Phelps, Zerviah

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  • Name Phelps, Zerviah 
    Born 16 Nov 1773  Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 3 Oct 1784  Second Congregational Church, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1850  Conneaut, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Sophia Walker living with Jedediah Phelps and his family was probably Jedediah's sister Zerviah. 
    Person ID I1224  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 

    Father Phelps, Paul 2nd,   b. 19 Oct 1748, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1820  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Calkins, Zerviah,   b. 18 Oct 1748, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Feb 1768  Lebanon First Congregational Church Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • There are three errors in the description of Paul's family in Phelps Family of America by Oliver Phelps and Andrew Servin: 1. Zerviah Calkins' parents were Solomon Calkins and Zerviah Dewey not John Calkins and Sarah Huntington. 2. Phelps and Servin incorrectly state that Zerviah died in 1776 and that Paul then married Theodosia Root. 3. As a result, Phelps and Servin list the last four children (John, Solomon, Jedediah and Paul 3rd) as the Theodosia's children, but they were actually Zerviah's children as shown by Dimock's transcription of the records of the Town of Mansfield and the Second Church of Mansfeld, and by an image of a page from Willington Town records for the births of Jedediah and Paul 3rd. (See image of document below.)
      [2, 6]
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet

    Family Walker, Daniel 
    • No record of the marriage of Zerviah Phelps and Daniel Walker has been found, but the following facts suggest that they were married. 1. In an 1853 letter to his children, Elijah Phelps wrote "I saw a letter from Uncle Jed a short time ago he and Aunt Walker were well." 2. In the 1850 US Census, Sophia Walker was living with Jedediah Phelps, her presumed brother. Sophia is an easy misinterpretation of Zerviah, as has been seen previously in another case by Cathy Kuhl. 3. Daniel Walker lived in Swanton, Vermont at the same time as Paul Phelps and his sons Solomon, Jedediah, and Paul, Jr. and Daniel leased property adjacent to property leased by Paul and lived on a lot adjacent to the one where Jedediah leased land. 4. Daniel Walker sold his leases in Swanton in 1814 (as did Paul Phelps) and moved to Dryden, New York where he appears in the 1820 US Census on the same page as Jedediah and Solomon Phelps.
    Last Modified 25 May 2018 
    Family ID F767  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S179] Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1646 - 1906, (database on-line,

    2. [S254] Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths in Mansfield, Connecticut, Susan W. Dimock, (The Baker and Taylor Company, 1898), 974.64 M28., pp. 140, 437.

    3. [S93] 1850 US Census, (National Archives and Records Administration), Conneaut, Crawford, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_770; Page: 102B; Image: 211.

    4. [S100] Connecticut Church Record Abstracts, Vol. 57, Lebanon First Congregational Church, p. 158.

    5. [S177] Calkins Family in America, Kenneth W. Calkins (Ed.), (Calkins Family Association, 2000), p. 27.

    6. [S253] Phelps Family of America, Oliver S. Phelps and Andrew T. Servin, (Engle Publishing Co., Pittsfield, MA, 1899), 929.2 P537., Vol. 2, p. 1350.

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