Phelps, William Dewey

Male 1811 - 1865  (53 years)


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  • Name Phelps, William Dewey 
    Nickname Will 
    Born 5 Jun 1811  Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Land 8 Oct 1850  Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William bought 2 acres of land from Edmund D. Phelps and Sally Ann his wife for $200. 
    Residence 1855  LaFayette, Onandaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In a 10 Dec 1855 letter written in Lafayette to his brother Clark, William seriously discussed moving to Wisconsin, building a house there, the prices of commodities, and politics. He wrote "I want to know how long a man has to Reside in your state before he can be a voter I want a chance to vote for William H. Seward for President next fall . . . The time has come when Freedom or Slavery must rule in the North I am a Republican and hope that you are the same" 
    Residence 1860  LaFayette, Onandaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Household included W. D. Phelps, (49, Occupation: shoemaker), Nancy (47), George W. (25), Elizabeth A. (20), Elijah M. (13) and John (10). 
    Died 1865  LaFayette, Onandaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1249  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2018 

    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, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by Elijah Bailey, Justice of the Peace.
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet

    Family Nancy,   b. Abt 1813, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Phelps, George W.,   b. Abt 1835, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Phelps, Elizabeth A.,   b. Abt 1840, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Phelps, Elijah M.,   b. Abt 1847, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Phelps, John,   b. Abt 1850, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F450  Group Sheet

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S194] Vermont Vital Records.

    2. [S69] 1860 US Census, Lafayette, Onondaga, New York; Roll: M653_828; Page: 67; Image: 68; Family History Library Film: 803828.


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