Pioneer Families - PHELPS
Extracted From
Chapter XVII
Early history of the town of Hopkinton :
history of East Village (Nicholville) and vicinity,
diaries of Elisha Risdon and Artemas Kent,
soldiers of the Civil War,
genealogical record of sixty of the pioneer families

Carlton E. Sanford
Boston: Bartlett Press, 1903

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]




IN this chapter is given the genealogical records of many of the pioneers of the town, of all that I have been able to gather sufficient data and information to make a fairly full record. The preparation of these records has required much time, labor, correspondence, persistence and patience. Had I had in the beginning a full comprehension of the tedious labor required, I now feel sure I should not have undertaken it. That there are some errors in dates and possibly a few in names I am quite satisfied, since considerable of my information came from elderly people who wrote feebly and indistinctly. I think it will be readily understood, if the reader will bear in mind that it is in continuous order; that the first, second, third and fourth generations are each carried slightly to the right, and that each generation always has the same indentation.

JACOB PHELPS b. July 12, 1780, Pittsfield, Mass.; d. April 2, 1864; m. Lucy Webster, May 1, 1803; b. November 11, 1784; d. February 10, 1881. Came to town June 14, 1[821, and settled on the Jasper Armstrong farm next south of the farm known as the William S. Phelps place. He was about six feet in height and an upright, sterling citizen. Had seven children:
  • Alanson W., b. March 5, 1804; d. October 9, 1868, Stockholm; m. Philanna Bachellor, March 7, 1827; b. April 2, 1808; d. November 14, 1854; m. 2d, Mrs. Lydia Newbury; 1. Fort Jackson. One child by first and three by second marriage:
    • Emily R., b. March 2, 1828; 1. Hopkinton; m. Carlos C. Chittenden. (See Chittenden record.)
    • Warren W., b. August z, 1858; 1. Winthrop, N.Y.; m. Edith E. Chubb, July 10, 1879. Had one child:
      • Eva A., b. October 13, 1880; m. Hugh Parr, October 17, 1900. Had one child:
        • Warren W., b. September 26, 1901; d. December 23, 1901.
    • Alanson L., b. November 13, 1860; 1. Avalon, Cal.; m. Ella M. Meacham, September 18, 1881. No issue.
    • Waldo H., b. October 20, 1862; d. March 9, 1901; m. Harriet A. Chubb, March 15, 1882. Had two children:
      • Chloe E., b. September 14, 1884.; 1. Stockholm.
      • Alanson H., b. June 4, 1889.
  • William S., b. January 26, 1806; d. February 15, 1882; m. Laura Palmer, b. March 30, 1811, Lincoln, Vt.; d. July 26, 1877; m. 2d, Mrs. Martha Lyman, November 24, 1878; b. June 14, 1816; d. May 27, 1899, Clinton, Mass. Had fifteen children:
    • Cordelia A., b. January 14, 1831; d. March 20, 1865, Fayette, Wis.; m. Lorenzo D. Atwood, January 1, 1850; d. February 19, 1882. Enlisted in Co. E, 43d Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers; was justice twelve years, assessor nine, and deacon twenty years in Hopkinton in Congregational Church. Had two children:
      • Leona L., b. April 20, 1851; d. March 20, 1865.
      • Arthur A., b. May 1, 1854; 1. Hopkinton; m. Olivia M. Simmons, December 3, 1879; b. November 16, 1859. Had two children:
        • Leon Roy, b. July 6, 1882.
        • Warren Carroll, b. September 4, 1889.
