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26, 1659.

7. Elihu, bapt. Jan. 25, 1636, d. Sept. 5, 1665.

8. Nehbmiah, b. Nov. 2, 1637; m. Hannah Lord Stanton.

9. Moses, b. April 6, 1649; m. Dorothy Gilbert.

10. Benjamin, b. May 30, 1642.

11. Gershom, b. in Rehoboth; m. Ann Denison; (2) Mrs. Ehzabeth Mason.

12. Rebecca, b. in Stonington; m. EUsha Chesebrough; m. (2) John Baldwin.

Reference: "History of Stonington and Genealogies," R. A. Wheeler, 1900,
p. 504, Palmer Family.

Summary of Ancestry:

1. Walter Palmer, b. England, d. . Lived in Massachusetts and Con-


2. Hannah Palmer, b. Charlestown, Mass., June 15, 1634; m. April 26, 1659,

Thomas^ Hewett (of Stonington, Conn., 1651), lost at sea in 1662.

3. Thomas^ Hewett, b. 1660, d. June 3, 1686; m. June, 1683, Lydia Utley,

228 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

4. Thomas^ Huet (Hewitt), b. Feb. 3, 1685, d. ; m. Dec. 24, 1706,

Persis Cleveland, b. Chelmsford, Mass., April 21, 1682.

5. Ltdia Hewitt, b. Nov. 4, 1707, d. Nov. 14, 1765; m. Isaac Lawrence, Sr.,

b. Feb. 25, 1704/5, d. Dec. 2, 1793.

6. Isaac Lawrence, Jr., of Canaan, Conn.; m. May 8, 1760, Mary Brown,

7th child of Dea. Samuel Brown.

7. Lydia Lawbence, b. 1761/2, d. Sept. 20, 1813; m. at New Haven, Vt..

Phineas Phelps, b. April 10, 1767, d. April 20, 1813.

8. Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796, d. April 15, 1884; m. April 29, 1821,

Elizabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798, d. Jan. 7, 1878.

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book.


Patterson, Pattison Ancestry; 4 arms Patison: 2 Patterson and Paterson
(Scotland) Ar 3 Pelicans or, in their nests, Vert bulling themselves, ppr. Crest:
naked arm erect holding a pen ppr.

Descendants of James Patterson

Among the adherents of Charles II, in the Scottish army, defeated
at the battle of Worcester by Oliver Cromwell, and transported to
New England to be sold as slaves or servants for a term of years, is
found the name of James Patterson. The prisoners sailed from
London in the ship John and Sarah, about Nov. 11, 1651, and
arrived at Charlestown, Mass., before May, 1652 (Register I,
pp. 377-380; Brown's Hist, of the Highland Clans, Vol. II, p. 61).

In 1658, James Patterson, supposed to be the Scotch prisoner,
received a grant of land from the town of Billerica, and between
that date and 1685, he received sixteen different grants of land;
and, in 1661, his name appears on the town records in a vote of the
Proprietors of the township. He married March 29, 1662, Rebecca,
daughter of Andrew and Jane Stevenson, of Cambridge. He was
admitted freeman April 18, 1690. During Phihp's War, Oct. 8,
1675, his house was appointed for garrison, and the garrison con-
sisted of himself, John Baldwin, Edward and Thomas Farmer,
Henry and John Jeffts and two soldiers. For services in the war
his son James, with descendants of other soldiers, was rewarded by
a grant of land in Narragansett No. 6 (now Templeton) (Reg. XVI,
p. 144). He was also in the Canadian Expedition of 1690, and his
son James, by virtue of his father's services, was a proprietor in the
Sudbury, Canada, grant of 1741, located in Maine, and comprising
the present towns of Jay and Canton (Reg. Vol. XXX, p. 192).

