Johnathan Phelps

Male4 April 1729–23 October 1800

Brief Life History 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 lived in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1729. 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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Johnathan Phelps
Esther Seward
Marriage: about 1750
Enoch Phelps
Esther Phelps
Seward Phelps
Luke Phelps
Submit Phelps
Prudence Phelps
Elizabeth Phelps
Lucy Phelps

Sources (9)

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

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  • Marriage
    about 1750Connecticut, United States
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    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

    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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