    • Carolina M., b. September 2, 1832; 1. Hartford, Conn.; m. Daniel B. Landon, January 6, 1852; b. March 20, 1832; d. April 23, 1879. He was a sergeant in Co. G, 106th Regiment, and wounded at Monnocacy, Md., July 9, 1864, and discharged in May, 1865. Had six children:
      • Herbert H., b. March 29, 1853; 1. Norfolk; m. Lucy Pritchard in May, 1881. Had two children:
        • Florence M., b. February 17, 1898.
        • Son, b. April, 1901.
      • Ella L., b. September 23, 1855; 1. Hartford, Conn.; m. Henry W. Johnson, April 20, 1880. Had one child:
        • Florence M., b. October 12, 1883; m. Frederick F. Warren, October 15, 1902.
      • Will P., b. September 5, 1858; 1. East Hartford, Conn.; m. Meda Cooper, June, 1882. No issue.
      • Elizabeth L., b. April 10, 1862; 1. Buffalo, N.Y.
      • Lucy S., b. January 18, 1871; 1. Newington Junction, Conn.; m. William A. Driscoll, October 1, 1887. Had eight children:
        • Marion L., b. September 2, 1888.
        • Dorothy C., b. February 12, 1891.
        • Arthur T., b. November 30, 1892.
        • Henry J., b. March 25, 1894.
        • Clinton E., b. February 11, 1896.
        • Esther M., b. June 22, 1897.
        • Laura P., b. January 10, 1900.
        • Elizabeth B., b. March 26, 1902.
      • Raymond D., b. June 6, 1872; 1. E. Hartford, Conn.; m. Agnes H. Oldfield, February 6, 1895. No issue.
      • Pauline S., b. December 19, 1833; 1. Hopkinton; m. Lorenzo D. Atwood. (See Cordelia.)
      • Emeline E., b. September 29, 1835; d. July 11, 1894; m. Richard Gilmore, September 11, 1864; b. March 4, 1836; d. June 6, 1896. Enlisted in Co. --, -- Regiment. Had five children:
        • Leona, b. June 17, 1867; d. August 8, 1867.
        • May L., b. July, 1868; 1. Underhill, Vt.; m. George H. Prior, April 30, 1892. Had one child:
          • Howard, b. September 4, 1897.
        • Ida A., b. October 29, 1871; 1. Hopkinton.
        • King B., b. December 8, 1872.
        • Sarah L., b. December 16, 1874; 1. Minneapolis.
      • Sarah M., b. March 10, 1837; 1. Sacramento, Cal.; m. James R. Moore, August 6, 1861; d. February 8, 1879. Enlisted in December, 1861, was sergeant in Co. G, 13th Regiment, Conn. Volunteers, discharged in July, 1862, and died at Soldiers' Home in Dayton, Ohio. Had eight children:
        • Daughter, b. November 28, 1864; d. December 1864.
        • William H., b. February 22, 1866; 1. St. Louis, Mo.; m. Mary Popham, October, 1887. Had six children:
          • Kathie, b. March 6, 1889.
          • Arthur, b. June, 1891.
          • Laura, b. July, 1893.
          • Harold, b. June, 1895.
          • Edith, b. March, 1897.
          • Irene, b. June, 1901; d. June, 1902.
      • Laura P., b. January 23, 1868; 1. Maxwell, Cal.; m. James W. Marshall, December 18, 1895. Had one child:
        • Dorothy Helen, b. November 1, 1898.
      • Jennie H., b. February 25, 1870; d. July 25, 1899, Salina, Kan.; m. George F. Holliday, October, 1899. No issue.
      • Joseph P., b. February 12, 1872; 1. Sacramento, Cal.; m. Mary F. Lynch, July 3, 1901. Had one child:
        • Gertrude Eloise, b. April 9, 1902.
      • James D., b. February 24, 1873; 1. Sacramento, Cal.
      • Mary W., b. February 24, 1873; d. November, 1884.
      • R. Victor, b. August 10, 1876; 1. Vina, Cal.
    • William H., b. January 10, 1839; d. June 2, 1839.
    • Jane L., b. March 14, 1840; d. September 2, 1840.
    • William H., b. May 21, 1841; d. September 1, 1841.
    • Laura J., b. August 18, 1842; d. September 17, 1848.