Service: James Patterson or Paterson, Capt. Wheelers Co., Credit Oct. 19,
1675, 01-14-08, June 24,1676, 01-12-10. List of Proprietors Naragansett Town-
ship No. 6, James Patterson drew lot No. 44 for his Father. James Paterson
xmder Capt. Henchman, Credit Sept. 23, 1676, 02-11-05, James Paddinson,
Capt. Wheelers Co., Oct. 19, 1676, 01-14-03. (See King Phihp's War, pp. 58, 113,
115, 134.)

James Patterson died May 14, 1701, aged about 68; will proved
1701. His widow, Rebecca, was administratrix on the estate.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 229

Among the debts mentioned is made of one to sister Kebec, of
Charlestown, and one to Peter Proctor, of Chelmsford (Probate
Rec. Cambridge).

Children :

1. Mart, b. Billerica, June 22, 1666; m. Jan. 30, 1688/9, to Peter Proctor, of

Chelmsford, son of Robert and Jane (Hildreth) Proctor, of Concord and
Chelmsford (Prob. Records).

2. James, b. BUlerica, Dec. 28, 1668, d. Aug. 3, 1677.

3. Andrew, b. Billerica, Feb. 4, 1672.

4. John, b. Billerica, Feb. 8, 1675.

5. Joseph, b. Billerica, Nov. 1, 1677.

6. Rebecca, b. Billerica, May 18, 1680, d. 1683.

7. James, b. BiUerica, Feb. 13, 1683.

8. Jonathan, b. Billerica, Nov. 31 (sic), 1685 (Town Clerk of Billerica);

Andrew Patterson (James^), settled in Charlestown, Mass.;
married 1697, Elizabeth Kibbee, of Charlestown. She was baptized,
according to Savage, Aug. 14, and according to the church records
of Charlestown, June 14, 1681; was daughter of James Kibbee, by
his second wife, Sarah, the daughter of Andrew Stevenson, of Cam-
bridge, and widow of John Lowden, who married James Kibbee,
Oct. 23, 1679. (James Kibbee, or Kibby, was of Dorchester, son
of Edward of Boston, Mass.; removed to Cambridge and thence to
Charlestown. According to Eaton, James Kibbee was in Reading,
1685/6, but was not in the list of tax-payers in 1720.) She was
probably the Elizabeth Patterson who purchased Thomas Hodg-
man's homestead in Reading, Sept. 8, 1725. Andrew Patterson
was a mariner and was lost at sea, March, 1707, leaving but one
child (posthumous):

1. James, b. Oct. 5, 1707.

John Patterson (James^), resided in Billerica; married at Con-
cord, Dec. 29, 1702, Joanna Hall, of Billerica.

Their children, all born in Billerica:

1. Keziah, b. Dec. 5, 1703.

2. Rebecca, b. Nov. 15, 1705.

3. Hannah, b. May 9, 1710.

4. Mary, b. Jan. 19, 1713/14.

5. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 24, 1722/3.

Joseph Patterson (James^), settled in Watertown; married at
Sudbury, Sept. 22, 1701, Mercy, the youngest daughter of Capt.
John Goodenow, of Sudbury. She died in childbed, Sept. 1, 1710;

his second wife was Mary . He married a third time, Nov. 29,

1724, Rebecca, widow of James Livermore, and daughter of John
and EHzabeth (Trowbridge) Myrick, of Newton. (Ehzabeth
Trowbridge, was born in Dorchester, Mass., Oct. 12, 1660; married
John Myrick at Newton, 1682. Her father was James, of Dorchester
(son of Thomas, probably of D.), who married Dec. 30, 1659, Mar-
garet, daughter of Maj. Humphrey Atherton. James Livermore
was son of Lieut. John, of Watertown and grandson of John (ances-
tor of all the Livermores), who came to New England at the age of

230 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

28, in the ship Francis, Capt. John Cutting, Master, 1634. Joseph
purchased, March 19, 1701, of Edward Harrington, ''one mansion
house with 12 acres of orchard meadow and arable land" in Water-
town, and became quite a considerable landholder. In 1714, was
constable and collector of taxes for Watertown. His will, executed
Nov. 15, 1736, was offered for probate, Feb. 14, 1736/7.

