Phelps, Paul 2nd[1]

Male 1748 - Bef 1820  (71 years)


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  • Name Phelps, Paul  
    Suffix 2nd 
    Born 19 Oct 1748  Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 23 Oct 1748  Lebanon First Congregational Church Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1771 - 1781  Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Simeon, Zerviah, Elijah, John and Solomon Phelps were born in Mansfield. 
    Religion 3 Oct 1784  Second Church of Mansfield. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family of Paul and Zerviah Phelps were baptised, including Anne, Simeon, Zerviah, Elijah, John, Solomon, & Jedediah. Paul (3rd) was baptized 21 May 1786.
    The Second Congregational Church of Mansfield is now the Storrs Congregational Church. According to its website, the current church is located very close to the site of the original building.  
    Residence 1783-1786  Willington, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jedediah and Paul 3rd Phelps were born in Willington. Jedediah and Paul 3rd were baptized in the Second Church of Mansfield, however. 
    Residence 1790 - 1795  Windham, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    1790 US Census
    Household:
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 6
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2
    Free White Persons - Females: 2
    Number of Household Members: 10
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    Cathy Kuhl has found two of Paul's business advertisements.
    On 25 Sep 1791 Paul advertised his clothing business in in Windham at the old powder mill. Cathy has placed the mill on the north bank of the Willimantic River, near the intersection of Main and Dunham streets.
    In Dec 1794 Paul announced that he would grind salt (presumably at the old powder mill).
     
    Relocation 19 Aug 1795  Woodford, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    A Woodford deed shows that Paul Phelps of Windham, Windham County, Connecticut bought one hundred acres of land in Woodford from Matthew Scott for £60.  
    Residence 1797 - 1800  Woodford, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Paul was appointed to a tax collecting committee in Woodford in 1797

    1800 US Census
    Household members:
    1 male 10-15 [b. 1785-1795 - fits Paul 3rd b. 1786]
    1 male 16-25 [b. 1775-1784 - fits Solomon born 1781 or Jedediah b. 1783]
    1 male 45+ [b.before 1755 -- fits Paul 2nd b. 1748]
    1 female 45+ [fits Zerviah, b. 1748] 
    Residence 1803 - 1807  Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Paul appeared on the Grand List (tax roll) for Swanton from 1804 through 1807. (More details and links to the original pages are in the document below.)  
    Property 2 May 1814  Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    At some point, Paul agreed to a perpetual lease (no termination date) on the south half of Lot 10 (50 acres) in Swanton from Jonathan and Elijah Ferris. In 1814 he assigned this lease and the land to George W. Powers for $500. (The terms of the lease were to probably identical to the lease signed by Paul's son Solomon on 7 Nov 1809.) 
    Died Bef 1820 
    Notes 
    • Cathy Kuhl has pointed out that the winter of 1751-52 was disastrous for 3 year old Paul 2nd and his siblings. They lost both parents, their grandfather, and their uncles Jacob and Jedediah Jr. Their uncle Silas was the only surviving adult male in their close family.
      The dead were:
      Jacob, son of Jedediah d. 22 Dec 1751, age 38.
      Jedediah Sr. d. 13 Feb 1752, age about 63.
      Jerusha, wife of Paul Sr., 17 Mar 1752, age 31.
      Paul Sr., died 13 Apr 1752, age 34.
      Jedediah Jr., d. 1 Oct 1752 age 25.

      The next year Solomon, son of Jedediah Jr., died 7 Apr 1753, age 19 months.
    Person ID I191  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Dewey, Jerusha,   b. 6 Dec 1720, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1752, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1740  Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet

