Descendants of William PHELPS

Phelps Family History in America

Descendants of William PHELPS

FIRST GENERATION

 

1.  William PHELPS was born about 1593 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  He died on Jul 14 1672 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.  By Brian Phelps

William Phelps, probably of Crewkerne, arrived aboard the Mary & John in 1630, probably with his second wife and the children from their current and his previous marriage.

The Phelps did sail from Plymouth about 40 miles from Exeter where they joined other families from the southwest counties of England led by the Rev. John White the “great patron of new England migration.” The group selected John Maverick and John Wareham as their ministers. There is an inscription for Wareham in the Palisade Cemetery, Windsor, Connecticut. William Phelps was a member of the original congregation formed in England to establish its own colony and church in New England.

Before sailing they kept a solemn day of fasting, preaching and praying in the New Hospital in Plymouth. The party of 140 set out on March 20, 1630, in the Mary and John of 400 tons, described as Mr. Ludlow’s vessel, with Capt. Squab, and arrived on May 30. A misunderstanding between the passengers and Captl. Squab led to the ship’s company being put off at Natasket (Hull) instead of Charleston. Ten males set out afoot to Charleston Neck and Watertwon, were received, scantily fed and then returned to their group. They found pasturage for their sea-weary animals at Mattapan and named it Dorchester in honor of Rev. White and many of the group from Dorchester. of the man “past middle age and of good estates” were William Phelps, Henry Wolcott and Thomas Ford, and among the young men were Israel Stoughton, George Minot and Nathaniel Duncan. These families have a way of turning up in the Marshall family which is one clue that Elizabeth Phelps had been a Marshall. Their oldest son sailed to Barbgados in the company of other Marshalls soon after his mother’s death. Info found here.

Dorchester, Mass.

The Phelps stayed at Dorchester where, from the first, William Phelps was a prominent and highly respected citizen. On October 19, 1630, he applied as freeman. On November 9th he was on the jury for the trial of Walter Palmer for the murder of Austin Brotchus — the first trial by jury in New England! He became Constable fo Dorchester on September 27, 1631, and on March 4, 1634, was appointed by the general court to go with a committee to arrange the boundary between Boston and Dorchester. On May 5, 1635, he was a member of the general court for Dorchester. From then on he has many mentions in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. Info found here.

Windsor, Conn.

During this time the Dutch in New Amsterdam, having explored the Connecticut River to (now) Enfield Falls and wishing to have more settlers along the river to reinforce their settlements, sent an embassage to Plymouth. Soon each questioned the other’s rights to be there and each reinforced their lines. In 1634 plans were made by the English to occupy the valley. In 1635 William Phelps was on a commission appointed to govern Connecticut as a separate colony. He signed the agreement with Mr. Prince of Plymouth for the Windsor lands, 7 miles west of the river, paying the Indians 2 coats, 40 shillings in wampum for a third coat and 15 extra shillings. Later, not being able to prove full payment, he honestly bought it over again (1665) for 4 trucking coats or “whatever will satisfy.”

William Phelps moved with his children to Windsor early in 1636. He had first built on the south side of a rivulet there with his brother George a little closer into the settlement. William’s lot measured six rods wide, but “being drowned very deep in a flood of 1638” he removed to higher ground. When he moved to higher ground he described his new location as “bounded at one point 40 rods from my dwelling house where it is bounded South by a little brook that falls into the river (Farmington).” Samuel Phelps and John Bartlett witnessed the deed there. This was his meadow lot out on the Poquonock Road just before one comes to Stoughton House, the old stone fort.

William continued his responsible place in Windsor. As a member of the general court in 1637 he declared war against the Pequots. He was a magistrate from 1638 to 1642 and from 1658 to 1662 and foreman of the first grand jury in 1643. He was frequently mentioned as on the petit jury and in 1641 was appointed with a Mr. Welles of Hartford on a committee on lying! It is said that he was an excellent, pious upright man in his public and private life and truly a pillar of Church and State. By the time he had grown elderly and had a son of his name, he became known as “Ould Mr. Phelps” and as such the old church record enters his death on July 14, 1672, after a 42-year residence in New England of which 36 were spent in Windsor. He was buried on the 15th day of July. No probate has been found for William Phelps; he had probably distributed his property among his children before his death. Info found here.

To anyone who has an interest in this I have been searching for William Phelps, Sr.(1599 – 1672) original house and land and where he might have been buried on July 15, 1672 in Windsor CT. He died on July 14, 1672 and was buried on the 15th. I also found that he died in the home.

The maps of old Windsor do not show the correct location for some reason. The maps have the homestead father North then what it truly is.

There is a William Phelps, Jr house still standing built around 1670 it shows the address of 124 East Street but yet all town records show it to be 122 East street.

I found some old newspaper clippings from the Hartford Times(no longer a company) dated 1956 and 1960 that shows the house of Hon. D Judge Phelps at 102 East Street. It states that this was once the home of William Phelps and the original homestead.

I drive by this spot everyday but what is there is a Veterans Cemetery only and you can imagine that there once was more houses here. The Newspaper went on to say that this was called the Buckland House (not Phelps) in 1960 and it was the Town Farm. They did not seem to think it was safe so they tore it down to make the Veterans’ Cemetery larger in 1961. What it also said is that there was a small cemetery that was on this property. That small cemetery is gone now.

So now I am going to see if I can find out where they moved that small cemetery. This also means that Williams sons, William Jr, and Samuel were probably there as well and are now gone because I have never seemed to find their plots as well.

I have always said that there was to way many Phelps that have died in Windsor but there is not enough gravestones to show for all of them. I always said that the town has hidden or just destroyed our families plots.

If anyone is interested please let me know as I can share this information with you.

He was married to Marie about 1618. Marie was born about 1596 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  She died in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  William PHELPS and Marie had the following children:

  1. William PHELPS was born about Sep 9 1618 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  He died on Feb 10 1681 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.
  2. Samuel PHELPS was born about Aug 5 1621 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  He died on May 15 1669 in Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
  3. PHELPS was born on Jan 8 1623 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
  4. Deacon Nathaniel PHELPS.
  5. Richard PHELPS.

He was married to Mary DOVER on Nov 14 1626 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England. Mary DOVER died on Aug 30 1689 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.  William PHELPS and Mary DOVER had the following children:

  1. Cornelius PHELPS.
  2. Mary PHELPS was born in 1628 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  She died young in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
  3. Mary PHELPS was born in 1629 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  She died young in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
  4. Josheph PHELPS was born in 1628 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  He died in 1684 in Simsbury,Hartford Connecticut.
  5. Sarah PHELPS was born in 1635.  She died on Jul 10 1659 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.
  6. Lt. Timothy PHELPS was born on Sep 1 1639 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.  He died in 1719 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.
  7. Mary PHELPS was born on Mar 2 1644 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.  She died on Feb 13 1725 in Simsbury,Hartford Connecticut.

He was married to Mrs. William. Mrs. William was born about 1610 in England.  She died on Nov 27 1675 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

SECOND GENERATION

 

5.  Deacon Nathaniel PHELPS was born about 1625 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  He died on May 17 1702 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.

He was married to Elizabeth COPLEY (daughter of Thomas COPLEY and Elizabeth GRISWOLD) on Sep 17 1650 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,. Elizabeth COPLEY was born on Feb 14 1629 in England.  She died on Dec 6 1712 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Deacon Nathaniel PHELPS and Elizabeth COPLEY had the following children:

  1. Mary PHELPS was born on Jun 21 1651 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.  She died on Apr 15 1687 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Ma.
  2. Nathaniel PHELPS.
  3. Abigail PHELPS was born on Apr 5 1655 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Aug 16 1756 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  4. William PHELPS was born on Jun 22 1657 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on Jun 1 1745 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  5. Thomas PHELPS was born on May 20 1661 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  6. Mercy PHELPS was born on May 16 1662 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Jul 15 1662 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

THIRD GENERATION

 

15.  Nathaniel PHELPS was born on Jun 2 1653 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.  He died on Jun 20 1719 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA.

He was married to Grace MARTIN (daughter of William MARTIN and Lydia MARSH) on Aug 11 1676 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA. Grace MARTIN was born in 1657 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.  She died in 1727 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.  Nathaniel PHELPS and Grace MARTIN had the following children:

  1. Grace PHELPS was born on Nov 11 1676 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died in 1677 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  2. Nathaniel PHELPS was born on Nov 1 1678 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on May 1 1690 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  3. Samuel PHELPS.
  4. Lydia PHELPS.
  5. Grace PHELPS.
  6. Elizabeth PHELPS.
  7. Abigail PHELPS.
  8. Nathaniel PHELPS.
  9. Sarah PHELPS was born on May 8 1695 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Jan 11 1768 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  10. Capt. Timothy PHELPS.

FOURTH GENERATION

 

22.  Samuel PHELPS was born on Dec 18 1680 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on Dec 9 1745 in Massachusetts.

He was married to Mary EDWARDS.

23.  Lydia PHELPS was born on Jan 17 1683 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Nov 19 1765 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

She was married to Mark WARNER.

24.  Grace PHELPS was born on Nov 10 1685 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

She was married to Samuel MARSHALL.

25.  Elizabeth PHELPS was born on Feb 19 1688 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

She was married to Jonathan WRIGHT.

26.  Abigail PHELPS was born on Nov 3 1690 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Apr 28 1767 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

She was married to John LAUGHTON.

27.  Nathaniel PHELPS was born on Feb 13 1692 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on Oct 14 1747 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

He was married to Abigail BURNHAM (daughter of William BURNHAM and Elizabeth LOOMIS) on Jan 1 1716. Abigail BURNHAM was born on Dec 16 1697 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.  She died on Jun 2 1724 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Nathaniel PHELPS and Abigail BURNHAM had the following children:

  1. Charles PHELPS was born on Aug 16 1717 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  2. Anne PHELPS was born in 1719 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died in 1719 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  3. Nathaniel PHELPS was born on Dec 13 1721 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  4. Martin PHELPS.
  5. Anne PHELPS was born on Dec 24 1723 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Nov 18 1791 in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.

29.  Capt. Timothy PHELPS was born in 1697 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on Dec 3 1787 in Suffield, Connecticut, USA.

He was married to Abigail MERRICK.

FIFTH GENERATION

 

33.  Martin PHELPS was born on Dec 24 1723 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.  He died on Nov 12 1795 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Martha PARSONS (daughter of Josiah PARSONS and Sarah SHELDON) was born on May 3 1727 in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.  She died on Dec 23 1814 in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.  Martin PHELPS and Martha PARSONS had the following children:

  1. Spencer PHELPS.
  2. Martha PHELPS was born on Jun 1 1751 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Nov 26 1785.
  3. Elizabeth PHELPS was born on Dec 6 1754 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  4. Eliphalet PHELPS was born in 1755 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  5. Martin PHELPS was born in 1756 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on Nov 26 1838.
  6. Seth or Silas PHELPS was born in 1758 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  7. Mehitable PHELPS was born in 1759 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  8. Daniel PHELPS was born in 1762 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  9. Sarah PHELPS was born in 1764 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  10. Andrew PHELPS was born on Nov 12 1769 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on Sep 17 1834.

SIXTH GENERATION

 

35.  Spencer PHELPS was born on Feb 20 1753 in Northampton, Hampshire, Mass..  He died on Jan 24 1829 in Deerfield, Franklin, Mass..

He was married to Theodamy ALLEN (daughter of Rev. Timothy ALLEN and Mary BISHOP) on Mar 19 1781 in Of, Hampshire, Ma. Theodamy ALLEN was born on Nov 25 1755 in , New Providence, Union, New Jersey.  She died on Nov 18 1841 in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Mass..  12. THEODAMY4 ALLEN (TIMOTHY3, TIMOTHY2, SAMUEL1)17 was born November 25, 1755 in New Providence, Union, NJ, and died November 18, 1841. She married SPENCER PHELPS September 29, 1788, son of MARTIN PHELPS and MARTHA PARSONS.

Notes for SPENCER PHELPS:

Spencer, Theodama, MA Line, (W15216), sol m. Theodama daughter of Rev Timothy Allen (photo of grave) on 29 Sep 1788, sol d. 24 Jun 1829 at Chesterfield MA, sol’s son Timothy Allen Phelps by his Tehodamy was b. 1 Oct 1789, a Timothy A. Phelps was a JP for Hampshire Co MA on 14 Dec 1838 and sol’s son Timothy A. Phelps aged 49 made aff’dt 20 Dec 1838 at Chesterfield MA, wid appl 5 Dec 1838 at Chesterfield MA aged 83. Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files.

Born: Feb 20, 1753, Hampton, Hampshire, MA

Died: Jan 24, 1829, Chesterfield, Hampshire, MA

Children of THEODAMY ALLEN and SPENCER PHELPS are:

  1. 33.        i.                      SPENCER5 PHELPS, b. May 24, 1782, Chesterfield, MA; d. September 11, 1865, Mentor, Ohio.
  2. 34.        ii.                      TIMOTHY ALLEN PHELPS, b. October 09, 1789, Chesterfield, MA; d. July 11, 1860, South Deerfield, MA.
  3. iii.                     THEODAMY PHELPS, b. June 01, 1793; d. June 02, 1795.
  4. iv.                     THEODAMY PHELPS, b. December 10, 1796; m. RUFUS BUNNELL.

Phelps, Judge Oliver Seymore, The Phelps Family of America, (Eagle Pub. Co. 1899), pp 183, 299, 519,520.  Spencer PHELPS and Theodamy ALLEN had the following children:

  1. Spencer PHELPS.
  2. Timothy Allen PHELPS.
  3. Theodamy PHELPS was born on Dec 10 1796 in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Mass..  She died on May 4 1866.

SEVENTH GENERATION

 

45.  Spencer PHELPS was born on May 24 1782 in W. Chesterfield, Hampshire, Ma.  He died on Sep 11 1865 in Mentor, Lake, Oh.  He was buried in Mentor, Lake, Ohio.

33. SPENCER5 PHELPS (THEODAMY4 ALLEN, TIMOTHY3, TIMOTHY2, SAMUEL1)34 was born May 24, 1782 in Chesterfield, MA, and died September 11, 1865 in Mentor, Ohio. He married MARY KENNEIPPE 1804.

Notes for SPENCER PHELPS:

Spencer Phelps married Mary Kenneippe, 1804. She was of Dutch descent and was born near Mt. Tom, Mass., Mr. Phelps settled in Northampton, where he resided up to 1807, when with his family he removed to Leroy, then to Kirtland, Ohio. He served in war of 1812.

According to the Pioneer Hisory of Geauga County, Ohio: In the fall of 1811 a militia company was formed containing all the men subject to military duty in Hambden, Chardon, Claridon, Thompson, and Leroy. Men representing Leroy were: Charles Keneep, Paul Clapp, SPENCER PHELPS, Benjamin Bates, Caleb Bates, Jr. and Joshua Bates.

Charles Keneep was probably related to Spencer’s wife, with a different spelling.

Children of SPENCER PHELPS and MARY KENNEIPPE are:

  1. i.                      MAURICE6 PHELPS, b. December 20, 1805, Northampton, MA; m. LAURA CLARK.
  2. ii.                      PAULINA PHELPS, b. July 12, 1809, Leroy , Ohio; m. EDWIN REYNOLDS.
  3. iii.                     ORIN PHELPS, b. May 17, 1811, Leroy , Ohio; m. ELIZA ANN LYON.
  4. iv.                     ELIZA PHELPS, b. February 22, 1813; m. JOHN W. REYNOLDS.
  5. v.                     SON PHELPS, b. 1815; d. 1815.
  6. vi.                     ALEXANDER PHELPS, b. May 23, 1817, Leroy , Ohio.

More About ALEXANDER PHELPS:

Fact 1: Married Twice

  1. vii.                    SPENCER PHELPS, b. October 13, 1818, Leroy , Ohio; d. September 27, 1820.
  2. viii.                   MARTIN PHELPS, b. April 23, 1822, Concord, Ohio.

More About MARTIN PHELPS:

Fact 1: Married Twice

  1. ix.                     MARY ANN PHELPS, b. September 13, 1824, Concord, Ohio.

More About MARY ANN PHELPS:

Fact 1: Married Twice

Mary KENEIPPE OR KENEIP (daughter of Christian Burchard KENEIPPE and Marabah (Meribah) MILLER) was christened on Dec 20 in , Northampton, Hamps., Ma.  She was born on Dec 13 1784 in Northampton, Hamps, Ma.  She died on Apr 22 1851 in Kirtland, Lake, Oh.  She was buried in Mentor, Lake, Oh..  Spencer PHELPS and Mary KENEIPPE OR KENEIP had the following children:

  1. Morris Charles (MAURICE) PHELPS.
  2. Pauline PHELPS was born on Jul 12 1809 in Leroy Township, Lake, Ohio.  She died on Jan 31 1887.
  3. Orin PHELPS was born on May 17 1811 in Leroy Township, Lake, Ohio.  He died on Jan 27 1870.
  4. Eliza PHELPS was born on Feb 22 1813 in Leroy Township, Lake, Ohio.  She died on Oct 24 1864.
  5. Christopher PHELPS was born on Jan 3 1815 in Leroy, Lake, Oh.  He died on Jan 8 1815 in Leroy, Lake, Ohio.
  6. Alexander PHELPS was born on May 23 1817 in Leroy, Lake, Ohio.  He died on Aug 9 1891.
  7. Spencer A. PHELPS was born on Oct 13 1818 in Leroy, Lake, Ohio.  He died on Sep 27 1820.
  8. Martin L. PHELPS was born on Apr 23 1822 in Concord, Lake, Ohio.
  9. Mary Ann PHELPS was born on Sep 13 1824 in Concord, Lake, Ohio.

46.  Timothy Allen PHELPS was born on Oct 1 1789 in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Mass..  He died on Jul 11 1860.  34. TIMOTHY ALLEN5 PHELPS (THEODAMY4 ALLEN, TIMOTHY3, TIMOTHY2, SAMUEL1) was born October 09, 1789 in Chesterfield, MA, and died July 11, 1860 in South Deerfield, MA. He married THANKFUL CLEVELAND September 14, 1818, daughter of NEHEMIAH CLEVELAND and HANNAH PARSONS.

Children of TIMOTHY PHELPS and THANKFUL CLEVELAND are:

  1. i.                      FIDELIA6 PHELPS, b. June 27, 1819, Chesterfield, MA; d. October 03, 1840, Middlefield, MA.
  2. ii.                      ANNETTE PHELPS, b. June 30, 1821, Chesterfield, MA; d. February 04, 1888; m. TIMOTHY BATES.
  3. iii.                     HARRIETT PHELPS, b. December 23, 1822, Chesterfield, MA; m. SIDNEY E. BRIDGEMAN, June 13, 1850.
  4. 69.        iv.                     CHARLES PHELPS, b. February 19, 1827, Chesterfield, MA.
  5. v.                     AUGUSTA PHELPS, b. January 14, 1829, Chesterfield, MA; d. April 28, 1898.
  6. vi.                     SPENCER PHELPS, b. March 28, 1832, Chesterfield, MA; d. July 23, 1863, Civil War Baton Rouge, LA.

He was married to THANKFUL CLEVELAND on Sep 14 1818. THANKFUL CLEVELAND was born on Oct 9 1789 in Chesterfield, MA.  She died on Jul 11 1860 in South Deerfield, MA.

Morris Charles PHELPS was born on Dec 20 1805 in North Hampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.  He died on May 22 1876 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.  He was buried on May 25 1876 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.  MORRIS PHELPS by Irene Budge and Beatrice H. Burgoyne Morris Phelps was born in Northhampton, Massachusetts on December 20, 1805.  He was the son of Spencer and Mary Kenneippe Phelps.  Morris’ line goes back to William Phelps who immigrated to America in 1630.  Morris’ mother was the descendant of a Hessian soldier who was captured at Trenton during the American Revolution.  He then joined the colonial army and fought with Washington.  Morris attended school in various frontier communities as his family moved west.  They settled in Ohio and he had the opportunity to attend school briefly at Mentor, Ohio.  His diaries and letters show a better than average vocabulary and he was excellent penman.

(Laura was his first wife. We descend from his second wife Sarah.)

When he was about nineteen years of age, he visited his relatives in Illinois.  While there he met and fell in love with Laura Clark.  Laura was born in New Fairfield, Connecticut on July 28, 1807.  Morris and Laura were married March 26, 1826.  They lived in Illinois for five years and their two oldest daughters, Paulina Eliza and Mary  Ann were born there.  They became interested in the new religion of Mormonism in 1831 and after several weeks of investigation, they were baptized in the Dupage River on August 18, 1831.  They left Illinois two months later andjoined the Saints in Missouri.  Their daughter, Harriet Wight, was born soon after their arrival.  Morris and his family were driven from their homes in Jackson County and moved north into Clay County.  He was called on a mission for the church in 1834 and was sent to the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.  This left Laura alone with her three daughters.  She taught school and practiced obstetrics.  Charles C. Rich traveled with Morris as his companion, Morris baptized Laura’s parents who moved to Missouri and help her while Morris was away.

Morris spent the winter of 1835-36 as a carpenter on the Kirtland Temple in Ohio.  He was ordained a high priest and attended the dedication of the Temple on April 6, 1836.  He then returned to his family in Missouri.

He returned home in time to help his family move again because of persecution.

Morris established a home on a small farm just outside of Far West and it  was here that his first son, Joseph Morris was born in 1837.  Although there was intense persecution and bitterness, this was a time of happiness for the family.  Morris invested in a merchandising business and did quite well.  The happiness did not last for long, because new mobs formed and caused a great deal of damage and sorrow.  They raided the Phelps home and threatened Morris’ life, but only killed his hogs, Morris said in his diary that:

“I was attacked by the mob … my property was confiscated and I was made

a prisoner.  (October 31, 1838.)  Was put in jail where I remained until

July 4, 1839, from which made my escape with Parley P. Pratt, by the

assistance of Orson Pratt and my wife,  Laura.”

While Morris was incarcerated, Laura and the children went with her parents to Montrose, Iowa.  They found an abandoned farmhouse and made a home.  Morris and Parley Prat were chained with wrist and ankle irons in

such a manner that they could only sleep on their backs.  The story of Laura’s plan to free her husband is amazing and illustrates the great  faith  courage.  She and her brother, John Wesley Clark, rode horseback from Montrose to Columbia, Missouri, a distance of 160 miles.  A grandson, Will R. Holmes left the following account:

“Here was her plan to free them:  She would secret three horses in some

brush a short distance from the jail.  As an excuse to get the jailer to

unlock the prison door, she would suggest to the jailer that he open the

door and pass the coffee pot in to the prisoners through the open door.

…  Should the jailer unlock the door, it would be the signal to get

busy, pull the door wide open, grab the jailer, throw him to the floor

and flee for their lives.”

Laura was warned by her brother, John not to tough the prisoners or  assist them as that would be an offense.  Will Holmes’ history continues:

“The scheme worked but not without difficulties.  The second door was

unlocked and King Follet (one of the prisoners) pulled the door open and

ran out, Parley P. Pratt was to follow and grandfather Phelps, being an

athlete and wrestler, was to throw the jailer down and he would follow.

