Asa Hackett Phelps

Male30 November 1817–23 September 1897

Brief Life History of Asa Hackett

When Asa Hackett Phelps was born on 30 November 1817, in East Smithfield, Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jared Phelps Jr., was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Hackett, was 22. He married Valaria Rockwell on 26 March 1842, in Canton, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He died on 23 September 1897, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Asa Hackett Phelps
Marietta Wood
Marriage: 19 May 1872

Sources (11)

  • Asa Phelps, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Asa Phelps, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Asa H Phelps, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1872Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 3

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


    Age 29

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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