Abigail Phelps

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Phelps was born on 1 March 1727, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Josiah Phelps, was 48 and her mother, Sarah, was 23. She married Elijah Loomis on 26 October 1753, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Elijah Loomis
Abigail Phelps
Marriage: 26 October 1753

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  • Abigail, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • The Griswold family : England-America -- Abigail Griswold & Josiah Phelps family
  • Abigail Phelps, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

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.

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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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