Morris Charles Phelps

20 December 1805–22 May 1876 (Age 70)
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Morris Charles

When Morris Charles Phelps was born on 20 December 1805, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Spencer Phelps, was 23 and his mother, Mary Keniepp, was 21. He married Laura Clark on 12 April 1825, in Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Rich, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 22 May 1876, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Morris Charles Phelps
Sarah Thompson
Marriage: 27 March 1842
Laura Ann Phelps
Sarah Diantha Phelps
Hyrum Smith Phelps
Martha Ann Phelps
Charles Wilkes Phelps
Amanda Angelia Phelps
Olive Esphenia Phelps
Martha Ellen Phelps

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  • Marriage
    27 March 1842Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 13
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 20
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF SARAH THOMPSON PHELPS By Barbara Ann Phelps Allen A Granddaughter

    Grandma was born, March 20 1820. Her parents were James and Lydia Lewis Thompson. When she was four years old her father died leaving her mother with seven small children, making it necessary for her …

    Sources (49)

    • Morris Phelps in entry for Olive E. Bingham, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Morris Phelps, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Morris Pheps, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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