Moses Phelps was born before 1751 and married Miriam Davis sometime prior to October 1st, 1770 probably in North Carolina as the couple appear named in a land sale deed recorded on that date in Chowan County, North Carolina.
Chowan Co, NC Deed Book H, page 223, No. 137 - 01 Oct 1770.
Moses PHELPS, & Miriam his wife, of Chowan County
14 pounds pd by Joshua Small, of Perquimens County, sold 1/5 part of 56 acres in Perquimens "part of 888 acres granted in Virginia to John Harris & John Larcum, 01 Apr 1695, which descended to Rachel Redding who married John Davis (Who sold said land to said Small) Miriam wife of said Phelps daughter of said John Davis, & his wife Rachel," land adj Marmaduke Davis, John Gordon & Jacob Powell.
Moses appears on the 1772 tax list of Chowan County and in the records of Chowan County on 19 Jun 1776 for childboarding. He served in the Militia in the Revolutionary War in SC in 1781-2.
On 26 Sep 1788 he purchased 28 acres on Dry & Mine Creek a branch of the Little Saluda River in Edgefield County, South Carolina and appears on the Edgefield census for the year 1790. On 07 Oct 1794 Moses sold property in Edgefield County, South Carolina to James Eason/Itson, 28 acres which was part of 300 acres originally granted in 1770 to Arthur Fort and conveyed by him to Owen Fort in his will. Owen conveyed the land by L&R to William Humphrey who then sold it to Moses Phelps in 1788..
↑ 1.01.1 Chowan Co, NC Deed Book H, page 223. #137 - 01 Oct 1770. Moses PHELPS, & Miriam his wife, of Chowan County
↑ Edgefield County, SC Deed dated 12 Feb 1794, pp237-242 of Deed Book. James Eason and wife Mary, sell 28 acres to Robert Pou.
Vestry Minutes of Chowan County, North Carolina. 19 Jun 1776.
Hardy Morgan r'cd 10 pounds for the boarding of a child of Moses Phelps for 1 month; and Hardy Morgan r'cd 7 pounds for ? a child of Moses Phelps. Note-Boarding out of children was a common practice of Puritan New England families. See Albion's Seed: four British Folkways in America. David Hackett Fischer. 1989.
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