Descendants of Josephus Phelps

Generation No. 1

1. JOSEPHUS1 PHELPS was born 1804 in Worcester, Mass., and died Aft. 1880 in Putnam Co IL. He married LYDIA CLARK September 13, 1840 in Putnam Co IL.

Notes for JOSEPHUS PHELPS:
From the Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth, 1880
Page. 642, Hennepin Twp.
Josephus Phelps
Mr. Phelps is a native of Worcester, Mass., where he was born in 1804. In 1820 he enlisted in the regular army and served three years after which he settled in Putnam county about 1833. In 1840 he married Miss Lydia Clark of Onondago county, New York and to them were born seven surviving children, Mary, Fabius E., Irene, Irvin, Flavius J. and Charles F. Mr. Phelps's patriotism was inherited in his sons, two of whom became soldiers in the late war. Fabius belonged to the 100th Ill. volunteers and shared with Sherman the glory of the march to the sea. At Atlanta he was taken prisoner and was confined in Andersonville two months. Another son, Arthur was in the 100 day service. Mr. Phelps in the olden time occasionally assisted escaping Negroes on their way to Canada. He owns and cultivates a small farm on which he resides.
More About JOSEPHUS PHELPS:
Occupation: 1850, Carpentery Joiner
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL

Residence: 1870-1880, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1870, Farmer
Occupation: 1880, None listed

Marriage Notes for JOSEPHUS PHELPS and LYDIA CLARK:
Josephus Phelps and Lydia Clark, September 13, 1840 by A. Hannum

Children of JOSEPHUS PHELPS and LYDIA CLARK are:

i. IRENE2 PHELPS.

ii. MARY E. PHELPS, b. Abt. 1842, Illinois.

2. iii. FABIUS E. PHELPS, b. Abt. 1844, Illinois.

iv. ACENATH J. PHELPS, b. Abt. 1845, Illinois.

v. CALVIN ARTHUR PHELPS, b. Abt. 1847, Illinois; d. Bef. 1880.

3. vi. CALVIN A. PHELPS, b. Abt. 1848, Illinois.

4. vii. IRVIN PHELPS, b. Abt. 1851.

viii. FLAVIUS J. PHELPS, b. Abt. 1855; m. AMANDA FULMER, January 08, 1876, Granville, Putnam Co. IL.

Marriage Notes for FLAVIUS PHELPS and AMANDA FULMER:
February 10, 1876
At Granville, January 8, by Rev. H. McVay, Flavius J. Phelps of Florid, and Miss Amanda Fulmer of Granville.

ix. CHARLES F. PHELPS, b. Abt. 1857; m. MATILDA NIXON, December 25, 1877, Hennepin, Putnam Co IL.

Notes for MATILDA NIXON:
TAKEN FROM THE PUTNAM RECORD, HENNEPIN, IL
May 10, 1878
Died near Florid, May 6, 1878 of dropsy and heart disease, Mrs. Matilda Phelps, daughter of David Nixon, age 19 years. Mrs. Phelps was married last Christmas to Charles H. Phelps. The funeral took place last Tuesday at 2:00 from Union Grove Church, Rev A.J. Bailey officiating.
More About MATILDA NIXON:
Buried: Union Grove Cemetery, Putnam Co. IL
Marriage Notes for CHARLES PHELPS and MATILDA NIXON:
January 3, 1878
On Christmas day, at the house of David Nixon, in Hennepin, by Rev. Homer McVay, David Nixon Jr., and Miss Sarah Roadarmal, all of Putnam county. Also at the same time and place by the same, Charles F. Phelps and Miss Matilda Nixon, both of Hennepin.


Generation No. 2

2. FABIUS E.2 PHELPS (JOSEPHUS1) was born Abt. 1844 in Illinois. He married LOVINA.

More About FABIUS E. PHELPS:
Occupation: 1870, Carpenter
Residence: 1870, Hennepin twp., Putnam Co. IL

Child of FABIUS PHELPS and LOVINA is:

i. EVA3 PHELPS, b. August 1869.

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3. CALVIN A.2 PHELPS (JOSEPHUS1) was born Abt. 1848 in Illinois. He married CARRIE.

More About CALVIN A. PHELPS:
Occupation: 1880, Farmer
Residence: 1880, Osage Twp, LaSalle Co. IL

Children of CALVIN PHELPS and CARRIE are:

i. MARIETTA3 PHELPS, b. Abt. 1875, Illinois.

ii. ARTHUR PHELPS, b. Abt. 1876, Illinois.

iii. JANE PHELPS, b. Abt. 1879, Illinois.

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2. IRVIN2 PHELPS (JOSEPHUS1) was born Abt. 1851.

More About IRVIN PHELPS:

Occupation: 1880, Farmer
Residence: 1880, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL
Other Info: 1880, Living with parents

Child of IRVIN PHELPS is:

i. EDITH A.3 PHELPS, b. Abt. 1869.

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