Phelps, Jedediah

Male 1688 - 1752  (63 years)


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  • Name Phelps, Jedediah 
    Born 7 Dec 1688  Westfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Will Mar 1751  Lebanon, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Jedediah's major bequests were:
    To his wife Elizabeth one third of his disposable estate (remaining after debts and funeral costs) the use of one-half his dwelling house, barn and farm in Lebanon, so long as she remained his widow, but if she remarried she was to have one third of his land for as long as she lived.
    To his son Jacob who had already received 155 pounds, 50 pounds more.
    To his sons Paul and Silas, one half his lands exclusive of buildings to be divided between them for quality and quantity, and also two thirds of his moveable estate excepting his shop tools (excepting his vice) and excepting a bed and bedding.
    To his son Jedediah the other half of his lands in Lebanon divided equally for quantity and quality with all the buildings thereon, excepting the use of one-half his house, barns and land which he had given to his wife. Also, he gave to Jedediah his shop tools excepting his vice.
    To his daughter Elizabeth one hundred pounds and her choice of a bed and bedding, and the use of one-third of his house and farm after her mother's decease or remarriage for her natural life.
    To his daughter Abigail, who already had received about 70 pounds, 50 pounds more.
    Executors: his sons Jedediah and Silas.
    Will drawn __ Mar 1751. Witnessed by Stephen Powell, Joshua West, Nathl. Holbrook. Entered into probate 16 Mar 1752. Proved 30 Mar 1752. 
    Died 13 Feb 1752  Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Town record says "in the 63rd y. of his age" which is consistent with his birth date.
    Person ID I1234  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2018 

    Father Phelps, Jacob,   b. 7 Feb 1649/50, Windsor, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1689, Westfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Ingersoll (Ingersole), Dorothy,   b. 1654, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Westfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 May 1672  Westfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Documents
    Jacob Phelps family in vital records for the Town of Westfield, Massachusetts
    Jacob Phelps family in vital records for the Town of Westfield, Massachusetts
    The Jacob Phelps family is on the upper right. Dates are Julian.
    Original image from ancestry.com was cropped, reduced in size and sharpened.
    Family ID F785  Group Sheet

    Family Janes, Elizabeth (Elisabeth),   b. 22 Jul 1684, Northampton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1757, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1707  Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    • Marriage date not given in sources cited. Marriage year based on birth of first child.
    Children 
     1. Phelps, Elizabeth,   b. 30 Dec 1708/09, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Phelps, Abigail,   b. 4 Nov 1710, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Phelps, Jacob,   b. 16 Apr 1713, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1751, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +4. Phelps, Paul (1st),   b. 25 Apr 1717, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1752, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. Phelps, Silas,   b. 27 Jan 1719/20, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Phelps, Jemima,   b. 26 Jun 1724, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1739, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    +7. Phelps, Jedediah Jr,   b. 20 Jun 1727, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1752, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F445  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S253] Phelps Family of America, Oliver S. Phelps and Andrew T. Servin, (Engle Publishing Co., Pittsfield, MA, 1899), 929.2 P537., Vol 2., p. 1273.

    2. [S271] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Westfield Birth Record, p. 79, image 1549 of 1742.

    3. [S222] Connecticut Wills and Probate Records, Windham Probate Records, Vol. 3-4, 1744-1755, img. 441ff.

    4. [S274] Lebanon, Connecticut - Records of births marriages and deaths, Registrar of Vital Statistics, Lebanon, Connecticut, Vol. 1, p. 244, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BT-49H6-G?i=143&cc=2448940.

    5. [S178] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Lorrain Cook White, Ed., (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore), 974.6 C752 233-10925., Vol. 22, Lebanon, p. 166.

    6. [S217] New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Clarence A. Torry, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, USA, 2004), 929.374 T694 85-27460., p. 576.

    7. [S274] Lebanon, Connecticut - Records of births marriages and deaths, Registrar of Vital Statistics, Lebanon, Connecticut, Vol. 1 p. 244 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BT-49H6-G?i=143&cc=2448940.
      No marriage date in record.


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