Jabez Phelps

22 August 1785–16 June 1857 (Age 71)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Smith Woodward


25 May 1842


    Son Phelps


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    David Phelps


    Gaius Phelps



    Roswell Phelps


    Ozias Phelps


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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

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jabes Phelps, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jabez Phelps in entry for Mary T. Phelps, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Jabez Phelps in entry for Sarah Cook, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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