Burket Phelps

Brief Life History of Burket

When Burket Phelps was born in 1810, in Logan, Kentucky, United States, his father, Burgess Phelps Jr., was 35 and his mother, Jane Rager, was 29. He married Margaret F. Starks on 27 September 1826, in Logan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He died before 1850, in Pope, Illinois, United States.

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Burket Phelps
Margaret F. Starks
Marriage: 27 September 1826
Burgess Phelps
girl Phelps
Thomas James Phelps
David Lafayette Phelps
Laffidt Phelps
Horatio Tilman Phelps
Martha Phelps
Quiller Nevel Phelps
George Phelps
William Phelps
Willis Aquilla Phelps

Sources (7)

  • Berk Phelps, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Burket Phelps in entry for H T Phelps and Mary F Muray Bowman, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Burkel Phelps, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Historical Boundaries: 1816: Pope, Illinois Territory, United States 1818: Pope, Illinois, United States

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (southwestern): variant of Phillips .

History: The brothers George and William Phelps emigrated from Gloucestershire, England, to Dorchester, MA, c. 1630. Five years later they moved to Windsor, CT. George's sixth-generation descendant, Anson Greene Phelps (1781–1853), rose from being a penniless orphan to the status of a major industrialist and a prominent CT philanthropist.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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