Benajah Phelps

Male14 March 1770–12 April 1862

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
Catharine Stark
Marriage: about 1808
Herman Phelps
Henry H Phelps
Abel Phelps
Ursula Phelps
Mary Catherine Phelps
Lorinda Phelps
Phoebe Phelps
Sally Phelps
George Phelps
Samuel Phelps
Benajah Phelps

Sources (48)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1808South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)


    Age 6

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


    Age 23

    Oldest Grave seen in the Memorials list.

    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.

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