    • Lucy J., b. December 19, 1844; d. November 19, 1848.
    • Myron A., b. January 3, 1847; d. August 31, 1848.
    • Alice P., b. January 21, 1849; d. April 26, 1850.
    • Alvah A., b. April 25, 1851; d. June 10, 1856.
    • Orville A., b. August 12, 1852; 1. Everett, Wash.; m. Ellen J. Hewett, January 26, 1873. Had three children:
      • Guy A., b. November 17, 1874.
      • Roy, b. February 14, 1881; d. May, 1883.
      • Lossie Lutrelle, b. January 5, 1891; d. December 26, 1895.
    • Lillian L., b. March 17, 1856; 1. Minneapolis; m. Henry Ingham, November 20, 1879. Had four children:
      • Laura Elizabeth, b. November 22, 1890.
      • Margaret, b. January 29, 1893.
      • Henry Phelps, b. September 14, 1895.
      • Willie Bearden, b. October 28, 1897.
  • Lucy W., b. November 7, 1807; d. January 27, 1857, Stockholm; m. Benjamin F. Nay, December 31, 1828. Had eleven children:
    • Salinda A., b. August 19, 1829; d. March 5, 1842.
    • Jacob P., b. March 19, 1831; 1. Owasso, Mich.; m. Mary Riggs. (Incomplete.)
    • Lucy W., b. March 9, 1833; d. October 25, 1839.
    • Helen M., b. December 26, 1834; d.; m. Leander Pritchard. Had four children:
      • Mary, Betsey, 1. Norfolk, N.Y.; m. Herbert Landon; Lydia and Rosa.
    • Lucinda E., b. February 8, 1837; d. April 24, 1868; m. Lucius Kimpton. Had three children:
      • Frances, Stella and Luna.
    • William H., d. October 23, 1839.
    • Lucy W., b. June 22, 1839; 1. Saginaw, Mich.; m. Nelson Conrad. Had two children:
      • Myrtle and a son.
    • Betsy F., b. August 1, 1840; d. May 20, 1885; single.
    • Zelma P., b. June 2, 1843; 1. Saginaw, Mich.; m. Benjamin F., b. July 5, 1846; d. September 7, 1852. Willie P., 1. Perry, Mich.
  • Orsamus, b. September 16, 1809; d. May 6, 1810, Orville, Vt.
  • Lucinda M., b. April 21, 1811; d. November 18, 1844, Ogdensburg.
  • Edwin O., b. April 23, 1813; d. April 26, 1894, Stockholm; m. Priscilla Dwinell, November 25, 1838; b. April 19, 1818; 1. Fort Jackson. Had four children:
    • Luman J. Phelps, b. May 28, 1840; 1. Faribault, Minn.; m. Augusta E. Lawrence, May 28, 1861. Had six children:
      • Nina A., b. April 25, 1863; d. November, 1868.
      • Leonard L., b. March 11, 1865; 1. Long Prairie, Minn.; m. Isabelle Cyrus, November 15, 1892.
      • Mark A., b. November 29, 1869; d. April 21, 1897, at W. Chazy, N.Y.; m. Carrie Coyne, January 28, 1893. Had three children:
        • Vivian A., b. January 10, 1894.
        • Leonard E., b. June 17, 1895.
        • Lawrence M., b. June 10, 1897.
      • Alice E., b. July 15, 1872; 1. Malone, N.Y.; m. Frederick Riley, April 17, 1895.
      • Helen. A., b. April 11, 1875.
      • Orville P., b. September 29, 1878.
    • Adelia P., b. February 12, 1842; d. August 11, 1900, College View, Neb.; m. John Grover, October 9, 1867. Had two children:
      • Edwin P., b. November 14, 1868; d_ May 1873.
      • Clifton P., b. April 20, 1875; 1. New York City.
    • Celia R., b. March 16, 1846; d. May 8, 1875; m. Charles G. Hastings, September 1, 1864; 1. Manchester, N.H. No issue.
    • Alice E., b. August 23, 1851; 1. Fort Jackson; m. Fayette N. Kellogg, March 28, 1878. Had two children:
      • Pearle E., b. October 20, 1883.
      • Gladys G., b. October 30, 1889.
    • Polly, b. February 7, 1815; d. October 11, 1816, Orville, Vt.

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