Phelps, Elijah D.[1]

Male 1775 - 1867 or later


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  • Name Phelps, Elijah D.  
    Born 1 Oct 1775  Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Tolland County was formed in 1785 from towns in Windham County, including the towns of Mansfield and Tolland. Since Elijah was born in 1775, he was probably born in Mansfield Township in Windham County.
    Christened 3 Oct 1784  Second Congregational Church, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Property 1802 - 1803  Woodford, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Elijah bought 50 acres of land in Woodford from his father in April of 1802. He married in Readsboro, Vermont 23 Sep 1802 and sold his land in Woodford in 1803.

    Woodford Deeds:
    5 Apr 1802, Book 2, p. 147. Elijah Phelps of Woodford, Bennington, Vermont bought 50 acres of land from Paul Phelps of the same place for $200.
    13 Aug 1803, Book 3, p. 35. Elijah Phelps of Reedsboro, Bennington, Vermont sold the same 50 acres to George Black of Massachusetts for $330.  
    Property 1804 - 1806  Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Elijah bought two parcels of land in Readsboro.
    2 Apr 1804, Book 2, p. 48. Elijah bought a parcel of land from Peter Sibly for $100. (The acreage was not given but was probably about 16).
    28 Jun 1806, Book 2, p. 77. Elijah bought 30 acres of land from Caleb Bailey for $150.
    29 Dec 1805, Book 2, p. 50. This deed in which Elijah sold his first parcel of land was cancelled with the statement "This Deed Void and of None [sic] Effect Ezra Amadon, Town C".  
    Residence 1802 - 1807  Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Elijah was married and had his first two sons in Readsboro. He was the constable in Readsboro, and as such was directed by the Treasurer of Vermont to collect the State's property tax of $0.01/acre. Records of this activity are in the Readsboro Deed Book.  
    Residence 1809 - 1810  Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Elijah's son Simeon was born in Shaftsbury in 1809.
    Data from 1810 US Census
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
    Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
    Number of Household Members: 5 
    Residence 1816  Dryden, Tompkins, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    His son Edmund was born in Dryden.  
    • Elijah also may have lived in Peterboro, New York at some time. Edmund's obituary says that "His youth was passed in the immediate vicinity of the house of Gerrett Smith, whom he greatly admired ..." Gerrit Smith, a social reformer and anti-slavery politician, lived in Peterboro, New York, where his estate is a National Historic Landmark.
    Residence 1820  Pompey, Onandaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1830 - 1850  Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13
    Elijah's household in 1830.
    Males - 10 thru 14: 1 [Edmund (age 14)]
    Males - 15 thru 19: 1 [William (age 19)]
    Males - 20 thru 29: 2 [Chester (26), Clark (23), or Simeon (21)]
    Males - 50 thru 59: 1 [Elijah]
    Females - 15 thru 19: 1 [?]
    Females - 40 thru 49: 1 [Eunice]

    The 1840 census contains a record for Eliphalet D. Phillips who was undoubtedly Elijah D. Phelps. Living near by were Clark Phillips and Simeon Phillips and other neighbors found in the 1830 and 1850 censuses. I have followed Cathy Kuhl's analysis of Elijah's household.
    1 male 20-30 [Edmund]
    1 male 30-40 [probably Chester]
    1 male 60-70 [Elijah]
    1 female 20-30 [Sarah KEELER Phelps?]
    1 female 50-60 [Eunice]

