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Phelps, Simeon

Male 1771 - 1842  (70 years)


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  • Name Phelps, Simeon 
    Born 24 Oct 1771  Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 3 Oct 1784  Second Congregational Church, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Property 16 Feb 1802  Homer, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Simeon Phelps and Submit his wife mortgaged to Nathaniel Norton all the equal undivided one-third part of Lot number 87 in the Military Tract in Homer, Onondaga County (This land was in Homer, Cortland County from 1808 to 1829 and then in Cortlandville, Cortland County.) which lot contains 600 acres, two hundred acres is here upon payment of $200 in hand and $250 by 1 Jan 1805 with interest and $250 by 1 Jan 1806 with interest. Recorded 2 Nov 1802.
    Mortgage was discharged by a certificate dated 16 May 1803. Acknowledged by the court 13 Jan 1805 and recorded 11 Mar 1805. 
    Land 31 Dec 1811  Homer, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Simeon Phelps and Submit his wife of Solon, Cortland County sold to Joseph Sweat and Gideon Curtis of Homer for $1000 92 acres 1 rood and 33 perchel of Lot 79 in the Town of Homer.
    Recorded 6 Mar 1812 
    Land 29 Jun 1812  Solon, Cortland, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Simeon Phelps and Submit his wife of the Town of Solon, County of Cortland mortgaged to Peter Van Cortlandt of the Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County for $642 to be paid on or before the first day of June next with lawful interest from the date hereof one hundred eight and one third of an acre of land in lot number 72 in Solon.
    Recorded July 6, 1812.
    Discharged 24 Aug 1814 by a certificate dated 6 Jun 1814. 
    Land 11 Jun 1813  Solon, Cortland, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Simeon Phelps and Submit his wife sold to Chester Allen and Alpheus Babcock for $1275 one hundred eighty and one third acres of Lot number 72 in the township of Solon.
    Recorded 10 Jul 1813
    This was the same land as described in the mortgage dated 29 Jun 1812. However, the mortgage specified one hundred eight and one third acres and the deed said one hundred eighty and one third acres. 
    Residence 1820  Solon, Cortland, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Household:
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Simeon
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 2  
    Residence 1840  Candor, Tioga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Household:
    Head: Simeon Phelps
    Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture 1
    No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write 1 
    Died 30 May 1842  Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Penn Line Cemetery, Linesville, Crawford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I1223  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2019 

