Jabez Phelps

Male22 August 1785–16 June 1857

Brief Life History of Jabez

When Jabez Phelps was born on 22 August 1785, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, David Phelps, was 32 and his mother, Abigail Pease, was 25. He married Mary Allen on 21 December 1821, in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1850. He died on 16 June 1857, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Jabez Phelps
Sarah Smith Woodward
Marriage: 25 May 1842
Son Phelps

Sources (13)

  • Jabes Phelps, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jabez Phelps, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Jabez Phelps, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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  • Marriage
    25 May 1842
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 1

    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.

    1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

    Age 3

    Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.


    Age 19

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    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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