Children :

1. Mebcy, b. Sept. 1, 1702; m. 1721, Dea. Samuel Brown, of Watertown,

Leicester and Stockbridge, a member of the Provincial Congress, 1775.

2. Mary, b. Aug. 16, 1704; m. Feb. 14, 1733/4, Jeremiah Hewes or Hawes,

or as probate records say, Haas.

3. Ltdia, b. Oct. 9, 1706, d. young.

4. Eunice, b. April 19, 1768; m. Dec. 28, 1726, Jonathan Flagg, of Watertown

and Framingham.

5. Joseph, b. Aug. 27, 1710.

By second wife:

6. Hepzibah, b. Dec. 7, 1713.

7. Sybil, bapt. Nov. 27, 1715; m. July 10, 1735, David Ball, of Watertown

and Waltham.

8. Lydia, b. Oct. 12, 1718.

By third marriage:

9. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 27, 1727; m. July 6, 1749, Abigail Bond, of Watertown,

who settled in Concord, Mass.

Reference: "N. E. H. & Gen. Reg.", 37-1883, p. 148, Patterson Family.
Summary of Ancestry :

1. James Patterson, b. abt. 1633, d. May 14, 1701; m. May 29, 1662, Rebecca

Stephenson, b. Jan. 20, 1642.

2. Joseph Patterson, b. Jan. 1, 1677, d. 1736/7; m. Sept. 22, 1701, Mercy

Goodenow, who d. Sept. 1, 1710.

3. Dea. Samuel Brown, b. July, 1703, d. Feb. 17, 1784; m. 1721, Mercy

Patterson, b. Sept. 1, 1702, d. March 6, 1774.

4. Mary Brown, b. ; m. May 8, 1760, Isaac Lawrence, Jr. (of Canaan,


5. Lydia Lawrence, b. 1761/2, d. Sept. 20, 1813; m. New Haven, Vt., Phiaeaa

Phelps, b. April 10, 1767, d. April 20, 1813.

6. Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796, d. April 15, 1884; m. April 29, 1821,

EUzabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798, d. Jan. 7, 1878.

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service



Descended from the Guelph Family, to which Queen Victoria


The seat of the Phelps Family is still
standing, occupied by Mr. Hooper. The
family has eight various coats of arms. Their
motto, "Truth without Fear." See "Dooms-
day Book No. 20," Cooper Institute, 1861;
The American bearings of the family of
Phelps are: Per pale or (gold) and argent
(white) a wolf salient auzre (blue) with an
oric of eight crosses-crosslets fitchie gule
(red) crest, a wolf's head erased (torn off),
azure colored or, the collar charged with a
marble sable (black).

James C. Phelps, Milton, Wiltshire,
writes at "The Herald's Office to inform us
that two coats of arms have been granted
the Phelps Family, since the time of William
the Conqueror."

The interpretation of the arms is as fol-
lows: The parting, per pale, indicates that
a fortification has been placed, by ances-
tors in the face of an enemy. The wolf sig-
nifies courage and endurance, the crosses-crosslets fitchie, being emblems of the
Second Crusade or Holy War, shows that in that campaign that arms were
earned or acquired. The martle is the crest in the martin or swallows of Palestine,
and indicates that an ancestor has been upon a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, in
addition to having been in the Second Crusade.

