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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Phelps from Connecticut and Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

Last week I posted the early Phelps of Essex County, Massachusetts. Today is another Phelps family, this one from Connecticut and Massachusetts. You can understand why I sometimes get confused. My direct lines are in green.




Generation No. 1


1.WILLIAM PHELPS (WILLIAM PHELPS1) was born ABT 1593 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, and died 14 JUL 1672 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married MARY ABT 1618 in England. She died 13 AUG 1626 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England. He married Mary DOVER 1638 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She died 30 AUG 1689 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Anne.
Children of WILLIAM PHELPS and MARY were:
2  i.William PHELPS was born ABT 9 SEP 1618 in Crewkerne, England, and died 17 FEB 1681 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Isabel WILSON 4 JUN 1645 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She died BEF 20 DEC 1676. He married Sarah PINNEY 20 DEC 1676 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of Humphrey PINNEY and Mary HULL. She was born 19 NOV 1648.
3  ii.Samuel PHELPS was born ABT 5 AUG 1621 in Crewkerne, England, and died 15 MAY 1669 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah GRISWOLD 10 NOV 1650 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of EDWARD GRISWOLD and MARGARET HICKS. She was born ABT 29 JAN 1631 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, and died 6 NOV 1715.
+4  iii.NATHANIEL PHELPS was born ABT 6 MAR 1625 in Crewkerne, England, and died 27 MAY 1702 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.

Children of WILLIAM PHELPS and Mary DOVER were:
5  i.Cornelius PHELPS was born ABT 13 OCT 1627 in Crewkerne, England.
6  ii.Mary PHELPS was born ABT 13 NOV 1628 in Crewkerne, England.
7  iii.Mary PHELPS was born ABT 6 DEC 1629 in Crewkerne, England.
8  iv.Sarah PHELPS was born ABT 1632, and died 10 JUL 1659 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married William WADE 9 JUN 1658 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+9  v.Timothy PHELPS was born 1 SEP 1639 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1719 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
10  vi.Mary PHELPS was born 2 MAR 1644 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1687. She married Thomas BARBER 17 DEC 1663 in Windsor / Simsbury, Connecticut, son of Thomas BARBER and Jane. He was born 14 JUL 1644 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

Child of WILLIAM PHELPS and Anne was:
11  i.Joseph PHELPS was born ABT 13 NOV 1628. He married Hannah NEWTON. He married Mary SALMON.



Generation No. 2


4.NATHANIEL PHELPS (WILLIAM PHELPS2, WILLIAM PHELPS1) was born ABT 6 MAR 1625 in Crewkerne, England, and died 27 MAY 1702 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married ELIZABETH COPLEY 17 SEP 1650 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She was born 1622, and died 6 DEC 1712 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of NATHANIEL PHELPS and ELIZABETH COPLEY were:
12  i.Mary PHELPS was born 21 JAN 1651 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 15 APR 1687 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Matthew CLESSON 12 DEC 1670 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
13  ii.Nathaniel PHELPS was born 2 APR 1653 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 30 JUN 1719 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Grace MARTIN 27 AUG 1676 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She died 20 AUG 1727 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
14  iii.Abigail PHELPS was born 5 APR 1655 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 26 AUG 1756 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married John ALVORD BET 1675 AND 1680 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, son of ALEXANDER ALVORD and MARY VORE. He was born 12 AUG 1649 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 27 MAR 1727 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
+15  iv.WILLIAM PHELPS was born 22 JUN 1657 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 JAN 1745 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
16  v.Thomas PHELPS was born 20 MAY 1661 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
17  vi.Mercy PHELPS was born 16 MAY 1662 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 15 JUL 1662 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.

9.Timothy PHELPS (WILLIAM PHELPS2, WILLIAM PHELPS1) was born 1 SEP 1639 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1719 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Mary GRISWOLD 19 MAR 1662 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of EDWARD GRISWOLD and MARGARET HICKS. She was born 5 OCT 1644 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Child of Timothy PHELPS and Mary GRISWOLD was:
+18  i.William PHELPS.



