Johnathan Phelps

4 April 1729–23 October 1800 (Age 71)
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Johnathan

When Johnathan Phelps was born on 4 April 1729, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Phelps, was 21 and his mother, Mindwell Fowler, was 23. He married Esther Seward about 1750, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 23 October 1800, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johnathan Phelps
1729–1800
Esther Seward
1730–1805
Marriage: about 1750
Enoch Phelps
1755–1824
Esther Phelps
1756–1802
Seward Phelps
1758–1802
Luke Phelps
1760–
Submit Phelps
1762–1849
Prudence Phelps
1765–1852
Elizabeth Phelps
1766–1832
Lucy Phelps
1770–1840

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1750
Connecticut, United States
children

(8)

    Enoch Phelps

    Male1755–1824Male

    Esther Phelps

    Female1756–1802Female

    Seward Phelps

    Male1758–1802Male

    Male1760–Male

    Female1762–1849Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 47

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 47

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 57

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jonathan Phelps, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jonathan Phelps, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jonathan Phelps, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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