Benajah Phelps

14 March 1770–12 April 1862 (Age 92)
Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary 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
Heman 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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1808South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)

    1776
    Age 6
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State
    Age 21
    On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 24
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Phillips

    Sources (48)

    • Benajah Phelps in entry for Orange Phelps, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
    • Benajah I Phelps in household of Samuel Phelps, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Benejeh Phelps, "United States Census, 1850"

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