Paulina Eliza Phelps

20 March 1827–11 October 1912 (Age 85)
Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Paulina Eliza

When Paulina Eliza Phelps was born on 20 March 1827, in Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States, her father, Morris Charles Phelps, was 21 and her mother, Laura Clark, was 19. She married Amasa Mason Lyman on 16 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 11 October 1912, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Amasa Mason Lyman
Paulina Eliza Phelps
Marriage: 16 January 1846
Oscar Morris Lyman
Mason Roswell Lyman
Clark Lyman
Charles Rich Lyman
William Horne Lyman
Solon Ezra Lyman
Laura Paulina Lyman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 12
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 23
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    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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    Mrs. Paulina Eliza PHELPS LYMAN, daughter of Morris PHELPS and Laura CLARK PHELPS, was born March 20th, 1827, in Lawrenceville, Illinois. The family and ancestry were from the New England States an …

    Sources (24)

    • Paulina Lyman in household of Amasa Lyman, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Paulina E. Phelps in entry for Charles Rick Lyman and Evaline Van Noy Rosenbaum, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Selena Phelphs in entry for William Horne Lyman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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