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John S. Phelps

Male about 1812 - 1885  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name John S. Phelps 
    Born about 1812  Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 3 April 1885  Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Nettle Valley Cemetery, Potter Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1840 Federal Census. Italy, Yates County, New York
      Roll 351, page 292
      Family of John Phelps
      1 male 20-20 [John, 20]
      1 female under 5 [Almira, 2]
      1 female 30-39 [Sabrina, 30]
      Neighbors on the census: Wiston Tinney, J.B. Gould, Filo Elza, John Phelps, Daniel Shay, Hannah Clay, Charles Tinney.

      1850 Federal Census. Middlesex, Yates County, New York
      Roll 618, page 43A
      John S. Phelps, 30 farmer, $1380 real estate
      Sabrina Phelps, 40
      Asa Phelps, 8
      Almira Youngs, 12
      Helen Phelps, 2

      1855 New York Census. Middlesex Township, Yates County
      John S. Phelps, 43, b. Saratoga Co., resident 39 years
      Sabina Phelps, 47, wife, b. Steuben Co., resident 37 years
      Asa Phelps, 13, son, b. Yates Co.
      Hellen Phelps, 7, daughter, b. Yates Co.
      Sally A. Phelps, 4, daughter, b. Yates Co.
      Olive Phelps, 64, mother, b. CT, resident 39 years
      Sally A. Phelps, 39, sister, b. Saratoga Co., resident 39 years
      Almyra Youngs, 17, adopted daughter, b. Yates Co., resident 17 years

      1860 Federal Census. Potter, Yates County, New York
      Roll 885
      John S. Phelphs, 49, farmer, $3,125 real estate, $1,158 personal estate
      Esther Phelphs, 29,
      Asa Phelphs, 18, farmer
      Hellen Phelphs, 12,
      Sally Ann Phelphs, 9,
      Rosa A. Phelphs, 9 months,
      Olive Phelphs, 74,
      Almeron Jones, 20, month laborer
      Olive was born in Connecticut and everyone else in New York. Almeron Jones was John Phelps’s sister-in-law Mariette Jone’s younger brother.

      1865 New York Census. Potter, Yates County
      John S. Phelps, 53, b. Saratoga Co., 7 chilren, married twice, farmer
      Esther A. Phelps, 33, wife, b. Yates Co., 2 children, married once
      Helen M. Phelps, 17, child, b. Yates Co.
      Sally A. Phelps, 14, child, b. Yates Co.
      Rosa A. Phelps 6, child, b. Yates Co.
      William J. Phelps 1 year 4 months, child, b. Yates Co.
      Polly Green, 79, mother-in-law, b. MA, 9 children, married once, widowed
      Ira Randall, 16, servant, b. Yates Co.

      1870 Federal Census. Potter, Yates County, New York.
      Roll 1120, page 581A
      P.O. Rushville
      John S. Phelps, 58, farmer, $4200 real estate, $2200 personal estate
      Esther A. Phelps, 38, keeping house
      Sally Ann Phelps, 19, attending school
      Rosa A. Phelps, 10, attending school
      Willie J. Phelps, 6, attending school
      All born in New York. Almeron Jone’s family is listed on the same census page.

      1875 New York Census. Potter, Yates County
      John S. Phelps, 63, b. Herkimer Co., farmer
      Samantha Phekps, 39, wife, b. Yates Co.
      Rosa A. Phelps, 15, daughter, b. Yates Co.
      Willie J. Phelps, 11, son, b. Yates Co.
      Their son Asa Phelps lived next door.

      1880 Federal Census. Potter, Yates County, New York
      Roll 949, page 506C
      John S. Phelps, 68, farming, b. NY, parents b. NY
      Samantha Phelps, 55, wife, keeping house, b. NY, parents b. NY
      William Phelps, 16, son, at school, b. NY, parents b. NY
      Jacob Goodsell, 52, servant, working on farm, b. Prussia, parents b. Prussia
      Lisa Schutte, 18, servant, house keeping, b. NY, parents b. NY
      John’s son, Asa C. Phelps, resides next door.

      1886 Surrogate Records, Yates County, New York. Johns S. Phelps, Box Number 97-B. Executors: Samantha Phelps and Joel M. Clark. Date of Letters - August 12, 1886. Letters Administration: Volume 6, Page 29. Minutes and Orders: Volume 4, Page 120.
      Again in 1902, additional Surrogate Records appear for John S. Phelps.
      Box Number 174a. Executor: Rosa Goodsell. Date of Letters: 12 May 1902. Letters of Administration: Volume 3 Misc., Pages 354-355. Administrator Bond: Volume 1, Page 9. Minutes and Orders: Volume 3, Page 315. No collateral Tax was charged.
      "New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-24599-3427-28?cc=1920234&wc=M9S9-PVW:n2127089552 : accessed 06 Nov 2013), Yates > Surrogate record index 1823-1926 vol 1-2 > image 569 of 659.
    Person ID I18892  Schirado
    Last Modified 26 May 2015 

    Father Asa G. Phelps,   b. 16 April 1784, Cambridge, Washington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 December 1854, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Olive Stebbins,   b. 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 
    Family ID F5566  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Sabrina Beebe,   b. about 1818, Steuben County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1855/1858  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married say 1838 
    Children 
     1. Almyra Youngs,   b. about 1838, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Olive Phelps,   b. about 4 December 1839, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 December 1839, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +3. Asa C. Phelps,   b. 21 April 1842, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 September 1912, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Helen M. Phelps,   b. about 1848, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Sally Ann Phelps,   b. 1850, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 August 1929, Rushville, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Catherine Phelps,   b. about August 1853, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 November 1853, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Family ID F5751  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Esther A. Green,   b. 11 January 1831, Italy, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 January 1871, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married ca 1857/8 
    Children 
    +1. Rosa A. Phelps,   b. 1859, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 89 years)
    +2. William J. Phelps,   b. February 1864, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 February 1931  (Age ~ 66 years)
     3. Esther Phelps,   b. 25 January 1871, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 February 1871, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F60944  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 3 Samantha,   b. about 1825, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. March 1897, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married after 1871 
    Family ID F68248  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S520] Yates County Office of Public History.


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