Lucy Phelps

1839–1874 (Age 35)
Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Lucy

When Lucy Phelps was born in 1839, in Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, John Phelps, was 39 and her mother, Mary Shaw Leachman, was 41. She married William Smith in 1856, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. She died in 1874, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

Edward Allison
1835–
Lucy Phelps
1839–1874
Marriage: 16 August 1869

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 August 1869San Joaquin, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (7)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 0
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 17
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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

    Sources (7)

    • Lucy Phelps in household of John Phelps, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Lucy Phelps, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Research Log for Lucy Phelps by BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy

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