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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John Phelps Jr.
Desire Dewey
Marriage: 16 January 1755
Anna Phelps
John Phelps
Obediah Phelps
Jared Phelps , Sr.
Norman Phelps
Nathan Phelps Sr.
Benjamin Phelps Captain
Rev Dudley Phelps
Desire Phelps
Sarah Phelps

Spouse and Children

16 January 1755
Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (4)


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.

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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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