Phelps & Servin Phelps Family in America reprints now available
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Notable Phelps Family Members

Stephen Sumner Phelps, the Hawk Eye

Respected by the Indians, they gave him the Indian name "Wah-wash-e-ne-qui" (Hawk. Eye). Many of them were life long friends, some remembering him even after an interval of thirty years. He furnished the funds to start the paper so widely known as the "Burlington Hawk Eye," named in his honor. From that the state of Iowa gained the name of the ''Hawk Eye State."