Mary Elizabeth Asbell

May 1853–
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Asbell was born in May 1853, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Alonzo ASBELL, was 28 and her mother, Christian Elizabeth Farmer, was 19. She married Charles D. Phelps on 14 November 1875, in Windsor, Bertie, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Windsor, Bertie, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Merry Hill Township, Bertie, North Carolina, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Charles D. Phelps
Mary Elizabeth Asbell
Marriage: 14 November 1875
William Sylvester Phelps
Susan Ellen Phelps
Charles Rufus Phelps
Thomas Phelp
Mary E Phelp

Spouse and Children

14 November 1875
Windsor, Bertie, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 9

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 10

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

Age 33

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Aspell, a habitational name from Aspall in Suffolk or Aspull in Greater Manchester. The first is named from Old English æspe ‘aspen’ + halh ‘nook’, ‘corner’; the second from Old English æspe + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Phelp in household of Charles D Phelp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Asbel in household of Alonzo Asbel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Phelps in household of C D Phelps, "United States Census, 1880"

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