It proved to be an exciting event … it was the fourth of Fourth of July

and hundreds were nearby celebrating.”

The escapees made it to where Orson Pratt and John Clark were waiting with the horses.  They split up and made their way to Illinois.  Morris  was quite ill from exposure and being confined to prison for eight months.  Laura was left to the mercy of the mob in Columbia.  A  young  man sneaked her away from the angry mob and then assisted her in  returning to Illinois where she found friends.

Morris went on another mission east in 1839.  He took Laura with him and also his youngest child, Joseph.  Another son, Jacob Spencer, was born in Indiana.  Morris’ writings reveal the next tragic event, which occurred shortly after the end of the mission to the east.

“Rested a few days, got our children together and settled in Macedonia, Illinois, 25 miles east of Nauvoo.  Here we lived in peace and quiet for some time.  My wife, Laura, acting in the capacity of a midwife, by over exertion and by traveling day and night, took sick 1st of February and died on the 9th of February, 1842 .”

Laura’s death was a great sorrow to Morris, especially with the five small children.  Persecution against the Mormons was beginning in Illinois and he worried about protecting them from the mobs.  Morris met Sara Thompson, the daughter of David and Leah L. Thompson.  Sara was twenty-two years old and a schoolteacher.  She was born March 20, 1820 in Pompey, New York and had come to Nauvoo with her widowed mother.  Morris and Sara were married March 27, 1842 and they moved into Nauvoo where Morris could work on the temple.  Two daughters were born to them while living in Nauvoo, but both died in infancy.  Laura’s youngest child, Jacob, was accidentally scaled to death.  Morris’ daughters Mary Ann and Paulina married Charles C. Rich and Amasa M. Lyman respectively.  Hyrum Smith Phelps, Sara’s third child, was born in Nauvoo on February 26, 1846.  This was the bitter cold night that many saints were being driven from their homes and across the Mississippi River.

The Phelps family reached Winter Quarters in the fall of 1846.  They remained here for five years and prepared for the journey to the mountains.  Morris spent five his time building and repairing wagons and travel equipment.  Morris married Martha Barker Holmes on February 26, 1848.  Martha was fifty years and the mother of James Holmes, who later married Morris’ daughter, Harriet.  They came to Utah together in 1851 and settled in Alpine.  Morris and James Holmes owned interest in a sawmill and other properties in Alpine.  Morris served as an Alderman and as a counselor in the bishopric while they lived in Alpine.  In June, 1864, both men pulled up stakes and followed Charles C. Rich to Bear Lake.

Morris’ first home in Montpelier was a one room log hut with a dirt floor and a dirt roof.  The floor was covered with straw and the roof leaked. The door was made of wooden planks with a latch that was operated by a buckskin, which was pulled in at night for a lock.  The furniture was homemade and the beds were made of small poles bored into the walls and supported with crossbeams.  The mattress was made of straw.  The logs were obtained from “Joe’s Gap,” a narrow gorge two miles north of Montpelier, which opened into a pine-covered canyon.  It was Morris’s son, Joseph, who found the narrow ravine, and ever since that time it has been called “Joe’s Gap.”  The food was cooked on open fireplaces or in Dutch ovens covered with coals.  Clothing was all hand made.  Every family had its spinning wheel and each community had good weavers.  Sarah T. Phelps was one of the most prominent weavers.  Most all of the clothing was made from homespun cloth.  Men wore buckskin shirts and britches and beaver vests and caps to keep them warm.

The first year, 1864, an early frost damaged the crops.  Teams went to Cache Valley for flour, but before they got back it snowed so hard that they were unable to reach the settlements without additional aid.  The winter was a long and severe one, the snow was deep and blizzards made travel impossible.  Communication between settlements was made on snowshoes.  By spring most of the people were eating frozen potatoes or sticky bread made from frozen wheat.

Morris later built a large, two-story home with wooden floor and shingle roof, the first in Montpelier.  This became a center for community gatherings.  He became postmaster of Montpelier in 1869 and was ordained a patriarch by Brigham Young in 1873.  Sarah was the first President of the Relief Society in Montpelier.  She also served the community as a midwife and she delivered 580 women without a loss.  Morris and Sarah lost one daughter, Martha, in Montpelier, who was nineteen.  Their daughters Amanda and Olive grew to maturity.  A son, Charles Wilks, died as a child.  Morris and Sara had seven children, but raised only three. Morris Phelps died at Montpelier on May 22, 1876.  After his death Sarah moved to Mesa, Arizona with her son Hyrum.  She died there on January 31, 1896.  Martha Barker Holmes Phelps remained in Montpelier after Morris’s death.  She lived with her son James Holmes and his family.  She died January 9, 1888 at the age of eight-nine.   He was married to Sarah THOMPSON on Mar 27 1842.

He was married to Laura CLARK on Apr 12 1825. Laura CLARK was born on Jul 28 1807 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Feb 2 1841.  Laura first heard of the Book of Mormon while Morris was away on business in Tazewell County, and she wrote him and he told Charles C. Rich and others. After joining the Church, they followed the call of the Church and removed to Jackson County, Missouri, in October 1831. They arrived in Independence, Missouri, on March 6, 1831, and on April 7, 1832, their third baby girl was born in Lyman Wight’s tent, so they named the baby Harriet Wight. She was the first Mormon girl born in Independence. Laura and Morris bought their inheritance on Little Prairie and settled down. John Murdock lost his wife after giving birth to twins. The Prophet and his wife took the twins, and Laura and Morris took his boy who was just older than Paulina and a great help to Laura.  Morris Charles PHELPS and Laura CLARK had the following children:

  1. Paulina Eliza PHELPS was born on Mar 20 1827 in Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, Usa.  She died on Oct 11 1912 in Parowan, Iron, Utah, Usa.
  2. Mary Ann PHELPS was born on Aug 6 1829 in Tazewell County, Illinois.  She died in 1912.
  3. Harriett Wight PHELPS.
  4. Joseph Morris PHELPS.
  5. Jacob Spencer PHELPS.

He was married to Mariah Doyle STEVENS.

He was married to Martha BARKER.

He was married to Sarah THOMPSON (daughter of David Or John David THOMPSON and Leah LEWIS) on Mar 27 1842. Sarah THOMPSON was born on Mar 20 1820 in Poomphet, Chautauqua, New York.  She died on Jan 31 1896 in Mesa, Maricopa County, Az.  She was buried in Feb 1896 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Morris Charles PHELPS and Sarah THOMPSON had the following children:

  1. Laura Ann PHELPS was born on Feb 16 1843 in Macedonia, Hancock, Il.  She died on Jan 21 1844 in Nauvoo, , Illinois.
  2. Sarah Diantha PHELPS was born on Feb 25 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.  She died on Feb 28 1845 in Nauvoo, , Illinois.
  3. Hyrum Smith PHELPS.
  4. Martha Ann PHELPS was born on Oct 18 1848 in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Ne.  She died on Jul 18 1865 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.
  5. Charles Wilkes PHELPS was born about 1852 in Alpine, Utah, Ut.  He died about 1856.
  6. Amanda Angelia PHELPS was born on Apr 27 1854 in Alpine, Utah, Ut.  She was buried in Nov 1891 in St Johns, Apache, Arizona.  She died on Nov 18 1891 in St Johns, Apache, Az.
  7. Olive Esphenia PHELPS was born on Nov 24 1856 in Alpine, Utah, Ut.  She was christened on Jan 3 1857 in Alpine, Utah, Ut.  She died on Apr 16 1932 in Los Angles, Ancl, Ca.  She was buried on Apr 22 1932 in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Ut.
  8. Martha Pidge PHELPS was born about 1858 in <Alpine, Utah, Ut>.

NINTH GENERATION

 

64.  Hyrum Smith PHELPS was born on Feb 26 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.(photo) He died on Apr 23 1926 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Apr 26 1926 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

Hyrum was married to Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM and to her sister Sarah, date unknown (possibly 1873) although by some of the children’s birthday’s it appears he was married at the same time to both women. Our family descends from Mary Elizabeth.

He was married to Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM (daughter of Calvin BINGHAM and Elizabeth Lucretia THORNE) on Sep 8 1873 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut.

 

Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM was born on Dec 25 1853 in East Weber, Weber, Ut.  She died on Nov 14 1933 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Nov 15 1933 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Hyrum Smith PHELPS and Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM had the following children:

  1. Mary Laurette PHELPS was born on Aug 17 1874 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Id.  She died on Sep 19 1876.
  2. Lucy Ett PHELPS was born on Jan 9 1876 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  She died on Jan 6 1905 in Mesa, , Az.  She was buried on Jan 7 1905 in Mesa, , Az.
  3. Barbara Ann PHELPS was born on Aug 26 1877 in Montpelier, Bear-Lake, Id.  She died on Jan 31 1957 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Feb 2 1957 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  4. Gove Edwin PHELPS was born on Dec 2 1878 in Lee’s Ferry, Coconino, Arizona.  He died on Jul 23 1941 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He was buried on Jul 25 1941 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.
  5. Harriet Emeline PHELPS was born on Mar 12 1881 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Feb 6 1974 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Feb 9 1974 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  6. Orson Ashael PHELPS.
  7. Lester Leo PHELPS was born on Sep 2 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on May 15 1885.
  8. Yuma Letitia PHELPS was born on Apr 11 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Aug 11 1885.
  9. Amy Dorthy PHELPS was born on Sep 7 1887 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She died on Jan 11 1951 in Mesa, , Az.  She was buried on Jan 13 1951 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, , Az.
  10. Grace Darling PHELPS was born on Jul 10 1889 in Mesa, Maric, Az.  She died on Aug 19 1889.
  11. Esther PHELPS was born on Sep 12 1890 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  12. Clara PHELPS was born on Oct 1 1893 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  13. Martha Gertrude PHELPS was born on Jul 28 1895 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.
  14. Wilford Woodruff PHELPS was born on Dec 13 1896 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Jun 22 1979.

TENTH GENERATION

 

75.  Orson Ashael PHELPS was born on Jun 24 1882 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Jul 24 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 27 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Orson was the sixth child of his parents, Hyrum Smith Phelps and Mary Elizabeth Bingham, and he was welcomed into their home June 24, 1882 in Mesa, Arizona. His sister Hattie was not two years old when Orson was born, and through their childhood they were very close.

His first home was a two-room adobe house located on the property where Temple Courts stand on South Hibbert Street. A few years later his father built a larger adobe house with a shingle roof and wooden floors just north of the old one on the corner of Hibbert and First Avenue. In that house he spent his childhood. The lot was a quarter of the block and was planted to fruit trees and a grape vineyard.

The family cows were pastured at the 80-acre farm on East Main Street, and Orson fell heir to the job of herding the cows into town to be milked in the evening and herding them back in the morning. He, Gove, and sometimes Barbara or Hattie helped with the milking.

He loved to play marbles and became a real winner. He kept winning until he had a tomato can full of marbles, and he thought to take good care of them he would put them in the ground. He found a secret place and buried his can of marbles; however, when he wanted them again, he couldn’t find the place and he never saw his collection again. In his later years he would laugh when he recounted this experience.

As he grew he attended Mesa schools and took his responsibilities in the church. He served as president of the deacon quorum and was a counselor at one time in the same organization. One Sunday morning when he was sitting behind the sacrament table ready to help administer the Sacrament, Sister Griffin said to her neighbor, “Orson Phelps looks as innocent as the day he was born,” and that was true of him.

He graduated from eighth grade. He was a great hand to make up adjectives to suit his needs. One day when it was raining, he had seen a man in a wagon going out past their place to get wood on the desert. About sundown, he saw the same man coming back with an empty wagon and it disgusted Orson. He said to Hattie, “Look at that inforben fool coming home without any wood.” Another time he was trying to teach a calf to drink from a bucket and the calf stepped on his foot. Orson rebuked he calf saying, “Well, you’ve waltzed on my foot, now why don’t you take a two step!”

By the time he was large enough to help with other ranch chores, he had to haul hay, irrigate both grain and alfalfa, and at harvest he helped with binding and pitching the grain bundles. He learned all the things a farmer has to know. The only pay he got was his support. Once in awhile his father could spare him a dollar for a dance ticket or perhaps a nickel to buy an orange. Dollar were hard to come by in those days.

He was a very sensitive person, tender hearted, generous and helpful. He couldn’t see his father left to run the ranch by himself when the older boys had grown and gone, so Orson remained and helped him, feeling it wrong to leave the work for his aging father to do by himself.

On Sept. 13, 1905, Orson and Rebecca Allen were married in the Salt Lake Tempe, making the trip with Tom Watkins and Julia Allen and Henry Watkins and Caroline Rogers, with Hattie and Jim Miller as chaperones. The three couples were married by Brother John R. Winder. They remained in northern Utah for a month, visiting relatives, then returned to Mesa to make their home. Each of their fathers had given them a cow, and Orson owned a horse and buggy which he had used while courting Rebecca, plus a sow and nine little pigs. To show his appreciation to Orson for his faithful years of service on the ranch, his father helped them in a number of ways to get their home started. He also gave them $200 to finance their trip to Salt Lake.

They soon had a cozy little home composed of a couple of tents built on the northwest corner of Grandpa’s ranch. The rooms, boarded up half way, had lumber floors, and they were joined together with a breezeway. Rebecca’s father had given them some stock in the Coop Store which was sold for $25 with which they purchased a linoleum rug for the kitchen and some other household furnishings. Her folks gave them an old rug and abed. Gove gave them a stove as a wedding present, and they received other gifts at a wedding reception, so they felt well off.

When the winter rains came, it leaked through the top of the tents, but it failed to dampen their spirits. They would open the old umbrella and place it over their heads to turn the drips of rain, and their feet didn’t matter. Their two-tent home meant as much to them as greater ones have to others. After six months they moved their tents to a twenty-acre tract which was located on Home Lane. It was at this place their first baby, Oma, was born Aug. 11, 1906.

Later they built a frame house to replace the tents. Grandpa Phelps helped to build it, for Orson still helped his father during the haying season. Their first son, Lewis. was born in the frame house in 1909. While he was yet a baby, they filed on a homestead south of Chandler where they moved one of the tent rooms. They lived there off and on until they had proved upon it and got the deeds of ownership. In 1911 Genevieve was born in the frame house on Horne lane. Water was not available for the Chandler 160 acres, so they had moved back to Mesa, sold the ten acres and cows and rented what was known as the Solomon ranch on east Broadway. It was there in 1914 that Leon was born. Their next move was to rent Aunt Adelaide Allen Peterson’s place on Fourth Avenue [corner of Hobson and Broadway] where they stayed one year. Then taking the cows they had acquired in the past two years, they moved onto the Dudley Lewis ranch two miles further east on Broadway. This they rented with the privilege of buying the sixty acres. It was there they paid cash for their first car, a Chevrolet, and in 1917 Elizabeth was born.

The payments Orson made on the Lewis ranch were misused, and in the summer of 1919 they decided to sell out for what they could get. They were talked into putting their money into a large acreage of cotton ready to pick while the price was one dollar per pound, but the price suddenly dropped and they lost everything. It was during this trial in 1919 that Orson Jr. was born. Tom Watkins made it possible for Orson to buy some property on Baseline Road where they started over again, but the price of produce raised on the ranch failed to match the payments and they were forced to make another change. Elijah Allen helped them to make a trade of the ranch for a ten-acre place on South Mesa Drive. Soon after locating there, Orson began to haul gravel and sand for a living. First he hauled with a team and wagon, then he traded for a dump truck and continued to haul for more than twenty years. It was on Mesa Drive that he build their home that stood well into the 1980s.

For 40 years Orson and Rebecca sang in the choir for he loved to sing and had a good high tenor voice. All of their family were musically talented and music was a big part of their home.

In his later years, Orson filled a mission to the Lamanites in San Tan. He was called to serve a second mission but did not live long enough to do so. He helped the poor and the needy; in fact, he helped the widows so much that the family kidded him about being the widow’s man. When he died July 24, 1953 he was mourned by friends and family.

He was married to Rebecca Hannah ALLEN (daughter of Charles Hopkins ALLEN and Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES). Rebecca Hannah ALLEN was born on Jul 6 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Apr 7 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Rebecca and Orson took care of and  helped greatly baby and Frances after Leon left them for Selma G.  Orson Ashael PHELPS and Rebecca Hannah ALLEN had the following children:

  1. Oma PHELPS was born on Aug 11 1906 in Chandler, Arizona.
  2. LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS.
  3. Genevieve PHELPS was born in 1911 in Arizona.
  4. LEON HYRUM PHELPS.
  5. Elizabeth PHELPS was born in 1917 in Arizona.
  6. Orson Allen Jr PHELPS was born in 1919 in Arizona.

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ELEVENTH GENERATION

 

97.  LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS was born on Feb 13 1909 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Jun 27 2001.

He was married to MURIEL BRIMHALL (daughter of GEORGE H BRIMHALL and ROSETTA PALMER) on Mar 25 1937 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. MURIEL BRIMHALL was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She died on Oct 26 1999.  She died on Oct 26 1999.

99.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payson Arizona.

He was divorced from Frances May KNIGHT. Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.  Soon after the death of her mother and the remarriage of her father, the family moved across the county to Arizona. At 16 she left home to  live and work at Helen Millet Dana’s maternity home in Mesa Arizona.

“Helen Millet Dana 1885-1961 This nurse operated a maternity home at her residence and also traveled with a physician by horse and buggy to help deliver babies. She officiated at or assisted in the delivery of more than 12,500 babies in the Mesa area. She also took in unwed mothers and found good adoptive homes for their babies.”  

Taken from Mesa Cemetery Walking Tour Guide

Frances also worked at Safeway Grocery in Arizona as an adult and in Utah Frances was a Lunch Supervisor for the Granite schools. She also in charge of nurses/companions for Elder Stapley’s wife. She was also known for her quilting and candy making.

LEON HYRUM PHELPS and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

He was married to SELMA GEIGER on Dec 15 1944 in Lordsbury, New Mexico. SELMA GEIGER was born on May 17 1911 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama.  She died on Sep 24 1986.  (Transcribed from Georgia Pioneers, Vol 11, No.2, p109 – May 1974)

Docttone Benjamin Geiger – b 14Nov1877; d 19Jul1957; m 24Mar1895 to Mary Ann Knight

Mary Ann Knight – b 15Oct1873; d 12Sep1942

Their Children:

Maggie Martha Lee Geiger – b 16Feb1896; m 29Mar1914 to Wm. A. Tolbert

Mamie Cansada Geiger – b 12Feb1898; d 21Sep1930; m 27Apr1923 to Jacob C. Johnson. She died in Greensboro, NC but is buried in Ashboro, NC.

Henry Bernard Geiger – b 24Aug1901; m 26Dec1926 to Maggie Lee Dixon

Bessie Lillian Geiger – b 13Nov1903; m1 Edward F. McNamara(Div) /m2 25Apr1937 to James Bryant Hearn

Wilford Hebrew Geiger – b 19Jan1905; m 15Nov1929 to Lois Reames

James Adley Geiger – b 19Sep1908; m 10Nov1920 to Mattye Clayton

Selma May Geiger – b 17May1911; m1 LeLand Webb (Div) /m2 15Dec1944 to Leon Phelps

Docttone Benjamin Geiger, Jr – b 11Jun1915; m1 Ruby Adams(Div) /m2 Eunice Roy(Div) /m3 10Mar1940 to Thelma Pritchett

Parents of Docttone Benjamin Geiger were:

John Henry Geiger – b 30Jan1830; d Jan 1913

Sarah Ann Hutto – b Apr 1831; d Aug 1931

Parents of Mary Ann Knight were:

Hiram Cranten Knight – b 5Mar1839; d 18May1918

Sarah Ann Ott – b 5Mar1843; d 26Jun1926

This Bible was in a 1915 fire, where some pages and the backs were burned off. Family Record pages were salvaged and copied by Bessie Lillian (Geiger) Hearn and contributed to the Georgia Pioneers. Mrs. Hearn will correspond with interested parties who provide SASE to 2946 14th Ave, Columbus, GA 31904.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS and SELMA GEIGER had the following children:

  1. PHELPS.
  2. PHELPS.
  3. PHELPS.

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr was born on Jun 20 1900 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.  He died on Nov 3 1997 in Salt Lake City Utah.  He was buried in Wasatch Lawns Cemetery.  Henry worked for Salt Lake Cabinet and Restaurant Supply Company until he was 70 and then retired. After that he kept the financial books for a grocery store called GS Market in Salt Lake City Utah until he was 82. Henry enjoyed working in the Boy Scouts program, conducting music including at Great Saltaire and in the church. He served in the military in Arizona.

He was married to Dorothy DALLAS. Dorothy DALLAS was born on Feb 9 1911 in Salt Lake City Utah.  She died on Feb 26 1990 in Salt Lake City Utah. They were divorced.

He was married to Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) on May 25 1944. Frances May KNIGHT was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

+16 ii.  Richard Kent MILLER.

  1. Living Male  MILLER.

EIGHTH GENERATION

 

44.  Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona.

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (son of Clarence William LARSON and Signa Vera PEARSON) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa.

The grand kids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetery where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Living Male
  2. Living Female
  3. Living Male
  4. Living Female
  5. Living Female

Phelps Family History in America

Descendants of William PHELPS

FIRST GENERATION

 

1.  William PHELPS was born about 1593 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  He died on Jul 14 1672 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.  By Brian Phelps

William Phelps, probably of Crewkerne, arrived aboard the Mary & John in 1630, probably with his second wife and the children from their current and his previous marriage.

Dorchester, Mass.

The Phelps stayed at Dorchester where, from the first, William Phelps was a prominent and highly respected citizen. On October 19, 1630, he applied as freeman. On November 9th he was on the jury for the trial of Walter Palmer for the murder of Austin Brotchus — the first trial by jury in New England! He became Constable fo Dorchester on September 27, 1631, and on March 4, 1634, was appointed by the general court to go with a committee to arrange the boundary between Boston and Dorchester. On May 5, 1635, he was a member of the general court for Dorchester. From then on he has many mentions in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Windsor, Conn.

During this time the Dutch in New Amsterdam, having explored the Connecticut River to (now) Enfield Falls and wishing to have more settlers along the river to reinforce their settlements, sent an embassage to Plymouth. Soon each questioned the other’s rights to be there and each reinforced their lines. In 1634 plans were made by the English to occupy the valley. In 1635 William Phelps was on a commission appointed to govern Connecticut as a separate colony. He signed the agreement with Mr. Prince of Plymouth for the Windsor lands, 7 miles west of the river, paying the Indians 2 coats, 40 shillings in wampum for a third coat and 15 extra shillings. Later, not being able to prove full payment, he honestly bought it over again (1665) for 4 trucking coats or “whatever will satisfy.”

William Phelps moved with his children to Windsor early in 1636. He had first built on the south side of a rivulet there with his brother George a little closer into the settlement. William’s lot measured six rods wide, but “being drowned very deep in a flood of 1638” he removed to higher ground. When he moved to higher ground he described his new location as “bounded at one point 40 rods from my dwelling house where it is bounded South by a little brook that falls into the river (Farmington).” Samuel Phelps and John Bartlett witnessed the deed there. This was his meadow lot out on the Poquonock Road just before one comes to Stoughton House, the old stone fort.

