Joseph Morris Phelps

2 June 1837–29 September 1886 (Age 49)
Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Morris

When Joseph Morris Phelps was born on 2 June 1837, in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States, his father, Morris Charles Phelps, was 31 and his mother, Laura Clark, was 29. He married Melissa Stevens on 25 December 1857, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States. He lived in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Rich, Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1856. He died on 29 September 1886, in Cokeville, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Montpelier Cemetery, Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Morris Phelps
1837–1886
Eliza Jerusa Clift
1847–1917
Marriage: 1 January 1861
Joseph Morris Phelps
1861–1918
Milton Phelps
1863–1865
Arthur Marion Phelps
1865–1866
Ezra James Phelps
1867–1942
Caddie Madorra Phelps
1869–1922
Benjamin Franklin Phelps
1871–1871
Claire D'Esta Phelps
1872–1951
Pauline Phelps
1876–1969
Walter George Phelps
1878–1951
Hugh Stanley Phelps
1882–1883
Heber John Phelps
1884–1962

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1861Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    +6 More Children

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    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 2
    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.
    1846
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 20
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Phillips

    Story Highlight

    HYRUM SMITH PHELPS

    At the crack of dawn on the bitter cold morning of Feb. 26, 1846, I, Hyrum Smith Phelps, was one of nine babies born on the frozen bank of the Mississippi River at Nauvoo, Illinois. My father and mo …

    Sources (97)

    • Josh M Phelps in household of Morris Phelps, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Phelps in entry for K R Schenck and Pauline Moline, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joseph in entry for Louisa A Phelps, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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