The Phelps Family can be traced back to the middle of the twelfth
century. They were a family of landed estates in Tewksbury,
Worcestershire, England, and the name appears as Phylltpes and
as Guelps, and is supposed to be of Italian origin. The superfluous
letters were dropped during the reign of Edward IV, but the name
was always pronounced Phelps. The surname Phelps is a variation
of the spelling of Phillips, the latter originally meaning son of Philip.
The spelling of the name has been varied, and a number of different
family names are traced to the same origin. One family of Phelps
claims to be descended from the Guelph Family, of Germany, to
which Queen Victoria belonged. Some branches of the American
family of Phelps are descended from the ancient Phelps Family of
Tewksbury, Gloucestershire, England. The coat of arms is de-
scribed thus: Sable Lion chained and rampant. Various branches
of the family in England bear coat of arms. (See "Genealogy Con-
necticut," Vol. Ill, pages 1569, 1699.)

The family has been of a number of centuries in the County of
Stafford, England. Reference is made in our English correspondence
to John Phelps, clerk of the Court that convicted Charles I.
John Phelps who dwelt upon the Nether Thyme in England, the son
of Francis Phelps, who died in the reign of Edward IV. John
Phelps became private secretary to OHver Cromwell. The Phelps
Family opposed the High Church and Prerogative Party of Stafford

232 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

and Bishopland. The original name of Phelps (Welf) Guelphs was
a name assumed in Germany when the family came from the north
of Italy. It is claimed that from the same stock with the House of
Hanover, of whom Queen Victoria is a representative. The queen,
it is well known, derives her lineage from the ''Guelphs," of Germany,
from the old Welfs, of Lombardy, Padua. The history of the
Gulphs you will have no difficulty in tracing. The name was
ancientl}^ spelled Phyllyppes, says Harper's "Pictoreal History of
England," but has always been pronounced "Phelps." Although
in the time of Edward IV the superfluous letters were dropped.
First Phelps in the English form of "Guelphs;" 2nd, that Guelphs,
German v»^ord of "Welf;" 3rd, that the Welf Family was princely in
rank, the Guelphs being the leaders of the Papal Party in the famous
conflict of the Pope with the German Princes. The parties Guelphs
and Ghibellories, being like the Tories and Whigs in England. The
present Royal House of England (Hanover), was one branch of
Queen Victoria's ancestry.

"Our Ancestors, a Gallant Christian Race,
Patrons of every Virtue, every Grace."

Beside the old Tewksbury Abbey Church, Gloucestershire, Eng-
land, founded by the Mexican Princess, Dukes Odo, and Dodo, two
noble Saxon brothers, who flourished at the commencement of the
eighth century. In the burying ground beneath the Sacred Shadow,
lie interred some of our ancestors, others sweetly sleep in the ceme-
tery of Dursley, in Gloucestershire. Others are interred in Purlock,
Somersetshire, and Staffordshire.

Near Towbury Hill, in the parish near Tewksbury, there is a
large encampment which Leland supposes was the site of the resi-
dence of the Mexican Princess, though there is no doubt of its
having been a Roman Station. The old Phelps tombstones are at
the northwest wall of the churchyard and the Vicarage Wall be-
neath the Sacred Shadows of Tewksbury Abbey Church.

First Generation in America

William^ Phelps (Wilham, James, Richard), of Windsor, Conn.,
born in England; baptized Tewksbury Abbey Church, August

19, 1599. He married in England, first, Elizabeth ; second,

Mary Dover at Polluck, England; she died November 22, 1611.
He resided for a time in Tewksbury, where his first child, Richard
was born in 1619, and baptized in Tewksbury Abbey Church,
December 26, 1619.

Soon after the birth of his first child (and the death of his father)
he probably removed to one of the southern counties, either Som-
erset or Dorsetshire, as after the birth of his first child we find no
reference to him in Tewksbury, nor do I find any record of the birth
of his five other children. He was the mayor of Tewksbury.

Mr. Phelps, his wife, six children, and brother George, then un-
married, emigrated to New England in the ship Mary and John, of
four hundred tons burden, commanded by Captain Squeb, with one

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 233

hundred and forty passengers. This company had been organized
into a church and selected their ministers the day before saihng, as
previously stated.

