Prudence Darling

13 November 1789–15 June 1849 (Age 59)
Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Prudence

When Prudence Darling was born on 13 November 1789, in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States, her father, Seth Darling, was 25 and her mother, Chloe Marsh, was 21. She married Henry Phelps on 3 April 1812. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 15 June 1849, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Phelps
1782–1821
Prudence Darling
1789–1849
Marriage: 3 April 1812
Aveline Phelps
1813–
Winslow Seth Phelps
1815–1890
Emily S. Phelps
1818–1848

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 April 1812
children

(3)

    Aveline Phelps

    Female1813–Female

    Winslow Seth Phelps

    Male1815–1890Male

    Emily S. Phelps

    Female1818–1848Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1791

Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 2

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
1808

Age 19

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English derling, Old English dēorling ‘darling’, ‘beloved one’, a derivative of dēor ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ ( see Dear 1). This was quite a common Old English byname, which remained current as a personal name into the 14th century. The surname probably derives at least in part from this use, probably in part also from a Middle English nickname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Prudence Phelps, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Prudence in entry for Aveline Phelps, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Prudence in entry for Emely Phelps, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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