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Asa G. Phelps

Male 1822 - 1906  (84 years)


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  • Name Asa G. Phelps 
    Born 27 April 1822  Middlesex Township, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 18 July 1906  Brooks Township, Newaygo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Newaygo Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1850 Federal Census. Middlesex Township, Yates County, New York
      Roll 618, page 44A
      Asa Phelps, Jr., 27, laborer
      Mary Phelps, 25, cannot read or write
      Sally A. Phelps, 34
      Mary A. Phelps, 3
      Emma Phelps, 1
      All were born in New York. Olive, 5, was living next door with her grand parents, Asa Sr. and Olive Phelps.

      1855 New York Census. Middlesex, Yates County
      Asa Phelps, 31, resident 31 years, farmer
      Maryette Phelps, 27, wife, resident 11 years
      Olive Phelps, 10, daughter
      Mary A. Phelps, 8, daughter
      Emmaette Phelps, 5, daugher
      Russell Phelps, 3, son
      All were born in Yates County. Asa’s brother John and mother Olive lived next door.

      1860 Federal Census. Jerusalem Township, Yates County, New York
      Roll 885, page 646
      Post Office Branchport
      Ira G. Phelps, 36, farmer, $500 real estate, $200 personal estate
      Margaret Phelps, 35, domestic, $50 personal estate
      Olive Phelps, 16, domestic
      Mary Phelps, 14
      Emerett Phelps, 12
      Russel Phelps, 9
      John Phelps, 5
      All were born in Michigan.

      1865 New York Census. Potter, Yates County
      (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12143-116250-55?cc=1491284&wc=9392118 : accessed 29 Oct 2013), Yates > Potter, E.D. 02; Dwelling 84; Family 82 > image 6 of 19.
      The family lives in a frame house worth $600.
      Asa G. is 42, a farm laborer, and is currently serving in the army. Mariette is 41 and owns land. Their children are Mary A. 18, Emma 16, Russel A. 13, John J. 10, Nancy V. 4, and Asa is six months. Maryette was born in Massachusetts and everyone else in Yates County.
      George R. Phelps is two and some months of age and a grandchild. 
      John Jones is 36 and Asa’s brother-in-law. John’s profession is “gentleman.” He is a widower and has been married twice. He is currently away in the army.
      Living with them is Lousia Crouch, age 34, born in Massachusetts, a widow who has been married twice and her two sons:
      William Hines age 14
      John Crouch age 8
      Both were born in Yates County.

      Asa and Mariette moved from New York to Michigan in the late 1860s, back in Potter in 1875, and in Michigan in 1880.

      1870 Federal Census. Paris Township, Kent County, Michigan
      Roll 682, page 524B
      Post Office Grand Rapids
      Asa Phelps, 46, day laborer, $450 real estate, $300 personal este
      Mariette Phelps, 46, keeping house
      Emma Phelps, 22, domestic servant
      Russell Phelps, 18, farm laborer
      Violette Phelps, 9
      Asa Phelps, 7
      George Phelps, 5
      All were born in New York. Their daugher Olive Race’s family lives next door. Apparently George was an illegitimate child of Mary Phelps brought up as a son of his grandparents.

      1874 Grand Rapids City Directory
      Asa G. Phelps, lumberman, res 233 Ionia Avenue
      Russell A. Phelps, teamster, bds 233 Ionia Avenue

      1875 New York Census. Potter, Yates County
      Asa G. PHelps, 55, b. Yates Co., farm laborer
      Mary Ette Phelps, 52, wife, b. MA
      Asa Phelps, 10, son, b. Yates Co.
      George Riley, 12, grandson, b. Yates Co.

      1880 Federal Census. Wyoming Township, Kent County, Michigan
      Roll 587, page 137D
      Asee Phelps, 56, farmer, b. NY, parents b. MA
      Mary Phelps, 55, wife, keeping house, b. MA, father b. CT, mother b. Prusia
      Russel Phelps, 27, son, single, farmer, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. MA
      George Phelps, 15, son, labourer, b. ditto
      Asy Phelps, 14, son, b. ditto

      1884 Croton Township, Newaygo County, Michigan Census has Asa G. working as a farmer. He is 60; Mary - 59; Russell A. - 33; Emma E. - 35; Asa - 18; and George R. is 22. Grandson Charles Lafler, 17, is also living with them Everyone is able to read and write. Russell is a well digger and Emma does housework. Asa, George and Charles are farm laborers. Asa G. has had an illness, but it is impossible to read what it was. All members of the family were born in New York. Asa G’s father was born in New York and his mother in Connecticut. Both of Maryette’s parents were born in Massachusetts.

      1890 Civil War Pension -Asa applied for a pension 5 June 1890 as an invalid. He faught with K Company 15 New York Engineers. Application number 779.452, certificate number 547.828.

      1894 Croton Township, Newaygo County, MI Census - Asa is 71 and Maryette is 70. She and both of her parents are listed as having been born in Massachusetts. Asa and his father are listed as having been born in New York, while his mother was born in Massachusetts. Russell A., 42, Asa G., 33, and Emma E., 45 are all single and living with their parents. Asa G. and Russell are farmers, and the younger Asa is a sawmill hand. All have lived in Michigan 27 years. Asa G. was a solder in the Civil War. Maryette has heart disease and Asa is deaf and has rhematism.

      1894 Michigan State Special Census for Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows, Etc. - Asa was a Private with Company K 15th New York Engineers. He enlisted 30 August 1864 and was discharged 13 June 1865. He served seven months and 13 days. He indicates he suffers from rhumatism from the war.

