Samuel Phelps IV

20 July 1755–13 October 1825 (Age 70)
Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Phelps IV was born on 20 July 1755, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Phelps III, was 18 and his mother, Anna Barber, was 19. He had at least 5 sons and 3 daughters with Ruth Perkins. He died on 13 October 1825, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Smithfield, Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States.

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Samuel Phelps IV
Ruth Perkins
Samuel Phelps V
Ruth Phelps
Ruth Phelps
Burr W Phelps
Mr. Phelps
Nelson Phelps
Harry Phelps
Sally Phelps

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World Events (6)


Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 26

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 39

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Samuel Phelps, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Samuel Phelps, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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