    In 1850 Elijah was living in his son Chester's household which was near the households of his sons Clark, Edmund D. and William D. His son Simeon had moved to Wisconsin. Also nearby was John G. Keeler, probably a brother of Laura Jane and Sarah Ann Keeler, the wives of Clark and Edmund.  
    Land 1839 - 1851  Hastings, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15, 16, 17
    14 Jun 1839 -- Elijah bought 100 acres (eastern part of Lot 14 of L'Hommedieu's Location) from Edmund and Mary Ann Wetmore of Utica for $458.60. [Recorded 24 Jul 1842]
    1 Jun 1850 Elijah sold 1 acre of Lot 14 to Edmund for $30. [Recorded 3 May 1851]
    1 Jun 1850 Elijah sold 1 acre of land from lot 14 to John G. Keeler for $35. [Recorded 3 May 1851]
    10 Apr 1851 Elijah D. Phelps and Dinah his wife of Hastings sold his 100 acres of lot 14 excepting parcels sold to Edmund Phelps and John G. Keeler to Samuel Goodwin of Rochester, New Hampshire for $2500. [Recorded 2 Apr 1851] 
    Legal Document 7 Nov 1855  Adams County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Elijah granted his son Edmund D. power of attorney to manage his land in Wisconsin.  
    • "Know all men by these presents that I Elijah D. Phelps of the Town of Lafayette in the County of Onandaga and State of New York . . . appoint Edmund D. Phelps of the Town of Grand Marsh Adams County Wisconsin my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name place and stead to take charge, sue for and recover all damages or trespass in cutting timber or otherwise injuring [?] the premises of the said Elijah D. Phelps situate in the Town of Grand Marsh Adams County Wisconsin giving and granting to my said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever required to be done . . . Signed Elijah D. Phelps, 7 Nov 1855, State of New York Onandaga County.
    Land 1857 -1858  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20, 21
    Elijah bought three parcels of land from the Federal Government:

    2 Apr 1857, 160 acres in Marquette County, SW1/4 Section 8 Twp 17N Range 8E.
    2 Apr 1857, 40 acres in Adams County, NE1/4SW 1/4 Section 8 Twp 17N Range 7E.
    1 Dec 1858, 40 acres in Adams County, SE1/4SE1/4 Section 2 Twp 17N Range 7E.
     
    Residence 1853 - 1860  LaFayette, Onandaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    In the 1860 census Elijah was living with his second wife near his son W. D. Phelps and listed his occupation as shoemaker.  
    Residence 1867  Lincoln, Adams, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    10 Mar 1867. Elijah's son Simeon wrote from Lincoln, Wisconsin to his brother Clark: "Father and the old lady have been quite smart this winter for people as old they are they have been troubled with sore eyes all winter." 
    Died 1867 or later 
    • Possibly Lincoln, Adams, Wisconsin
    Notes 
    • Letters from LaFayette, New York:
      10 May 1853, Elijah wrote that he wanted to see his children "but when I shall I know not".

      10 Aug 1856 Elijah asked that his children "send me some money if it is possible for my business is in such a shape that it is difficult for me to get along without. I want to come to Wisconsin this fall and if my health is good and I can get any company I think I shall come."

      2 Apr 1857 Elijah wrote his son Clark "I . . . calculate that I shall visit you about the first of June at that time I shall be in want of the interest that is due and if I cannot depend on it I want you to write immediately and let me know."
    Person ID I183  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 6 Aug 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,   d. Prob Aft 1800, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1768  Lebanon First Congregational Church Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24
    Notes 
    • 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.)
      [3, 25]
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet

