Phelps, Christiana

Phelps, Christiana

Female 1762 - 1854  (91 years)

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  • Name Phelps, Christiana  [1
    Born 9 Sep 1762  Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Aug 1854  North Colebrook, Colebrook (Town of) Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Sandisfield Center Cemetery, Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I34769  Sackett
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2015 

    Family 1 Smith, Dr. Amos,   b. 23 Oct 1747,   d. 6 Oct 1807, Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1783  Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Smith, Harvey,   b. 20 May 1796, Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1876, Owego, Tioga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F12396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Holt, Ebenezer,   b. 1771,   d. 28 Nov 1826, Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F13765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Sep 1762 - Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jul 1783 - Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Smith, Harvey - 20 May 1796 - Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Aug 1854 - North Colebrook, Colebrook (Town of) Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sandisfield Center Cemetery, Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S765] Dwight Smith, Smith, Dwight, (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher; 1913), p 52 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S765] Dwight Smith, Smith, Dwight, (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher; 1913), p 52 (Reliability: 3).
      From Ralph Smyth of Hingham and Eastham Massachusettes and His Descendants
      Author: Dr. Dwight Smith
      website address http://www.lacolony.org/rs.html

      Page 50

      DR. AMOS5 SMITH
      46

      Dr. Amos5 Smith of Sandisfield, Mass. His children and descendants.

      He the son of Solomon1 Smith and Susanna Snow. And of the fifth generation from Ralph1 Smyth (Amos,5 Solomon,4 James,3 Daniel,2 Ralph1).

      And the sixth generation from Thomas1 Rogers (Amos,6 Solomon,5 Hannah4 Smith, n?e Rogers, John3 Rogers, Lieut. Joseph2 Rogers, Thomas1 Rogers).

      And the sixth generation from Stephen1 Hopkins (Amos,6 Susanna5 Smith, n?e Snow, Benjamin4 Snow, Lieut. Joseph8 Snow, Constance2 Snow, n?e Hopkins, Stephen1 Hopkins).

      AMOS5 SMITH, son of Solomon4 and Susanna (Snow) Smith, (James,3 Daniel,2 Ralph1), was born Oct. 23, 1747, but where, it is not known. His parents had left Eastham, Mass., before Sept. 1, 1743; the date of birth of their second child, Uriel. Amos was a few months less than four years old when the family reached Sandisfield. Uriel was seven and Solomon, Jr., was ten years old. At the age of 25 years he m. his first wife (her name not known), and by whom he had four children: Tryphenia, Amos, Jr., Hannah and Amariah. The first and second one died when less than one year old. She having d., he m. Christiana Phelps July 29, 1783, by whom he had ten more children. He was a very bright man, for besides working a large farm, he found time to study medicine and became a physician of more than local renown. He served much time during the War of the
      Revolution. He was a private in Capt. Jacob Brown's Co.; Col. John Fuller's Reg., which in response to the "first alarm" of Apr. 19, 1775. His name appears frequently on the register of soldiers and sailors from Massachusetts. As a physician he was frequently called in consultation, and to perform surgical operations, and on one such occasion, night having overtaken him, he stopped at a house to ask for lodgings, where he found signs of festivity within, and that a wedding was

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      taking place therein; but he was heartily received as a guest, and later was asked for a speech, when he soon had his hearers all in tears, but before concluding they were all shouting with laughter, which would indicate that he was gifted with oratory in no small degree. That he was a man of courage and energy, is shown by his desperate encounter with a wolf, in which he came off conqueror. In those times, clergymen were looked up to with much awe, and as superior beings; but Amos had the courage to move in town meeting that the pious minister give his slave, Toney, his freedom. But this request was refused by the owner. He lived in, as then known, South 11000 Acres, in the south part of the town of Sandisfield. He died there on Oct. 6, 1807, aged 60 years. His gravestone is to be seen in the cemetery near his old home. His widow died Aug. 2, 1854, aged 92 yrs. She married Dr. Ebenezar Holt, of the north part of that town. They are all buried in the same cemetery. His wife, Christiana (Phelps), was the tenth and last child of David and Margaret (Colton) Phelps of Enfield, Conn. He b. Aug. 25, 1716, at Enfield, and m. Margaret Colton Aug., 29, 1737. She b. 1714, at Long Meadows, Conn.; was a daut. of Josiah and Margaret (Pease) Colton.

      Mr. Phelps settled in Enfield, where he d. Jan. 13, 1803, aged 87.

      His children were:
      i. Edad, b. May 29, 1738; m. Jemiah Pease.
      ii. Margaret, b. May 6, 1739; m. twice.
      iii. Rachel, b. May 29, 1742.
      iv. David, b. July 16, 1745; d. Aug. 29, 1746.
      v. Mary, b. Aug. 16, 1747; m. twice.
      vi. Martha, b. Aug. 20, 1750; d. unm., 1772.
      vii. David, b. May 23, 1753; m. Ann Peace.
      viii. John, b. Feb. 11, 1756; m. twice.
      ix. Beluah, b. Apr. 16, 1759; m. William Simons of
      Colebrook, Conn.
      x. Christiana, b. Sept. 9, 1762; m. July 29, 1783, Dr.
      Amos Smith of Sandisfield, Mass., by whom she had ten children, all of whom were most estimable men and women, and they in turn had

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      large families, none of whom have been a discredit to their distinguished ancestor.

      DR. AMOS5 SMITH, son of Solomon4 and Susanna (Snow) Smith, b. Oct. 23, 1747 (at what place not known); d. Oct. 6, 1807, at Sandisfield, Mass.; m. (1) wife not known, by whom he had 4 children; m. (2) Christiana Phelps of Enfield, Conn., July 29, 1783, by whom he had 10 children.

      Children by 1st wife:
      i. Tryphinia, b. Feb. 29, 1773; d. Dec. 8, 1774.
      ii. Amos, Jr., b. Feb. 4, 1775; no further record.
      iii. Hannah, b. March 26, 1777; m. Ira Smalling; no
      further record.
      iv. Amariah, b. Apr. 4, 1780; d. Aug. 12, 1781.

      By 2d wife:
      70 v. Christiana, b. March 20, 1784; m. Timothy Babcock
      of Colebrook, Ct.
      71 vi. Amariah, b. March 10, 1786; m. Lucy Phelps.
      72 vii. Sylvester, b. Jan. 24, 1788; m. Laura A. Cowles of
      Sandisfield.
      73 viii. Erastus, b. Feb. 25, 1790; m. Wealtha Benedict.
      ix. Cyntha, b. May 9, 1792; d. Feb. 3, 1807.

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    3. [S904] U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930, (Ancestry.com), 7 Aug 2015.
      U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930
      Name: Holt, Christina
      Death date: Aug 2
      Death Location: North Colebrook [Conn.]
      Publication date: Aug 25, 1854

    4. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 7 Aug 2015.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 68114441
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68114441
      Christiana Smith Holt
      Birth: unknown
      Death: Aug. 2, 1854
      Sandisfield
      Berkshire County
      Massachusetts, USA

      Age 92
      Headstone reads "A.S., C. S., D.D.S."
      Wife of Ebenezer Holt

      Burial:
      Roberts Cemetery
      Sandisfield
      Berkshire County
      Massachusetts, USA

      Created by: Mark Persons
      Record added: Apr 09, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 68114441

      [Ted Smith Note: Death location appears incorrect.]

    5. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 90004692 (Reliability: 3).


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