Captain Henry Phelps

27 November 1743–1788 (Age 44)
Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts

The Life of Henry

When Captain Henry Phelps was born on 27 November 1743, his father, Johnathan Phelps, was 36 and his mother, Judith Cox, was 29. He had at least 2 sons with Hannah Herrick. He died in 1788, in At Sea, at the age of 45.

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Captain Henry Phelps
Hannah Herrick
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Age 33

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 33

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 38

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Phelps, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Henry Phelps, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Henry Phelps, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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