Esther Phelps

Femaleabout 1799–

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Phelps was born about 1799, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Benjamin Phelps, was 37 and her mother, Jemima Leach, was 31.

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Benjamin Phelps
1763–1837
Jemima Leach
1769–
Daniel Phelps
1794–
David Phelps
1795–1885
Esther Phelps
1799–
Mary Ann Phelps
1800–
Phebe Phelps
1797–1880
Riley W. Phelps
1807–1876
Simeon Phelps
1812–1873

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    World Events (3)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 1

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1802 · Brass is Discovered

    Age 3

    "In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

    1803

    Age 4

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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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