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The Phelps Family of America and Their English Ancestors

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The book is available on line thru the Google service. The full title is: "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. It is alsa available as a reprint (but too expensive for me.) I am not able yet to determine pagination. So I copy several passages of interest to me below.

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670. Capt. Bissell Phelps, b. Hebron, Ct,,

16 Feb., bapt. 17 Mar., 1754, m. Lovina Skinner, by the Rev. Robert Hubbard, 12 July, 1775. She was b. Hebron, C, d. Waitsfield, Washington Co., Vt., 29 Mar., 1S02.

Hem, 2d Sally Waterman, by the Rev. W. Fuller, 27 Feb., 1803, daughter of Abraham and Anna (Brown) Waterman. She b. Killingly, Ct,, 31 Jan., 1772, d. at Sharon, Windsor Co., Vt., 16 Apr., 1871, in her 100th year.

Capt. Bissell Phelps was a farmer, first settling in Hebron, C:., where he resided up to 1784, when he with his family re- moved to Middlefield, Mass. In 1789 he removed with his family and goods, with two yoke of oxen, to Waitsfield, Vt. Two years previous to this Gen: Benjamin Waite settled that place, from whom the town was named. Here Capt. Phelps died 25 Oct., 1845, in his 91st year.

He held a commission as Captain, served under Quarter- master Gen. Maverick Hubbard, and serving under Gen. Layfaette. He is also recorded in the Conn. Soldiers Record as a conductor of frontier teams, for transportation of supplies from Conn, to the Continental Army 1779-1781. In 1819 Bissel Phelps, a wagon-master, petitioned Congress for reve- nue service amounting to ,£34 1, 15s. i6d., not granted. His widow, Sally, showed her patriotism during the war of the Rebellion, then 90 years old, in hoisting the American flag on a pole in her yard at Sharon, Vt., mornings and evenings.

Children, by 1st wife: + 1976. I. David, b. Hebron, Ct., 4 Nov., 1775, m. IyUcinda Ward. + 1977. II. Aaron, b. Hebron, Ct., 15 April, 1778, m. Sarah Waite. -f 197S. III. Alexander, b. " 6 Oct., 1780, m. Rachel Steele. + 1979- IV. Lovisa, b. 22 March, 17S4, m. Thomas Waite. 1950. V. Solomon, b. Middlefield, Mass., 15 Aug. ,1787, d. 10 Dec, 1788. 1951. VI. A son, b. Waitsfield, Vt., 28 Sept., 1789, d. same day. 1982. VII. Eunice, b. 16 June, 1791, d. Aug. 8, 1791. 1983. VIII. A son, b. " 30 Nov., 1794, d. same day.

Children, by 2nd wife :

1984. IX. A son, b. Waitsfield, Vt., 8 Aug., 1804, d. same day. 1985. X. A son, b. " 27 June, 1805, d - same day. + 1986, XI. Horace, b. 27 Aug., 1806, m. Ducy S. Stowell.

posted 18 Nov 2017 by Dwight Petersen   [thank Dwight]
1977. Aaron Phelps, b. Hebron, Ct., 15

Apr,, 1778, m. Sarah Waite, 7 Dec., 1797. She was daughter of Gen. Benj. and (Gilbert) Waite, and was b. Waits- field, Vt., d. Orange, Wis., 29 Jan., i860.

Note. â_” The town of Waitsfield was named after Gen. Waite, one of its first settlers. Mr. Phelps settled in Waits- field, where all his children were born. Later in life he re- moved with some of his children to Fountain, Wis., where he â_¢died 30 Apr., 1856.

Children, b. Waitsfield, Vt.: + 4578. I. Solomon, b. 7 Jan., 1799, m. Betsy B. Gilman.

+ 4579. II. Benjamin W., b, 1 Dec, 1801, m, Matilda

Sever. + 4580. III. Bissell, b. 10 Feb., 1804, m. Elizabeth Barber. + 4581. IV. Charles, b. 18 June, 1807, m. Ann P. Perkins. + 4582. V. Aaron Gilbert, b. 21 Apr., 1809, m. Eliza

Foster. + 4583. VI. Sophronia, b. 13 July, 181 1, m. Moses C.

Kenney. + 4584. VII. Waterman, b. 1 Mar., 18 14, m. Mary A.


posted 18 Nov 2017 by Dwight Petersen   [thank Dwight]
458*2. Aaron Gilbert Phelps, b. Waitsfield,.

Vt., 21 April, 1809, m. Eliza Willard Foster, in Rouse, N. Y., 11 Feb., 1839. She was daughter of Maj. John Chipman and Betsey (iye^is) Foster, and was b. April 6, 1820.

Mr. Phelps settled i n Rouse, N. Y., from there removing to Portland, Wis., where he died.

Children : + 8396. L Henry Foster, b. Rouse, N. Y., 17 Dec, 1839,

in. Lydia A. Griffin. + 8397. II. Elizabeth F., b. Aztalan, Wis., 21 July, 1S41,

m. Wm. Russell. + 8398. III. Eugene M., b. Portland, Wis., 21 March, 1849, m. Mary Eliza Flint.

posted 18 Nov 2017 by Dwight Petersen   [thank Dwight]
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