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William Clopton / Thomasine Knyvet

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William Clopton / Thomasine Knyvet

Husband: William Clopton
Born: ABT 1450at: Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, England
Married: at:  
Died: 20 Feb 1529[2108] at: Long Melford, Suffolk, England
Father: John Clopton
Mother: Alice Darcy
Sources: [2108] [2109]
Wife: Thomasine Knyvet
Born: ABT 1467at: Stanway, County Essex, England
Died: 1536at: Long Melford, England
Father: Thomas Knyvet
Mother: Elizabeth Lunesford
Notes: [2389]
Sources: [2390]
Children
Name: Richard Clopton [2321]
Born: ABT 1498at: Fore Hall, Long Melford, England
Married: at:  
Died: ABT 28 Nov 1615at: Fore Hall, Long Melford, England
Spouses: Margery Playters , Margaret Bozun

Name: Francis Clopton [2392]
Born: ABT 1511at: Liston, Suffolk, England
Died: Bet. February 2, 1557/58 and July 7, 1559at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: William Clopton

      /--Thomas  Clopton 
   /--William  Clopton 
   |  \--Katherine  Mylde 
/--John  Clopton 
|  |  /--Helias  Francis 
|  \--Margery  Francis 
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|--William  Clopton 
|     /--Thomas  Darcy 
|  /--Robert  Darcy 
|  |  \--Daughter  Tirrel 
\--Alice  Darcy 
   |  /--Thomas  Darcy 
   \--Alice  FitzLangley 
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Pedigree Chart for: Thomasine Knyvet

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/--Thomas  Knyvet 
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|--Thomasine  Knyvet 
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\--Elizabeth  Lunesford 
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While Sir William Clopton was off to do battle with one Lambert Simnel, his wife, Thomasine Knyvet, added to her duties of maintaining the household and bearing children, the responsibility of guarding her husband's properties. Warfare defined the world of the Clopton and women from the ninth to the seventeenth century. A knight's lady acted on their behalf in their absence during war. The wives and daughters exercised authority, defended the family's lands and title. While women received no formal education, surviving documents show they could read and write. Noblewomen left records of their household accounts, instruction to administrators of the family's holdings, and letters to their husbands to keep them abreast of decisions made while they were at battle. Like the other women of the castles and manors, Lady Thomasine would be expected to serve food and drink to the warrior bands and tend the injured and sick.

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Wyman Leon Phelps / Evelyn Morgan

Husband: Wyman Leon Phelps
Born: 9 Mar 1908at: Quinlan, Hunt, Texas, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 23 Nov 1983at: Durant, Bryan, Oklahoma
Father: Willis Leonard Phelps
Mother: Mary Alyce Law
Notes: [4147]
Wife: Evelyn Morgan
Born: at:
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Wyman Leon Phelps

      /--Noah  Phelps 
   /--Lewis Fred  Phelps 
   |  \--Adelia Antoinette  Hoyt 
/--Willis Leonard  Phelps 
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|  \--Margaret J.  Goode 
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|--Wyman Leon  Phelps 
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\--Mary Alyce  Law 
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Pedigree Chart for: Evelyn Morgan