They sailed from Plymouth, England, March 29, 1630, arriving and landing
in Nantasket (now Hull), Mass., May 30, 1630. This company settled in Dor-
chester, Mass., the first settlers and founders of that place. Dorchester claims
the honor of being the first town in the Massachusetts Colony to organize a town
government. Mr. Phelps took an active position in town matters, and during the
first six months was made a freeman. In 1634, he was a representative to the
General Court. May 14, 1634, he was one of a committee of four to view the
ground at Mount Wollaston for the enlargement of Boston, and drew a plan then
and reported at the next General Court. March 4, 1634, Mr. Phelps and Ensign
Gibbs were appointed by the General Court to go with a committee of three to
arrange the bounds between Boston and Dorchester, and explain what each town
wants. May 5, 1635, he was a member of the General Court from Dorchester,
held in Newton (now CharlestowTi). ("N. S. F. P. A.," page 20, No. 1526—
Served as jurj'man in the first trial in New England.) He was a member of the
first court ever held in Connecticut, 1636.

In the year 1635, Mr. Phelps' wife died. In the fall of 1635, the Rev. Mr.
Warham, with sixty of his church in Dorchester, removed to the settUng of
Windsor, Conn. Mr. William Phelps and his family, and brother George, accom-
panied this expedition, though it is probable that Mr. Phelps did not go down to
Windsor till the following spring. (See Records in Hartford, Conn., Adjutant
General's Office.) William Phelps, q.v., was appointed on committee to prepare
for war against the Pequots. He was a member of the first Court that existed in
the Colony (New Memorial History of Hatfield, p. 103.) (King Philip's War,
p. 113), Oct. 19. 1676, Capt. Wheeler's Co.— "Saphire Boat" 40 guns, Capt. Sir
WiUiam Phelps (Original Journal, under Capt. Joseph Gardner.)

A beautiful marble tablet placed in his honor in the upper entrance hall of
the Library of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 9 Ashburton
PL, Boston.

In Gen. Gleanings in Eng., pp. 275-6, I find the following: "Eliza-
beth Phelps, married Thomas Howard, Viscount, Bindon, 3rd son
of Thomas, Duke of York, Wilts, Dec. 14, 1643. Children-8
XIV Henry married EHzabeth Phelps, Wentham Co. Suffolk."
This Elizabeth may have been first wife of William Phelps.

Children by his wife Elizabeth:

1. RiCHAKD, bapt. Tewksbury Abbey Church, Dec. 26, 1619. He sailed for

the Barbadoes, as previously stated, with Captain Burch and Gilbert
Grimes; then unm.; all I kiiow of him.

2. William, b. England, about 1620; m. (1) Isabel Wilson; (2) Sarah Pinney.

3. Sakah, b. England, about 1620; m. William Wade, of Middletown, Conn.,

June 9, 1658.

4. Samuel, b. England, about 1625; m. Sarah Griswold.

5. Nathaniel, b. England, about 1627; m. Elizabeth Copley.

6. Joseph, b. England, about 1629; m. (1) Hannah Newton; and (2) Mary


Children by his second wife Mary Dover:

7. Timothy, b. Windsor, Conn., Sept. 1, 1637; m. Mary Griswold.

8. Maky, b. Windsor, Conn., Mar. 2, 1644; m. Thomas Barber.


PhyUyppes (ancient Staffordshire, Eng., family, other letters in name dropped
temp. Edw. VI), Phelps ancestry — 2 arms: (London). Per pale or and ar. wolf
salient az. betw. 8 crosses crosslet fitchee gu. Crest — ^Wolf's head erased az.
collared or, thereon a martlet sa . . . Hon. WiUiam^ of Devonshire, fr. Plymouth,

234 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

1630, Dorchester, Mass., Windsor, Conn., Assist.; NathanieP, b. Eng., 1627,
Windsor, Northam., m. Mrs. Elizabeth Copley, wid. (mother of Thomas Copley
of Springfield); NathanieP, b. April 2, 1653, m. Grace Martin; Lydia* Phelps, m.
Mark Warner*.