William continued his responsible place in Windsor. As a member of the general court in 1637 he declared war against the Pequots. He was a magistrate from 1638 to 1642 and from 1658 to 1662 and foreman of the first grand jury in 1643. He was frequently mentioned as on the petit jury and in 1641 was appointed with a Mr. Welles of Hartford on a committee on lying! It is said that he was an excellent, pious upright man in his public and private life and truly a pillar of Church and State. By the time he had grown elderly and had a son of his name, he became known as “Ould Mr. Phelps” and as such the old church record enters his death on July 14, 1672, after a 42-year residence in New England of which 36 were spent in Windsor. He was buried on the 15th day of July. No probate has been found for William Phelps; he had probably distributed his property among his children before his death.

To anyone who has an interest in this I have been searching for William Phelps, Sr.(1599 – 1672) original house and land and where he might have been buried on July 15, 1672 in Windsor CT. He died on July 14, 1672 and was buried on the 15th. I also found that he died in the home.

The maps of old Windsor do not show the correct location for some reason. The maps have the homestead father North then what it truly is.

There is a William Phelps, Jr house still standing built around 1670 it shows the address of 124 East Street but yet all town records show it to be 122 East street.

I found some old newspaper clippings from the Hartford Times(no longer a company) dated 1956 and 1960 that shows the house of Hon. D Judge Phelps at 102 East Street. It states that this was once the home of William Phelps and the original homestead.

I drive by this spot everyday but what is there is a Veterans Cemetery only and you can imagine that there once was more houses here. The Newspaper went on to say that this was called the Buckland House (not Phelps) in 1960 and it was the Town Farm. They did not seem to think it was safe so they tore it down to make the Veterans’ Cemetery larger in 1961. What it also said is that there was a small cemetery that was on this property. That small cemetery is gone now.

So now I am going to see if I can find out where they moved that small cemetery. This also means that Williams sons, William Jr, and Samuel were probably there as well and are now gone because I have never seemed to find their plots as well.

I have always said that there was to way many Phelps that have died in Windsor but there is not enough gravestones to show for all of them. I always said that the town has hidden or just destroyed our families plots.

If anyone is interested please let me know as I can share this information with you.

He was married to Marie about 1618. Marie was born about 1596 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  She died in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  William PHELPS and Marie had the following children:

  1. William PHELPS was born about Sep 9 1618 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  He died on Feb 10 1681 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.
  2. Samuel PHELPS was born about Aug 5 1621 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  He died on May 15 1669 in Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
  3. PHELPS was born on Jan 8 1623 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
  4. Deacon Nathaniel PHELPS.
  5. Richard PHELPS.

He was married to Mary DOVER on Nov 14 1626 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England. Mary DOVER died on Aug 30 1689 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.  William PHELPS and Mary DOVER had the following children:

  1. Cornelius PHELPS.
  2. Mary PHELPS was born in 1628 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  She died young in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
  3. Mary PHELPS was born in 1629 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  She died young in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
  4. Josheph PHELPS was born in 1628 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  He died in 1684 in Simsbury,Hartford Connecticut.
  5. Sarah PHELPS was born in 1635.  She died on Jul 10 1659 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.
  6. Lt. Timothy PHELPS was born on Sep 1 1639 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.  He died in 1719 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.
  7. Mary PHELPS was born on Mar 2 1644 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.  She died on Feb 13 1725 in Simsbury,Hartford Connecticut.

He was married to Mrs. William. Mrs. William was born about 1610 in England.  She died on Nov 27 1675 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

SECOND GENERATION

 

5.  Deacon Nathaniel PHELPS was born about 1625 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  He died on May 17 1702 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.

He was married to Elizabeth COPLEY (daughter of Thomas COPLEY and Elizabeth GRISWOLD) on Sep 17 1650 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA,. Elizabeth COPLEY was born on Feb 14 1629 in England.  She died on Dec 6 1712 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Deacon Nathaniel PHELPS and Elizabeth COPLEY had the following children:

  1. Mary PHELPS was born on Jun 21 1651 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.  She died on Apr 15 1687 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Ma.
  2. Nathaniel PHELPS.
  3. Abigail PHELPS was born on Apr 5 1655 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Aug 16 1756 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  4. William PHELPS was born on Jun 22 1657 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on Jun 1 1745 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  5. Thomas PHELPS was born on May 20 1661 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  6. Mercy PHELPS was born on May 16 1662 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Jul 15 1662 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

THIRD GENERATION

 

15.  Nathaniel PHELPS was born on Jun 2 1653 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.  He died on Jun 20 1719 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA.

He was married to Grace MARTIN (daughter of William MARTIN and Lydia MARSH) on Aug 11 1676 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA. Grace MARTIN was born in 1657 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.  She died in 1727 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.  Nathaniel PHELPS and Grace MARTIN had the following children:

  1. Grace PHELPS was born on Nov 11 1676 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died in 1677 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  2. Nathaniel PHELPS was born on Nov 1 1678 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on May 1 1690 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  3. Samuel PHELPS.
  4. Lydia PHELPS.
  5. Grace PHELPS.
  6. Elizabeth PHELPS.
  7. Abigail PHELPS.
  8. Nathaniel PHELPS.
  9. Sarah PHELPS was born on May 8 1695 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Jan 11 1768 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  10. Capt. Timothy PHELPS.

FOURTH GENERATION

 

22.  Samuel PHELPS was born on Dec 18 1680 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on Dec 9 1745 in Massachusetts.

He was married to Mary EDWARDS.

23.  Lydia PHELPS was born on Jan 17 1683 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Nov 19 1765 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

She was married to Mark WARNER.

24.  Grace PHELPS was born on Nov 10 1685 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

She was married to Samuel MARSHALL.

25.  Elizabeth PHELPS was born on Feb 19 1688 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

She was married to Jonathan WRIGHT.

26.  Abigail PHELPS was born on Nov 3 1690 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Apr 28 1767 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

She was married to John LAUGHTON.

27.  Nathaniel PHELPS was born on Feb 13 1692 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on Oct 14 1747 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

He was married to Abigail BURNHAM (daughter of William BURNHAM and Elizabeth LOOMIS) on Jan 1 1716. Abigail BURNHAM was born on Dec 16 1697 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.  She died on Jun 2 1724 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Nathaniel PHELPS and Abigail BURNHAM had the following children:

  1. Charles PHELPS was born on Aug 16 1717 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  2. Anne PHELPS was born in 1719 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died in 1719 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  3. Nathaniel PHELPS was born on Dec 13 1721 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  4. Martin PHELPS.
  5. Anne PHELPS was born on Dec 24 1723 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Nov 18 1791 in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.

29.  Capt. Timothy PHELPS was born in 1697 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on Dec 3 1787 in Suffield, Connecticut, USA.

He was married to Abigail MERRICK.

FIFTH GENERATION

 

33.  Martin PHELPS was born on Dec 24 1723 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.  He died on Nov 12 1795 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Martha PARSONS (daughter of Josiah PARSONS and Sarah SHELDON) was born on May 3 1727 in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.  She died on Dec 23 1814 in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.  Martin PHELPS and Martha PARSONS had the following children:

  1. Spencer PHELPS.
  2. Martha PHELPS was born on Jun 1 1751 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Nov 26 1785.
  3. Elizabeth PHELPS was born on Dec 6 1754 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  4. Eliphalet PHELPS was born in 1755 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  5. Martin PHELPS was born in 1756 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on Nov 26 1838.
  6. Seth or Silas PHELPS was born in 1758 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  7. Mehitable PHELPS was born in 1759 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  8. Daniel PHELPS was born in 1762 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  9. Sarah PHELPS was born in 1764 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  10. Andrew PHELPS was born on Nov 12 1769 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  He died on Sep 17 1834.

SIXTH GENERATION

 

35.  Spencer PHELPS was born on Feb 20 1753 in Northampton, Hampshire, Mass..  He died on Jan 24 1829 in Deerfield, Franklin, Mass..

He was married to Theodamy ALLEN (daughter of Rev. Timothy ALLEN and Mary BISHOP) on Mar 19 1781 in Of, Hampshire, Ma. Theodamy ALLEN was born on Nov 25 1755 in , New Providence, Union, New Jersey.  She died on Nov 18 1841 in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Mass..  12. THEODAMY4 ALLEN (TIMOTHY3, TIMOTHY2, SAMUEL1)17 was born November 25, 1755 in New Providence, Union, NJ, and died November 18, 1841. She married SPENCER PHELPS September 29, 1788, son of MARTIN PHELPS and MARTHA PARSONS.

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Notes for SPENCER PHELPS:

Spencer, Theodama, MA Line, (W15216), sol m. Theodama daughter of Rev Timothy Allen (photo of grave) on 29 Sep 1788, sol d. 24 Jun 1829 at Chesterfield MA, sol’s son Timothy Allen Phelps by his Tehodamy was b. 1 Oct 1789, a Timothy A. Phelps was a JP for Hampshire Co MA on 14 Dec 1838 and sol’s son Timothy A. Phelps aged 49 made aff’dt 20 Dec 1838 at Chesterfield MA, wid appl 5 Dec 1838 at Chesterfield MA aged 83. Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files.

Born: Feb 20, 1753, Hampton, Hampshire, MA

Died: Jan 24, 1829, Chesterfield, Hampshire, MA

Children of THEODAMY ALLEN and SPENCER PHELPS are:

  1. 33.        i.                      SPENCER5 PHELPS, b. May 24, 1782, Chesterfield, MA; d. September 11, 1865, Mentor, Ohio.
  2. 34.        ii.                      TIMOTHY ALLEN PHELPS, b. October 09, 1789, Chesterfield, MA; d. July 11, 1860, South Deerfield, MA.
  3. iii.                     THEODAMY PHELPS, b. June 01, 1793; d. June 02, 1795.
  4. iv.                     THEODAMY PHELPS, b. December 10, 1796; m. RUFUS BUNNELL.

Phelps, Judge Oliver Seymore, The Phelps Family of America, (Eagle Pub. Co. 1899), pp 183, 299, 519,520.  Spencer PHELPS and Theodamy ALLEN had the following children:

  1. Spencer PHELPS.
  2. Timothy Allen PHELPS.
  3. Theodamy PHELPS was born on Dec 10 1796 in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Mass..  She died on May 4 1866.

SEVENTH GENERATION

 

45.  Spencer PHELPS was born on May 24 1782 in W. Chesterfield, Hampshire, Ma.  He died on Sep 11 1865 in Mentor, Lake, Oh.  He was buried in Mentor, Lake, Ohio.

33. SPENCER5 PHELPS (THEODAMY4 ALLEN, TIMOTHY3, TIMOTHY2, SAMUEL1)34 was born May 24, 1782 in Chesterfield, MA, and died September 11, 1865 in Mentor, Ohio. He married MARY KENNEIPPE 1804.

Notes for SPENCER PHELPS:

Spencer Phelps married Mary Kenneippe, 1804. She was of Dutch descent and was born near Mt. Tom, Mass., Mr. Phelps settled in Northampton, where he resided up to 1807, when with his family he removed to Leroy, then to Kirtland, Ohio. He served in war of 1812.

According to the Pioneer Hisory of Geauga County, Ohio: In the fall of 1811 a militia company was formed containing all the men subject to military duty in Hambden, Chardon, Claridon, Thompson, and Leroy. Men representing Leroy were: Charles Keneep, Paul Clapp, SPENCER PHELPS, Benjamin Bates, Caleb Bates, Jr. and Joshua Bates.

Charles Keneep was probably related to Spencer’s wife, with a different spelling.

Children of SPENCER PHELPS and MARY KENNEIPPE are:

  1. i.                      MAURICE6 PHELPS, b. December 20, 1805, Northampton, MA; m. LAURA CLARK.
  2. ii.                      PAULINA PHELPS, b. July 12, 1809, Leroy , Ohio; m. EDWIN REYNOLDS.
  3. iii.                     ORIN PHELPS, b. May 17, 1811, Leroy , Ohio; m. ELIZA ANN LYON.
  4. iv.                     ELIZA PHELPS, b. February 22, 1813; m. JOHN W. REYNOLDS.
  5. v.                     SON PHELPS, b. 1815; d. 1815.
  6. vi.                     ALEXANDER PHELPS, b. May 23, 1817, Leroy , Ohio.

More About ALEXANDER PHELPS:

Fact 1: Married Twice

  1. vii.                    SPENCER PHELPS, b. October 13, 1818, Leroy , Ohio; d. September 27, 1820.
  2. viii.                   MARTIN PHELPS, b. April 23, 1822, Concord, Ohio.

More About MARTIN PHELPS:

Fact 1: Married Twice

  1. ix.                     MARY ANN PHELPS, b. September 13, 1824, Concord, Ohio.

More About MARY ANN PHELPS:

Fact 1: Married Twice

Mary KENEIPPE OR KENEIP (daughter of Christian Burchard KENEIPPE and Marabah (Meribah) MILLER) was christened on Dec 20 in , Northampton, Hamps., Ma.  She was born on Dec 13 1784 in Northampton, Hamps, Ma.  She died on Apr 22 1851 in Kirtland, Lake, Oh.  She was buried in Mentor, Lake, Oh..  Spencer PHELPS and Mary KENEIPPE OR KENEIP had the following children:

  1. Morris Charles (MAURICE) PHELPS.
  2. Pauline PHELPS was born on Jul 12 1809 in Leroy Township, Lake, Ohio.  She died on Jan 31 1887.
  3. Orin PHELPS was born on May 17 1811 in Leroy Township, Lake, Ohio.  He died on Jan 27 1870.
  4. Eliza PHELPS was born on Feb 22 1813 in Leroy Township, Lake, Ohio.  She died on Oct 24 1864.
  5. Christopher PHELPS was born on Jan 3 1815 in Leroy, Lake, Oh.  He died on Jan 8 1815 in Leroy, Lake, Ohio.
  6. Alexander PHELPS was born on May 23 1817 in Leroy, Lake, Ohio.  He died on Aug 9 1891.
  7. Spencer A. PHELPS was born on Oct 13 1818 in Leroy, Lake, Ohio.  He died on Sep 27 1820.
  8. Martin L. PHELPS was born on Apr 23 1822 in Concord, Lake, Ohio.
  9. Mary Ann PHELPS was born on Sep 13 1824 in Concord, Lake, Ohio.

46.  Timothy Allen PHELPS was born on Oct 1 1789 in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Mass..  He died on Jul 11 1860.  34. TIMOTHY ALLEN5 PHELPS (THEODAMY4 ALLEN, TIMOTHY3, TIMOTHY2, SAMUEL1) was born October 09, 1789 in Chesterfield, MA, and died July 11, 1860 in South Deerfield, MA. He married THANKFUL CLEVELAND September 14, 1818, daughter of NEHEMIAH CLEVELAND and HANNAH PARSONS.

Children of TIMOTHY PHELPS and THANKFUL CLEVELAND are:

  1. i.                      FIDELIA6 PHELPS, b. June 27, 1819, Chesterfield, MA; d. October 03, 1840, Middlefield, MA.
  2. ii.                      ANNETTE PHELPS, b. June 30, 1821, Chesterfield, MA; d. February 04, 1888; m. TIMOTHY BATES.
  3. iii.                     HARRIETT PHELPS, b. December 23, 1822, Chesterfield, MA; m. SIDNEY E. BRIDGEMAN, June 13, 1850.
  4. 69.        iv.                     CHARLES PHELPS, b. February 19, 1827, Chesterfield, MA.
  5. v.                     AUGUSTA PHELPS, b. January 14, 1829, Chesterfield, MA; d. April 28, 1898.
  6. vi.                     SPENCER PHELPS, b. March 28, 1832, Chesterfield, MA; d. July 23, 1863, Civil War Baton Rouge, LA.

He was married to THANKFUL CLEVELAND on Sep 14 1818. THANKFUL CLEVELAND was born on Oct 9 1789 in Chesterfield, MA.  She died on Jul 11 1860 in South Deerfield, MA.

Morris Charles PHELPS was born on Dec 20 1805 in North Hampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.  He died on May 22 1876 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.  He was buried on May 25 1876 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.  MORRIS PHELPS by Irene Budge and Beatrice H. Burgoyne Morris Phelps was born in Northhampton, Massachusetts on December 20, 1805.  He was the son of Spencer and Mary Kenneippe Phelps.  Morris’ line goes back to William Phelps who immigrated to America in 1630.  Morris’ mother was the descendant of a Hessian soldier who was captured at Trenton during the American Revolution.  He then joined the colonial army and fought with Washington.  Morris attended school in various frontier communities as his family moved west.  They settled in Ohio and he had the opportunity to attend school briefly at Mentor, Ohio.  His diaries and letters show a better than average vocabulary and he was excellent penman.

(Laura was his first wife. We descend from his second wife Sarah.)

When he was about nineteen years of age, he visited his relatives in Illinois.  While there he met and fell in love with Laura Clark.  Laura was born in New Fairfield, Connecticut on July 28, 1807.  Morris and Laura were married March 26, 1826.  They lived in Illinois for five years and their two oldest daughters, Paulina Eliza and Mary  Ann were born there.  They became interested in the new religion of Mormonism in 1831 and after several weeks of investigation, they were baptized in the Dupage River on August 18, 1831.  They left Illinois two months later andjoined the Saints in Missouri.  Their daughter, Harriet Wight, was born soon after their arrival.  Morris and his family were driven from their homes in Jackson County and moved north into Clay County.  He was called on a mission for the church in 1834 and was sent to the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.  This left Laura alone with her three daughters.  She taught school and practiced obstetrics.  Charles C. Rich traveled with Morris as his companion, Morris baptized Laura’s parents who moved to Missouri and help her while Morris was away.

Morris spent the winter of 1835-36 as a carpenter on the Kirtland Temple in Ohio.  He was ordained a high priest and attended the dedication of the Temple on April 6, 1836.  He then returned to his family in Missouri.

He returned home in time to help his family move again because of persecution.

Morris established a home on a small farm just outside of Far West and it  was here that his first son, Joseph Morris was born in 1837.  Although there was intense persecution and bitterness, this was a time of happiness for the family.  Morris invested in a merchandising business and did quite well.  The happiness did not last for long, because new mobs formed and caused a great deal of damage and sorrow.  They raided the Phelps home and threatened Morris’ life, but only killed his hogs, Morris said in his diary that:

“I was attacked by the mob … my property was confiscated and I was made

a prisoner.  (October 31, 1838.)  Was put in jail where I remained until

July 4, 1839, from which made my escape with Parley P. Pratt, by the

assistance of Orson Pratt and my wife,  Laura.”

While Morris was incarcerated, Laura and the children went with her parents to Montrose, Iowa.  They found an abandoned farmhouse and made a home.  Morris and Parley Prat were chained with wrist and ankle irons in

such a manner that they could only sleep on their backs.  The story of Laura’s plan to free her husband is amazing and illustrates the great  faith  courage.  She and her brother, John Wesley Clark, rode horseback from Montrose to Columbia, Missouri, a distance of 160 miles.  A grandson, Will R. Holmes left the following account:

“Here was her plan to free them:  She would secret three horses in some

brush a short distance from the jail.  As an excuse to get the jailer to

unlock the prison door, she would suggest to the jailer that he open the

door and pass the coffee pot in to the prisoners through the open door.

…  Should the jailer unlock the door, it would be the signal to get

busy, pull the door wide open, grab the jailer, throw him to the floor

and flee for their lives.”

Laura was warned by her brother, John not to tough the prisoners or  assist them as that would be an offense.  Will Holmes’ history continues:

“The scheme worked but not without difficulties.  The second door was

unlocked and King Follet (one of the prisoners) pulled the door open and

ran out, Parley P. Pratt was to follow and grandfather Phelps, being an

athlete and wrestler, was to throw the jailer down and he would follow.

It proved to be an exciting event … it was the fourth of Fourth of July

and hundreds were nearby celebrating.”

The escapees made it to where Orson Pratt and John Clark were waiting with the horses.  They split up and made their way to Illinois.  Morris  was quite ill from exposure and being confined to prison for eight months.  Laura was left to the mercy of the mob in Columbia.  A  young  man sneaked her away from the angry mob and then assisted her in  returning to Illinois where she found friends.

Morris went on another mission east in 1839.  He took Laura with him and also his youngest child, Joseph.  Another son, Jacob Spencer, was born in Indiana.  Morris’ writings reveal the next tragic event, which occurred shortly after the end of the mission to the east.

“Rested a few days, got our children together and settled in Macedonia, Illinois, 25 miles east of Nauvoo.  Here we lived in peace and quiet for some time.  My wife, Laura, acting in the capacity of a midwife, by over exertion and by traveling day and night, took sick 1st of February and died on the 9th of February, 1842 .”

Laura’s death was a great sorrow to Morris, especially with the five small children.  Persecution against the Mormons was beginning in Illinois and he worried about protecting them from the mobs.  Morris met Sara Thompson, the daughter of David and Leah L. Thompson.  Sara was twenty-two years old and a schoolteacher.  She was born March 20, 1820 in Pompey, New York and had come to Nauvoo with her widowed mother.  Morris and Sara were married March 27, 1842 and they moved into Nauvoo where Morris could work on the temple.  Two daughters were born to them while living in Nauvoo, but both died in infancy.  Laura’s youngest child, Jacob, was accidentally scaled to death.  Morris’ daughters Mary Ann and Paulina married Charles C. Rich and Amasa M. Lyman respectively.  Hyrum Smith Phelps, Sara’s third child, was born in Nauvoo on February 26, 1846.  This was the bitter cold night that many saints were being driven from their homes and across the Mississippi River.

The Phelps family reached Winter Quarters in the fall of 1846.  They remained here for five years and prepared for the journey to the mountains.  Morris spent five his time building and repairing wagons and travel equipment.  Morris married Martha Barker Holmes on February 26, 1848.  Martha was fifty years and the mother of James Holmes, who later married Morris’ daughter, Harriet.  They came to Utah together in 1851 and settled in Alpine.  Morris and James Holmes owned interest in a sawmill and other properties in Alpine.  Morris served as an Alderman and as a counselor in the bishopric while they lived in Alpine.  In June, 1864, both men pulled up stakes and followed Charles C. Rich to Bear Lake.

Morris’ first home in Montpelier was a one room log hut with a dirt floor and a dirt roof.  The floor was covered with straw and the roof leaked. The door was made of wooden planks with a latch that was operated by a buckskin, which was pulled in at night for a lock.  The furniture was homemade and the beds were made of small poles bored into the walls and supported with crossbeams.  The mattress was made of straw.  The logs were obtained from “Joe’s Gap,” a narrow gorge two miles north of Montpelier, which opened into a pine-covered canyon.  It was Morris’s son, Joseph, who found the narrow ravine, and ever since that time it has been called “Joe’s Gap.”  The food was cooked on open fireplaces or in Dutch ovens covered with coals.  Clothing was all hand made.  Every family had its spinning wheel and each community had good weavers.  Sarah T. Phelps was one of the most prominent weavers.  Most all of the clothing was made from homespun cloth.  Men wore buckskin shirts and britches and beaver vests and caps to keep them warm.

