Apollos Phelps

Brief Life History of Apollos

When Apollos Phelps was born on 8 March 1759, in Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Aaron Phelps, was 42 and his mother, Mercy Kent, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Phelps
1716–1776
Mercy Kent
1722–1807
Johanna Phelps
1743–1786
Patty Phelps
1764–
Aaron Phelps
1745–1798
Marcy Phelps
1749–
Enoch Phelps
1751–
Thankful Phelps
1754–
Lucinda Phelps
1754–
Deborah Phelps
1757–
Apollos Phelps
1759–
Benjamin Phelps
1763–
Daniel Phelps
1765–
Nathan Phelps
1768–

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  • Apollos, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (southwestern): variant of Phillips .

History: The brothers George and William Phelps emigrated from Gloucestershire, England, to Dorchester, MA, c. 1630. Five years later they moved to Windsor, CT. George's sixth-generation descendant, Anson Greene Phelps (1781–1853), rose from being a penniless orphan to the status of a major industrialist and a prominent CT philanthropist.

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

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