John Phelps Jr.

7 September 1731–5 April 1814 (Age 82)
Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Phelps Jr. was born on 7 September 1731, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Phelps Sr., was 27 and his mother, Anna Hosford, was 26. He married Desire Dewey on 16 January 1755, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 5 April 1814, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

John Phelps Jr.
1731–1814
Desire Dewey
1733–1827
Marriage: 16 January 1755
Anna Phelps
1755–1750
John Phelps
1757–
Obediah Phelps
1759–1799
Jared Phelps , Sr.
1760–1827
Norman Phelps
1763–1840
Nathan Phelps Sr.
1765–1841
Benjamin Phelps Captain
1768–1836
Rev Dudley Phelps
1771–1820
Desire Phelps
1773–
Sarah Phelps
1778–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 January 1755
Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 45

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

Age 50

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 69

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Phelps in entry for Sarah Phelps, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • John Phelps in entry for Sarah Phelps, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • John Phelps in entry for Desire Phelps, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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