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
Prudence Darling
Marriage: 3 April 1812
Aveline Phelps
Winslow Seth Phelps
Emily S. Phelps

Spouse and Children

3 April 1812


    Aveline Phelps


    Winslow Seth Phelps


    Emily S. Phelps


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 2

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

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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