William Samuel Phillips

29 June 1815–18 December 1876 (Age 61)
Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Samuel

When William Samuel Phillips was born on 29 June 1815, in Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Phillips, was 47 and his mother, Margaret Owens, was 43. He married Hannah G Henderson on 25 April 1834, in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 18 December 1876, in Perry, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Samuel Phillips
Hannah G Henderson
Marriage: 25 April 1834
James Anderson Phillips
Ann or Hannah Phillips
James Henderson Phillips
Thomas Joseph Phillips
Moroni Lorenzo Phillips
Sarah Ann Phillips
William Peter Phillips

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 April 1834Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 16
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 17
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip . In North America, this surname has also absorbed cognates from other languages (see Philips ).

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

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    William Samuel Phillips Experience With Lorenzo Snow

    William Samuel Phillips Great Great Grandfather of David S. Phillips William S. Phillips was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales on 1 June1815. He and his family joined the church in 1843. Following his b …

    Sources (24)

    • Wm S Philips, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wm. S. Phillips in entry for Moroni Lorenzo Phillips, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • William Philips, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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