip Walker

When Maj. Philip Walker Hemphill was born on 24 September 1804, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, his father, Jonathan Hemphill, was 44 and his mother, Esther Walker, was 40. He married Elizabeth B. Cunningham on 22 September 1825, in Jackson, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Choctaw, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Carroll, Mississippi, United States in 1860. He died on 2 April 1862, in Carrollton, Carroll, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll, Mississippi, United States.

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Maj. Philip Walker Hemphill
Elizabeth B. Cunningham
Marriage: 22 September 1825
Margret Jane Hemphill
Nancy Rebecca Hemphill
Esther Agness Hemphill
Cynthia Adline Hemphill
Mary Elizabeth Hemphill

Spouse and Children

22 September 1825
Jackson, Georgia, United States




    Esther Agness Hemphill


    Cynthia Adline Hemphill


    Mary Elizabeth Hemphill


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 13

Mississippi is the 20th state.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 16

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish, originally Scottish: habitational name from a place near Galston in Ayrshire, apparently so named from Old English henep ‘hemp’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • P W Hemphill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • P W Hemphill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Philip W Hemphill, "United States Census, 1860"

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