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Asa G. Phelps

Male 1784 - 1854  (70 years)


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  • Name Asa G. Phelps 
    Born 16 April 1784  Charlton, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 1801  Presbyterian Church, Charlton Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 16 December 1854  Potter Center, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Nettle Valley Cemetery, Potter Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • In 1816 Asa and Olive moved from Saratoga County to Middlesex Township, then in Ontario County, but placed in Yates County when it was formed in 1823.

      1820 Federal Census. Middlesex Township, Ontario, New York Census
      Roll M33_62, page 73
      Family of Asa Phelps
      2 males under 10 [John & William]
      1 male 26-44 [Asa]
      1 female under 10 [Sally]
      1 female 10-15 [?]
      1 female 26-44 [Olive]
      On the same census page are the families of David Stebbins (4 lines up) and John Stebbins (18 lines below).

      In 1823 several towns, including Middlesex, were separated from Ontario County to form Yates County. (Ontario itself had been formed in 1789 from Montgomery County and included the current counties of Steuben, Yates, Ontairo, Wayne, and the 10 counties in New York west of them.)

      Yates County Land Records Index (1823–1847)
      Grantee - Grantor - Page - Book - Year
      John Norcott - Lovina, Mary & Rhoda Phelps - 502 - 2 - 1827
      Asa Phelps - John Hopper - 547 - 2 - 1827
      Asa Phelps - John Hopper - 38 - 3 - 1827
      Caleb Benton - Olver Phelps - 576 - 3 - 1828
      Asa Phelps - Sarah Potter - 361 - 4 - 1829
      John Norcott - David L. Phelps - 600 - 4 - 1830
      Elisha Phelps - Thomas J. Brewer - 327 - 6 - 1831
      David Hoes - Elisha Phelps - 328 - 6 - 1831
      Elisha P. Phelps - Sarah Freer - 465 - 12 - 1837
      William Culver - John Phelps - 48 - 13 - 1837
      John Kniffin - Elisha P. Phelps - 300 - 13 - 1838
      Vincent Phelps - William More - 441 - 13 - 1838
      Daniel Dikeman - Vincent Phelps - 57 - 14 - 1838
      John S. Phelps - William Hornby by atty - 266 - 14 - 1838
      John S. Phelps - William Hornby by atty - 268 - 14 - 1838
      Robert Chissom - Vincent Phelps - 316 - 14 - 1839
      David S. Phelps - William M. Oliver - 204 - 15 - 1839
      Simon Savage - Elisha P. Phelps - 362 - 16 - 1840
      William L. Phelps - Samuel S. Hayt - 417 - 17 - 1842
      Andrew Samoneaux - Oliver Phelps - 497 - 18 - 1843
      Azariah P. Phelps - Mr. Gordon & Fellows - 28 - 20 - 1845

      1830 Federal Census. Middlesex Township, Yates County, New York
      Roll 117, page 330
      Family of Asa Phelps
      1 male 5-9 [Asa Jr]
      2 males 15-19 [John & William]
      1 male 40-49 [Asa]
      1 female 10-14 [Sally]
      1 female 40-49 [Olive]
      The family of David Stebbins is a few houses away.

      1840 Federal Census. Middlesex Township, Yates County, New York
      Roll 351, page 351
      Family of Asa Phelps
      1 male 15-19 [Asa Jr]
      2 males 20-29 [John & William]
      1 male 50-59 [Asa]
      1 female 20-29 [Sally]
      1 female 50-59 [Olive]

      1850 Federal Census. Middlesex Township, Yates County, New York
      Roll 618, page 44A
      Asa Phelps Sen., 63, farmer, $3000 real estate, b. NY
      Olive Phelps, 65, b. CT
      Olive Phelps, 5, b. NY
      Their son Asa Phelps, Jr., lives next door.

      The Phelps Family of America has very little to say about Asa Phelps (#3175) and only mentions one son.
      “Asa Phelps, b. Charlton, N.Y, 16 April, 1784, m.---. Mr. Phelps settled in Charleton, Saratoga Co., N.Y. He died 16 Dec., 1854. Children, b. Charlton, N.Y.: i. Edward, b. about 1815.”
      This Asa probably did not have a son Edward, The author of the Phelps Famly was trying to fit in Dr. Oscar Samuel Phelps into the genealogy. Oscar said he was born 8 Jun 1842 at Bloxbury, Colorado, (perhaps Blocksburg, CA was meant) son of an Asa Edwards Phelps of Charlton, but that Asa Edwards was the son of Edmond Phelps, this Asa’s brother.

      Land distribution records of 16 Sept. 1856, (Yates County NewYork) following Asa’s death indicate his land was given to his wife Olive and his son Asa G. and and his wife Mariette Phelps.

      Asa G. Phelp’s tombstone only states that he was 50 years of age when he died 15 Dec 1854. However, if he was born in 1784, he would have been 70 years old. Yates County Cemeteries and Cemetery Burials; Book Two: Italy, Middlesex, Potter and Rushville. Compiled by frances Dumas and Sherry Conybeare. No date, no publisher, 1996. p.40. [1]
    Person ID I18873  Schirado
    Last Modified 19 August 2015 

    Father Asa Phelps,   b. 10 January 1754, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Charlton, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Susannah Weld,   b. 6 April 1765, Roxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 December 1845, Charlton, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married November 1782  [1
    Family ID F6925  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 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 
    Children 
    +1. John S. Phelps,   b. about 1812, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 April 1885, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    +2. William Livingston Phelps,   b. 17 January 1814, Charlton, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 February 1897, Italy, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +3. Sally A. Phelps,   b. about 1816, Charlton, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1870  (Age ~ 53 years)
    +4. Asa G. Phelps,   b. 27 April 1822, Middlesex Township, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 July 1906, Brooks Township, Newaygo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F5566  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S187] Oliver S. Phelps & Andrew T. Servin.

    2. [S370] (New York City, 1921).

    3. [S368] .

    4. [S520] Yates County Office of Public History.


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