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Posted by: Mary (ID *****6728) Date: April 14, 2004 at 11:56:43
In Reply to: Re: PHELPS by Lana Knor of 550

Isn't genealogy interesting. There are so many people (men especially) with the same name. It's really hard to sort them out. Here we are on a Ripley Co., MO forum, but I bet the William PHELPS we are talking about, isn't from MO. Even though you are looking for William & Keziah PHELPS.

Your gave me a good tip when you mentioned Warrick Co., IN. There was a William PHELPS who moved to Warrick Co., IN by 1828. He moved there from either Grayson Co., KY or Butler Co., KY. I "think" it was Grayson but he live in both counties prior to moving to IN.

I think it is the same William who is in the 1850 Census in Warrick Co., IN. In 1850, Wm. was 67 and living in the home of his son, William Dow (or David)Phelps. I believe this older William to be the grandson of "my" ancestor, William Phelps, b:before 1726 in Henrico Co., Virginia, but raised in Goochland Co., VA. "Old" William's father was John PHELPS, who d: in 1747 in Goochland Co., VA, leaving a Will.

But, back to the first William I mentioned, the one who moved to Warrick Co., IN by 1828. He might be the ancestor of "your" William Phelps. Keep in mind that there may also be yet another Phelps line that lived in Warrick Co. But, I at least know of "this" PHELPS line living there. Here are some marriage records of Phelpses there:

From Indiana Marriages, Indiana State Library Genealogy Division
- In Warrick County, Indiana the marriage of:
       8-20-1828 Sally PHELPS or PHILLIPS to Nathaniel WOODS in Warrick Co., IN
       8-4-1832 Sally PHELPS to Alston HOLDER in Warrick Co., IN
       10-15-1833 Fieldon PHELPS and Julia LEERIGHT in Warrick Co., IN by John WOOD,P.G
       11-21-1836 Stephen PHELPS to Peggy WOOD in Warrick Co., IN
       11-1-1838 Rebecca PHELPS to Daniel BROWN in Warrick Co., IN
       8-15-1839 Cadwell PHELPS to Evaline BALDWIN in Warrick Co., IN
       4-14-1840 Eliza Jane PHELPS to Larkin SMITH BALDWIN in Warrick Co., IN
       5-31-1846 William PHELPS to Rutha LEEWRIGHT in Warrick Co., IN
       4-22-1847 Felix PHELPS to Elizabeth DUKES in Warrick Co., IN
       1-13-1850 William Dow PHELPS to Malinda FISHER in Warrick Co., IN
       3-18-1850 Mary Jane PHELPS to W.B. LAMBERT in Warrick Co., IN

Warrick County Marriage Records, Prior to 1900, P ~ Q:

Phelp, Phillip F. to Tennison, Elizabeth Jul 3, 1835
Phelps, Alexander to Gordon, Eliza A. Jun 19, 1879
Phelps, Felix to Dukes, Elizabeth Apr 22, 1847
Phelps, Robert C. to Bates, Jane E. May 30, 1852
Phelps, Stephen to Wood, Peggy Nov 21, 1836 no return
Phelps, William to Leewright, Rugha May 31, 1846
Phelps, William Bow to Fisher, Melinda Jan 13, 1850
Phelps, William J. to Floyd, Licettia 1872

Supplemental Marriage Index from Warrick Co., IN, 1882-1900, P ~ Q :
       Below you will find the information found in the WPA supplemental marriage index. The information is listed in this order: Bride or groom's name, father's name/ mother's name, sex, race, age at next birthday, date of marriage, Book, Page. No spelling errors have been corrected. Typed by Marsha Bryant:
       Phelps, Alace B.: Alex/ Sarah Gordan/ FC17, 6/7/1894, H-25, 27
       Phelps, Isabell: William/ Elmeda Morely, FW16, 12/13/1885, H-24, 36
       Phelps, M.: T./ S. A. Leeright, FW23, 6/23/-, H-24, 23
       Phelps, Martha S.: William/ E. J. Mosely, FW43, 12/24/1900, H-26, 45
       Phelps, Mary A.: Felix/ Elizabeth Intzer, FW20, 6/8/1884, H-24, 40
       Phelps, Movilla: Felix/ --- Jukes, FW23, 2/18/1892, H-25, 7
       Phelps, Nellie: Poalk/ Mary Stubbs, FW20, 11/19/1893, H-25, 21
       Phelps, Nettie: William/ E. Jane ---, FW17, 5/3/1885, H-24, 51
       Phelps, Sarah: Felix/ Elizabeth Dukes, FW24, 4/8/1883, H-24, 20
       Phelps, W. J.: W. D./ F. Fisher, MW37, 8/15/1883, H-24, 24

DEATH records in Warrick Co., IN :
Phelps, Elsbeth d: May 1, 1893, 63 yrs, Campbell Twp
Phelps, Frances d: Apr 26, 1882, 71 yrs, Newburgh
Phelps, Katie d: Jul 24, 1890, 2 yrs, Boonville
Phelps, Robert d: Mar 4, 1894, 2 yrs, Warrick Co.
Phelps, W. H. d: Apr 28, 1886, 54 yrs, Boon Twp

I'm very interested in knowing your response to this information and seeing if anything strikes a cord. Please let me know if you think this is your family.


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