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Timothy Phelps (1656 - bef. 1714)

Timothy Phelps
Born in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 Nov 1680 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 13 Nov 1690 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colonymap
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Timothy Phelps was born in Windsor, Connecticut in 1656 to Samuel Phelps and Sarah Griswold. [1] [2] The family soon moved to Poquonock, which today is part of Windsor. Timothy first settled in Simsbury, Connecticut as an adult and removed to Hartford about the time of his second marriage in 1690. [3]His death is variously reported as Oct 26 1696, 1711, 1713. According to the Phelps genealogy, his will was dated 28 March 1712 and probated 5 May 1714. [4] Barbour gives his date of death as 1714. [5] Letters of Administration were issued to Sarah Phelps, relict of Tim Phelps. At this time, he had seven daughters and one son. [6]

Timothy was married to Sarah Gaylord, daughter of Walter and Sarah (Rockwell) Gaylord, on 18 November 1686. She was born 13 April 1665 and died 10 November 1689. [7] [8]


  • Stephen Phelps; b. Simsbury, CT 20 jan 1686; died young
  • Sarah (Phelps) Marshall [David]; b. Simsbury, CT, 20 Dec 1687
  • Timothy Phelps; b. Simsbury, CT, 22 Jan 1689; d. 28 Sep 1689

Timothy's second wife was Sarah Pratt, daughter of Daniel Pratt. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1662. She died at 96 years of age on 18 February 1758. They were married 13 November 1690. [9] [10]

  • Mary Phelps; b. Hartford, CT; bapt. 21 Aug 1692
  • Hannah (Phelps) Loomis [Timothy]; b. Hartford, CT, 10 Sep 1694
  • Mabel Phelps; b. Hartford, CT, 28 Sep 1696
  • Elizabeth Phelps; b. Hartford, CT, 4 Sep 1699; bp. 22 Oct 1699
  • Timothy Phelps, b. Hartford, CT, 24 May 1702; bp. 22 Oct 1702; m. Sarah Brown
  • Esther (Phelps) Hooker [William], b. Hartford, CT, 29 Oct 1703
  • Abigail (Phelps) Hooker [William], b. Hartford, CT


  1. Phelps; Volume I, pg. 88-89.
  2. Barbour
  3. Phelps; Volume I, pg. 98.
  4. Phelps; Volume I; pg. 98.
  5. Barbour
  6. Phelps; Volume I; pg. 99.
  7. Phelps; Volume I; pg. 98.
  8. Barbour
  9. Phelps; Volume I; pg. 98
  10. Barbour
  • Manwaring, Charles William, A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, (R. S. Peck & Co., Printers, 1904, Vol. 1, Page 225]
  • Phelps, Judge Oliver Seymour and Andrew T. Servin, compilers. The Phelps Family of America, and their English Ancestors, with copies of wills, deeds, letters and other interesting papers, coats of arms and valuable records, in Two Volumes, Pittsfield, Massachusetts: Eagle Publishing Company, 1899; citing Volume I
  • Barbour, Lucius Barnes. Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982, pg. 451-452.
  • "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 5 October 2012), entry for Timothy PHELPS.

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