Friday, December 08, 2017


Continuing with the ancestors of Hannah (Phelps) Abbott, here's what William Richard Cutter wrote about my 8x great grandfather Samuel Phelps:

(III) Samuel Phelps, son of Edward Phelps (2), was born at Newbury, 1651. He r SR. emoved with his father to Andover, Massachusetts, and married, March 21, 1679. Sarah Chandler, daughter of Thomas and Hannah ( Brewer) Chandler. She was born at Andover, December 20, 1661, died April 5, 1757. She was admitted to the church at South Andover, January 25, 1713. He was a clothier by trade; was one of the twenty men chosen to fight the Indians in 1695 under Captain Gardner. He and his wife Sarah, his brother Edward and wife, Ruth, deeded lands to Thomas Abbott in 1697. He took the oath of allegiance in 1678, and was admitted to the South Church, May 10, 1713. He died January 26, 1746, aged ninety-five years. Children: i. Sarah, born October 16, 1682. 2. Samuel, born November 22, 1684, mentioned below. 3. John, born April 28, 1686, married Sarah Andrews. 4. Joseph, born February 8, 1689, married Elizabeth Abbott. 5. Hannah, born May 18, 1691, died March 24, 1695. 6. Henry, born September 24, 1693, married Abigail Lovejoy. daughter of Deacon William and Mary Lovejoy: second, . Susanna Kittridge, widow of Francis Kittridge, of Tewksbury; his two children died young and his will is particularly interesting as it mentions all his near relatives. (He bequeathed to the poor of the south parish: to his sister Deborah, wife of Stephen Blanchard; to his brother John Phelps's heirs; to heirs of his brother Thomas Phelps; to sister Ann, wife of John Stevens; to his kinswoman, Hannah Chandler, daughter of his brother Samuel Phelps: to kinswoman wife of Thomas Austin, and daughter of his sister, Elizabeth Lovejoy: to kinswoman Sarah Lovejoy, sister of his first wife; to kinsman John Phelps and daughter Abigail: to the wife of Abraham Morss: to the wife of Hezekiah Lovejoy: to kinsman Benjamin Stevens, of Metlmen: kinsman Samuel Fields, of Boston, and gave his freedom to his negro slave Pompey). 7. Thomas, born November 5, 1605, married Mary Blanchard; second, Prudence____ . 8. Elizabeth, born September 6, 1698, married Jonathan Lovejoy. 9. Anna, born February 22, 1701, married John Stevens. 10. Deborah, born 1703-04, married Stephen Blanchard.-p888

Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume 2  Lewis historical Publishing Company, 1908, Boston, Ma.

Again, there are marriages by Samuel's children with the members of the Abbott, Chandler, Stevens and Lovejoy families.

I'm descended from Samuel Phelps Jr.

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