James Phelps

22 September 1832–
Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Phelps was born on 22 September 1832, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States, his father, William Wines Phelps, was 40 and his mother, Sally Waterman, was 35. He lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1852. He died in Australia.

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Family Time Line

William Wines Phelps
Sally Waterman
Sabrina Phelps
Mr. Phelps
Mehitable D. Phelps
Jerusha Phelps
William Waterman Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Henry Enon Phelps
Mary Phelps
James Phelps
Lydia Phelps
Princetta Phelps

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World Events (8)

1834 · Zion's Camp
Age 2
Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
Age 5
George Grey explores Western Australia.
1865 · Slavery Abolished
Age 33
On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.

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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Sources (15)

  • James Phelps in household of William W Phelps, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Phelps, "California State Census, 1852"
  • James Phelps, "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925"

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