    Family 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  [3, 11
    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.)
      [12, 13]
    Children 
     1. Phelps, Anna,   b. 1 Sep 1768, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Phelps, Simeon,   b. 24 Oct 1771, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Phelps, Zerviah,   b. 16 Nov 1773, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Phelps, Elijah D.,   b. 1 Oct 1775, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867 or later
     5. Phelps, John,   b. 18 Mar 1779, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Phelps, Solomon,   b. 25 Apr 1781, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Phelps, Jedediah,   b. 2 Mar 1783, Willington, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Phelps, Paul 3rd,   b. 30 Jan 1786, Willington, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1863, Marion, Wayne, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 20 May 2018 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Oct 1748 - Lebanon, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Simeon, Zerviah, Elijah, John and Solomon Phelps were born in Mansfield. - 1771 - 1781 - Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Family of Paul and Zerviah Phelps were baptised, including Anne, Simeon, Zerviah, Elijah, John, Solomon, & Jedediah. Paul (3rd) was baptized 21 May 1786. The Second Congregational Church of Mansfield is now the Storrs Congregational Church. According to its website, the current church is located very close to the site of the original building. - 3 Oct 1784 - Second Church of Mansfield. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jedediah and Paul 3rd Phelps were born in Willington. Jedediah and Paul 3rd were baptized in the Second Church of Mansfield, however. - 1783-1786 - Willington, Tolland, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1790 US Census Household: Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 6 Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2 Free White Persons - Females: 2 Number of Household Members: 10 ----- Cathy Kuhl has found two of Paul's business advertisements. On 25 Sep 1791 Paul advertised his clothing business in in Windham at the old powder mill. Cathy has placed the mill on the north bank of the Willimantic River, near the intersection of Main and Dunham streets. In Dec 1794 Paul announced that he would grind salt (presumably at the old powder mill). - 1790 - 1795 - Windham, Windham, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - A Woodford deed shows that Paul Phelps of Windham, Windham County, Connecticut bought one hundred acres of land in Woodford from Matthew Scott for £60. - 19 Aug 1795 - Woodford, Bennington, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Paul was appointed to a tax collecting committee in Woodford in 1797 1800 US Census Household members: 1 male 10-15 [b. 1785-1795 - fits Paul 3rd b. 1786] 1 male 16-25 [b. 1775-1784 - fits Solomon born 1781 or Jedediah b. 1783] 1 male 45+ [b.before 1755 -- fits Paul 2nd b. 1748] 1 female 45+ [fits Zerviah, b. 1748] - 1797 - 1800 - Woodford, Bennington, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Paul appeared on the Grand List (tax roll) for Swanton from 1804 through 1807. (More details and links to the original pages are in the document below.) - 1803 - 1807 - Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - At some point, Paul agreed to a perpetual lease (no termination date) on the south half of Lot 10 (50 acres) in Swanton from Jonathan and Elijah Ferris. In 1814 he assigned this lease and the land to George W. Powers for $500. (The terms of the lease were to probably identical to the lease signed by Paul's son Solomon on 7 Nov 1809.) - 2 May 1814 - Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Birth Records for Jedediah Phelps and Paul Phelps 3rd from Town of Willington, Connecticut
    Birth Records for Jedediah Phelps and Paul Phelps 3rd from Town of Willington, Connecticut
    Records for Jedediah and Paul are marked with a red line. Original is from familysearch.org
    Phelps Family Members in the Swanton Vermont Tax Rolls, 1804-1813 (pdf)
    Phelps Family Members in the Swanton Vermont Tax Rolls, 1804-1813 (pdf)

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Dewitt and Elma Ottman Family, Viktor Ottman Wilson, (Privately Published, 1988, Printed by the Johnson Company, Rochester, MN 55901), p 17.

    2. [S178] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Lorrain Cook White, Ed., (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore), 974.6 C752 233-10925., Vol 22, p. 167.

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

    4. [S126] 1790 US Census, (National Archives and Records Administration), Windham, Windham, Connecticut; Series: M637; Roll: 1; Page: 227; Image: 512; Family History Library Film: 0568141.

    5. [S255] Windham Herald, 1 Oct 1791, p. 4.

    6. [S256] Windham Herald, Saturday, 20 Dec 1794.

    7. [S272] Deed, Town of Woodford, Bennington, Vermont, Town Clerk, Recorded 12 Nov 1795. Book 2, p. 12.

    8. [S267] Tablet of the Times, 04 May 1797 Bennington, Vermont, Vol. 1 Issue: 18 Page: 2 .

    9. [S86] 1800 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), Woodford, Bennington, Vermont; Series: M32; Roll: 51; Page: 143; Image: 88; Family History Library Film: 218688.

    10. [S164] Deed, Swanton Book 6, p. 87. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRP-C9L8-2?i=60&cat=90531.

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

    12. [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.

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


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