Phelps ancestry — Hon. William^, fr. Plymouth, Eng., 1630, to Dorchester,
Mass.; NathanieP, m. Mrs. Elizabeth Copley; NathanieP, m. Grace Martin,
perhaps ancestor of Martin^. Ch.: Daughter^, m., as 3d w., Dr. Samuel Porter
of WiUiamstown, Mass., Spencer^ Phelps — Strong gen.

Nathaniel, son of William^ Phelps, was born in England, about
1627, and came to New England with his father. He settled first
in Dorchester and then in Windsor, Conn., where he married, Sept.
17, 1650, Elizabeth Copley, of England, a descendant of Copley,
the celebrated artist. She died in Northampton, Mass., Dec. 6,
1712, and her will was proved there. Nathaniel Phelps resided on
the Orton place, opposite his father's homestead, which he pur-
chased of his brother, Samuel. About 1656/57, he removed to
Northampton and was one of the first settlers there. He was one
of the first Deacons of the Northampton Church and occupied his
homestead forty-three years. The farm was occupied by his de-
scendants until 1835. It comprised the land which was formerly
the site of Miss Margaret Dwight's School, and later the College
Institute of J. J. Dudley and which is now ''Shady Lawn." The
old house stood a few rods north of the present house. On Feb. 8,
1679, he and his sons, Nathaniel, Jr., and William, took the oath of
Allegiance before Major Pyncheon, and May 11, 1681, he was ad-
mitted a freeman. He died in Northampton, May 27, 1703, aged
79 years.

Children, born in Windsor, Conn. :

1. Timothy, b. Nov. 1, 1663.

2. Joseph, b. Sept. 27, 1666.

3. William, b. Feb. 4, 1669; d. 1745; m. AbigaU Stebbins, b. 1660; d. 1748;

their son, Capt. William, b. 1684; d. 1755; m. Thankful Edwards;
their dau., Lois Phelps, b. 1732; d. 1795; m. Joshua Pomeroy, b. 1767;
d. 1842; m. 1790; their son, Julius Pomeroy, m. Maria Clark; their son,
Julius Clark, m. Mary Bennett, b. 1834; d. 1874; their dau., Nettie
May Pomeroy, b. Aug. 19, 1862; d. Jan. 11, 1934, Brattleboro, Vt., m.
Charles T. Akeley, d. Jan. 18, 1862. He was a member of the Vermont
Society Mayflower Descendants, State No. 101. Mrs. Akeley was the
only Life Member of the Society, State No. 57. She was Historian of
the Brattleboro Chapter D. A. R. for 25 yrs.

4. Cornelius, b. April 26, 1671.

5. Mary, b. Aug. 14, 1673,

6. Samuel, b. Jan. 29, 1675.

7. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 7, 1677.

8. Sarah, b. Dec. 27, 1679.

9. Abigail, b. June 3, 1682.

10. Hannah, b. Aug. 2, 1684.

11. Anne, b. Oct. 2, 1686.

12. Martha, b. Nov. 12, 1688.

References: "Phelps Ancestry."

"Copley Ancestry," this book.

Cleveland Family, E. J. and H. G. Cleveland, Vol. I, pp. 909,

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 235

Summary of Ancestry:

1. Deacon Nathaniel Phelps, (1628, England-May 27, 1703); m. Sept. 17.

1650, at Windsor, Conn., Elizabeth Copley, (England-Dec. 6. 1712).

2. Capt. Matthew Clesson, (Ireland-Will dated, 1713); m. Dec. 22, 1670,

Mary Phelps, (June 21, 1651-April 15, 1687). See Clesson Ancestry.

3. Joseph Clesson, (April 23, 1675-June 4, 1753); m. Hannah Arms, (1683-

Dec. 24, 1767).

