Dudley Guilford Phelps

24 May 1825–17 February 1909 (Age 83)
Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Dudley Guilford

When Dudley Guilford Phelps was born on 24 May 1825, in Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jared Phelps Jr., was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Hackett, was 30. He married Polly Jane Orton on 4 May 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 17 February 1909, in Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83.

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Dudley Guilford Phelps
Phebe Ann Hull
Marriage: 24 September 1863
Bertie Phelps
Florence Allen Phelps
Lula Emma Phelps

Spouse and Children

24 September 1863


    Bertie Phelps


    Florence Allen Phelps


    Lula Emma Phelps


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 38

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dudley Phelps in household of Harmon Phelps, "United States Census, 1860"
  • D G Phelps, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dudley Phelps in household of Harmon Phelps, "United States Census, 1860"

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