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
1804–1862
Elizabeth B. Cunningham
1810–1844
Marriage: 22 September 1825
Margret Jane Hemphill
1834–1837
Nancy Rebecca Hemphill
1836–1841
Esther Agness Hemphill
1837–1903
Cynthia Adline Hemphill
1840–1917
Mary Elizabeth Hemphill
1842–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 September 1825
Jackson, Georgia, United States
children

(5)

    Female1834–1837Female

    Female1836–1841Female

    Esther Agness Hemphill

    Female1837–1903Female

    Cynthia Adline Hemphill

    Female1840–1917Female

    Mary Elizabeth Hemphill

    Female1842–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1817

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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