Generation No. 3


15.WILLIAM PHELPS (NATHANIEL PHELPS3, WILLIAM PHELPS2, WILLIAM PHELPS1) was born 22 JUN 1657 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 JAN 1745 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married ABIGAIL STEBBINS 30 MAY 1678 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN STEBBINS and ABIGAIL BARTLETT. She was born 24 SEP 1660 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died DEC 1748 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of WILLIAM PHELPS and ABIGAIL STEBBINS were:
19  i.Abigail PHELPS was born 3 AUG 1679 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Joseph PARSONS 15 SEP 1697 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
20  ii.Elizabeth PHELPS was born 4 FEB 1682 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Benjamin KNOWLTON 27 MAY 1708. He was born in of Springfield, Massachusetts.
+21  iii.WILLIAM PHELPS was born 16 APR 1684 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 JUN 1755 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
22  iv.Mary PHELPS was born 3 JAN 1688 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Ebenezer BURT 30 NOV 1721.
23  v.Nathaniel PHELPS was born 5 OCT 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 FEB 1774 in East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Catherine KING 25 MAY 1730, daughter of JOHN KING and MEHITABLE POMEROY. She was born 17 AUG 1701 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
24  vi.Deborah PHELPS was born 17 MAR 1694 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Jonathan BURT 1722.
25  vii.Ebenezer PHELPS was born OCT 1697 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 8 MAR 1769 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Maria AUSTIN. He married Sarah LANGDON 1740, daughter of Joseph LANGDON and Susannah ROOT. She was born 29 APR 1685 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 21 MAY 1751.
26  viii.Joseph Austin PHELPS was born 5 DEC 1699 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1779. He married Hannah 1730. She was born ABT 1717, and died NOV 1773.
27  ix.Mercy PHELPS was born 4 MAR 1703 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Thomas BURT 10 DEC 1730.

18.William PHELPS (Timothy PHELPS3, WILLIAM PHELPS2, WILLIAM PHELPS1). He married Abigail MUDGE.
Child of William PHELPS and Abigail MUDGE was:
+28  i.Caleb PHELPS.



Generation No. 4


21.WILLIAM PHELPS (WILLIAM PHELPS4, NATHANIEL PHELPS3, WILLIAM PHELPS2, WILLIAM PHELPS1) was born 16 APR 1684 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 JUN 1755 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married THANKFUL EDWARDS 1706 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, daughter of BENJAMIN EDWARDS and THANKFUL SHELDON. She was born 6 DEC 1688 in Springfield, Hampden Co. Massachusetts, and died 22 DEC 1766 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of WILLIAM PHELPS and THANKFUL EDWARDS were:
29  i.Thankful Edwards PHELPS was born 17 DEC 1707 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 FEB 1708 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
30  ii.Eliakim PHELPS was born 17 JAN 1709 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 7 MAR 1777 in Belchertown, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Lydia RUST 11 JAN 1730. He married Elizabeth DAVIS AFT 1753.
31  iii.Thankful PHELPS was born 20 JUL 1710 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1783 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married CALEB POMEROY 15 NOV 1733 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, son of ELTWEED POMEROY and MARGERY ROCKETT. He was born ABT 6 MAR 1641 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 18 NOV 1691.
32  iv.Benjamin PHELPS was born 10 MAR 1713 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Rachel BROWN 24 JUN 1731.
33  v.Josiah PHELPS was born 10 MAR 1716 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
34  vi.Eunice PHELPS was born APR 1720 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married John WAIT 1742.
+35  vii.LOIS PHELPS was born 1725 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 21 APR 1779.
36  viii.Experience PHELPS was born 17 MAR 1727 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1766 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Preserved BARTLETT 3 NOV 1754 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
37  ix.Joseph PHELPS was born 1728, and died 20 DEC 1773 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah CADWELL 2 DEC 1763 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Eunice LUSK 20 OCT 1770.
38  x.William PHELPS was born 12 SEP 1731 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Abigail.
39  xi.Elnathan PHELPS was born 18 FEB 1734 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 JAN 1813 in Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont. He married Eleanor BRIDGMAN 15 DEC 1757. He married Sarah 15 FEB 1776.

28.Caleb PHELPS (William PHELPS4, Timothy PHELPS3, WILLIAM PHELPS2, WILLIAM PHELPS1). He married Mary MOORE.
Child of Caleb PHELPS and Mary MOORE was:
+40  i.George PHELPS.

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

I am a Phelps descendant of William Phelps the immigrant. Today's research has proven that he was NOT from Tewkesbury, but of Crewkerne, Somerset, England.

It was assumed for 400 years that both George and William were brothers. DNA now disproves that.

There is a website www.Phelpsfamilyhistory.com...it will explain further.

There is a Phelps surname DNA project - you can check it out at www.phelpsdna.com.

Anyone who is a descendant of any Phelps (regardless of which branch), please join the facebook group named Phelps Genealogy in America.

There are many FB groups that focus on genealogy questions and research - depending on your needs, it could be a state (or county in some instances) genealogy group, surname groups, and even European groups such as German Genealogy and Dutch Genealogy. There is also a Detroit Genealogy group. Many people in FB genealogy groups are very helpful and knowledgeable.