Benajah Phelps

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

The Life 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 24. 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
1810–1898
Abel Phelps
1811–1885
Henry H Phelps
1827–
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 1808
South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States
children

(11)

    Heman Phelps

    Male1810–1898Male

    Abel Phelps

    Male1811–1885Male

    Ursula Phelps

    Female1814–1913Female

    Mary Catherine Phelps

    Female1816–1909Female

    Lorinda Phelps

    Female1817–1892Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1739–1823Male

    Lucy Beardsley

    Female1746–1839Female

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

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Benajah I Phelps in household of Samuel Phelps, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benejeh Phelps, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benajah Phelps, "United States Census, 1810"

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