John Phelps

5 September 1800–1 April 1883 (Age 82)
Quebec, Quebec, Canada

The Life Summary of John

When John Phelps was born on 5 September 1800, in Quebec, Quebec, Canada, his father, Joseph Phelps, was 40 and his mother, Phoebe Ann Place, was 35. He married Mary Shaw Leachman on 3 December 1818, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850 and Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 1 April 1883, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

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John Phelps
Mary Shaw Leachman
Marriage: 3 December 1818
Kaziah Phelps
Maroni Phelps
Louisa Ann Phelps
Esther Lovina Phelps
Marbra Margaret Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Mary Ann Phelps
Phoebe Phelps
Hester Ann Phelps
Lucy Phelps
William Phelps
Samuel Phelps
Alma S Phelps

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1818Hamilton, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1803 · The U.S doubles in size
    Age 3
    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 25
    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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    Story Highlight

    Phoebe Phelps Stonebraker, Wife of John, Life Story

    PHEBE PHELPS STONEBRAKERPIONEER OF 1850 Submitted by Terry Morby Phebe Phelps Stonebraker was born June 27, 1833 in HamiltonCountry, Ohio of early American stock. Her parents were John andMary Leach …

    Sources (20)

    • Jno Phelps in household of Levi Savage, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Phelps, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • John Philps in entry for Mary Allen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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