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Wyman Leon Phelps, known to all as Leon, was the eldest of five childrenand was born in Quinlan or Poetry, Hunt Co., Texas in 1908. Quinlan andPoetry are only a few miles removed from each other and the Phelps familyhad relations in both places. 1920 Census, Quinlan, Hunt, Texas, Vol 98, E.D. 145, Sheet 4, Line 15 Phelps, Willis L. 34 Texas Alice M. W 30 Texas Leon W. S 12 Texas Weldon J. S 7 Texas Valine M. D 3 2/12 Texas Edwin L. S 5/12 Texas Law, Mary M. ML 61 Louisana In 1930 when Leon was 22, his parents Willis and Alice, moved the familyto Durant, Oklahoma. Shortly after the move in 1932 his father and motherwere divorced and his father Willis moved to Apple, Oklahoma to be nearhis mother where he ran a Grocery Store and soon remarried. The following is a transcript of an interview with Leon and EleanorPhelps regarding thier experiences during the Great Depression: Q: When did you get married? I married Eleanor April 15, 1934 when I was 26 and we lived on a farmnorth of Durant, Oklahoma. This was during the "Great Depression".Roosevelt was president and was starting to bring the country out of theDepression. Q: Was the depression as bad as we hear it was? Yes, the greatest problems of the depression was lack of work, we didn'tlack for food we just didn't have a source of income. It was pretty hardto buy anything because we didn't have any money. Q: How did you get money to buy the things you needed? I farmed and cut wood with Weldon to make about 60 cents a day, but thatwould buy a lot of groceries. We raised peanuts and hogs to sell or tradefor something to eat. In 1936 we raised watermelons, you could findbuyers but they were so cheap they wouldn't pay nothin after all the workyou put into raising them. We had lots of chickens and cows, we soldmeat, sausage and eggs. We got about 15 cents a dozen for eggs, 25 centsa pound for butter, later it went up to 50 cents which was high. We soldthe extra cream that was left over after we made butter for ourcustomers. We used this money for clothes and what have you. You kidsdon't realize how cheap things were, men's overalls were a dollar to adollar and quarter and good cotton material was 15-25 cents a yard. Wemade all of our clothes, very seldom, like Christmas time, we boughtthings. We bought coats, and shoes were real reasonable a dollar-fifty tofive dollars. they lasted longer than shoes today because they were madeof leather and could be repaired. We had shoe repair shops then. Q: What did you use for transportation? We walked mostly, to school, we were about a half a mile from school. We(Eleanor) had a car that we used for visiting. We were close enough towalk to church. We didn't drive the car often due the price of gasoline.I (Leon) traveled once in a while by car but most of the time we used awagon team. This was all before we got married though. About two or threeyears after we were married we bought our own car. Q: What kind of entertainment did you enjoy? We had parties, concert parties, meeting at first one and then another'shouse, just regular old country meetings where we would dance and playgames. Our music was played on the Victrola or radio. At one place theyhad one of those self playing pianos. Lots of people had fiddles or maybea piano if it happened to be at a place we were meeting. It varied fromten to twenty people, no kids, it wasn't a family deal, just young folksmostly the same age. By the time you married and had babies you didn'tstay in the group. Q: Did you bring food to the parties? Was there any drinking? No, no food, refreshments or drinking. No one could afford it. Q: Did you have any money invested in the stock market? No Q: What do you remember about the day the market crashed? (Eleanor) I don't remember. That's a blank to me because that was our badperiod, that was when my step-mother died and I had to quit school totake care of the family. (Leon) The day the crash came you would thinkthe world was over or something. We heard about it on an old batteryradio, my mother and brothers and sisters were around. In 29' there wereinvestors all over the country killing themselves. I didn't know what tothink, we knew that the stock market was manipulated by the boys with themoney, but it didn't have any impact on us, all we were trying to do waseat and live. Q: Did you ever see any "Hoover Villages", beggars, people in breadlines? Yes, I saw shacks built out of cardboard, metal any kind of scrap youcould find to keep the weather out. I knew some of them. There was a lotof them that had their stock and farms mortgaged and they lost them. In35', I believe it was, the government paid them for their cows and theyslaughtered them because people couldn't feed them. You could go and getthe cow when they killed it and put it up if it was in good enough shape.I saw my neighbors put their hogs out on the public, just let them runwild because they couldn't feed them. We had a dry year and no graincrop, no hay, it just te-todeley burned up. Q: Did you personally have this happen to you? We didn't have any cattle that we had slaughtered. We had pigs of our ownand a few milk cows and we just managed to feed them. We raised our owngrain for the chickens. Q: Tell us about the beggars on the street? Well, we couldn't help the beggars on the street much, we had to takecare of own farmers and our neighbors as much as possible. We tradedsweet potatoes for pigs and took in everything from handguns to shotguns.Trading pigs because we couldn't sell them because people all over thecountry was turning them out. I felt sorry for the people in bread linesbut we didn't have to hit them ourselves. (Eleanor) My father never wouldgive a penny to a beggar, when they begged for a nickel for a cup ofcoffee, he would say "I'll take you in and I'll feed you" but thewouldn't give them money. He had them refuse to go in, they wanted themoney. Lots of those were drinking people and you knew it whenever youwould run on to them and there wasn't no use to give them money, if youhad it, to get drunk on. There was a lot of Hobos then and they wouldjust mooch a meal wherever they stopped, some of them were willing towork, they would cut or split wood for the cook stove, anything. Thereweren't too many on the farm most of them were in town. -- Interview conducted by Mike and Sharon Phelps about 1980. 1935, lived 4 miles north of Durant, Bryan, Oklahoma 1939, lived at 703 S. 3rd Street, Durant, Oklahoma 1940, Mary Mallissa Robinson Law died in bed at 703 S. 3rd 1941, lived at 11th & Beach Street, Durant, Oklahoma Leon Phelps was employed by the Corps of Engineers during theconstruction of the Denison Dam and Lake Texoma. His son Payton (Pat)Phelps stayed in Durant where he raised his four daughters and stillenjoys a successful career in law. Jane Phelps moved to Dallas, Texaswhere she has lived all of her adult life. She is unmarried and is nowpursuing a career in property management. Mike Phelps found employment atIBM Corporation and for 15 years he and his family moved from city tocity following his career. He remarried in 1979 and has now settled inHouston, Texas. Leon was diagnosed with cancer about 1980. He received treatment inDallas for a period of time. In 1983 he was hospitalized in Denison,Texas where he died on November 25th. Leon is buried at HighlandCemetery, Bryan County, Oklahoma. Eleanor, who has survived her husband, sold the house on the south sideof Durant and bought a new home on the northwest side of town about amile from her son Pat Phelps. [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records:U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with P, Date ofImport: Apr. 8, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.39038.118] Individual: Phelps, Leon Birth date: Mar 9, 1908 Death date: Nov 1983 Social Security #: 446-05-9406 Last residence: OK 74701 State of issue: OK Zip of last payment: 74701 More About WYMAN LEON PHELPS: Burial: November 25, 1983, Highland Cemetery, Bryan County, Oklahoma P&S Reference: [G716c] Residence(s): 1983, Durant, Oklahoma

