Fanny Phelps

3 November 1791–21 August 1864 (Age 72)
Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Fanny

When Fanny Phelps was born on 3 November 1791, in Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Oliver Phelps, was 33 and her mother, Anna Gillette, was 28. She married Whiting Shepard on 3 March 1813, in Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 August 1864, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Whiting Shepard
Fanny Phelps
Marriage: 3 March 1813
Mr. Shephard
Miss Shephard
Luther Shepard
Minerva Shepard

Spouse and Children

3 March 1813
Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


    Mr. Shephard


    Miss Shephard


    Luther Shepard


    Minerva Shepard


Parents and Siblings


    Anna Gillette




World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 11

"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."

Age 21

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Anna Phelps Shepard, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Fanny Phelps, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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