The first year, 1864, an early frost damaged the crops.  Teams went to Cache Valley for flour, but before they got back it snowed so hard that they were unable to reach the settlements without additional aid.  The winter was a long and severe one, the snow was deep and blizzards made travel impossible.  Communication between settlements was made on snowshoes.  By spring most of the people were eating frozen potatoes or sticky bread made from frozen wheat.

Morris later built a large, two-story home with wooden floor and shingle roof, the first in Montpelier.  This became a center for community gatherings.  He became postmaster of Montpelier in 1869 and was ordained a patriarch by Brigham Young in 1873.  Sarah was the first President of the Relief Society in Montpelier.  She also served the community as a midwife and she delivered 580 women without a loss.  Morris and Sarah lost one daughter, Martha, in Montpelier, who was nineteen.  Their daughters Amanda and Olive grew to maturity.  A son, Charles Wilks, died as a child.  Morris and Sara had seven children, but raised only three. Morris Phelps died at Montpelier on May 22, 1876.  After his death Sarah moved to Mesa, Arizona with her son Hyrum.  She died there on January 31, 1896.  Martha Barker Holmes Phelps remained in Montpelier after Morris’s death.  She lived with her son James Holmes and his family.  She died January 9, 1888 at the age of eight-nine.   He was married to Sarah THOMPSON on Mar 27 1842.

He was married to Laura CLARK on Apr 12 1825. Laura CLARK was born on Jul 28 1807 in Northampton,  Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She died on Feb 2 1841.  Laura first heard of the Book of Mormon while Morris was away on business in Tazewell County, and she wrote him and he told Charles C. Rich and others. After joining the Church, they followed the call of the Church and removed to Jackson County, Missouri, in October 1831. They arrived in Independence, Missouri, on March 6, 1831, and on April 7, 1832, their third baby girl was born in Lyman Wight’s tent, so they named the baby Harriet Wight. She was the first Mormon girl born in Independence. Laura and Morris bought their inheritance on Little Prairie and settled down. John Murdock lost his wife after giving birth to twins. The Prophet and his wife took the twins, and Laura and Morris took his boy who was just older than Paulina and a great help to Laura.  Morris Charles PHELPS and Laura CLARK had the following children:

  1. Paulina Eliza PHELPS was born on Mar 20 1827 in Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, Usa.  She died on Oct 11 1912 in Parowan, Iron, Utah, Usa.
  2. Mary Ann PHELPS was born on Aug 6 1829 in Tazewell County, Illinois.  She died in 1912.
  3. Harriett Wight PHELPS.
  4. Joseph Morris PHELPS.
  5. Jacob Spencer PHELPS.

He was married to Mariah Doyle STEVENS.

He was married to Martha BARKER.

He was married to Sarah THOMPSON (daughter of David Or John David THOMPSON and Leah LEWIS) on Mar 27 1842. Sarah THOMPSON was born on Mar 20 1820 in Poomphet, Chautauqua, New York.  She died on Jan 31 1896 in Mesa, Maricopa County, Az.  She was buried in Feb 1896 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Morris Charles PHELPS and Sarah THOMPSON had the following children:

  1. Laura Ann PHELPS was born on Feb 16 1843 in Macedonia, Hancock, Il.  She died on Jan 21 1844 in Nauvoo, , Illinois.
  2. Sarah Diantha PHELPS was born on Feb 25 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.  She died on Feb 28 1845 in Nauvoo, , Illinois.
  3. Hyrum Smith PHELPS.
  4. Martha Ann PHELPS was born on Oct 18 1848 in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Ne.  She died on Jul 18 1865 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.
  5. Charles Wilkes PHELPS was born about 1852 in Alpine, Utah, Ut.  He died about 1856.
  6. Amanda Angelia PHELPS was born on Apr 27 1854 in Alpine, Utah, Ut.  She was buried in Nov 1891 in St Johns, Apache, Arizona.  She died on Nov 18 1891 in St Johns, Apache, Az.
  7. Olive Esphenia PHELPS was born on Nov 24 1856 in Alpine, Utah, Ut.  She was christened on Jan 3 1857 in Alpine, Utah, Ut.  She died on Apr 16 1932 in Los Angles, Ancl, Ca.  She was buried on Apr 22 1932 in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Ut.
  8. Martha Pidge PHELPS was born about 1858 in <Alpine, Utah, Ut>.

NINTH GENERATION

 

64.  Hyrum Smith PHELPS was born on Feb 26 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.(photo) He died on Apr 23 1926 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Apr 26 1926 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

Hyrum was married to Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM and to her sister Sarah, date unknown (possibly 1873) although by some of the children’s birthday’s it appears he was married at the same time to both women. Our family descends from Mary Elizabeth.

He was married to Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM (daughter of Calvin BINGHAM and Elizabeth Lucretia THORNE) on Sep 8 1873 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut.

 

Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM was born on Dec 25 1853 in East Weber, Weber, Ut.  She died on Nov 14 1933 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Nov 15 1933 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Hyrum Smith PHELPS and Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM had the following children:

  1. Mary Laurette PHELPS was born on Aug 17 1874 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Id.  She died on Sep 19 1876.
  2. Lucy Ett PHELPS was born on Jan 9 1876 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  She died on Jan 6 1905 in Mesa, , Az.  She was buried on Jan 7 1905 in Mesa, , Az.
  3. Barbara Ann PHELPS was born on Aug 26 1877 in Montpelier, Bear-Lake, Id.  She died on Jan 31 1957 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Feb 2 1957 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  4. Gove Edwin PHELPS was born on Dec 2 1878 in Lee’s Ferry, Coconino, Arizona.  He died on Jul 23 1941 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He was buried on Jul 25 1941 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.
  5. Harriet Emeline PHELPS was born on Mar 12 1881 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Feb 6 1974 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Feb 9 1974 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  6. Orson Ashael PHELPS.
  7. Lester Leo PHELPS was born on Sep 2 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on May 15 1885.
  8. Yuma Letitia PHELPS was born on Apr 11 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Aug 11 1885.
  9. Amy Dorthy PHELPS was born on Sep 7 1887 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She died on Jan 11 1951 in Mesa, , Az.  She was buried on Jan 13 1951 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, , Az.
  10. Grace Darling PHELPS was born on Jul 10 1889 in Mesa, Maric, Az.  She died on Aug 19 1889.
  11. Esther PHELPS was born on Sep 12 1890 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  12. Clara PHELPS was born on Oct 1 1893 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  13. Martha Gertrude PHELPS was born on Jul 28 1895 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.
  14. Wilford Woodruff PHELPS was born on Dec 13 1896 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Jun 22 1979.

TENTH GENERATION

 

75.  Orson Ashael PHELPS was born on Jun 24 1882 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Jul 24 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 27 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Orson was the sixth child of his parents, Hyrum Smith Phelps and Mary Elizabeth Bingham, and he was welcomed into their home June 24, 1882 in Mesa, Arizona. His sister Hattie was not two years old when Orson was born, and through their childhood they were very close.

His first home was a two-room adobe house located on the property where Temple Courts stand on South Hibbert Street. A few years later his father built a larger adobe house with a shingle roof and wooden floors just north of the old one on the corner of Hibbert and First Avenue. In that house he spent his childhood. The lot was a quarter of the block and was planted to fruit trees and a grape vineyard.

The family cows were pastured at the 80-acre farm on East Main Street, and Orson fell heir to the job of herding the cows into town to be milked in the evening and herding them back in the morning. He, Gove, and sometimes Barbara or Hattie helped with the milking.

He loved to play marbles and became a real winner. He kept winning until he had a tomato can full of marbles, and he thought to take good care of them he would put them in the ground. He found a secret place and buried his can of marbles; however, when he wanted them again, he couldn’t find the place and he never saw his collection again. In his later years he would laugh when he recounted this experience.

As he grew he attended Mesa schools and took his responsibilities in the church. He served as president of the deacon quorum and was a counselor at one time in the same organization. One Sunday morning when he was sitting behind the sacrament table ready to help administer the Sacrament, Sister Griffin said to her neighbor, “Orson Phelps looks as innocent as the day he was born,” and that was true of him.

He graduated from eighth grade. He was a great hand to make up adjectives to suit his needs. One day when it was raining, he had seen a man in a wagon going out past their place to get wood on the desert. About sundown, he saw the same man coming back with an empty wagon and it disgusted Orson. He said to Hattie, “Look at that inforben fool coming home without any wood.” Another time he was trying to teach a calf to drink from a bucket and the calf stepped on his foot. Orson rebuked he calf saying, “Well, you’ve waltzed on my foot, now why don’t you take a two step!”

By the time he was large enough to help with other ranch chores, he had to haul hay, irrigate both grain and alfalfa, and at harvest he helped with binding and pitching the grain bundles. He learned all the things a farmer has to know. The only pay he got was his support. Once in awhile his father could spare him a dollar for a dance ticket or perhaps a nickel to buy an orange. Dollar were hard to come by in those days.

He was a very sensitive person, tender hearted, generous and helpful. He couldn’t see his father left to run the ranch by himself when the older boys had grown and gone, so Orson remained and helped him, feeling it wrong to leave the work for his aging father to do by himself.

On Sept. 13, 1905, Orson and Rebecca Allen were married in the Salt Lake Tempe, making the trip with Tom Watkins and Julia Allen and Henry Watkins and Caroline Rogers, with Hattie and Jim Miller as chaperones. The three couples were married by Brother John R. Winder. They remained in northern Utah for a month, visiting relatives, then returned to Mesa to make their home. Each of their fathers had given them a cow, and Orson owned a horse and buggy which he had used while courting Rebecca, plus a sow and nine little pigs. To show his appreciation to Orson for his faithful years of service on the ranch, his father helped them in a number of ways to get their home started. He also gave them $200 to finance their trip to Salt Lake.

They soon had a cozy little home composed of a couple of tents built on the northwest corner of Grandpa’s ranch. The rooms, boarded up half way, had lumber floors, and they were joined together with a breezeway. Rebecca’s father had given them some stock in the Coop Store which was sold for $25 with which they purchased a linoleum rug for the kitchen and some other household furnishings. Her folks gave them an old rug and abed. Gove gave them a stove as a wedding present, and they received other gifts at a wedding reception, so they felt well off.

When the winter rains came, it leaked through the top of the tents, but it failed to dampen their spirits. They would open the old umbrella and place it over their heads to turn the drips of rain, and their feet didn’t matter. Their two-tent home meant as much to them as greater ones have to others. After six months they moved their tents to a twenty-acre tract which was located on Home Lane. It was at this place their first baby, Oma, was born Aug. 11, 1906.

Later they built a frame house to replace the tents. Grandpa Phelps helped to build it, for Orson still helped his father during the haying season. Their first son, Lewis. was born in the frame house in 1909. While he was yet a baby, they filed on a homestead south of Chandler where they moved one of the tent rooms. They lived there off and on until they had proved upon it and got the deeds of ownership. In 1911 Genevieve was born in the frame house on Horne lane. Water was not available for the Chandler 160 acres, so they had moved back to Mesa, sold the ten acres and cows and rented what was known as the Solomon ranch on east Broadway. It was there in 1914 that Leon was born. Their next move was to rent Aunt Adelaide Allen Peterson’s place on Fourth Avenue [corner of Hobson and Broadway] where they stayed one year. Then taking the cows they had acquired in the past two years, they moved onto the Dudley Lewis ranch two miles further east on Broadway. This they rented with the privilege of buying the sixty acres. It was there they paid cash for their first car, a Chevrolet, and in 1917 Elizabeth was born.

The payments Orson made on the Lewis ranch were misused, and in the summer of 1919 they decided to sell out for what they could get. They were talked into putting their money into a large acreage of cotton ready to pick while the price was one dollar per pound, but the price suddenly dropped and they lost everything. It was during this trial in 1919 that Orson Jr. was born. Tom Watkins made it possible for Orson to buy some property on Baseline Road where they started over again, but the price of produce raised on the ranch failed to match the payments and they were forced to make another change. Elijah Allen helped them to make a trade of the ranch for a ten-acre place on South Mesa Drive. Soon after locating there, Orson began to haul gravel and sand for a living. First he hauled with a team and wagon, then he traded for a dump truck and continued to haul for more than twenty years. It was on Mesa Drive that he build their home that stood well into the 1980s.

For 40 years Orson and Rebecca sang in the choir for he loved to sing and had a good high tenor voice. All of their family were musically talented and music was a big part of their home.

In his later years, Orson filled a mission to the Lamanites in San Tan. He was called to serve a second mission but did not live long enough to do so. He helped the poor and the needy; in fact, he helped the widows so much that the family kidded him about being the widow’s man. When he died July 24, 1953 he was mourned by friends and family.

He was married to Rebecca Hannah ALLEN (daughter of Charles Hopkins ALLEN and Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES). Rebecca Hannah ALLEN was born on Jul 6 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Apr 7 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Rebecca and Orson took care of and  helped greatly Georgia and Frances after Leon left them for Selma G.  Orson Ashael PHELPS and Rebecca Hannah ALLEN had the following children:

  1. Oma PHELPS was born on Aug 11 1906 in Chandler, Arizona.
  2. LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS.
  3. Genevieve PHELPS was born in 1911 in Arizona.
  4. LEON HYRUM PHELPS.
  5. Elizabeth PHELPS was born in 1917 in Arizona.
  6. Orson Allen Jr PHELPS was born in 1919 in Arizona.

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ELEVENTH GENERATION

 

97.  LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS was born on Feb 13 1909 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Jun 27 2001.

He was married to MURIEL BRIMHALL (daughter of GEORGE H BRIMHALL and ROSETTA PALMER) on Mar 25 1937 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. MURIEL BRIMHALL was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She died on Oct 26 1999.  She died on Oct 26 1999.

99.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payson Arizona.

He was divorced from Frances May KNIGHT. Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.  Soon after the death of her mother and the remarriage of her father, the family moved across the county to Arizona. At 16 she left home to  live and work at Helen Millet Dana’s maternity home in Mesa Arizona.

“Helen Millet Dana 1885-1961 This nurse operated a maternity home at her residence and also traveled with a physician by horse and buggy to help deliver babies. She officiated at or assisted in the delivery of more than 12,500 babies in the Mesa area. She also took in unwed mothers and found good adoptive homes for their babies.”  

Taken from Mesa Cemetery Walking Tour Guide

Frances also worked at Safeway Grocery in Arizona as an adult and in Utah Frances was a Lunch Supervisor for the Granite schools. She also in charge of nurses/companions for Elder Stapley’s wife. She was also known for her quilting and candy making.

LEON HYRUM PHELPS and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

He was married to SELMA GEIGER on Dec 15 1944 in Lordsbury, New Mexico. SELMA GEIGER was born on May 17 1911 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama.  She died on Sep 24 1986.  (Transcribed from Georgia Pioneers, Vol 11, No.2, p109 – May 1974)

Docttone Benjamin Geiger – b 14Nov1877; d 19Jul1957; m 24Mar1895 to Mary Ann Knight

Mary Ann Knight – b 15Oct1873; d 12Sep1942

Their Children:

Maggie Martha Lee Geiger – b 16Feb1896; m 29Mar1914 to Wm. A. Tolbert

Mamie Cansada Geiger – b 12Feb1898; d 21Sep1930; m 27Apr1923 to Jacob C. Johnson. She died in Greensboro, NC but is buried in Ashboro, NC.

Henry Bernard Geiger – b 24Aug1901; m 26Dec1926 to Maggie Lee Dixon

Bessie Lillian Geiger – b 13Nov1903; m1 Edward F. McNamara(Div) /m2 25Apr1937 to James Bryant Hearn

Wilford Hebrew Geiger – b 19Jan1905; m 15Nov1929 to Lois Reames

James Adley Geiger – b 19Sep1908; m 10Nov1920 to Mattye Clayton

Selma May Geiger – b 17May1911; m1 LeLand Webb (Div) /m2 15Dec1944 to Leon Phelps

Docttone Benjamin Geiger, Jr – b 11Jun1915; m1 Ruby Adams(Div) /m2 Eunice Roy(Div) /m3 10Mar1940 to Thelma Pritchett

Parents of Docttone Benjamin Geiger were:

John Henry Geiger – b 30Jan1830; d Jan 1913

Sarah Ann Hutto – b Apr 1831; d Aug 1931

Parents of Mary Ann Knight were:

Hiram Cranten Knight – b 5Mar1839; d 18May1918

Sarah Ann Ott – b 5Mar1843; d 26Jun1926

This Bible was in a 1915 fire, where some pages and the backs were burned off. Family Record pages were salvaged and copied by Bessie Lillian (Geiger) Hearn and contributed to the Georgia Pioneers. Mrs. Hearn will correspond with interested parties who provide SASE to 2946 14th Ave, Columbus, GA 31904.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS and SELMA GEIGER had the following children:

  1. PHELPS.
  2. PHELPS.
  3. PHELPS.

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr was born on Jun 20 1900 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.  He died on Nov 3 1997 in Salt Lake City Utah.  He was buried in Wasatch Lawns Cemetery.  Henry worked for Salt Lake Cabinet and Restaurant Supply Company until he was 70 and then retired. After that he kept the financial books for a grocery store called GS Market in Salt Lake City Utah until he was 82. Henry enjoyed working in the Boy Scouts program, conducting music including at Great Saltaire and in the church. He served in the military in Arizona.

He was married to Dorothy DALLAS. Dorothy DALLAS was born on Feb 9 1911 in Salt Lake City Utah.  She died on Feb 26 1990 in Salt Lake City Utah. They were divorced.

He was married to Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) on May 25 1944. Frances May KNIGHT was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

+16 ii.  Richard Kent MILLER.

  1. Living Male  MILLER.

EIGHTH GENERATION

 

44.  Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona.

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (son of Clarence William LARSON and Signa Vera PEARSON) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa.

The grand kids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetery where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Living Male
  2. Living Female
  3. Living Male
  4. Living Female
  5. Living Female

Descendants of Moore CARTER

FIRST GENERATION

1.  Moore CARTER was born in 1680 in Isle of Wight, VA.  He died in 1741 in Bertie Co., NC.

He was married to Magdalen MOORE.

He was married to Jane KINDRED. Jane KINDRED was born in 1690.  Moore CARTER and Jane KINDRED had the following children:

  1. Kindred CARTER.
  2. Jacob CARTER.
  3. Issac CARTER.  (President Jimmy Carter said to descends through Isaac)
  4. Moore CARTER was born in 1708.
  5. daughter CARTER.
  6. Catherine CARTER.
  7. Susannah CARTER.
  8. Joseph? CARTER.
  9. Sarah? CARTER.

SECOND GENERATION

2.  Kindred CARTER was born in 1706 in Isle of Wight Co. VA.  He died in 1777.

He was married to Mary.  Kindred CARTER and Mary had the following children:

  1. Charity CARTER.
  2. Priscilla CARTER.
  3. Winifred CARTER.
  4. Penelope CARTER.

3.  Jacob CARTER.  Wife name not known. Said to be daughter of Martin Middleton. Jacob Carter owed note to the estate of Francis Parker in Bertie Co 1739 along with Bryant O’Quinn, John Dickenson, and William Knight.

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He was married to MIDDLETON.  Jacob CARTER and MIDDLETON had the following children:

  1. Polly CARTER.
  2. Chrissy CARTER.
  3. Cornelius CARTER.
  4. Kindred CARTER.
  5. Betsy CARTER.
  6. Jacob CARTER.
  7. Moore CARTER.
  8. Janey M. CARTER.

THIRD GENERATION

11.  Charity CARTER was born about 1740 in Edgecomb,,North Carolina,USA.  She died on Apr 5 1818 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.  widow of James Benton.

She was married to Moses KNIGHT (son of John KNIGHT and ISABELLE CARTER) on Sep 22 1761 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina. Moses KNIGHT was born about 1736 in Nansemond County, Va..  He was born about 1736 in Nansemond County, Va..  He died on Jun 14 1781

Charity CARTER and Moses KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. Kindred KNIGHT was born in 1765 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina.  He died on Oct 6 1809 in Edgecombe County, NC..
  2. Allen Parker (James) KNIGHT.
  3. John Carter KNIGHT was born in 1772 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina.  He died in May 1803 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.
  4. Sarah KNIGHT was born in 1774 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina.
  5. Mary KNIGHT was born in 1776 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina.
  6. Pheresby KNIGHT was born in 1778 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.

12.  Priscilla CARTER.

She was married to James KNIGHT (son of John KNIGHT and ISABELLE CARTER). James KNIGHT was born about 1719 in Nansemond County, Va..  He was born about 1719 in Nansemond County, Va..  He died on Nov 2 1786 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.  He died on Nov 2 1786 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.

18.  Kindred CARTER was born in 1706 in Isle of Wight Co. VA.  He died in 1777.

He was married to Mary.  Kindred CARTER and Mary had the following children:

  1. Charity CARTER.
  2. Priscilla CARTER.
  3. Winifred CARTER.
  4. Penelope CARTER.

FOURTH GENERATION

24.  Allen Parker (James) KNIGHT was born on Nov 17 1770 in Edgecomb,,North Carolina,USA.  He died on Aug. 21 1839 in Lowndes, Alabama.  Family legend states that an Owen- Knight caravan left South Carolina ca. 1817 to go to Alabama. Recent research has found the Owens in the same area, Monroe County, Alabama as a group of people from Sumter County, S.C. whose arrival has been documented as being there in January or February 1817. This group was known as the Broughton- Couliette party, and Nathaniel Broughton’s son Edward Thomas Broughton married Rachel Winborne, the granddaughter of John Owen of Chester Co., S.C. and daughter of Dempsey Winborne, Jr. and Priscilla Owen. Winborne was also a Primitive Baptist Preacher.

The children of Samuel Tine Owen and Sarah Ward Knight were:

David Allen Owen born 11 July 1817;m. (1) Mary Langstone (Lansdale)(2) Lucinda   WoodwardPolly Narcissa Owen born 22 Jan. 1819;m.

Stephen Bradley in Pike Co., Al.17 Oct   1838 .John Wade Owen born 12 Jan. 1821;m. Asenath L. Prewitt 7 December 1842 probably

Randolph Co., Al; buried in Cryer Cemetery near Barry , Texas .

Rachel C. Owen born 22 Dec 1822 m. Zachariah Marion Monk 7 December

Rachel is buried in Meredith Campground Cemetery in Henderson County, Texas

Julia M. Owen  born Feb. 24 1825; m. Richard W. Moore on 5 January 1843 She is the only child who did not come to Henderson County..1826; married Hannah A.A. Daniel , 5 March 1846;m(2) Sarah Clark ;m. (3) Rebecca Herbough

Betsy Isabella Owen born 16 Oct 1828;d. 1893; m. William Meredith Brown;buried   in Davis Cemetery , Henderson County, Tx

Priscilla M. Owen b. 31 Feb. 1831;d. 26 Jan 1885;m. George W. Stephens 7 Dec. 1848 the same day as  Rachel and Zachariah  Monk . They lived in the Oak Grove Community of Henderson Co. near Baxter.