John Chew / Rachel Constable

Husband: John Chew
Born: 16 Jul 1587at: Chewton Mendip, Somerset, England.
Married: at:  
Died: 24 Aug 1668at: York Co., Virginia, USA
Father: John (or Joseph) Chewe
Mother: Elizabeth Gott
Sources: [6566]
Wife: Rachel Constable
Born: 1595at: Chewton Mendip, Somerset, England.
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Children

Pedigree Chart for: John Chew

      /--Richard  Chewe 
   /--Robert  Chewe 
   |  \--Elena   
/--John (or Joseph)  Chewe 
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|  \--Ana  Chatburne 
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|--John  Chew 
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|  /--John  Broddyll 
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\--Elizabeth  Gott 
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Pedigree Chart for: Rachel Constable

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|--Rachel  Constable 
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Bartholomew Allerton / Sarah Fairfax

Husband: Bartholomew Allerton
Born: ABT 1612at: Leyden, Holland
Married: at: prb. Rumbough, Suffolk, Englandand
Died: at:
Father: Isaac Allerton
Mother: Mary Norris
Wife: Sarah Fairfax
Born: at:
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Bartholomew Allerton

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\--Mary  Norris 
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Pedigree Chart for: Sarah Fairfax

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|--Sarah  Fairfax 
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Frank Backhaus , Sr. / Anna Kuehl

Husband: Frank Backhaus , Sr.
Born: 6 Aug 1869at:
Married: at:  
Died: 4 Jun 1950at: Auburn, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
Father: John Backhaus
Mother:
Wife: Anna Kuehl
Born: 20 Sep 1866at:
Died: 19 Jun 1961at: Auburn, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
Father:
Mother:
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Frank Backhaus , Sr.

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   /--Peter  Backhaus 
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/--John  Backhaus 
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|--Frank  Backhaus , Sr.
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Pedigree Chart for: Anna Kuehl

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|--Anna  Kuehl 
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