      1900 Federal Census, Brooks Twp, Newaygo County, Michigan
      Roll 735, page 9A
      Village of Newaygo
      Asa G. Phelps, head, b. Apr 1823, 77, m. 55 years, b. New York, parents b. New York, farmer
      Mary E. Phelps, wife, b. Sep 1824, 75, m. 55 years, 8 children, 6 living, b. Massachusetts, father b. Connecticut, mother b. New York
      Asa Phelps, son, b. Dec 1864, 35, single, b. New York, father b. New York, mother b. Massachusetts, day laborer

      17 January 1901, “Local and General News,” Newaygo Republican:
      Samuel Judd Post, G.A.R., installed the following officers last Saturday evening; Com., S.B. Gibe; S.V.C., Wm. J. Smith; Searg’t, S. D. Thompson; Chap., A.G. Phelps; O. D., L. Gates; Q.M., J.H. Edwards; O.G., S. Sprague; Adjt., W.H. Ostrom; Seargt. Maj., J.H. Morey; Q. M. Seargt., J. Pittwood.

      19 December 1901, Newaygo Republican, “Local and General News”:
      G.A.R. Election
      “The following officers were elected by Samuel Judd Post last Saturday evening.
      Commander, S. D. Thompson
      S. V. Com., William Smith
      Jr. V. Com., John Shippy
      Chaplain, A. G. Phelps
      Surgeon, L. R. Meeker
      O. M., J. H. Edwards
      Officer of the day, John F. Morey
      Officer of the guard, Geo. Rockel
      Delegate to State Encampment, John Shippy
      Alternate, L. R. Meeker
      Adj., S. B. Gibe
      Sergeant Major, John Pittwood”

      Newaygo Republican, 25 December 1902, “Local and General News”:
      At the annual election of officers of Samuel Judd Post the following elective and appointed officers were chosen for the ensuing year; Commander, J. H. Edwards; S.V.C., Geo. Morse; J.V. C., L. Meeker; Adjutant, S.V. Gibe; Q. M., S. D. Thompson; Chap., A. G. Phelps; Surgeon, John Pittwood; O. D., J. H. Morey; O. G., Geo. Rockell; Sargeant, W. H. Ostrom; Q. M. Sergt. Peter Race.

      THE HISTORY OF NEWAYGO COUNTY CIVIL WAR VETERENS, John Braden, Terry Wantz, compilers and editors, Published by the Newaygo County Society of History and Genealogy, July 1984, p. 70
      ASA G. PHELPS
      Asa G. Phelps was born in Yates County, NewYork, April 27, 1822 and died at his home in Brooks Township, July 18, 1906. He was married to Maryette Jones, October 1843 who passed to the beyond June 15, 1904.
      He was a veteran soldier, having enlisted in Co. K. 15th Regiment, NY Volunteers and served one year. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Phelps, of whom two sons and four daughters are living. Deceased was a member of Carter Grange and Samuel Judd Post, G.A.R. of this village. His age and regular attendance at Post meetings endeared him to his comrades, 20 of whom, nearly the full membership, attended his funeral.

      14 December 1905, “G.A.R.,” Newaygo Republcan
      Samuel Judd Post G.A.R. elected the following officers at the annual meeting last Sarurday evening: Commander, J. H. Edwards; Senior Vice Commander, G. W. Morse; Junior Vice Commander, Levi Hall; Chaplain, Asa G. Phelps; Treas., S. D. Thompson; Adjutant, W. H. Ostrom; Surgeon, L. R. Meeker; Delegate to State Encampment, Peter Race; L. R. Meeker, Alternate.

      Newaygo County death records state that Asa died of senile dropsy on 18 July 1906 in Brooks Township. He was a farmer, born in New York and 84 years 2 months and 21 days old. His parents were Asa G. Phelps and Olive Stebbins. Both of his parents were born in New York.

      Newaygo Cemetery
      Ada G Phelps, 1822-
      Mary E his wife, 1822-1904

      Report of the Adjutant-General
      Asa G. Phelps, 40, b. 27 Aapr 1822. Enlisted 30 Aug 1864 at Avon, NY. Private. Served New York. Enlisted in Company K, New York 15th engineer Regiment on 1 Sep 1864. Mustered out on 13 Jun 1865 at Fort Barry, VA. Died Brooks Twp., Newayo Co., MI
    Person ID I18854  Schirado
    Last Modified 27 May 2015 

    Father Asa G. Phelps,   b. 16 April 1784, Charlton, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 December 1854, Potter Center, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Olive Stebbins,   b. about 30 June 1785, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 February 1865, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married say 1810  prob. Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5566  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Maryette Jones,   b. about 21 August 1822, Hancock, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 June 1904, Brooks Township, Newaygo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married about 1844 
    Children 
    +1. Olive Jane Phelps,   b. February 1845, Middlesex Township, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 March 1927, Newaygo, Newaygo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +2. Mary Ann Phelps,   b. 13 March 1847, Middlesex Township, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 January 1923, Naples, Ontario County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Emma E. Phelps,   b. June 1849, Middlesex Township, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 October 1913  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Russell A. Phelps,   b. about 1852, Middlesex Township, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1930, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     5. John J. Phelps,   b. about 6 March 1856, Middlesex, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 March 1869, Paris Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 13 years)
    +6. Nancy Violette Phelps,   b. February 1861, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 November 1915, Newaygo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     7. Asa Phelps,   b. 12 December 1864, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 August 1943  (Age 78 years)
     8. (infant child) Phelps,   b. 17 January 1871, Paris Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 January 1871, Paris Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F4857  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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