Sarah  Emeritus Owen b. 15 April  1833;m. (1) John Brown in Al and was on 150 census there; m(2)  Simeon DeRolle Lafayette Davis on

1860 census. ; m.(3)James Hannah by David Allen Owen. She died in Oklahoma

Rebecca Elmira Owen born 10 Nov. 1835;m. Stephen Bradley, the widower of her sister, Polly Narcissa 10        March 1853 Henderson Co., Tx.

Martha Maranza Owen born  1 April 1838; m. John Washington Gauntt , son of Luke Gauntt; They m. 11       January 1855 according to bible record of  Samuel Tine and Sarah Ward Owen. She died 16 Feb. 1880;he died 1912. They are buried in the Myrtle Springs Cemetery near LaRue, Texas. The Gauntts are said to have traveled  to Henderson County with the Owen/Knight families and their children.

William Randolph Owen born 7 May 1841; m. Finetta boles in 1861 by D.A. Owen. He was imprisoned and died in a New York prison.

All of the children were born in  Alabama and with the exception of one came to Henderson County, Texas and settled.

End Notes and References

Sarah Ward Knight  and  Samuel  Tine  Owen

1. Bonner Frizzell, The David Allen Owen Family History, 1967.

2. 1800 York Co., S.C. Census.

3. Chester County, S.C. Deeds

4. Clarence Edward Carter, The Territorial Papers of the United States Vol. XVII,” The Territory of Alabama 1817-1819,”

Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. ,    P. 198-201.

5. The Pike County County Alabama Historical Society, The History of Pike county, Alabama.

6. 1830 Pike County Alabama Federal Census.

7. Allen Knight’s Estate Records, Lowndes County, Alabama, Coutesy of  TheDungans

8. Mildred Laney, Minutes of  the  Shiloh Baptist Church, Clay County, Alabama

9.Copy of Suit, John B. Lorez vs. Nathaniel  Broughton & Christopher Couliette, Monroe Co., Al.

10. Henderson County Commission Court Book B,1852.

11. Henderson County, Texas  Marriage Records and Cemetery Records

12. Copy of Application of Bounty Land  and  Records, courtesy  of  Estelle Carter.

13. 1840 and 1850 Randolph  County, Alabama  Federal  Census

14. 1860 Henderson County  Texas Federal Census

From: Mary Barnes

He was married to Mary Elizabeth (Polly) FOREMAN (daughter of Samuel FOREMAN and Sarah WARD) on Oct 9 1799 in Edgecombe Co., NC or Williamson Co. Tenn. Mary Elizabeth (Polly) FOREMAN was born in May 1780 in Edgecomb,,North Carolina,USA.  She died on Sep 15 1847 in Lowndes, Alabama.  Allen Parker (James) KNIGHT and Mary Elizabeth (Polly) FOREMAN had the following children:

  1. Sarah Ward (Sallie) KNIGHT.
  2. Kindred Karter KNIGHT.
  3. John Whitaker KNIGHT.
  4. Julia Parker KNIGHT.
  5. James Foreman KNIGHT.
  6. Clarinda Loveworth KNIGHT.
  7. Elizabeth Mildred KNIGHT.
  8. Charity Matilda KNIGHT.
  9. William Allen KNIGHT.
  10. Mary Parmelia KNIGHT.

FIFTH GENERATION

31.  Sarah Ward (Sallie) KNIGHT was born on Jun 25 1800 in York County, South Carolina.  She died on Oct 18 1882.  She was buried in Davis Cemetery Athens, Texas.

She was married to Samuel Tine OWEN (son of David OWEN and Mary HARRIS) on Jun 6 1816 in South Carolina. Samuel Tine OWEN was born on Aug 2 1795 in South Carolina.  He died in 1856.  He was buried in Davis Cemetery Athens, Texas.  Aug. 1838 Ordered by the Court that the road from Charles Pelhams to the line of Lounds County near Samuel T. Owen be abolished and set aside.

3 Feb. 1840- Ordered by the court that Dunce Sikes, William Jordan, Seaborn Jones , Jesse John , Samuel Jefcoat, Josiah Jordan and Samuel T. Owen be appointed a Jury to lay off and mark out a Road from near the ford of the IndianBranch to intersect the Road leading from Smilies Ferry to the Line of Lowndes County.(p.154) 16 August 1840- Ordered by the Court that citation issue to Samuel T. Owen, John Hanchey and Barnett Franklin, Commissioners of said County heretofore appointed, by an act of the Legislature commanding them to make their report to the next term of this Court showing the situation with(?) the amt(?) of funds belonging to the County in their hands. (p.164-5)

Part II, March 1841- Sept 1849 Dec. 1842- Ordered by the Court that the suit heretofore commenced against Nubil A. Moore and his securities on the contract of building the Court house for said county and the suit p. 212 Commenced against John Hanchy, Barnett Franklin and Samuel T. Owens the building Commissioners for said County be still prosecuted against them. Ordered by the court that John Hanchey be required to repair the county jail so as it may be considered safe and report the same to the next term of this court for allowance. ( p. 15.) 28 March 1842 Ordered by the Court that Robert Owens be appointed assessor of taxes in beat Number four in the 87 Regiment.

Feb 1849- Ordered by the court that the following persons be and are hereby appointed overseers of the Poor in the several Beats of said County ( to Wit) P. 457 Robert F Owen Samuel Tine Owen SARAH WARD KNIGHT, born 21 July 1800, York County, S.C. married Samuel Tine Owen , born 2 August 1795, S.C..on the 6 June 1816 ,probably in Chester County, S.C., as that is where her father, Allen Knight, was at that time. Samuel Tine Owen was the son of David Owen, born ca. 1765-70 and Mary Owen, the first record of whom is the 1830 Pike County, Alabama census. Family legend states that an Owen- Knight caravan left South Carolina ca. 1817 to go to Alabama. Recent research has found the Owens in the same area, Monroe County, Alabama as a group of people from Sumter County, S.C. whose arrival has been documented as being there in January or February 1817. This group was known as the Broughton- Couliette party, and Nathaniel Broughton’s son Edward Thomas Broughton married Rachel Winborne, the granddaughter of John Owen of Chester Co., S.C. and daughter of Dempsey Winborne, Jr. and Priscilla Owen. Winborne was also a Primitive Baptist Preacher.

On October 1817 Samuel T. Oweings signed a petition to the U.S. Congress with 363 Co-signers, inhabitants of Alabama Territory residing between and near the waters of Mobile and the Tombigee River, protesting the annexation of parts of Alabama to Mississippi. Another signer of this document was Dempsey Winborne, a Primitive Baptist Preacher, the son-in-law of John Owen of Chester County, S.C. who also was in the group that arrived in Monroe County, Alabama late 1816. The next record of Samuel Tine is in Monroe County when he signed a voucher for the sum of $1.00 he borrowed from Christopher Couliette. Also signing vouchers were David Owen, Robert Owen and John Owen. These were dated March and April 1818. (See later)

In 1821, Samuel Tine is found in Pike County, Alabama, listed among the 100 first settlers of that County. He was appointed as a commissioner to select a seat of Justice for Pike County. The deed written in long hand begins as follows: Know all men by these present that we , Samuel T. Owen, John Hanchy and Barnet Franklin, commissioners, duly appointed to select a seat of Justice for said County of Pike, for and consideration of sixty-two dollars to us in hand , paid by John C. Curtis, the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged. We do hereby acknowledge, give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said JohnC. Curtis, all those tracts or lots situated, lying and being in the town of Troy known and designated as lots no. one, three and four in Block A measuring ninety-three feet in front and depth. Each one will now fully appear by reference to the plan of said town.” The deed was written 6 October 1838 and recorded in Deed Bk A, p. 554-55.

The family of Samuel Tine. and the families of his father, David , brothers, John Bunyan and Robert Fleming Owen are listed on the 1830 census Pike County, Alabama census. Also living in same area were Kindred Karter Knight and William Sanders, his brothers-in-law.

Allen Knight, the father of Sarah Ward Knight, died in Lowndes County, Alabama in 1839. Kindred Karter Knight was the administrator. A summons was made to Sarah Ward and Samuel Tine Owen to appear before the Orphans Court in Lowndes County to show why the real estate of Allen Knight should not be sold. Each child of Allen Knight’s received $458.00 being “their full distributive share of said estate “in February of 1843. Also Samuel Tine was paid for attending Allen Knight for services as a physician for 18 days and received $25.00 in 1841 for this.

By this time he and his family had removed to Randolph County, Alabama in 1840. Samuel Tine is not found on the census there, but his father, David, is. A deed is found in Pike County where they sold land owned jointly by Samuel Tine, Priscilla S Owen, his sister, and David Allen Owen to Abram Cannon .approximately 100 acres for five hundred dollars. Kindred K. Knight, William Sanders, Daniel W. Cannon and John A. Williams sign as witnesses. The deed was dated 12 of February 1840 and recorded 14 May 1840. William Sanders also sold 39 97/100 acres to Cannon on January 29 1840 to which David A. Owen was witness. No deed was found to show when they obtained it.

The records of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church of Christ in Randolph County show they were in that county by Saturday June 1840 when the following were received into the church: Polly Owen, S.T. Owen, Sally W. Owen, Elender Owen, and David R. (A?) Owen. On October 3, 1840 Samuel T. Owen was appointed Clerk of the Church.

He served as Tax Collector and Justice of the Peace in Randolph County in 1843. He ran as Democrat for the Alabama Legislature and defeated Whig candidate, Jerry Murphy. He served in the Assembly in Montgomery in 1845-47. On November 2, 1850, he and other family members received letters of demission from the church. In the minutes, Samuel Tine states: “This closes my clerkship for Shiloh Church, and I hope my brethren will excuse all my imperfections. Farewell. Samuel T. Owen.” However, they did not leave immediately as he and most of his children and families were on the 1850 Randolph County, Alabama census which was not taken until December 3, 1850. The families Of his son, David Allen Owen and Kindred K. Knight and Stephen Bradley were already in Smith County, Texas as evidenced by the 1850 Census taken several months earlier.

Before they left a church was constituted by the group known as Pilgrim’s Rest, and Samuel T. was named clerk. Samuel Tine and Sarah Owen with his brother, John Bunyan Owen arrived in Henderson County sometime early in 1851. He became involved in politics soon after his arrival and was elected Chief Justice (county judge) andwas sworn in 12 August 1852 by Chief Justice J. B. Luker.

After his arrival here, Samuel T. Owen made application for a Bounty Land Claim which act was passed in 1851. He served in the Creek War as private under Captain James McDougal in Captain Denisons’s Company of the Alabama Militia from 9th June to 28 July 1836. He was drafted from Pike County, Alabama on May of 1836 and honorably discharged at Montgomery, Alabama on or about 1 July 1836.

The dates on the application and official rolls do not agree, but he first made this claim to E.L. Smith, J. P. on the 5 December 1851. The original discharge paper was given to his attorney, Wm. H. Martin, who ,on the 9 December 1851, made oath that he had received it, and in his negligence, had lost it.

On the 24th April 1855 Samuel Tine made another application for bounty land under Act of March 3, 1855 and declared that he received a warrant for 40 acres under under the former and sold it to Wm C. Bobo, but he could not remember the number. He was entitled to more land and according to official records received 120 acres No. 10 in 1856.

Samuel Tine Owen died in 1856 and is buried in the Davis Cemetery in Athens, Texas beside his wife, Sarah Ward Knight Owen who lived until 18 October 1882. A rock cairn marked the graves until several years ago when descendants placed a monument there.

From Bonner Frizzell, Excerpts from Genealogical Data, Aug. 21 1955

In 1850 a covered wagon caravan of some 150 persons, led by Samuel Tine Owen with his brother John Bunyan Owen and brother-in-law Kindred K. Knight, left Randolph County, AL and settled near Athens in Henderson County, Texas. Prior to their departure, members of Shilo Church, addiliated with the Keheukee Primitive Baptist Asso., called a presbytery and formed Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Randolph Co., AL. The new congregation chose Samuel Tine Owen as Secretary, called Thomas Britton as Pastor and moved as a body to Texas.

Letter to Dr. Nettie Lee Benson from Jack Owen, Athens, TX June 7 1954

Excerpts of genealogical interest copied here:

. . . compiled by “Coz” Bonner Frizzell of Palestine, Texas . . .

. . . the “tradition” information as compiled – the Larkin Owen Family record compares nearly identical with the stories handed down by word of mouth to our people, though I don’t think there is any written record to bear out the stories. . . . Suffice to say tho, our tradition tells of three brothers who came to America and Settled first in Virginia, then So. Carolina – some fought in the battle of Kings Mountain [there is a record at Kings Mountain of a John Owen fighting in thes battle of the Revolutionary War – kg] and porbably other engagements. A large wagon train of the family crossed the mountains of Eastern Tennessee into Alabama. (There is a cute story told by some, that Mountain folk – of that part of the country had never seen a wagon with four wheels under it and a large group of them gathered and was following the wagon train. One of the leaders of the wagon train being a little dubious of such a large group of natives drew up and asked what was their purpose. They said they meant no harm – they were only following to watch what happened when those wagons started down hill – they reasoned that the big wheels were gonna run over the little front wheels.

My Great Grandfather Samuel Tine Owen must have been something of a student that be had the largest library in his country and even owned a telescope to look at the stars. – He served two terms in Alabama Legislature. My Grandfather David Allen Owen was born in Randolph Co. in 1818 in a log stockade during an Indian uprising [unverified].

About 1849 or 50 a long wagon train of kin-folk and friends set out from Randolph County – presumably bound for California. (A cousin – Bessie Owen who died in Ft. Worth in 1940) said she became acquainted with some kinswoman in Altus OK about 1910 – who then an old wioman – said she well remembered the day when that wagon train pulled out. The sad farewells – the tears, sorrows and heart break, left a vivid impression upon her memory – for they thought [and rightly so] that they were going out of their lives forever.

The wagon train suffered many hardships enroute – yellow fever broke out. Many died – among them my Grandfather’s first wife. They finally were compelled to pull up here in Henderson County – It seemed like a fair land – plenty of timber, running water, an abundance of game – they decided to settle down and they anchored their church “Old Pilgrims Rest” on Gum Creek about six miles east of Athens. They were all Primitive Baptists and their shuch was organized in Alabama and they brought their authority minutes etc. with them.

This same Samuel Tine Owen was soon taking a leading part in the affairs of the county and was elected “chief justice” or as we now say County Judge in 1852 – served two terms – I believe – later in 1860 my grandfather David Allen Owen (his son) was elected chief justice and served all during the war years – until the carpet baggers took over. His grandson Charles Dennis Owen was elected wounty judge in 1910 and was the main force in building our present county court house. And your writer was honored with three terms as county clerk – 1939 thru 44 – breaking a two term tradition that had stood for thirty years.

Our family holds an annual reunion 3rd Sunday in August . . .

You can find this and more in my database entitled kgrubaugh at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com Once in my database search for Samuel Tine[s] (Tynes) Owen just as written. Or email me at kleegrubaugh@yahoo.com

Bonner Frizzell, superintendent of Palestine, Texas schools and a recognized historian of that city.  Sarah Ward (Sallie) KNIGHT and Samuel Tine OWEN had the following children:

  1. David Allen OWEN was born on Jul 11 1817 in Alabama.  He died on Jul 3 1886 in Athens, Henderson, Texas.  Born in Fort while taking refuge from Indians.

Marriage 1 Mary A LANGSDON b: 17 APR 1822

* Married: 30 DEC 1840 in Randolph co, Al

Children

Samuel Houston OWEN b: 10 OCT 1841 in Al

John Stiner OWEN b: 3 APR 1843 in Al

Siles Monk OWEN b: 12 JAN 1845 in Al

William Dennis OWEN b: 16 JUN 1847 in Al

Mary A Matilda OWEN b: 14 JUN 1849 in Al

Marriage 2 Lucinda WOODWARD b: 5 DEC 1834 in Tn

* Married: 2 JAN 1859

Children

Infant OWEN

Jefferson Davis OWEN b: 4 MAY 1862 in Athens, Henderson, Tx

David Randolph OWEN b: 4 SEP 1864

Stephen Tine OWEN b: 26 APR 1867

Jordan Wade OWEN b: 18 MAY 1869

Sallie Ward OWEN b: 17 JAN 1871

Dewitt Judson OWEN b: 11 DEC 1872 in Athens, Henderson Co, Tx

Joseph Collins OWEN b: 12 JUL 1875

  1. Polly Narcissa OWEN was born on Jan 22 1819 in Alabama.  Marriage 1 Stephen BRADLEY

Children

Melvin Monroe BRADLEY

John Flemons Tine BRADLEY

Polly Elmina BRADLEY

Sarah Margaret BRADLEY

Mildred BRADLEY

  1. John Wade OWEN was born on Jan 12 1821 in Alabama.  Marriage 1 Asenath Louisa PREWETT

Children

Samuel Tine OWEN

Sarah Acenith OWEN

Armintha C OWEN

Saphronia M OWEN

Louisa Melissa OWEN

John Allen OWEN

William Travis OWEN

  1. Zachariah Marion MONK

Children

Narcissa Cynthia Ann MONK

Nancy Maranza MONK

Sarah Sallie MONK

Mary C MONK

Elizabeth MONK

Silas Johnston MONK

Zachariah MONK

  1. Julia Melissa OWEN was born on Feb 24 1825 in Alabama.  Richard Jr MOORE

* Married: in Al

Children

Sarah Ann MOORE

Charlotte Narcissa MOORE

Margaret MOORE

Jeptha MOORE

Cordilia MOORE

  1. Ishmael David OWEN was born on Nov 7 1826 in Alabama.  Hannah A A DANIEL

Children

Sallie Elizabeth H OWEN

Polly OWEN

George OWEN

Marriage 2 Sarah CLARK

Children

Samuel Tines OWEN

William Randolph OWEN

John Bunyan OWEN

Jerome OWEN

Marriage 3 Rebecca HARBROUGH

  1. Betsy Isabella OWEN was born on Oct 16 1828 in Alabama.  William Meredith BROWN

Children

William Andrew Marshall BROWN

Laura Ardelia BROWN

Sarah Elmina BROWN

James Matthew T BROWN

Jeff Davis BROWN

John Flemmons BROWN

Dennis Elijah BROWN

  1. Priscilla Matilda OWEN was born on Jan 31 1831 in Alabama.  George Washington STEPHENS

Children

David Allen STEPHENS

Mary C STEPHENS

Samuel Tine STEPHENS

George William Norton STEPHENS

Sallie M STEPHENS

Roxie STEPHENS

John H STEPHENS

Elmer Lorenzo STEPHENS

  1. Sarah Emeritus OWEN was born on Apr 15 1833 in Alabama.  Marriage 1 John Wesley BROWN

* Married: ABT 1850 in Baxter, Alb

Children

William Wesley BROWN b: 7 MAY 1851 in Baxter, Al

Stanley BROWN

Marriage 2 Simeon Derolle Washington LaFayette DAVIS b: 24 AUG 1825 in Montgomery Co, AL

* Married: ABT 1856

Children

Judge Aaron DAVIS b: 1859 in Tx

Joella DAVIS b: 1858 in Tx

Beauregard Arlington Lee DAVIS b: 6 JUN 1862 in Cooke Co, Tx

Sarai Addiline DAVIS b: 1863 in Tx

Simeon Dekalb Washington Lafayette DAVIS b: 1 JAN 1864 in Cooke Co, Tx

Marriage 3 James HANNAH

* Married: 8 AUG 1866 in Athens, Henderson Co, Tx

Children

James Oscar HANNAH b: 27 MAY 1870 in Henderson Co, Tx

John Wade HANNAH b: in Athens, Henderson, Tx

Marriage 4 S T BRINSON

* Married: 4 APR 1878 in Athens, Henderson Co, Tx

  1. Rebecca Elmira OWEN was born on Nov 10 1835 in Alabama.  Marriage 1 Stephen BRADLEY

Children

Lona BRADLEY

Milissa BRADLEY

  1. Martha Maranza OWEN was born on Apr 1 1838 in Alabama.  She died on Feb 16 1880 in Henderson Co, Texas.  Marriage 1 John Washington GAUNTT b: 29 DEC 1829 in Newberry Co, SC

* Married: 11 JAN 1855 in Tx

Children

James Bazel GAUNTT

William Washington GAUNTT

John Randolph GAUNTT

Robert Lee GAUNTT

Sallie Elizabeth GAUNTT

Roxy GAUNTT

Eula GAUNTT

Dewitt Talmadge GAUNTT

Martha Maran Owen GAUNTT

  1. # Marriage 1 Finette Adeline BOLES

Children

William Randolph Jr OWEN

32.  Kindred Karter KNIGHT was born on Dec 18 1802 in , Edgecombe County, Nc.  He died in Aug 1863 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He was buried in Athens, Henderson, Texas.

He was married to Nancy M KENNON (CANNON) on Jan 12 1826. Nancy M KENNON (CANNON) was born in Montgomery, Alabama.

He was married to Epsey Jennings (Hesibah) OWEN (daughter of John Bunyan OWEN and Elinor HUGGINS) in 1846 in , , Al. Epsey Jennings (Hesibah) OWEN was born on Dec 24 1819 in , Randolph County, Al.  She died on Nov 7 1892 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She was buried on Nov 8 1892 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.   Kindred Karter KNIGHT and Epsey Jennings (Hesibah) OWEN had the following children:

Berry Niece KNIGHT was born on Feb 5 1847 in , Lowndes, Al.  She died on Jul 2 1886.

John David KNIGHT was born on Jan 5 1849 in , Lowndes, Al.  He died on Nov 17 1913.

Andrew Jackson KNIGHT -twin was born on Apr 25 1851 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Sep 22 1910 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He was buried on Sep 23 1910 in Davis Cemetary, Henderson, Texas, Texas.

George Washington KNIGHT– twin was born on Apr 25 1851 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Feb 15 1926 in , , Texas.  He was buried in , , Texas.

Thomas Britton KNIGHT was born in 1852 in Athens, Henderson, Tx..  He died on Apr 18 1873.

Frances Missouri KNIGHT was born on Nov 26 1853 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She died on Jul 29 1934.

Thorna KNIGHT was born in 1854 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She died in 1873.

Rebecca Martha KNIGHT– twin was born on Jun 20 1857 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She died on Dec 16 1917.

Jessie Malissa KNIGHT- twin was born on Jun 20 1857 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She died in 1926.

Judge Martin KNIGHT– twin was born on Apr 28 1859 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Feb 7 1921 in Athens, Henderson, Texas.  He was buried in Athens, Henderson, Texas.

General Manion KNIGHT– twin was born on Apr 28 1859 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Sep 14 1939 in Athens, Henderson, Texas.  He was buried in Athens, Henderson, Texas.

Samuel Foreman KNIGHT was born on Oct 18 1861 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Sep 14 1939.

Kindred was blessed with three sets of Twins after arriving in the Athens Area Set 1 Andrew Jackson KNIGHT/George Washington KNIGHT; Set 2 Rebecca Martin  KNIGHT/Jessie Mailssa KNIGHT; Set 3 Judge Martin KNIGHT/General Manion Knight.  Kindred arrived in Athens after forming a party in South Carolina intending to sail around the horn and settle in California due to the Gold Rush. While sailing along the Florida Coast, Cholera broke out on ship and they were denied landing for resupply.
Rounding Florida into the Gulf of Mexico the group ran their ship on to ground some where along the Alabama coast. The families of Foreman, Knight, and Owen then moved from Alabama through Louisana into East Texas, there the families found a beautiful resting spot in Henderson County there they setled and started farming.

