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Phelps, Edmund D. b. 6 Jan 1816 Dryden, New York, USA d. 19 Nov 1889 Adams County, Wisconsin: Martin & Bloom Family Histories
 

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Phelps, Edmund D.

Male 1816 - 1889  (73 years)


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  • Name Phelps, Edmund D.  [1
    • Called Edwin in a biosketch of his son Willis.
    Born 6 Jan 1816  Dryden, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Land 1 Jun 1850  Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Edmund bought 1 acre of land from his father for $30. Land was on the north side of the highway at the eastern edge of Elijah's land. [Recorded 3 May 1851] 
    Legal Document 7 Nov 1855  Adams County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Edmund's father Elijah granted Edmund power of attorney to deal with all matters concerning Elijah's land in Adams County. 
    Died 19 Nov 1889  Adams County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary from the Adams County (Wisconsin) Press 30 Nov 1889. Transcribed and provided by Cathy Kuhl.

      Edmund D. Phelps died at his residence in Lincoln, Nov 19, 1889, ages 73 years. He was born at Dryden NY. He came west and settled in Dodge Co., WI in June 1851. In Dec. of the same year he removed to the town of Lincoln, in this county, settling on the farm on which he has ever since resided until his death. He was accompanied here by three brothers, and the four settled on adjoining farms. Three of these brothers died here, and the surviving one some years ago moved to Minnesota, where he still lives. Mr. Phelps was the youngest of five brothers -- the one residing in Minnesota being the only one living. Mr. Phelps was one of the oldest settlers here. When he came the neighbors were few and there was not a school house in the town. His death seems like the removal of an old landmark. He was a true friend and kind neighbor, and those in distress found with him sympathy and a helping hand. He was the kindest of fathers, and will be sadly missed by his children. He has held many places of trust in the community. He was treasurer of the town for many years and chairman of the town for several terms. He filled all honestly and uprightly. He read much and was passionately fond of flowers and all things beautiful in nature. His youth was passed in the immediate vicinity of the house of Gerrett Smith, whom he greatly admired, and whose teachings had much to do in molding his character and principles. His convictions were firm, and his strong will and fervent expressions often led to his being misunderstood; but his kindness of heart and friendly disposition disarmed resentment and made those who opposed him his personal friends. He passed into the Beyond the friend of Justice, a lover of Humanity, and trusting in the Great Father for immortality. Five years ago his wife died, and since that event he has gradually failed in health. He tried to be patient and murmur not. In my last conversation with him, he said, "it seemed such a long, weary time ere he could go home." His five children, Willis, Henry, Rudolph, Susan and Angie did all that kind hearts could do to make his last moments peaceful and pleasant. Especially are his daughter Angie, and her husband, whose home was his to be commended for their uniform kindness and affectionate care with which they ministered to and solaced the last hours of their aged father. "Uncle Ed", as he was familiarly called, will be sadly missed by all near friends and neighbors. His friend, J. H. McChesney, preached the funeral sermon. Notwithstanding the unfavorable weather, the services were largely attended.
    Buried Pine Grove Cemetery, Grand Marsh, Adams, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1248  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2013 

    Father Phelps, Elijah D.,   b. 1 Oct 1775, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867 or later 
    Mother Amidon, Eunice,   b. 1782, Douglas, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1849, Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1802  Readsboro, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by Elijah Bailey, Justice of the Peace.
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet

    Family Keeler, Sarah Ann,   b. 5 Sep 1819,   d. 7 Jul 1884, Adams County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Children 
     1. Phelps, Willis,   b. 3 Dec 1842, Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1906  (Age 64 years)
     2. Phelps, Emma,   b. Abt 1846, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Phelps, Susan J.,   b. Sep 1851, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1931, Olmsted County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     4. Phelps, Henry,   b. Abt 1854, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Phelps, Rudolph,   b. Abt 1857, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Phelps, Angie,   b. Abt 1861, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F459  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jan 1816 - Dryden, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Edmund bought 1 acre of land from his father for $30. Land was on the north side of the highway at the eastern edge of Elijah's land. [Recorded 3 May 1851] - 1 Jun 1850 - Hastings, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal Document - Edmund's father Elijah granted Edmund power of attorney to deal with all matters concerning Elijah's land in Adams County. - 7 Nov 1855 - Adams County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Nov 1889 - Adams County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pine Grove Cemetery, Grand Marsh, Adams, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Map showing the approximate locations of lands owned by Phelps and Keeler family members in Hastings, Oswego, New York.
    Map showing the approximate locations of lands owned by Phelps and Keeler family members in Hastings, Oswego, New York.
    Properties of 1. Elijah D. Phelps, 2. Edmund D. Phelps (m. Sarah Ann Keeler), 3. Simeon S. Phelps, 4. William D. Phelps, 5. John G. Keeler, 6. Era D. Ladd (m. Susan M. Keeler), and 7. Martin Keeler. The location of Martin Keeler's land is not certain because of ambiguities in the property description.
    The original map was from the New topographical atlas of Oswego County, New York published by C. K. Stone, 1867, found in the New York State Library in Albany. Call number: 912.74767 fAs82.

    Headstones
    Phelps, Edmund D.
    Phelps, Edmund D.
    Inscription on family monument.
    E.D.Phelps Born Jan 6 1815 Died Nov 19 1889
    Phelps, Edmund D. and Sarah Ann Keeler family monument
    Phelps, Edmund D. and Sarah Ann Keeler family monument

  • Sources 
    1. [S195] Memorial and Biographical Record of Columbia, Sauk, and Adams County, Wisconsin, (Geo A. Ogle and Co. Chicago, 1901), pp 442-443.

    2. [S157] Obituary, Adams County (Wisconsin) Press, 30 Nov 1889.
      Provided by Cathy Kuhl

    3. [S164] Deed, Oswego County, New York, Book 55, p. 549.


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