Asa Hackett Phelps

30 November 1817–23 September 1897 (Age 79)
East Smithfield, Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life 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, Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Asa Hackett Phelps
Marietta Wood
Marriage: 19 May 1872

Spouse and Children

19 May 1872
Jefferson, 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

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Asa Phelps, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Asa Phelps, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Asa Phelps, "United States Census, 1870"

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