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Alexander Phelps

Male 1724 - about 1772  (47 years)


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  • Name Alexander Phelps 
    Born 6 January 1723/4  Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation lawyer 
    Died about 1772  Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • From The Phelps Family of America:
      (#196) Hon. Alexander Phelps, b. Hebron, Ct., 6 Jan., 1723-4, m. 1st Mrs, Anna Phelps, a widow, 20 Jan., 1749. She d. Hebron, Ct., 13th Apr., 1750. He m. 2nd Theodora Wheelock, 9 Feb., 1751, daughter of the Rev. Eleazer Wheelock, and possibly a widow.
      The Rev. Eleazer Wheelock was one of the founders and first president of Dartmouth, and a descendant of Ralph Wheelock of Shropshire, Eng., who emigrated to New England in 1637, settling first in Dedham, and from there to Medfield.
      Mr. Phelps graduated at Yale in class of 1744, studied law, practicing for a time in Hebron, Ct. About 1766 he removed to Hanover, N.H., and in 1771 to Lyme, Grafton Co., N.H. He had large landed estates near Dartmouth college, and appears to have been counsel for his father-in-law, Rev. Eleazer Wheelock, and the college association in their purchase and location; and appears to have purchased lands for himself at about same time. He died there in 1772. His widow, Theodora, was a tax-payer in Lyme, N.H., in 1773. While in Hebron, he was a lawyer of some distinction, and considered one of the best orators in the state during his time, and represented his town in the General Court several times and held other offices of trust.
      Children by 1st wife, b. Hebron, Ct.:
      i. Theodora, b. 9 Apr., 1750, d. 15 Apr., 1750.
      ii. Anna, twin, b. 9 Apr., 1750, d. 15 Apr., 1750.
      Children by 2nd wife, b. Hebron, Ct., except but two.
      iii. Sarah, b. 15 July, 1753.
      iv. Davenport, b. 12 Aug., 1755, m. Catharine Tiffany.
      v. Theodora, b. 3 Sept., 1757.
      vi. Alexander, b. 2 Sept., 1759, m. Abigail Dow.
      vii. Lucy, b. 17 Mar., 1762, d. Apr. 4, 1767.
      viii. Amelia, b. 4 Jan., 1764.
      ix. Eleazer Wheelock, b. 16 Oct., 1766, m. Phebe Phelps.
      x. Ralph Rodolphus, b. Hanover, N.H., 5 Oct., 1769, m. Abigail Sloane.
      xi. William, b. Hanover, N.H., 1772. This child is given by some of the family. We have no
      other record of him. [2]
    Person ID I4912  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 Abigail Filley,   b. 20 December 1685, Suffield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 November 1761, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 5 November 1719  Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3146  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Anna,   d. 13 April 1750, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 January 1749  Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3513  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Theodora Wheelock,   b. 23 May 1736, Lebanon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1811, Piermont, Grafton County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years) 
    Married 9 February 1751/2  Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3534  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S168] .

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


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