Nathaniel Spencer Phelps

14 February 1871–26 March 1892 (Age 21)
James River Number 5 Magisterial District, Buckingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Nathaniel Spencer

When Nathaniel Spencer Phelps was born on 14 February 1871, in James River Number 5 Magisterial District, Buckingham, Virginia, United States, his father, Charles Nelson Phelps Sr., was 49 and his mother, Catherine Elizabeth Neister, was 36. He died on 26 March 1892, in Buckingham, Virginia, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Virginia, United States.

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Charles Nelson Phelps Sr.
Catherine Elizabeth Neister
George Washington Phelps
Mary Frances Phelps
Mariah Louisa Phelps
Charles Nelson Phelps Jr.
John William Phelps
James Lee Phelps
Thomas Mumford Phelps
Nathaniel Spencer Phelps
John Davis Phelps

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

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Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

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A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

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  • Nat Phelps in household of Chas Phelps, "United States Census, 1880"

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