Benajah Phelps

Brief Life History of Benajah

When Benajah Phelps was born on 14 March 1770, in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Abel Phelps, was 30 and his mother, Lucy Beardsley, was 30. He married Elizabeth Graham about 1794. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Chittenden, Vermont, United States in 1800 and Franklin, Vermont, United States in 1810. He died on 12 April 1862, in South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in South Hero Cemetery, South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benajah Phelps
1770–1862
Catharine Stark
1786–1879
Marriage: about 1808
Herman Phelps
1809–1898
Henry H Phelps
1827–
Abel Phelps
1811–1885
Ursula Phelps
1814–1913
Mary Catherine Phelps
1816–1909
Lorinda Phelps
1817–1892
Phoebe Phelps
1818–1909
Sally Phelps
1821–
George Phelps
1822–1911
Samuel Phelps
1824–1906
Benajah Phelps
1825–1831

Sources (49)

  • Benajah I Phelps in household of Samuel Phelps, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
  • Benajah Phelps, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1793

Oldest Grave seen in the Memorials list.

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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