    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, New London, 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  [9, 10
    Notes 
    • There are important errors in the description of Paul and Zerviah's family in Phelps Family of America by Oliver Phelps and Andrew Servin. Phelps and Servin incorrectly state that Zerviah died in 1776 and that Paul then married Theodosia Root of Westfield, Massachusetts. Phelps and Servin list Paul's last four children (John, Solomon, Jedediah and Paul 3rd) as Theodosia's children. However, they actually were 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. Regrettably, Phelps and Servin acknowledged the birth records showing Zerviah as the mother, but chose to list the children as Theodosia's without providing any evidence or supporting argument.
      There were two Theodosia Roots in Westfield at the time, neither of whom could have married Paul in 1776.
      Theodosia(1) was b. 28 Oct 1757 in Westfield, the daughter of Solomon Root and Mary Church Root. Her father bequeathed his "daughter Theodosia Root 30 pounds" in his will written 1 Aug 1786 and proved the same year (ancestry.com erroneously says the will was proved on 1 Aug 1786). The use of her maiden name indicates that she was not yet married. She appears to have married a Solomon Phelps soon after her father's death. In 1804, the widow Theodosia Phelps of Westfield married Ebenezer Williams. The deceased was not Paul, as he was still living in Swanton, Vermont.
      Theodosia(2) was b. 1 Jul 1759, to Martin Root and Eunice Lamb Root. She married Gad Root, a brother of Theodosia(1) on 19 Jun 1779. Theodore, their last child for whom there is a birthdate was b. in 1797. Theodosia (2) d. 23 Aug 1812 and Gad Root died 13 Nov 1824.
      Phelps and Servin state that after Zerviah’s death Paul moved to Westfield and then to Pennsylvania where he died. Paul’s known movements do not fit that scenario. Paul was still living in Windham, Connecticut in December of 1794 when he advertised that he was going to grind salt, and he (“Paul Phelps of Windham, Windham County Connecticut”) bought land in Woodford, Vermont in 1795 where he resided until about 1803 when he moved to Swanton, Vermont. He lived in Swanton until at least 1814. There is no record of him moving to Pennsylvania after this. (All of his sons and his daughter Zerviah lived in New York for many years after 1814, and a man of his age very likely would have stayed near or with one of his children.)
      Phelps and Servin also state Zerviah " was probably daughter of John and Sarah (Huntington) Calkins", but that is incorrect. Zerviah, the daughter of John and Sarah, did not grow up in the Lebanon Connecticut area, as her family moved to Dutchess County, New York when she was five or six. Her mother died in Dutchess County in 1744 as did her father in 1769. If she had married Paul, the marriage would have been very unusual, as she was thirteen years older than Paul. Also, she would have been 50 when Paul 3rd was born, a very late (although not impossible) age to give birth. Zerviah, the daughter of Solomon Calkins and Zerviah Dewey, was the same age as Paul and would have been 37 years old when Paul 3rd was born. Finally, Paul and the younger Zerviah were first cousins, lived in the greater Lebanon area, and almost certainly would have known each other. [emphasis mine] [2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Whitcomb, Submit,   b. 4 Aug 1772, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1851, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Children 
     1. Phelps, Plynn [Plyn, Plynne],   b. 4 Mar 1794, Tinmouth, Rutland, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1878, Burlington, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Phelps, Whitcomb,   b. 1797, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1891, Onalaska, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Phelps, Simeon [Simon] Jr.
    +4. Phelps, Chester,   b. 10 Aug 1801,   d. 31 Aug 1887  (Age 86 years)
     5. Phelps, Aurilla,   b. 1804, Homer, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Claremont, Dodge, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Phelps, Ardalissa,   b. Abt 1805, Homer, Cortland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1836, Ellington, Chautauqua, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     7. Phelps, Harriet
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Oct 1771 - Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - Simeon Phelps and Submit his wife mortgaged to Nathaniel Norton all the equal undivided one-third part of Lot number 87 in the Military Tract in Homer, Onondaga County (This land was in Homer, Cortland County from 1808 to 1829 and then in Cortlandville, Cortland County.) which lot contains 600 acres, two hundred acres is here upon payment of $200 in hand and $250 by 1 Jan 1805 with interest and $250 by 1 Jan 1806 with interest. Recorded 2 Nov 1802. Mortgage was discharged by a certificate dated 16 May 1803. Acknowledged by the court 13 Jan 1805 and recorded 11 Mar 1805. - 16 Feb 1802 - Homer, Cortland, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Simeon Phelps and Submit his wife of Solon, Cortland County sold to Joseph Sweat and Gideon Curtis of Homer for $1000 92 acres 1 rood and 33 perchel of Lot 79 in the Town of Homer. Recorded 6 Mar 1812 - 31 Dec 1811 - Homer, Cortland, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Simeon Phelps and Submit his wife of the Town of Solon, County of Cortland mortgaged to Peter Van Cortlandt of the Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County for $642 to be paid on or before the first day of June next with lawful interest from the date hereof one hundred eight and one third of an acre of land in lot number 72 in Solon. Recorded July 6, 1812. Discharged 24 Aug 1814 by a certificate dated 6 Jun 1814. - 29 Jun 1812 - Solon, Cortland, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Simeon Phelps and Submit his wife sold to Chester Allen and Alpheus Babcock for $1275 one hundred eighty and one third acres of Lot number 72 in the township of Solon. Recorded 10 Jul 1813 This was the same land as described in the mortgage dated 29 Jun 1812. However, the mortgage specified one hundred eight and one third acres and the deed said one hundred eighty and one third acres. - 11 Jun 1813 - Solon, Cortland, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Household: Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Simeon Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 2 - 1820 - Solon, Cortland, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Household: Head: Simeon Phelps Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture 1 No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write 1 - 1840 - Candor, Tioga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Penn Line Cemetery, Linesville, Crawford, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Genealogy of Simeon Phelps.
    Genealogy of Simeon Phelps.
    Clipping from the St. Johnsville Enterprise, Jan. 9, 1947. (Brought to my attention by Cathy Kuhl and obtained from fultonhistory.com). I have used it as a source of the names of Simeon's children and Plynn's birthplace. However, it contains significant errors. Specifically, the names given for Aurilla's and Ardalissa's (Artalusia's) husbands are actually the names of their sons.

    Headstones
    Phelps and Billings Grave Monument
    Phelps and Billings Grave Monument
    This modern monument appears to show the same information that is on the nearby original grave monument which is becoming badly weathered.

  • Sources 
    1. [S179] Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1646 - 1906, (database on-line, familysearch.org).

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

    3. [S213] Mortgage, Onondaga County Mortgage Book A ( 1799-1805), p. 259 (img 159 of 330). https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9W2-2ZYG?cc=2078654&wc=M7CW-166%3A358132901%2C359573901 .

    4. [S164] Deed, Cortland County, Book B (1808-1811), p. 512 (img 281 of 417). https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89WN-KS28?cc=2078654&wc=M7H5-1P8%3A358137001%2C358377101.

    5. [S213] Mortgage, Cortland County Mortgage Book A, p. 217 (image 121 of 631). https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9WN-G51P?cc=2078654&wc=M7C3-MM4%3A358137001%2C359184601.

    6. [S164] Deed, Cortland County, Book C (1813-1821) p. 162 (image 95 of 639) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99WN-NJL2?cc=2078654&wc=M7HR-9TP%3A358137001%2C358385901.

    7. [S132] 1820 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, n.d., (ancestry.com), Solon, Cortland, New York; Page: 586; NARA Roll: M33_66; Image: 323.

    8. [S202] findagrave.com, Memorial # 128074948 .

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

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

    11. [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.

    12. [S276] Root Genealogical Records. 1600-1870., James Pierce Root, (R.C. Root, Anthony & Co, New York (1870)), pp. 329, 334, 361.

    13. [S177] Calkins Family in America, Kenneth W. Calkins (Ed.), (Calkins Family Association, 2000), p. 19.

    14. [S202] findagrave.com, Memorial # 94417621 (Grave of Sarah Huntington Calkins).

    15. [S202] findagrave.com, Memorial # 94417240 (Grave of John Calkins).