Fidelia Phelps

17 April 1825–15 October 1894 (Age 69)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Fidelia

When Fidelia Phelps was born on 17 April 1825, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Ephraim Phelps, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Spike, was 35. She had at least 5 sons and 4 daughters with Rufus King Farr. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Grove, Allegany, New York, United States in 1875. She died on 15 October 1894, at the age of 69.

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Rufus King Farr
Fidelia Phelps
Solomon Farr
Sally Ann Farr
Sylvester Farr
Daniel Farr
Rufus R Farr
Laura Parmelia Farr
Samuel Farr
Grace "Betsy" Elizabeth Farr
Helen A. Farr

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World Events (7)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fidelia Farr in household of Rufus Farr, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Fidelia Farr in household of Rufus K Farr, "New York, State Census, 1865"
  • Phideha Farr in household of Rufus K Farr, "New York, State Census, 1855"

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