33.  John Whitaker KNIGHT was born on Sep 28 1803 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

He was married to Sarah TAYLOR. Sarah TAYLOR died in 1850.

34.  Julia Parker KNIGHT was born on May 3 1805 in Chester County, S.C..  She died on Dec 17 1885.

She was married to John Victor DAVIS. John Victor DAVIS was born 10  July 1823 i in Montgomery County Alabama.

35.  James Foreman KNIGHT was born on Jan 9 1807 in Chester County, S.C.  1860 Federal Census Montgomery County, Alabama (File 1 of 5)

CENSUS YR:  1860  STATE:  Alabama  COUNTY:  Montgomery  DIVISION:  Ramah  REEL NO:  M653-19  PAGE NO:  1

REFERENCE:  Enumerated by C. C. Wilkins on 1 June 1860, 2nd District

  1. 53   M    X    Farmer         4,800     7,500    SC

Knight         Elisebeth      45   F                                                       SC

Knight         WM             28   M                                                       AL

Knight         Levi           20   M                                                         AL

Knight         Thomas         13   M                                                     AL

Knight         Lucinda        11   F                                                       AL

He was married to Elizabeth “Betsy” CHAMPION (daughter of Robert E CHAMPION and Nancy Agnes CAUTHEN) on Jan 18 1835. Elizabeth “Betsy” CHAMPION was born on Jul 1 1813 in Chester County, S.C.  She died in 1875.  James Foreman KNIGHT and Elizabeth “Betsy” CHAMPION had the following children:

  1. Susannah KNIGHT was born in 1839.
  2. ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT.
  3. Mary Elizabeth KNIGHT.
  4. JULIA PARKER KNIGHT was born on Apr 1 1845.
  5. Thomas Darlan KNIGHT.
  6. Nancy Lucindia KNIGHT.

36.  Clarinda Loveworth KNIGHT was born on Nov 3 1809 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

She was married to William BURGESS.

37.  Elizabeth Mildred KNIGHT was born on Dec 9 1810 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

She was married to George W. DILLARD.

38.  Charity Matilda KNIGHT was born on Dec 11 1812 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

She was married to Alexander TUCKER.

39.  William Allen KNIGHT was born on Mar 15 1814 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

He was married to Elizabeth HELM.

40.  Mary Parmelia KNIGHT was born on May 7 1817 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.  She died on Jun 6 1844.

She was married to Robert Green CHAMPION (son of Robert E CHAMPION and Nancy Agnes CAUTHEN). Robert Green CHAMPION was born on Mar 16 1815.  He died in 1899 in Athens, Henderson County, Texas.  Mary Parmelia KNIGHT and Robert Green CHAMPION had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth E CHAMPION was born about 1836 in Lowndes County, Alabama.  She died after Oct 21 1850.
  2. Arabella Mildred CHAMPION.
  3. Lorenzo Dowe CHAMPION.
  4. Nancy M CHAMPION.

SIXTH GENERATION

67.  ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT was born on May 16 1840 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Jan 4 1906 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.

Name:     Robert L. Knight

Home in 1880:   Tuckers Store, Montgomery, Alabama

Age:     40

Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1840

Birthplace:        Alabama

Relation to Head of Household:             Self (Head)

Spouse’s Name:            Elisabeth A.

Father’s birthplace:        North Carolina

Mother’s birthplace:       South Carolina

Neighbors:        View others on page

Occupation:      Farmer

Marital Status:   Married

Race:    White

Gender:            Male

Cannot read/write:

Household Members:

Name    Age

  1. Robert L. Knight            40
  2. Elisabeth A. Knight        29
  3. William G. Knight           12

John K. Knight 10

  1. Emma G. Knight            4
  2. Robert L. Knight            5M

1900 Census shows address as 353 Herron St (West End)

Montgomery, AL 36104

He was married to Elizabeth D NIBLETT (daughter of Caleb NIBLET and Mary A. COOK) on Oct 18 1866. Elizabeth D NIBLETT was born about 1835.  Elizabeth married Levi in 1866 when her youngest, Frannie was about 5 years old.

George W. Ringstaff and Elizabeth D NIBLETT (first husband, died in Civil War) had the following children:

Mary RINGSTAFF was born in 1853 in Clarke County Alabama.

James John D RINGSTAFF was born in 1855 in Clarke County Alabama.

Elizabeth ‘Emily’ C RINGSTAFF was born in 1859 in Clarke County Alabama.

Frannie G. RINGSTAFF was born in 1861 in Clarke County Alabama.

The 1860 census, dated 20 June 1860, shows the following entry in the 2 District, Montgomery County, AL, Ramah P.O.: Dwelling 163, Family 146,

  1. George W. Ringstaff, 30, M, Farmer, 1000, 2500, AL;
    Elizabeth D., 24, F, AL;
    Mary, 7. F, AL;
    James, 5, M, AL;
    Emily, 1, F, AL.George W. Died when the youngest, Frannie was just under 2 yrs. old.

Civil War 1861-1865
Company E., 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment

Decease claim 12/24/62 by Thos Durden, Atty.

Ringstaff, G. W., Co. E Private
Enlist date: 3/14/62 Ramer Al ” 32 at enlistment.
Received rations in Mobile AL 6/1/62
Decease claim 12/24/62 by Thos Durden, Atty.:

Thos. Durden who filed the claim for Elizabeth Ringstaff was a local attorney who handled legal matters in the Lowndes/Montgomery area.

ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT and Elizabeth D NIBLETT had the following children:

  1. William Green KNIGHT was born in 1868.
  2. John K KNIGHT was born in 1870.

He was married to ELIZABETH ANN MANN (daughter of Joseph MANN and Emeline Ann SHEPHERD) on May 4 1874. ELIZABETH ANN MANN was born on Dec 29 1850 in Alabama.  She died on Oct 24 1904 in Montgomery, Alabama.  Elisabeth

census 1850   State: Alabama   County: Tuscaloosa

John                 Mann            |     72 M W | Wagoner          V

Elizabeth          Mann            |     70 F W |                           V

Martin               Mann            |     27 M W | Farmer              Ala

New family

Elizabeth          Mann            |      * F W |                             Ala        possible match

Lucinda            Mann            |     26 F W |                           Ala

Elizabeth          Mann            |      4 F W |                             Ala

Washington     Mann            |      2 M W |                            Ala

ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT and ELIZABETH ANN MANN had the following children:

  1. Emma Gertrude KNIGHT was born on Jul 25 1875 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jan 15 1931.  unmarried
  2. Eugenia Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on Feb 3 1877 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Oct 18 1878.  unmarried
  3. James Foreman KNIGHT was born on Mar 25 1878 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died in Jan 1879.  unmarried
  4. Robert Luther KNIGHT.
  5. Rosa Lou KNIGHT.
  6. Mary Will KNIGHT was born about 1884 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  unmarried
  7. Katie Lee KNIGHT.
  8. Thomas Dillon KNIGHT was born on Mar 3 1888 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died on Nov 4 1934.
  9. Franklin Joseph KNIGHT.
  10. Clifford Dale KNIGHT.

68.  Mary Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on Jan 5 1843 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Nov 24 1900 in Luverne, Alabama.

She was married to Josiah HUDGENS. Josiah HUDGENS was born on Nov 14 1830 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.

70.  Thomas Darlan KNIGHT was born on Mar 5 1847 in Rocky Mount Crenshaw, Alabama.  He died on Jun 16 1898.  Shown on the 1870 census living near brother Robert Levi.

Wife Deborah is shown on 1870 census with Thomas.

He was married to Deborah STROUD. Deborah STROUD was born in 1851.

71.  Nancy Lucindia KNIGHT was born on Jul 4 1849 in Rocky Mount Crenshaw, Alabama.  She died on Apr 4 1883.

She was married to WILLIAM JASON ANDREW JACKSON HILLIARD on Apr 4 1869.

73.  Arabella Mildred CHAMPION was born about 1838.  She died before Oct 13 1905.

She was married to James C GAUNTT on Aug 6 1857 in Henderson Co,TX.  Arabella Mildred CHAMPION and James C GAUNTT had the following children:

  1. Texana GAUNTT was born in 1861 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  2. Leroy GAUNTT was born in Dec 1864 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  3. William Charles GAUNTT was born on Feb 19 1867 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.  He died on Oct 17 1934 in Athens,Henderson,TX.
  4. Adeline S. GAUNTT was born in Mar 1871 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  5. Mary GAUNTT was born in 1873 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  6. Jeffie GAUNTT was born in Mar 1875 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  7. Daisy GAUNTT was born in 1877 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  8. Sibby E. GAUNTT was born in Feb 1881 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  9. James Robert GAUNTT was born on Mar 6 1883 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.  He died on Jun 2 1967 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.

74.  Lorenzo Dowe CHAMPION was born on Mar 8 1840.  He died on Jul 30 1870.

He was married to Tersy Jane CROXTON (daughter of Eliza Minter CROXTON SR and Nancy Lucinda CHAMPION) on Jan 27 1867. Tersy Jane CROXTON was born on Mar 12 1843.  She died on Dec 9 1917.

75.  Nancy M CHAMPION was born about 1841 in Lowndes County, Alabama.  She died after Jul 28 1860.

She was married to William MASENGALE.

SEVENTH GENERATION

82.  Robert Luther KNIGHT was born on Dec 9 1879 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died on May 5 1940.

He was married to Hattie Pearl BOOTHE (daughter of John Kendrick BOOTHE and Lou Aurelia NELSON) on Jan 18 1904.  Robert Luther KNIGHT and Hattie Pearl BOOTHE had the following children:

  1. Mable KNIGHT.
  2. Mary KNIGHT was born on May 17 1919 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on May 17 1919 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.
  3. Ruben Emmanuel KNIGHT was born on Sep 5 1912 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Oct 9 1921 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.
  4. Vernon Terrell KNIGHT was born on Dec 8 1914 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Jul 27 1917 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.

83.  Rosa Lou KNIGHT was born on Apr 27 1883 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Jan 6 1931.

She was married to William A SHEPHEARD on May 15 1904.

85.  Katie Lee KNIGHT was born on May 10 1886 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Apr 14 1958.  1920 Census show name as Katy.

She was married to William Peeke PARISH on May 15 1904. William Peeke PARISH was born about 1882 in Lapine, Montgomery, Alabama.

87.  Franklin Joseph KNIGHT was born on Feb 22 1891 in Lapine, Montgomery, Alabama.  He died on Oct 28 1943.  He was buried on Oct 30 1943 in Mesa City Cementary, Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Buelah Mae PILKINTON (daughter of Orville Calvin PILKINTON and Minerva Elizabeth Izora (Maggie) DIAL (LIZZIE)) on Mar 23 1912 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al. Buelah Mae PILKINTON was born on Apr 19 1894 in Giles County, Tennessee.  She died on Apr 17 1928 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She was buried on Apr 19 1928 in Oakwood Cementary, Montgomery.  Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON had the following children:

  1. Thora Oraphene KNIGHT.
  2. Oneita KNIGHT.
  3. Juanita KNIGHT.
  4. Elvia Elizabeth KNIGHT.
  5. Frances May KNIGHT.
  6. Aubry Calvin (AC) KNIGHT.
  7. Joseph Callis (JC) KNIGHT.
  8. John Franklin KNIGHT was born on Apr 17 1928 in Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Apr 17 1928 in Montgomery Alabama.  Stillborn. Mother died at his birth.

He was married to Josephine Pearl SAYERS on Apr 7 1929 in Alabama. Josephine Pearl SAYERS was born about 1883 in Wisconsin.  She died in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  Director of the Mesa Social Services.

88.  Clifford Dale KNIGHT was born on Nov 8 1892 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died in Apr 1955.

He was married to Bell WILLIAMSON on Aug 23 1911.

EIGHTH GENERATION

98.  Mable KNIGHT.

He was married to Mac MASINGILL.

102.  Thora Oraphene KNIGHT was born on Jun 16 1912 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died in 1989.

She was married to Vere CLUFF on Jan 19 1934.  Thora Oraphene KNIGHT and Vere CLUFF had the following children:

  1. Male CLUFF.
  2. Male CLUFF.
  3. Male CLUFF.
  4. Male CLUFF.

103.  Oneita KNIGHT was born on Apr 25 1914 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Jan 17 1947.  She was buried in Mesa Cemetary, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

She was married to Vernon Cornelious FURR on May 18 1933.  Oneita KNIGHT and Vernon Cornelious FURR had the following children:

  1. Shirley FURR.
  2. Richard Melvin FURR.
  3. Vernita FURR.
  4. Pam FURR.

104.  Juanita KNIGHT was born on Apr 25 1914 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Feb 16 1963.

She was married to Laurence KANE on May 18 1933.  She was divorced from Laurence KANE on Jun 6 1934.

She was married to Jewel William PARKER on Jan 4 1947.

105.  Elvia Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on May 5 1916 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.

She was married to Gerald JOHNSON on Jul 28 1935.  She was divorced from Gerald JOHNSON on Sep 28 1939.

She was married to Rex HOPPER on Oct 2 1939.

106.  Frances May KNIGHT was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.Soon after the death of her mother and the remarriage of her father, the family moved across the county to Arizona. At 16 she left home to  live and work at Helen Millet Dana’s maternity home in Mesa Arizona.

“Helen Millet Dana 1885-1961 This nurse operated a maternity home at her residence and also traveled with a physician by horse and buggy to help deliver babies. She officiated at or assisted in the delivery of more than 12,500 babies in the Mesa area. She also took in unwed mothers and found good adoptive homes for their babies.”

Taken from Mesa Cemetery Walking Tour Guide

Francis also worked at Safeway Grocery in Arizona as an adult and in Utah Francis was a Lunch Supervisor for the Granite schools. She also in charge of nurses/companions for Elder Stapley’s wife. She was also known for her quilting and candy making.

She was divorced from LEON HYRUM PHELPS. LEON HYRUM PHELPS (son of Orson Ashael PHELPS and Rebecca Hannah ALLEN) was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payeson Arizona.  Frances May KNIGHT and LEON HYRUM PHELPS had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

She was married to Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr (son of Henry Sr MILLER and Anna Maria FETZER) on May 25 1944. Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr was born on Jun 20 1900 in Munich, Baveria, Germany.  He died on Nov 3 1997 in Salt Lake City Utah.  He was buried in Wastach Lawns Cemetary.  Henry worked for Salt Lake Cabinet and Restaurant Supply Company until he was 70 and then retired. After that he kept the financial books for a grocery store called GS Market in Salt Lake City Utah until he was 82. Henry enjoyed working in the Boy Scouts program, conducting music including at Great Saltaire and in the church. He served in the mlitary in Arizona.

Frances May KNIGHT and Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).
  2. Richard Kent MILLER.
  3. Living Male MILLER.

107.  Aubry Calvin (AC) KNIGHT was born on Apr 2 1921 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.

He was married to Dorothy Louise ACKERS on Dec 13 1942.  He was divorced from Dorothy Louise ACKERS.

He was married to Virginia Lodema SAVAGE on Jul 2 1949.

109.  Joseph Callis (JC) KNIGHT was born on Jan 23 1926 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.

He was married to Shirley Ann BRUNDAGE.

118.  Pam FURR.  Pamela FURR

Birth Date:        26 Oct 1952

Death Date:      6 May 2007

Death Residence Localities

ZIP Code:         36108

Localities:         Dannelly, Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama

Mtgy, Montgomery, Alabama

She was married to BOLDING.

117.  Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona.

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (son of Clarence William LARSON and Signa Vera PEARSON ) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa.

The grand kids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetery where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Living Male LARSON.
  2. Living Female LARSON.
  3. Living Male LARSON.
  4. Living Female LARSON.
  5. Living Female LARSON.

118.  Richard Kent MILLER was born on Jan 1 1946 in Salt Lake City Utah. He died on Jan 23 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.

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Nikon d80 and the Canon s5 go for a Day Trip

Nikon d80 and the Canon s5 go for a Day Trip

How is that for a title?

The owner of the Nikon d80 is my sweet little sister. The owner of the Canon s5 is my sweet daughter.

We all (bad grammar?) went to San Francisco while my sister and her husband were visiting from Utah.

My sister knows her way around her camera and every now and again my daughter let me take photos with her Canon s5.

San Francisco is a constant feast for photography. It was a clear warm day. O.K. warm for San Francisco. Being from the San Francisco Bay Area, we were dressed for San Francisco. This made the day much more enjoyable.

I have owned 3 cameras. I had an HP point and shoot in 2001. I needed a better camera and up graded to the Kodak  c330. I thought I was up grading. Next came the Canon A540. It took about 12 months to out grow the Canon A540. My younger daughter has it now.

With each camera I learned to take the very best pictures I could. I learned why I could not take any better pictures with finally the Canon A540. Along the way I have taught the kids everything I have learned about taking photos. By the time the kids own a Nikon d80 they will take fantastic photos.

It is not just having a great camera that improves photography. I have taken hundreds and hundreds photos. I have read and read and read books, blogs and internet web sites on composition, rule of thirds and all that very important stuff. And I still have much room to improve.

I read a neat thing here on the interwebs

The difference between a person who takes pictures and a photographer – picture taker snaps a shot and hopes it turns out. A photographer takes many photos and chooses the best one.

Which photos are the Nikon d80 and which are from Canon s5?

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Be Thou My Wisdom

Be Thou My Wisdom

Descendants of John WALDERNE and his son Capt. John WALDRON

FIRST GENERATION

1.  John WALDERNE was born in England.

He was married.  John WALDERNE had the following children:

  1. Capt. John WALDRON.

SECOND GENERATION

2.  Capt. John WALDRON was born in 1665 in Dover, Hampshire.  He died in Jul 1740 in Dover, New Hampshire.  Second husband of Mary Ham.

John Waldron of Dover, NH and his descendants by Alonzo Hall Quint 1879

“Twenty five years ago, a great grand daughter of John Waldon told us that he was picked up in the streets of and English sea port while a boy in an “unfair manner” by one “Master Heard” hustled off to America, brought to Dover, and kept by said Heard as a chore-boy; that the boy was portly clad and had a hard time of it, but excited the sympatbies of one Mrs. Horne, past whose door he used to drive the cows, which Mrs. Horne did the forlorn boy many kindnesses, and becoming a widow married him. and further, that said Mrs. Horne lived on Horne’s Hill. Waldron did marry widow Horne. she was granddaughter to that same Master Heard, being Mary, daughter of John Ham by wife Mary daughter of Master Heard. She was born 2 Oct 1668; marrried 1st 30 June 1686 John Horne, son of the original William Horne, he being born 25 Oct 1663, lived on Horne’s Hill and died Mar 1697/8 leaving divers children. Widow Mary married 2d, 29 Aug 1698 John Waldron.”

Clarke’s kindred genealogies by Augustus Peck Clark 1896

John2 Horne, son of William1, was of Dover. He married 30 June 1686 Mary, daughter of John and Mary (Heard) Ham, born 2 Oct 1668. He died march 1696/7 and she married 2nd 29 Aug 1698 John Waldron, and was mother of Mehetabel Waldron who married James4 Chesley; and gramdmother of Col. John Waldron who married 3rd wife Margaret (Frost), widow of Hon. John5 Wentworth, Jr.

He was married to Mary HAM (daughter of John HAMM SR and Mary HEARD) on Aug 27 1698 in Dover, New Hampshire. Mary HAM was born on Oct 2 1668 in Dover, Hampshire.  She died in 1742 in Dover, New Hampshire.  Capt. John WALDRON and Mary HAM had the following children:

  1. Mehitable WALDRON.
  2. Richard WALDRON.
  3. Sarah WALDRON.

THIRD GENERATION

3.  Mehitable WALDRON

She was married to James CHESLEY JR (son of James CHESLEY SR and Tamsen WENTWORTH). James CHESLEY JR was born on May 18 1706.  He died on Oct 10 1777.  Mehitable WALDRON and James CHESLEY JR had the following children:

  1. Tamsen CHESLEY was born in 1728.  She died in Nov 1801.
  2. Hannah CHESLEY.

FOURTH GENERATION

7.  Hannah CHESLEY was born in 1737 in Rochester,Strafford,New Hampshire,USA.  She died in 1770 in Rochester,Strafford,New Hampshire,USA.

She was married to Rev. Avery HALL. Rev. Avery HALL was born 1737-12-02 in Meriden,New Haven,Connecticut,USA.  He died 1817-06-08 in Rochester,Strafford,New Hampshire,USA.  Andrew lived him after Mehitable died. Andrew left when he was 14 years old.  Hannah CHESLEY and Rev. Avery HALL had the following children:

  1. Mehitable HALL.

FIFTH GENERATION

8.  Mehitable HALL was born 1769-03-05 in Wakefield,Carroll,New Hampshire,USA.  She died 1800-06-25 in Corinth,Orange,Vermont,USA.  Died when Andrew was 9 years old.

She was married to Elijah ALLEN (son of Samuel ALLEN and Elizabeth Content STOCKBRIDGE) about 1788. Elijah ALLEN was born in 1763 in Parsonsfield, Cumberland, Maine.  He died 1839-10-19 in Limerick,York,Maine,USA.  Mehitable HALL and Elijah ALLEN had the following children:

  1. Andrew Lee ALLEN.

SIXTH GENERATION

9.  Andrew Lee ALLEN was born on Nov 24 1791 in Limerick,York,Maine,USA. Died1870-08-14
Provo, Utah. (photo)

He was married to Martha Christina JOHANSEN. Martha Christina JOHANSEN was born on Oct 24 1847 in Kalen S Sweden.

He was married to Ann HUGES.

Clarinda KNAPP (daughter of Calvin KNAPP and Deborah HOPKINS) was born on Nov 12 1824 in Bethlehem,Litchfield,Connecticut,USA.  She died 1862-12-08 in Richmond,Cache,Utah,USA.  “In September 1833 there were two Latter-day Elders who came through that part of the country and held meetings.  Father was not at home at the time and did not hear them preach, but my mother and several of their friends and neighbors did, and they were very impressed. When my Father came home Mother told him of the Elders and the gospel that they preached and he became very anxious to hear them.  He learned that they would preach in a place eighty miles from there and he concluded that he would go to hear them.”

Andrew Lee ALLEN and Clarinda KNAPP had the following children:

  1. Andrew ALLEN.
  2. James ALLEN.
  3. Lydia ALLEN.
  4. Saphronia ALLEN.
  5. Sidney ALLEN.
  6. Elijah ALLEN.
  7. Charles Hopkins ALLEN.

