Jerusha Lyman

16 November 1740–1 October 1769 (Age 28)
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Jerusha

When Jerusha Lyman was born on 16 November 1740, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Gad Lyman, was 27 and her mother, Thankful Pomeroy, was 28. She married John Phelps about 1763, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1740. She died on 1 October 1769, in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

John Phelps
1746–1802
Jerusha Lyman
1740–1769
Marriage: about 1763
John Phelps Jr.
1764–1767
John Phelps Jr.
1767–1832
William Henricus Phelps
1769–1786

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1763
Massachusetts, United States
children

(3)

    John Phelps Jr.

    Male1764–1767Male

    Male1767–1832Male

    William Henricus Phelps

    Male1769–1786Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land ( see Layman ).2 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut ‘people’, or possibly liub ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + man ‘man’.3 Americanized form of German Leimann, Americanized form of Leinemann, habitational name for someone from Leine in Pomerania, or for someone who lived by either of two rivers called Leine, near Hannover and in Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jerusha, "Massachusetts, Church Records, 1630-1943"
  • Jerusha Lyman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jerusha Lyman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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