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, at the age of 39.
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.
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