SEVENTH GENERATION

  1. Elijah ALLEN was born in 1826 (photo)

He was married to Eliza Ann BICKMORE on May 2 1852 in Conesville, Pottawatamie, Iowa. Eliza Ann BICKMORE was born.  Eliza Ann Bickmore

16.  Charles Hopkins ALLEN was born on Oct 16 1830 in Burton, Cattaraugus, Ny.  He died on Feb 18 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Feb 19 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az. (photo)

He was married to Annie Eliza JONES (daughter of James Allen JONES and Minerva Ann LAWSON) on Oct 29 1890 in Logan, Cache, Ut. Annie Eliza JONES was born on Nov 10 1869 in New Hope, Hawkins, Tn.  She died on May 24 1945 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on May 26 1945 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Charles Hopkins ALLEN and Annie Eliza JONES had the following children:

  1. Benjamin Jones ALLEN was born about 1901 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  2. Ira Joseph Leroy ALLEN was born on Jan 20 1887 in New Hope, Hwkns, Tn.  He died on Nov 1 1927 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Nov 2 1927 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  3. Sidney Levi ALLEN was born on Dec 20 1891 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Aug 8 1933.
  4. Annie Minerva ALLEN was born on Aug 29 1893 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died in Dec 1972.
  5. Winnie May ALLEN was born on Aug 23 1895 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Feb 25 1984 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California.  She was buried on Mar 1 1984 in Colton, San Bernadino, California.
  6. Hazel Naomi ALLEN was born on Aug 25 1897 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  She died on Jan 28 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She was buried in Jun 1986 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  7. Preston Hopkins ALLEN was born on Aug 18 1899 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Jan 28 1971.
  8. Benjamin Jones ALLEN was born on Oct 30 1901 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  9. William Jones ALLEN was born on Apr 23 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Mar 1 1944 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.  He was buried on Mar 5 1944 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.
  10. ALLEN.

He was married to Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES (daughter of Warner HOOPES (photo) and Priscilla GIFFORD (photo) on Jun 15 1864 in Richmond, Cache, Ut. Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES was born on Sep 9 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pttwtt, Ia.  She died on Nov 19 1889 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Nov 20 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  Charles Hopkins ALLEN and Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES had the following children:

  1. Charles Lewis ALLEN was born on May 30 1865 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Feb 8 1944 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  2. Warner Hoopes ALLEN was born on Oct 17 1866 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Feb 24 1932 in Prescott, Yavapai, Az.  He was buried on Feb 29 1932 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  3. Andrew Lee ALLEN was born on Dec 13 1868 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jul 22 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
  4. John Seymour ALLEN was born on Nov 27 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jan 22 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jan 24 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  5. Theodore Knapp ALLEN was born on May 20 1872 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Sep 4 1877 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
  6. Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN.
  7. Clarinda Knapp ALLEN was born on Mar 7 1876 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Aug 17 1956 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  8. Elijah ALLEN.
  9. Priscilla ALLEN was born on Dec 26 1879 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jun 21 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Jun 24 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  10. She was buried on Feb 12 1973 in Mesa, Maricopa Co., Az.
  11. Rebecca Hannah ALLEN was born on Jul 6 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Apr 7 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Apr 10 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  12. Julia ALLEN was born on May 23 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She died on Jan 8 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She was buried on Jan 12 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  13. James David ALLEN was born on Nov 18 1887 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Apr 15 1940 in Globe, Gila, Az.  He was buried on Apr 18 1940 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  14. Joseph ALLEN was born on Nov 13 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Apr 22 1890 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  15. Rebecca Hannah ALLEN.

EIGHTH GENERATION

26.  ALLEN.

She was married to James Howard MCCLENDON. James Howard MCCLENDON was born on Oct 8 1904 in Rexburg, Mdsn, Id.  He died on Sep 25 1966 in Cottonwood, Yvp, Az.

32.  Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN was born on Mar 27 1874 in Cove, Cache, Ut.  She was christened on May 7 1874 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jan 6 1963 in Mesa, Mrcp., Az.  She was buried on Jan 9 1963 in Mesa, Mrcp., Az.

She was married to Horace Cornelius FULLER (son of Cornelius FULLER and Annie Elizabeth (Anna) LEWIS) on Jan 26 1894 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Horace Cornelius FULLER was born on Jan 2 1870 in Harrisburg, Washington, Ut.  He died on Dec 9 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

34.  Elijah ALLEN was born on Jan 22 1878 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jul 1 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 3 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Emma Pearl NIELSON on Oct 9 1901 in Salt Lake City Utah. Emma Pearl NIELSON was born on Apr 1 1880 in Sunset, Apache, Az.  She died on Aug 17 1931 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  Elijah ALLEN and Emma Pearl NIELSON had the following children:

  1. Elijah Cecil ALLEN.

41.  Rebecca Hannah ALLEN was born on Jul 6 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Apr 7 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Rebecca and Orson took care of and  helped greatly Georgia and Francis after Leon left them for Selma G.

She was married to Orson Ashael PHELPS (son of Hyrum Smith PHELPS and Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM). Orson Ashael PHELPS was born on Jun 24 1882 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Jul 24 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 27 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

Rebecca Hannah ALLEN and Orson Ashael PHELPS had the following children (family photo):

  1. Oma PHELPS was born on Aug 11 1906 in Chandler, Arizona.
  2. LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS.
  3. Genevieve PHELPS was born in 1911 in Arizona.
  4. LEON HYRUM PHELPS.
  5. Elizabeth PHELPS was born in 1917 in Arizona.
  6. Orson Allen Jr PHELPS was born in 1919 in Arizona.

NINTH GENERATION

42.  Elijah Cecil ALLEN was born on Jan 30 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Dec 16 1993 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Marilla SOLOMON on Jun 7 1930 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Marilla SOLOMON was born on Jun 10 1903 in Shumway, Navajo, Az.  She died on Jun 2 1988 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

44.  LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS was born on Feb 13 1909 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Jun 27 2001.

He was married to MURIEL BRIMHALL (daughter of GEORGE H BRIMHALL and ROSETTA PALMER) on Mar 25 1937 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. MURIEL BRIMHALL was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She died on Oct 26 1999.

46.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payeson Arizona.

He was divorced from Frances May KNIGHT. Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.  Soon after the death of her mother and the remarriage of her father, the family moved across the county to Arizona. At 16 she left home to  live and work at Helen Millet Dana’s maternity home in Mesa Arizona.

“Helen Millet Dana 1885-1961 This nurse operated a maternity home at her residence and also traveled with a physician by horse and buggy to help deliver babies. She officiated at or assisted in the delivery of more than 12,500 babies in the Mesa area. She also took in unwed mothers and found good adoptive homes for their babies.”                                          Taken from Mesa Cemetery Walking Tour Guide

Frances also worked at Safeway Grocery in Arizona as an adult and in Utah Frances was a Lunch Supervisor for the Granite schools. She also in charge of nurses/companions for Elder Stapley’s wife. She was also known for her quilting and candy making.

LEON HYRUM PHELPS and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

He was married to SELMA GEIGER on Dec 15 1944 in Lordsbury, New Mexico. SELMA GEIGER was born on May 17 1911 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama.  She died on Sep 24 1986.

LEON HYRUM PHELPS and SELMA GEIGER had the following children:

  1. PHELPS.
  2. PHELPS.
  3. PHELPS.

TENTH GENERATION

49.  Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona.

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (son of Clarence William LARSON and Signa Vera PEARSON) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa.

The grand kids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetery where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Male LARSON.
  2. Female LARSON.
  3. Male LARSON.
  4. Female LARSON.
  5. Female LARSON.

Descendants of Christopher WENTWORTH

FIRST GENERATION

1.  Christopher WENTWORTH was born in 1556 in Alford, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.  He died on May 15 1633 in Alford, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.

He was married to Catherine MARBURY on Aug 19 1583 in St. Peter/Gants, City Of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. Catherine MARBURY was born in 1565 in Grisby, Lincoln, England.  She died in 1633 in Lincoln, England.  Christopher WENTWORTH and Catherine MARBURY had the following children:

  1. William  WENTWORTH Sr.

SECOND GENERATION

2.  William  WENTWORTH Sr was christened on Jun 8 1584 in Lincoln, Linconshire, England, St Peters At Gow.  He died in Mar 1689/90 in Alford, Lincolnshire.

He was married to Susannah (Widow FLEMING) CARTER on Nov 28 1614 in Alford, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. Susannah (Widow FLEMING) CARTER was born in 1592 in Wells, Linconshire, England..  She died in Alford, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.  William Sr WENTWORTH and Susannah (Widow FLEMING) CARTER had the following children:

  1. William “Elder” WENTWORTH.

THIRD GENERATION

3.  William “Elder” WENTWORTH was born on Mar 15 1613 in Alford, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.  He died on Mar 15 1696 in Dover, Hampshire.

He was married to Elizabeth KENNEY (daughter of William KENNEY (CANNEY) in 1649/50 in Dover, Hampshire. Elizabeth KENNEY was born in 1644 in Rowley, Essex, MA.  She died in 1698 in Dover, Hampshire.  William “Elder” WENTWORTH and Elizabeth KENNEY had the following children:

  1. Ezekiel WENTWORTH.

FOURTH GENERATION

4.  Ezekiel WENTWORTH was born in 1650/51 in Rowley, Essex, MA.  He died before May 1712.

He was married to Elizabeth KNIGHT in 1674 in Dover, Hampshire. Elizabeth KNIGHT was born in 1650 in Dover, Hampshire.  She died before Mar 9 1726.  Ezekiel WENTWORTH and Elizabeth KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. Thomas WENTWORTH was born about 1694 in Dover, Hampshire.  He died in 1719.
  2. Paul WENTWORTH was born in 1678 in Kittery, York, Maine, USA.  He died on Jun 24 1748 in Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire.
  3. He died on Dec 24 1717 in Dover, Hampshire.
  4. Gershom WENTWORTH was born about 1682 in Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire.  He died on Jun 27 1759 in Dover, Hampshire.
  5. Tamsen WENTWORTH.
  6. Elizabeth WENTWORTH was born on Aug 27 1689 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.  She died on Mar 9 1737 in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, USA.
  7. Benjamin WENTWORTH was born 1691 in Benjamin. He died in 1725 in Dover, Hampshire.

FIFTH GENERATION

9.  Tamsen WENTWORTH was born in 1687 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.  She died on Dec 30 1753 in Dover, Stafford,  Hampshire..

She was married to James CHESLEY SR (son of Phillip CHESLEY and Sarah ROLLINS) on Dec 29 1704 in Dover, Hampshire.. James CHESLEY SR was born on May 10 1676 in Dover, Hampshire.  He died on Sep 17 1707 in Indians, Dover, , NH.  James Chesley was killed by Indians 15 Sept 1707.  Tamsen WENTWORTH and James CHESLEY SR had the following children:

  1. James CHESLEY JR.

She was married to John HAYES (son of John HAYES and Mary HORNE) on Dec 29 1708. John HAYES was born in 1686 in Dover,  New Hampshire.  He died on Jul 3 1759 in Dover,  New Hampshire.  Tamsen WENTWORTH and John HAYES had the following children:

  1. John HAYES was born on Oct 9 1711.  He died on May 7 1776 in Barrington, Strafford, NH.  Never married, his will dated 3 May 1776 divides his property among brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces.
  2. Paul HAYES.

SIXTH GENERATION

12.  James CHESLEY JR was born on May 18 1706.  He died on Oct 10 1777.

He was married to Mehitable WALDRON (daughter of Capt. John WALDRON and Mary HAM). Mehitable WALDRON died on Aug 21 1776.  She was born.  James CHESLEY JR and Mehitable WALDRON had the following children:

  1. Tamsen CHESLEY was born in 1728.  She died in Nov 1801.
  2. Hannah CHESLEY.

14.  Paul HAYES was born on Sep 16 1713 in Dover,  New Hampshire.  He died on Apr 9 1776 in Barrington, Strafford, NH.  Paul was Justice of the peace.

Children:

Paul Hayes Jr. born 1744 Barrington, NH (Alton) married Abigail Drew

Joseph Hayes born 1 May 1746 Barrington

James Hayes born ca 1748

He was married to Mary EVAN on Apr 18 1740 in Dover,  New Hampshire. Mary EVAN was born on Dec 6 1717 in Dover,  New Hampshire.  She died in 1757.

SEVENTH GENERATION

16.  Hannah CHESLEY was born in 1737 in Rochester,Strafford,New Hampshire,USA.  She died in 1770 in Rochester,Strafford,New Hampshire,USA.

She was married to Rev. Avery HALL. Rev. Avery HALL was born 1737-12-02 in Meriden,New Haven,Connecticut,USA.  He died 1817-06-08 in Rochester,Strafford,New Hampshire,USA.  Andrew lived him after Mehitable died. Andrew left when he was 14 years old.  Hannah CHESLEY and Rev. Avery HALL had the following children:

  1. Mehitable HALL.

EIGHTH GENERATION

17.  Mehitable HALL was born 1769-03-05 in Wakefield,Carroll,New Hampshire,USA.  She died 1800-06-25 in Corinth,Orange,Vermont,USA.  Died when Andrew was 9 years old.

She was married to Elijah ALLEN (son of Samuel ALLEN and Elizabeth Content STOCKBRIDGE) about 1788. Elijah ALLEN was born in 1763 in Parsonsfield, Cumberland, Maine.  He died 1839-10-19 in Limerick,York,Maine,USA.  Mehitable HALL and Elijah ALLEN had the following children:

  1. Andrew Lee ALLEN.

NINTH GENERATION

18.  Andrew Lee ALLEN was born on Nov 24 1791 in Limerick,York,Maine,USA. (photo)

Andrew Lee Allen History

* Entry in Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.713:

ALLEN, ANDREW LEE (son of Elijah Allen, born 1763, and Mehitable Hall, both of New Hampshire). He. was born Nov. 24, 1791, Limeric Parsonfield, N.H. Came to Utah Aug. 12, 1852, John M. Higbee company.

Married Clarinda Knapp 1825, who was born Aug. 10, 1802, and came to Utah with husband. Their children: Elijah b. Feb. 7, 1826, m. Eliza Ann Bickmore; Lydia b. June 5, 1827; Sophronia b. Nov. 6, 1828, m. Abram Foster; Charles b. Oct. 15, 1830, m. Adelaide Hoops; Andrew b. Aug.16, 1832, m. Manerva Whittle; James b. Oct. 12, 1833, m, Mary Mathews; Sidney b. Aug. 12, 1835, m. Ann Cooper; Susan b. Dec. 31, 1837, m. John Goaslind; Levi b. April 1, 1842, m. Lavinia Henson; Julia b. June 8, 1844. Family home Provo, Utah.

* Attended a meeting of the Kirtland Safety Society

* Mentioned in the history of the Town of Alleghany in New York state (http://www.rootsweb.com/~nycattar/towns/allegany.htm)

The town of Allegany was formed from Great Valley on April 18, 1831. It was originally called Burton, and its name was changed to Allegany on March 28, 1851. Humphrey was taken off in 1836. It lies on the south border of the county, and includes part of the Allegany Indian Reservation.

There are 3 streams, Four Mile, Five Mile and Mill Creeks, which are tributaries of the Allegany River. Much of the town was covered by lumber in 1860, and lumbering was an important industry. Allegany, (p.v.) is located upon Allegany River, and in 1862 contained a tannery, door factory, and blind factory. It had 3 churches and 70 houses, and was a station on the NY and Erie R.R. A college, run by the Franciscans was located near the village. Five Mile Run is a p.o. that was first settled by Ebenezer Reed from Connecticut, who located near the mouth of Five Mile Creek in 1820. Other early settlers include: Andrew Allen, Hiram Wood, James Strong, Isaac Eggleston, and Amos and David Orton, who settled along the creek in 1821.

* From Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, volume 1 (found on Ancestry.com)

Name: Andrew Lee Allen

Birth Date: 24 Nov 1791

Birth Place: Limerick, York, Maine

Parents: Elijah & Mehitable Hall Allen

Death Date: 14 Aug 1870

Death Place: Provo, Utah, Utah

Arrival: 13 Aug 1852, John Higby Co.

Spouse: Clarinda Knapp

Marriage Date: 11 Dec 1824

Marriage Place: Cattaraugus Co., New York

Spouse’s Birth Date: 10 Aug 1802

Spouse’s Birth Place: Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut

Spouse’s Death Date: 07 Dec 1862

Spouse’s Death Place: Richmond, Cache, Utah

Married 2nd: Martha Christina Johnson Date: 30 May 1863 , Provo, Utah, Utah Born: 24 Oct 1847 , Kalen S., Sweden Married 3rd: Ann Hughes -No children Date: 16 Nov 1867 , Provo, Utah, Utah Andrew ‘s mother died when he was nine years old. He went to live with his maternal grandfather and his wife. He learned the blacksmith trade and received a religious training from his grandfather. At the age of 14, he left home to make his own way. When 21, he joined the War of 1812 for a short time. He moved to Cattaraugus County, New York , where he built a home and at age 33 married Clarinda . After joining the Mormon Church, he sold his home and moved to Kirtland, Ohio . They continued to move west with the saints until they arrived in the Valley in 1852 . The family moved to Provo where Andrew and his sons helped to build the Provo Fort . Andrew was an excellent rope maker and knew how to make dyes from plants. In 1858 his sons, Charles , James and Andrew , who had moved to San Bernardino, California , did some freighting to Salt Lake . When they returned to California , their mother, a sister, Susan , and brothers Levi and Sidney went with them. In 1862 , Clarinda desired to return home. She did not go back to Andrew but went to Richmond and stayed with a son. She died there in 1862 Andrew married Martha in 1863 and adopted her son. They separated in a couple of years. Andrew married Ann Hughes in 1867 . She was a good wife to him until his death in 1870 . A granddaughter wrote of him that he was a religious and hard working man. He could split as many rails in a day as any two ordinary men. He loved to fish. Children of 1st wife: Elijah , b. 7 Feb 1826 , Burton, Cattaraugus, New York . Md. 2 May 1852 , Eliza Ann Bickmore . D. 21 Apr 1866 . Lydia Jane , b. 5 Jun 1827 , Allegany, Catt, New York . D. 15 Oct 1870 , Richmond, Utah . Unmarried. Sophronia , b. 6 Nov 1828 . Md. 1st, 1 Dec 1851 , Jacob H. Rose (Div) Md. 2nd, 23 Feb 1863 , Abraham Foster . D. 19 Oct 1912 , Richmond, Utah . Charles Hopkins , b. 15 Oct 1830 , Allegany, Catt, New York . Md. 1st, 15 Jun 1864 , Elizabeth Adelaide Hoopes . Md. 2nd, 29 Oct 1890 , Annie Eliza Jones . D. 18 Feb 1922 , Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona . Andrew Lee , b. 16 Aug 1832 , Alegany, Catt, New York . Md. 1st, 4 Mar 1872 , Minerva Whittle . Md. 2nd, 8 May 1884 , Annie Spackman . D. 8 Jun 1918 , Cove, Cache, Utah . James , b. 12 Oct 1833 , Allegany, Catt, New York . Md. 24 Dec 1860 , Mary Elizabeth Matthews . D. 17 Jan 1890 , Richmond, Utah . Sidney David , b. 12 Aug 1835 , Allegany, Catt, New York . Md. 1st, before 1862 , Lucretia Winn . Md. 2nd, 31 Jul 1865 , Margaret Ann Cooper . D. 1 Jan 1905 , Bedford, Lincoln, Wyoming . Susan , b. 31 Dec 1837 , Kirtland, Ohio . Md. 4 Jul 1858 , John Cornog Goaslind . D. 16 Apr 1924 , Logan, Utah . Levi Knapp , b. 1 Apr 1842 , Virginia, Cass, Illinois . Md. 11 Dec 1888 , Livinia Meriam Henson . D. 18 Feb 1928 , Cove, Cache, Utah . Julia , b. 8 Jun 1844 , Plymouth, Hancock, Illinois . D. 4 Sep 1858 , Provo, Utah . Unmarried. Children of 2nd wife: Charles August , b. 24 Oct 1847 , Kalen, S., Sweden to Johan Johannas and Martha Christina Johnson . Was adopted by Andrew Lee Allen . Md. 19 Jan 1873 , Elvon Laveria Stewart . D. 18 Sep 1932 , Provo, Utah . Theda Judd

* Andrew and his family appear in the 1850 Iowa census:  1850 Iowa census – Andrew Lee Allen  This record shows his birth place as “N. H.”, which implies that he was born in New Hampshire and not in Maine, as listed in Conquerers of the West.

Andrew was a blacksmith by trade. His mother died when he was 9 years old. He went to live with his Grandfather Rev. Hall. He left when he was 14.

Andrew and his sons helped build Fort Provo.

He was married to Martha Christina JOHANSEN. Martha Christina JOHANSEN was born on Oct 24 1847 in Kalen S Sweden.

He was married to Ann HUGES.

Clarinda KNAPP (daughter of Calvin KNAPP and Deborah HOPKINS) was born on Nov 12 1824 in Bethlehem,Litchfield,Connecticut,USA.  She died 1862-12-08 in Richmond,Cache,Utah,USA.  “In September 1833 there were two Latter-day Elders who came through that part of the country and held meetings.  Father was not at home at the time and did not hear them preach, but my mother and several of their friends and neighbors did, and they were very impressed. When my Father came home Mother told him of the Elders and the gospel that they preached and he became very anxious to hear them.  He learned that they would preach in a place eighty miles from there and he concluded that he would go to hear them.”

CHARLES HOPKINS ALLEN   Andrew Lee ALLEN and Clarinda KNAPP had the following children:

  1. Andrew ALLEN.
  2. James ALLEN.
  3. Lydia ALLEN.
  4. Saphronia ALLEN.
  5. Sidney ALLEN.
  6. Elijah ALLEN.
  7. Charles Hopkins ALLEN.

TENTH GENERATION

24.  Elijah ALLEN was born in 1826. (photo) These two biographies, both reported to be from the “LDS Biographical Encyclopedia”, have slightly different wording and details:

* Biography from the InfoBases family history CD.

* Biography from an unknown transcriber.

# Biography from “Treasures of Pioneer History”, published by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers in 1952.

# Elijah’s account of his time with Brigham Young and the Mormon Battalion.

# The story of the Mormon Battalion, from the History of Utah by Orson F. Whitney, which lists Elijah as a private in Company B. Entry in Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.713:

ALLEN, ELIJAH (son of Andrew Lee Allen and Clarinda Knapp). Born Feb. 7, 1826, Burton, N. Y.

Married Eliza Ann Bickmore (daughter of William and Christina Bickmore), who was born Jan. 29, 1830. Their children: Elijah b. Feb. 24, 1850; William b. April 17, 1854; Eliza Ann b. June 1, 1856, m. Manassah Barnes; James Carson b. March 21, 1858, m. Betsy Lowe March 1, 1883; Andrew b. Dec. 23, 1859, m. Susie Preece; Henry Heber b. March 11, 1862, m. Algena Poulsen; Joseph Smith b. Oct. 20, 1863, m. Phoebe Andersen Dec. 9, 1885. Family home Fort Herriman, Utah.

Served in Co. B, Mormon Battalion.

