Mehitable D. Phelps

Brief Life History of Mehitable D.

When Mehitable D. Phelps was born on 3 July 1819, in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States, her father, William Wines Phelps, was 27 and her mother, Sally Waterman, was 21. She married Willis C. Fallis on 25 October 1840, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Central Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 13 May 1877, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis C. Fallis
Mehitable D. Phelps
Marriage: 25 October 1840
Sarah Elizabeth Fallis
Mary Fallis
Charles Elliott Fallis
Henry E. Fallis
James E. Fallis
Emma A Fallis

Sources (10)

  • Menetible Fallis in household of Willis C Fallis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mehetabel Phelps, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • M.D., "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


Historical Boundaries: 1829: Indiana, United States 1832: Miami, Indiana, United States

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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