    Family 1 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.
    Children 
    +1. Phelps, Chester,   b. 31 Dec 1804, Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Phelps, Clark,   b. 19 Jun 1807, Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1897, New Haven, Olmsted, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +3. Phelps, Simeon Shepard,   b. 11 Aug 1809, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1886, Adams County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Phelps, William Dewey,   b. 5 Jun 1811, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, LaFayette, Onandaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +5. Phelps, Edmund D.,   b. 6 Jan 1816, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1889, Adams County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Newell, Dinah,   b. Oct 1783,   d. 28 Feb 1874  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married Bef 10 Apr 1851 
    • Probably married in Lafayette, Onandaga, New York where Dinah lived. The date of marriage was between 24 Aug 1850 (the date of the 1850 US Census) and 10 Apr 1851 when Elijah D. Phelps and Dinah his wife sold their land in Hastings. [13, 17]
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F449  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1775 - Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1802 - Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - Elijah bought 50 acres of land in Woodford from his father in April of 1802. He married in Readsboro, Vermont 23 Sep 1802 and sold his land in Woodford in 1803. Woodford Deeds: 5 Apr 1802, Book 2, p. 147. Elijah Phelps of Woodford, Bennington, Vermont bought 50 acres of land from Paul Phelps of the same place for $200. 13 Aug 1803, Book 3, p. 35. Elijah Phelps of Reedsboro, Bennington, Vermont sold the same 50 acres to George Black of Massachusetts for $330. - 1802 - 1803 - Woodford, Bennington, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - Elijah bought two parcels of land in Readsboro. 2 Apr 1804, Book 2, p. 48. Elijah bought a parcel of land from Peter Sibly for $100. (The acreage was not given but was probably about 16). 28 Jun 1806, Book 2, p. 77. Elijah bought 30 acres of land from Caleb Bailey for $150. 29 Dec 1805, Book 2, p. 50. This deed in which Elijah sold his first parcel of land was cancelled with the statement "This Deed Void and of None [sic] Effect Ezra Amadon, Town C". - 1804 - 1806 - Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Elijah was married and had his first two sons in Readsboro. He was the constable in Readsboro, and as such was directed by the Treasurer of Vermont to collect the State's property tax of $0.01/acre. Records of this activity are in the Readsboro Deed Book. - 1802 - 1807 - Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Elijah's son Simeon was born in Shaftsbury in 1809. Data from 1810 US Census Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3 Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1 Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 Number of Household Members Under 16: 3 Number of Household Members Over 25: 2 Number of Household Members: 5 - 1809 - 1810 - Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - His son Edmund was born in Dryden. - 1816 - Dryden, Tompkins, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1820 - Pompey, Onandaga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Elijah's household in 1830. Males - 10 thru 14: 1 [Edmund (age 14)] Males - 15 thru 19: 1 [William (age 19)] Males - 20 thru 29: 2 [Chester (26), Clark (23), or Simeon (21)] Males - 50 thru 59: 1 [Elijah] Females - 15 thru 19: 1 [?] Females - 40 thru 49: 1 [Eunice] The 1840 census contains a record for Eliphalet D. Phillips who was undoubtedly Elijah D. Phelps. Living near by were Clark Phillips and Simeon Phillips and other neighbors found in the 1830 and 1850 censuses. I have followed Cathy Kuhl's analysis of Elijah's household. 1 male 20-30 [Edmund] 1 male 30-40 [probably Chester] 1 male 60-70 [Elijah] 1 female 20-30 [Sarah KEELER Phelps?] 1 female 50-60 [Eunice] In 1850 Elijah was living in his son Chester's household which was near the households of his sons Clark, Edmund D. and William D. His son Simeon had moved to Wisconsin. Also nearby was John G. Keeler, probably a brother of Laura Jane and Sarah Ann Keeler, the wives of Clark and Edmund. - 1830 - 1850 - Hastings, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 14 Jun 1839 -- Elijah bought 100 acres (eastern part of Lot 14 of L'Hommedieu's Location) from Edmund and Mary Ann Wetmore of Utica for $458.60. [Recorded 24 Jul 1842] 1 Jun 1850 Elijah sold 1 acre of Lot 14 to Edmund for $30. [Recorded 3 May 1851] 1 Jun 1850 Elijah sold 1 acre of land from lot 14 to John G. Keeler for $35. [Recorded 3 May 1851] 10 Apr 1851 Elijah D. Phelps and Dinah his wife of Hastings sold his 100 acres of lot 14 excepting parcels sold to Edmund Phelps and John G. Keeler to Samuel Goodwin of Rochester, New Hampshire for $2500. [Recorded 2 Apr 1851] - 1839 - 1851 - Hastings, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal Document - Elijah granted his son Edmund D. power of attorney to manage his land in Wisconsin. - 7 Nov 1855 - Adams County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - In the 1860 census Elijah was living with his second wife near his son W. D. Phelps and listed his occupation as shoemaker. - 1853 - 1860 - LaFayette, Onandaga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 10 Mar 1867. Elijah's son Simeon wrote from Lincoln, Wisconsin to his brother Clark: "Father and the old lady have been quite smart this winter for people as old they are they have been troubled with sore eyes all winter." - 1867 - Lincoln, Adams, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • 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.

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    5. [S272] Deed, Town of Woodford, Bennington, Vermont, Town Clerk, Recorded December 1805, Book 3, p. 35.

    6. [S273] Deed Book, Town of Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont, Town Clerk, Recorded 15 Dec 1805. Book 2, p. 48.

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    18. [S192] Legal instrument, Register of Deeds, Adams County Wisconsin, Book 9 p. 575.
      This document was recorded in the register of deeds 1 Dec 1860.

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