When Harmon Austin Phelps was born on 26 July 1819, in East Smithfield, Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jared Phelps Jr., was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Hackett, was 24. He married Adelia Davies on 8 October 1846, in Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Parks Bar Township, Yuba, California, United States in 1870 and Bolinas, Marin, California, United States in 1880. He died on 7 February 1897, at the age of 77, and was buried in Athens Cemetery, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.
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.
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