Joseph Humphrey

1790–1853 (Age 62)
Sadsbury Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Humphrey was born on 9 September 1790, in Sadsbury Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Gill Humphrey Sr, was 36 and his mother, Pamela Ann Eaton, was 35. He married Phebe Sarah Updike on 6 March 1815, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Malta, Morgan, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 27 June 1853, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Fugit Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States.

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Joseph Humphrey
Phebe Sarah Updike
Marriage: 6 March 1815
Emily Humphrey
Urie Updike HUMPHREY
Pamelia Humphrey
Susana Humphrey
John Rufus Humphrey
Sarah Ann Humphrey
Isaac Gill Humphrey
Amos G Humphrey
Martha Jane Humphrey

Spouse & Children

6 March 1815
Loudoun, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 1

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.

Age 13

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1810 · Change of capital city

Age 20

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

Name Meaning

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Humphrey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Humphrey in entry for Eurie Merriam, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Joseph Humphrey in entry for John R Humphrey, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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