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Lieut. Nathaniel Phelps

Male 1703 - 1781  (77 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel Phelps 
    Prefix Lieut. 
    Born 19 September 1703  Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 August 1781  Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From The Phelps Family of America:
      (#192) Lieut. Nathaniel Phelps, b. Hebron, Ct., 19 Sept., 1703, m. Mary Curtis, 26th Aug., 1726. She d. Hebron, Ct. He m. 2nd, 26 Mar., 1752, Rachel Sawyer, (daughter of John and Barsheba Sawyer), b. Hebron, Ct., d. in Orford, N.H., where with Mr. Phelps she removed with her daughter Barsheba and son Nathaniel, unmarried. Here she died soon after the date of her letter, or in 1813. The following is a copy of her letter, her age then about 83 years.
      Orford, N. H., July 7th, 1812.
      “Affectionate Son: —
      I wrote you a letter about five weeks since, which informed you of Nathan Stickney–he died the 13th of May, with what the Doctors call the spotted fever, and now write to inform you of the death of your sister Bersheba. She departed this life the 20th of last month with the same disorder that your brother died with, she was decently buried, the twenty-second of the month by the side of your honored father. This is one more loud call for us to become ready, for us to follow our departed friends. How painful will be our condition to see our friends by their obedience receive that blessed sentence, Come ye blessed of my father, inherit the Kingdom prepared from the foundation of the World–while on the other hand, we by our disobedience have that cursed sentence, Depart ye cursed into everlasting punishment.
      Therefore let us so live, that when on Earth we fail and leave this Earthly Ball, we may be so happy as to arrive in CANAANS FAIR Banks, and there join both our friends in
      one eternal song of ‘Praise to God and the Lamb.’
      I have not received any letter and fear you have never received mine, therefore I would inform you that the Selectmen have orders to turn me off of this land: if there is not something done about paying the rent, and what to do I do not know, I am left here alone with Nathaniel excepting an old lady is going to tarry a few days. I cannot stay longer than the crops comes off what little there is, unless there is something done immediately, and I want you to come or send as soon as possible. Please to give my love to your wife and the children. I and all your friends are as well as usual and hope these few lines will find you and yours so.
      I remain your affectionate parent till death.
      Rachel Phelps.”
      To John Phelps, Albany, N. Y.
      Her son John Phelps died June 15, 1812, nearly one month before this letter was written. John Sawyer, was son of Edward and Elizabeth Sawyer. Edward Sawyer's will dated Feb. 6th, 1746, mentions Rachel, Phebe, Elizabeth, Lydia, John, Thomas and Isaac Sawyer.
      Lieut. Phelps settled in Hebron, Ct. He was an active man in church and town affairs, and was in the Lexington Alarm, serving 21 days. He also enlisted in the 8th Regiment, Col. Huntington, and was Sergeant in 6th Co., Capt. Rowley, enlisting 9 Jan., 1775, discharged 17 Dec, 1775, then in his 73rd year. In 1779-1780, he, with his wife and three young children, Lucinda, Nathaniel and Bersheba, returned to Orford, N. H., where he died 13 Aug., 1781, in his 78th year. Some of his children remained in Hebron, Ct., where his death is also recorded. At one time there were five of this family in the Revolutionary War.
      Children by 1st wife, b. Hebron, Ct.:
      i. Joshua, b. 9 Jan., 1729-30, m. Hannah Tarbox.
      ii. Hannah, b. 7 Aug., 1734, m. Nathaniel Rowley.
      iii. Benajah, b. 30 March, 1737, m, Phebe Denison,
      iv. Elizabeth, b. 19 Oct., 1739, d. unm.
      v. Samuel, b. 6 July, 1742, m. Lydia Morey.
      vi. Joel, b. 24 Nov., 1746, m. Mary Morey, 21 Sept., 1768. No children. Settled in Or-
      ford, N.H.
      vii. Ephraim, b. 14 May, 1748, m. Ruth Strong. Settled in Coos or Grafton Co., N. H.
      Children by 2nd wife, b. Hebron, Ct.
      viii. Barsheba, b. 4 Aug. , 1754, m. Nathan Stickney.
      ix. Eleazer, b. 13-18 May, 1756, m. three times.
      x. John, b. 12 Aug., 1758, died the same year.
      xi. John S., b. 10 Aug., 1759, m. Catherine Conegue.
      xii. Rachel, b. 8 July, 1761, (probably) Horton.
      xiii. Rosalinda, b. 5 May, 1763, m. Daniel Coleman. [Coburn?]
      xiv. Lucinda, b. 29 Feb., 1765, removed with parents to N.H. Not of sound mind, d. unm.
      xv. Nathaniel, b. 4 May, 1767, d. Orford, N.H., April, 181 2, unm.
      xvi. Beulah, b. 13 Jan., 1769, d. 30 Nov., 1774. [2]
    Person ID I4905  Schirado
    Last Modified 28 May 2012 

    Father Capt. Nathaniel Phelps,   b. 7 January 1677, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 September 1746, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Hannah Bissell,   b. 18 December 1682, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 February 1717/8, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 28 March 1699  Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F2893  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Mary Curtis,   b. 3 March 1706, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1781, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years) 
    Married 26 May 1726  Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3508  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Rachel Sawyer,   d. about 1813, Orford, Grafton County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 26 March 1752  Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3509  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S168] .

    2. [S187] Oliver S. Phelps & Andrew T. Servin.


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