Lovisa Phelps

8 February 1828–
Pike, Wyoming, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Lovisa

When Lovisa Phelps was born on 8 February 1828, in Pike, Wyoming, New York, United States, her father, James Phelps, was 39 and her mother, Phoebe Resseguie, was 35. She married Hartley W Fox on 13 February 1847. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Franklinville, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1850 and Freedom, Cattaraugus, New York, United States for about 25 years.

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Family Time Line

Hartley W Fox
Lovisa Phelps
Marriage: 13 February 1847
William H Fox
Viola E Fox
Susie E Fox

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  • Marriage
    13 February 1847
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 2
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 35
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (6)

    • Louisa Fox in household of Hartley Fox, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Louisa Fox in household of Hartley W Fox, "New York State Census, 1875"

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