Harriet R. Phelps

Female1822–

Brief Life History of Harriet R.

When Harriet R. Phelps was born in 1822, in New York, United States, her father, James Phelps, was 34 and her mother, Dorothy Snow, was 30. She married Levi Colby on 7 June 1843, in Williams, Union, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Mark Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Levi Colby
1817–1895
Harriet R. Phelps
1822–
Marriage: 7 June 1843
Edwin B. Colby
1850–1852
George C. Colby
1853–1853
Frances Jane Colby
1856–1911
Hattie May Colby
1860–1922
Willis Colby
1862–

Sources (9)

  • Harriet Colby, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet Phelps, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • ...T Phelps in entry for Francis Durfey, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1843Williams, Union, Ohio, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 5

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

    Age 14

    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 38

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    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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