John Phillips

9 May 1811–13 October 1884 (Age 73)
Monmouth, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Phillips was born on 9 May 1811, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, Samuel Phillips, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Gifford, was 40. He married Merab Hancock on 19 November 1859, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 13 October 1884, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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John Phillips
Merab Hancock
Marriage: 19 November 1859
John Richard Phillips
Elizabeth Chestina Phillips
Sarah Phillips

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1859California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 1
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 21
    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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    Early Years of John Albert PHillips

    Some Early years of John Albert Phillips Born Jun 13, 1887 in Goose Creek, Cassia, Idaho [John Albert at times was called Bert, at other times Phil.] One childhood memory told by John Albert wa …

    Sources (9)

    • John Phillips in entry for Sara Myers, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Philips, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Phillips, "United States Census, 1880"

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