4. Sarah Clesson, ( ); m. Dec. 9, 1740, prob. at Northampton

Mass., Samuel Shattuck, (May 29, 1716-Dec. 20, 1760).

5. Samuel Shattuck, (Sept. 18, 1741-Sept. 1, 1827); m. Nov., 1764, Green-

field, Mass., Chloe Field, (Dec. 29, 1743-April 10, 1781).

6. Chloe Shattuck, (Nov. 22, 1766-Jan. 22, 1845); m. Nov. 17, 1785, prob.

at Greenfield, Mass., Ephraim Leach, (Dec. 1761-Feb. 28. 1840).

7. Tebtius Leach, (Nov. 21, 1786-Feb. 4, 1864); m. Jan. 1, 1812, Sheldon,

Vt., Sophia Hawley, (Aug. 17, 1795-Jan. 7, 1879).

8. Tertius Hawley Leach, (March 19. 1813-Sept. 19, 1881) ; m. Feb. 28, 1835,

at Sheldon, Vt., Orisa Fanton, (May 1, 1812-June 24, 1890).

Capt. Timothy Phelps (seventh child of William and Mary
[Dover] Phelps), born in Windsor, Conn., September 1, 1639; mar-
ried Mary Griswold, March 19, 1661, daughter of Edward Griswold,
of Killingworth, Conn.; she was born in Windsor, Conn.; baptized
October 13, 1644. She died some years before her husband.

Mr. Phelps resided in Windsor, Conn., on the old homestead, on
land purchased by his father from the Indians. He was propounded
October, 1663, and made freeman May 2, 1664.

May, 1690, "Thos. Allen chosen and allowed Capt. of Trainband in Windsor,
and Timothy Phelps, Lieut., and are to be commissioned accordingly." May, 1696,
"The soldiers at Windsor have chosen Timothy Phelps as their Capt. The Court
approved their said choice and does order the said officers shall receive their
commissions. Sgt. Timothy Phelps who went up to the Great Falls in Oct. last,
ordered by Gov. and Council, 6 Feb., 1706/7, upon public service, shall be allowed
8 shillings apiece more than allowed them by Capt. Mathew Allen." He was
appointed a Lieut, by the General Court, receiving his commission in 1709, and
served under Col. William Whiting in Capt. Matthew AUyn's Co., in 1607, in
the Queen Anne War. He died in 1719. His will, dated 2nd May, 1717, mentions
all his children (except Mary who died young), and grandson Samuel Filer, son
of his daughter Abigail. Timothy Phelps was commissioned Lieutenant of
Captain Thomas Allyn's Company or trainband in Windsor, May, 1690. Com-
missioned Captain of company or trainband in Windsor, May, 1696." (See War
Records in State House at Hartford, Conn.) June 11, 1667, "to the Poor of other
Colonies, Timothy Phelps 3s. 6d." ("Stiles' History.") Capt. Matthew AUyn
led a company from Windsor, in the unfortunate campaign against Quebec.
From letters to his wife from the camp on Weeds Creek near Albany, that "Him-
self, Tim. Phelps, Obadiah Owen, Nat. Taylor and Bartlett are sick. Taylor the
worst." In a deposition taken at Hartford, Conn., March, 1682/3, he is mentioned
as son of William, about forty-two years old. He received his commission as
lieutenant imder Col. William Whiting, and served with Capt. Matthew AUyn
in Queen Anne's War. in 1709.

Children were:

1. Timothy, b. Windsor, Conn., Nov. 1, bapt. Nov. 7, 1663; m. Martha Crow;

2. Joseph, b. Windsor, Conn., Sept. 27, 1666; m. Sarah Hosford.

3. William, b. Windsor, Conn., Feb. 4, 1669; m. (1) Abigail Mudge; (2)

Ruth Barber. (See Barber Ancestry, this book.)

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