# Mentioned in the history of San Bernadino, California in Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, p.367:

It was natural those chosen to help form the new settlement would include men acquainted with the terrain between Utah and the west coast, and also those capable of supervising a venture of such magnitude. Thus some members of the Mormon Battalion and Mississippi Saints were selected. Among the Mormon Battalion men who resided in San Bernardino (1851-1858) were Elijah Allen, James Bailey, W. E. Beckstead, Gilbert Bickmore, Thomas Bingham, Abner Blackburn, Henry G. Boyle, Montgomery Button, James Clift, Robert Clift, Foster Curtis, Robert C. Egbert, Ebenezer Hanks, Silas Harris, James P. Hirons, Lucas Hoagland, Gilbert Hunt, Jefferson Hunt, Marshall Hunt, Jesse D. Hunter, William Hyde, David H. Jones, Andrew Lytle, Peter J. Mesick, Harley Mowrey, Calvin Reed, John Henry Rol[p.367] lins, Levi Runyon, M. L. Shepherd, William McIntyre, James Stewart, Stephen M. St. John, Rufus Stoddard, Nathan Swarthout, Truman Swarthout, Myron Tanner and Albert Tanner. (See Mormon Battalion DUP publication).

# Mentioned in the biography of Henry Arnold in the LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p.590. We are not certain that this is the correct Elijah Allen, since this is the only mention of him being a Captain, but the timeframe is correct and it is likely that his experience on the Mormon Battalian would result in him being promoted. Also, Henry Arnold was living in Fort Herriman at this time.

“In the winter of 1857-58 he [Henry Arnold] participated in the Echo canyon expedition as first lieutenant in Capt. Elijah Allen’s company, remaining out until the greatest danger was over and the majority of the brethren returned to their homes.”

# Interestingly, one of Elijah’s fellow Mormon Battalion members was Ezra Allen, who was a private and a fifer in Company C. Ezra died while returning from California and his wife, Sarah Beriah Fiske, later married Joel Ricks, whose granddaughter Reda Ricks married Elijah’s grandson Henry Heber Allen.

# Mentioned in Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 17, p.155 in the section on how some Utah landmarks got their names. There is no conclusive proof that this is the same Elijah Allen, but it is likely.

Flat Nose Canyon-For Elijah Allen who was chased by a deer.

# Mentioned in Davis Bitton, Guide to Mormon Diaries and Autobiographies (1977), pg.5:

Autobiography (1826-1848)

Holograph. 8 pp. 24.8 cm. HDC [LDS Church Archives] (d 5)

Born in 1826. Joined LDS Church, 1836. Teamster for Brigham Young, 1846. Served in Mormon Battalion, 1846-47. Account of trip to California, 1846. Spent time in hospital in San Diego, 1846-47. Worked at San Gabriel Mission, 1847-48. Relocated in Salt Lake Valley. After short time at farming, traveled east with herd of horses. Met Brigham Young on plains. Returned to Iowa to see family. (“After being gone over two years I felt I had landed once more on the shores of america.”)

He was married to Eliza Ann BICKMORE on May 2 1852 in Conesville, Pottawatamie, Iowa. Eliza Ann BICKMORE was born.  Eliza Ann Bickmore

Eliza Ann Bickmore was born 29 Jan 1830 in Madison, Illinois.  She was the daughter of William and Christine Bagley Bickmore and was one of a large family though all the other names of the family are not known.  Two brothers, Gilbert and Orlando, and two sisters, Christine and Fidelia, are listed on the records.  Fidelia married a man named Kidd and lived at Fort Herriman.

Eliza Ann had her endowments 7 Feb 1846.  After the return of the Mormon Battalion she met and married Elijah Allen in 1852.  After a short stay in Provo, they settled in Fort Herriman.  They had seven children, one daughter and six sons.  Her husband died 21 Apr 1866 as a result of the hard trip and severe treatment he received with the Mormon Battalion.  He never knew what good health was after that journey.  Her husband’s brothers, Charles, Andrew and Levi, had her move to Richmond with her family so they could help to look after her.  They must have been in very strained circumstances as the children had to go without shoes in the wintertime.  Andrew said he went to school barefoot when quite a good-sized boy.

Eliza Ann was a hard working woman.  The family kept sheep and she spun and wove the cloth for all their clothing.  She knit the socks, wove carpets, churned and made butter, made good salt-rising bread in the summer and yeast bread in the winter.  She was quick about her work and could wash, churn, bake, and iron in one day besides getting the meals.  She was a good “plain food” cook and her meals were always appetizing.  She taught her family to work.  The people of Richmond would put all their cows together in one herd and hire her boys to herd them.  They hired Eliza Ann’s sons, two at a time, until they got old enough to do a man’s work.  Her son, Elijah, worked in the canyon and Will worked down in the lead mines in Bingham, Utah.  Will became leaded and it affected his mind.  He died at an early age.

The family first lived in a little log house in the northeast part of Richmond.  As the boys grew older, Elijah homesteaded land out in Coveville and the family moved out there in a one-room log house.  They stayed there and built a nice two-room frame house with lumber they cut in the canyon.  It was painted white.  Elijah got pneumonia working in the canyon and died.  Eliza Ann lived in this home until her children were all married, and then she lived with one or another of the children, wherever she was needed until she died in March of 1901.  She was religious in a quiet way and attended church wherever she could.  She was a good woman and notably neat and clean.

August 21, 1999:  Converted to HTML and typos fixed by Matt Young.  Transcribed from the following source by Quinn Young:  Fuller, Gerald R., Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen, Andrew Lee Allen Family Organization, 1952, p. 111-113.

tribute paid to Aunt Eliza Ann Bickmore Allen from Lydia S. Purnell

Their first home was in a village 20 miles southwest of Salt Lake City called Fort Herriman, where her children were born and her husband died.  Sometime after his death, his brothers moved her to Richmond, Cache Valley, Utah, that they might help her with their counsel and management.

She had a yoke of cattle, a wagon, household furniture, a few cows, sheep, chickens and pigs, which they had accumulated while her husband was alive.  She bought a city lot with one log room, some shed and corrals to shelter the animals, thus, she started anew to make a home and raise her family which consisted of six boys and one girl ranging in age from 13 to 2 years.  My purpose in writing this tribute is to show how she did it.  She kept her family together, taught them to work and to be honest and obedient.  She was kind to them and worked hard to keep them clothed and fed.  She made clothes for clothing, stockings, blankets and quilts with the wool from her sheep.  After a few years they build a good log room with shingled roof and an attic where the boys slept.

When I was about 12 years old, I made many visits with them as her daughter, Eliza Ann was near my age.  Aunt always made me welcome.  The boys were agreeable.  It was a real home where peace and freedom were enjoyed.  The children were permitted to play games, chatter, tell riddles, pop popcorn, and make molasses candy.  Aunt seemed to enjoy the fun with the children who went to school in the winter.  The children always had their friends to chum around with.  There was no disposition to be unruly.  They just went along good naturedly about their duties.  I do not say they were perfect, I suppose they disagreed, spoke loudly sometimes, but on the whole they got along fairly peaceably.  I never heard of any of them leaving home or committing any drastic offense.  Young Elijah homesteaded a quarter section of land in Cove, Utah which is about three miles north of Richmond.  The boys built a nice two-room frame house and painted it white.  This was their home until they were all married.  Then the land was divided with the boys, and their mother went to live with them in her old age.  I tell this as a background to bring out her character.

She was industrious, a good housekeeper, honest, paid her debts, lived her religion, was kind and obliging to her neighbors, upheld her husband to her children so much that they had great admiration and reverence for him although the majority never knew him very well because they were too young to remember much about him.

Any woman who can raise a family under the circumstances in which she was placed from the beginning to the end is truly outstanding.  One may be sure that she had many difficulties to overcome, many that were trying to her soul, that nothing short of a good faith in God could make her master [of her] situation.  They all made good citizens and good Latter-day Saints, all were married in the temple and raised honorable families who bear the characteristics bequeathed them by their worthy parents.  One outstanding feature of her sons is that they were industrious, thrifty, and thereby able to build good homes and provide well for their families.  I say to their posterity how valuable is their heritage, worthy of sincere appreciation.

August 20, 1999:  Converted to HTML and some typos corrected by Matt Young from a document transcribed to computer by Quinn Young.  The original was probably collected by Reda Ricks and recorded by Dorothy Miles.

25.  Charles Hopkins ALLEN was born on Oct 16 1830 in Burton, Cattaraugus, Ny.  He died on Feb 18 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Feb 19 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az. (photo)

He was married to Annie Eliza JONES (daughter of James Allen JONES and Minerva Ann LAWSON) on Oct 29 1890 in Logan, Cache, Ut. Annie Eliza JONES was born on Nov 10 1869 in New Hope, Hawkins, Tn.  She died on May 24 1945 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on May 26 1945 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Charles Hopkins ALLEN and Annie Eliza JONES had the following children:

  1. Benjamin Jones ALLEN was born about 1901 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  2. Ira Joseph Leroy ALLEN was born on Jan 20 1887 in New Hope, Hwkns, Tn.  He died on Nov 1 1927 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Nov 2 1927 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  3. Sidney Levi ALLEN was born on Dec 20 1891 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Aug 8 1933.
  4. Annie Minerva ALLEN was born on Aug 29 1893 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died in Dec 1972.
  5. Winnie May ALLEN was born on Aug 23 1895 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Feb 25 1984 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California.  She was buried on Mar 1 1984 in Colton, San Bernadino, California.
  6. Hazel Naomi ALLEN was born on Aug 25 1897 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  She died on Jan 28 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She was buried in Jun 1986 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  7. Preston Hopkins ALLEN was born on Aug 18 1899 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Jan 28 1971.
  8. Benjamin Jones ALLEN was born on Oct 30 1901 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  9. William Jones ALLEN was born on Apr 23 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Mar 1 1944 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.  He was buried on Mar 5 1944 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.
  10. ALLEN.

He was married to Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES (photo) (daughter of Warner HOOPES (photo) and Priscilla GIFFORD (photo)) on Jun 15 1864 in Richmond, Cache, Ut. Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES was born on Sep 9 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pttwtt, Ia.  She died on Nov 19 1889 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Nov 20 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  Charles Hopkins ALLEN and Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES had the following children:

  1. Charles Lewis ALLEN was born on May 30 1865 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Feb 8 1944 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  2. Warner Hoopes ALLEN was born on Oct 17 1866 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Feb 24 1932 in Prescott, Yavapai, Az.  He was buried on Feb 29 1932 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  3. Andrew Lee ALLEN was born on Dec 13 1868 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jul 22 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
  4. John Seymour ALLEN was born on Nov 27 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jan 22 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jan 24 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  5. Theodore Knapp ALLEN was born on May 20 1872 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Sep 4 1877 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
  6. Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN.
  7. Clarinda Knapp ALLEN was born on Mar 7 1876 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Aug 17 1956 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  8. Elijah ALLEN.
  9. Priscilla ALLEN was born on Dec 26 1879 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jun 21 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Jun 24 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  10. She was buried on Feb 12 1973 in Mesa, Maricopa Co., Az.
  11. Rebecca Hannah ALLEN was born on Jul 6 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Apr 7 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Apr 10 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  12. Julia ALLEN was born on May 23 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She died on Jan 8 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She was buried on Jan 12 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  13. James David ALLEN was born on Nov 18 1887 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Apr 15 1940 in Globe, Gila, Az.  He was buried on Apr 18 1940 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  14. Joseph ALLEN was born on Nov 13 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Apr 22 1890 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  15. Rebecca Hannah ALLEN.

ELEVENTH GENERATION

35.  ALLEN.

She was married to James Howard MCCLENDON. James Howard MCCLENDON was born on Oct 8 1904 in Rexburg, Mdsn, Id.  He died on Sep 25 1966 in Cottonwood, Yvp, Az.

41.  Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN was born on Mar 27 1874 in Cove, Cache, Ut.  She was christened on May 7 1874 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jan 6 1963 in Mesa, Mrcp., Az.  She was buried on Jan 9 1963 in Mesa, Mrcp., Az.

She was married to Horace Cornelius FULLER (son of Cornelius FULLER and Annie Elizabeth (Anna) LEWIS) on Jan 26 1894 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Horace Cornelius FULLER was born on Jan 2 1870 in Harrisburg, Washington, Ut.  He died on Dec 9 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

43.  Elijah ALLEN was born on Jan 22 1878 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jul 1 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 3 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Emma Pearl NIELSON on Oct 9 1901 in Salt Lake City Utah. Emma Pearl NIELSON was born on Apr 1 1880 in Sunset, Apache, Az.  She died on Aug 17 1931 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  Elijah ALLEN and Emma Pearl NIELSON had the following children:

  1. Elijah Cecil ALLEN.

50.  Rebecca Hannah ALLEN was born on Jul 6 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Apr 7 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Rebecca and Orson took care of and  helped greatly Georgia and Francis after Leon left them for Selma G.

She was married to Orson Ashael PHELPS (son of Hyrum Smith PHELPS and Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM). Orson Ashael PHELPS was born on Jun 24 1882 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Jul 24 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 27 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Orson was the sixth child of his parents, Hyrum Smith Phelps and Mary Elizabeth Bingham, and he was welcomed into their home June 24, 1882 in Mesa, Arizona. His sister Hattie was not two years old when Orson was born, and through their childhood they were very close.

His first home was a two-room adobe house located on the property where Temple Courts stand on South Hibbert Street. A few years later his father built a larger adobe house with a shingle roof and wooden floors just north of the old one on the corner of Hibbert and First Avenue. In that house he spent his childhood. The lot was a quarter of the block and was planted to fruit trees and a grape vineyard.

The family cows were pastured at the 80-acre farm on East Main Street, and Orson fell heir to the job of herding the cows into town to be milked in the evening and herding them back in the morning. He, Gove, and sometimes Barbara or Hattie helped with the milking.

He loved to play marbles and became a real winner. He kept winning until he had a tomato can full of marbles, and he thought to take good care of them he would put them in the ground. He found a secret place and buried his can of marbles; however, when he wanted them again, he couldn’t find the place and he never saw his collection again. In his later years he would laugh when he recounted this experience.

As he grew he attended Mesa schools and took his responsibilities in the church. He served as president of the deacon quorum and was a counselor at one time in the same organization. One Sunday morning when he was sitting behind the sacrament table ready to help administer the Sacrament, Sister Griffin said to her neighbor, “Orson Phelps looks as innocent as the day he was born,” and that was true of him.

He graduated from eighth grade. He was a great hand to make up adjectives to suit his needs. One day when it was raining, he had seen a man in a wagon going out past their place to get wood on the desert. About sundown, he saw the same man coming back with an empty wagon and it disgusted Orson. He said to Hattie, “Look at that inforben fool coming home without any wood.” Another time he was trying to teach a calf to drink from a bucket and the calf stepped on his foot. Orson rebuked he calf saying, “Well, you’ve waltzed on my foot, now why don’t you take a two step!”

By the time he was large enough to help with other ranch chores, he had to haul hay, irrigate both grain and alfalfa, and at harvest he helped with binding and pitching the grain bundles. He learned all the things a farmer has to know. The only pay he got was his support. Once in awhile his father could spare him a dollar for a dance ticket or perhaps a nickel to buy an orange. Dollar were hard to come by in those days.

He was a very sensitive person, tender hearted, generous and helpful. He couldn’t see his father left to run the ranch by himself when the older boys had grown and gone, so Orson remained and helped him, feeling it wrong to leave the work for his aging father to do by himself.

On Sept. 13, 1905, Orson and Rebecca Allen were married in the Salt Lake Tempe, making the trip with Tom Watkins and Julia Allen and Henry Watkins and Caroline Rogers, with Hattie and Jim Miller as chaperones. The three couples were married by Brother John R. Winder. They remained in northern Utah for a month, visiting relatives, then returned to Mesa to make their home. Each of their fathers had given them a cow, and Orson owned a horse and buggy which he had used while courting Rebecca, plus a sow and nine little pigs. To show his appreciation to Orson for his faithful years of service on the ranch, his father helped them in a number of ways to get their home started. He also gave them $200 to finance their trip to Salt Lake.

They soon had a cozy little home composed of a couple of tents built on the northwest corner of Grandpa’s ranch. The rooms, boarded up half way, had lumber floors, and they were joined together with a breezeway. Rebecca’s father had given them some stock in the Coop Store which was sold for $25 with which they purchased a linoleum rug for the kitchen and some other household furnishings. Her folks gave them an old rug and abed. Gove gave them a stove as a wedding present, and they received other gifts at a wedding reception, so they felt well off.

When the winter rains came, it leaked through the top of the tents, but it failed to dampen their spirits. They would open the old umbrella and place it over their heads to turn the drips of rain, and their feet didn’t matter. Their two-tent home meant as much to them as greater ones have to others. After six months they moved their tents to a twenty-acre tract which was located on Home Lane. It was at this place their first baby, Oma, was born Aug. 11, 1906.

Later they built a frame house to replace the tents. Grandpa Phelps helped to build it, for Orson still helped his father during the haying season. Their first son, Lewis. was born in the frame house in 1909. While he was yet a baby, they filed on a homestead south of Chandler where they moved one of the tent rooms. They lived there off and on until they had proved upon it and got the deeds of ownership. In 1911 Genevieve was born in the frame house on Horne lane. Water was not available for the Chandler 160 acres, so they had moved back to Mesa, sold the ten acres and cows and rented what was known as the Solomon ranch on east Broadway. It was there in 1914 that Leon was born. Their next move was to rent Aunt Adelaide Allen Peterson’s place on Fourth Avenue [corner of Hobson and Broadway] where they stayed one year. Then taking the cows they had acquired in the past two years, they moved onto the Dudley Lewis ranch two miles further east on Broadway. This they rented with the privilege of buying the sixty acres. It was there they paid cash for their first car, a Chevrolet, and in 1917 Elizabeth was born.

The payments Orson made on the Lewis ranch were misused, and in the summer of 1919 they decided to sell out for what they could get. They were talked into putting their money into a large acreage of cotton ready to pick while the price was one dollar per pound, but the price suddenly dropped and they lost everything. It was during this trial in 1919 that Orson Jr. was born. Tom Watkins made it possible for Orson to buy some property on Baseline Road where they started over again, but the price of produce raised on the ranch failed to match the payments and they were forced to make another change. Elijah Allen helped them to make a trade of the ranch for a ten-acre place on South Mesa Drive. Soon after locating there, Orson began to haul gravel and sand for a living. First he hauled with a team and wagon, then he traded for a dump truck and continued to haul for more than twenty years. It was on Mesa Drive that he build their home that stood well into the 1980s.

For 40 years Orson and Rebecca sang in the choir for he loved to sing and had a good high tenor voice. All of their family were musically talented and music was a big part of their home.

In his later years, Orson filled a mission to the Lamanites in San Tan. He was called to serve a second mission but did not live long enough to do so. He helped the poor and the needy; in fact, he helped the widows so much that the family kidded him about being the widow’s man. When he died July 24, 1953 he was mourned by friends and family.

Rebecca Hannah ALLEN and Orson Ashael PHELPS had the following children (family photo):

  1. Oma PHELPS was born on Aug 11 1906 in Chandler, Arizona.
  2. LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS.
  3. Genevieve PHELPS was born in 1911 in Arizona.
  4. LEON HYRUM PHELPS.
  5. Elizabeth PHELPS was born in 1917 in Arizona.
  6. Orson Allen Jr PHELPS was born in 1919 in Arizona.

TWELFTH GENERATION

51.  Elijah Cecil ALLEN was born on Jan 30 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Dec 16 1993 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Marilla SOLOMON on Jun 7 1930 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Marilla SOLOMON was born on Jun 10 1903 in Shumway, Navajo, Az.  She died on Jun 2 1988 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

53.  LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS was born on Feb 13 1909 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Jun 27 2001.

He was married to MURIEL BRIMHALL (daughter of GEORGE H BRIMHALL and ROSETTA PALMER) on Mar 25 1937 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. MURIEL BRIMHALL was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She died on Oct 26 1999.  She died on Oct 26 1999.

55.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payeson Arizona.

He was divorced from Frances May KNIGHT. Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.  Soon after the death of her mother and the remarriage of her father, the family moved across the county to Arizona.  At 16 she left home to  live and work at Helen Millet Dana’s maternity home in Mesa Arizona.

“Helen Millet Dana 1885-1961 This nurse operated a maternity home at her residence and also traveled with a physician by horse and buggy to help deliver babies. She officiated at or assisted in the delivery of more than 12,500 babies in the Mesa area. She also took in unwed mothers and found good adoptive homes for their babies.”                                               Taken from Mesa Cemetery Walking Tour Guide

Frances also worked at Safeway Grocery in Arizona as an adult and in Utah Frances was a Lunch Supervisor for the Granite schools. She also in charge of nurses/companions for Elder Stapley’s wife. She was also known for her quilting and candy making.

LEON HYRUM PHELPS and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

He was married to SELMA GEIGER on Dec 15 1944 in Lordsbury, New Mexico. SELMA GEIGER was born on May 17 1911 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama.  She died on Sep 24 1986.  (Transcribed from Georgia Pioneers, Vol 11, No.2, p109 – May 1974)

Docttone Benjamin Geiger – b 14Nov1877; d 19Jul1957; m 24Mar1895 to Mary Ann Knight

Mary Ann Knight – b 15Oct1873; d 12Sep1942

Their Children:

Maggie Martha Lee Geiger – b 16Feb1896; m 29Mar1914 to Wm. A. Tolbert

Mamie Cansada Geiger – b 12Feb1898; d 21Sep1930; m 27Apr1923 to Jacob C. Johnson. She died in Greensboro, NC but is buried in Ashboro, NC.

Henry Bernard Geiger – b 24Aug1901; m 26Dec1926 to Maggie Lee Dixon

Bessie Lillian Geiger – b 13Nov1903; m1 Edward F. McNamara(Div) /m2 25Apr1937 to James Bryant Hearn

Wilford Hebrew Geiger – b 19Jan1905; m 15Nov1929 to Lois Reames

James Adley Geiger – b 19Sep1908; m 10Nov1920 to Mattye Clayton

Selma May Geiger – b 17May1911; m1 LeLand Webb (Div) /m2 15Dec1944 to Leon Phelps

Docttone Benjamin Geiger, Jr – b 11Jun1915; m1 Ruby Adams(Div) /m2 Eunice Roy(Div) /m3 10Mar1940 to Thelma Pritchett

Parents of Docttone Benjamin Geiger were:

John Henry Geiger – b 30Jan1830; d Jan 1913

Sarah Ann Hutto – b Apr 1831; d Aug 1931

Parents of Mary Ann Knight were:

Hiram Cranten Knight – b 5Mar1839; d 18May1918

Sarah Ann Ott – b 5Mar1843; d 26Jun1926

This Bible was in a 1915 fire, where some pages and the backs were burned off. Family Record pages were salvaged and copied by Bessie Lillian (Geiger) Hearn and contributed to the Georgia Pioneers. Mrs. Hearn will correspond with interested parties who provide SASE to 2946 14th Ave, Columbus, GA 31904.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS and SELMA GEIGER had the following children:

  1. PHELPS.
  2. PHELPS.
  3. PHELPS.

THIRTEENTH GENERATION

58.  Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona.

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (son of Clarence William LARSON and Signa Vera PEARSON) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa.

The grandkids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetery where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Male LARSON.
  2. Female LARSON.
  3. Male LARSON.
  4. Female LARSON.
  5. Female LARSON.
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