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(--?--) / Mary Dewey


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(--?--) / Mary Dewey

Husband: (--?--)
Wife: Mary Dewey
Born: 18 Sep 1701at: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1774at: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Father: Adijah Dewey
Mother: Sarah Root
Children

Pedigree Chart for: Mary Dewey

      /--
   /--Thomas  Dewey  II
   |  \--
/--Adijah  Dewey 
|  |  /--
|  \--Constant  Hawes 
|     \--
|--Mary  Dewey 
|     /--
|  /--John  Root 
|  |  \--
\--Sarah  Root 
   |  /--
   \--Mary  Ashley 
      \--

Jeffrey Orson Phelps / Bertha Jane Adams

Husband: Jeffrey Orson Phelps
Born: 30 Aug 1858at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Father: Jeffrey Orson Phelps
Mother: Jane Humphrey
Notes: [13811]
Wife: Bertha Jane Adams
Born: 31 Jul 1861at: Hartford, Connecticut
Died: at:
Father: Hiram W. Adams
Mother: Jane Griswold
Sources: [13812]
Children
Name: Jeffery Orson Phelps
Born: 25 May 1886at:
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Jeffrey Orson Phelps

      /--Noah Amherst  Phelps 
   /--Jeffery Orson  Phelps 
   |  \--Charlotte  Wilcox 
/--Jeffrey Orson  Phelps 
|  |  /--Ebenezer  Salome 
|  \--Pollina  Salome 
|     \--Mary  Pinney 
|--Jeffrey Orson  Phelps 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--Jane  Humphrey 
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Bertha Jane Adams

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--Hiram W.  Adams 
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Bertha Jane  Adams 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--Jane  Griswold 
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

[13811] He graduated at Williston Academy. He took up a number of the business interests of his father, taking part also in State administrative activities. He was one of the projectors of the Connecticut corporation, Blodgett & Clapp. The original firm, which the incorporated company succeeded was one of the oldest in Hartford, and Mr. Phelps for a number of years was treasurer, succeeding his father to the presidency of the company immediately after the latter's death in 1899, since which time he has continued in that office. A prominent Democrat, Mr. Phelps has held many public offices, among them that of State Legislator, having been elected to the session of 1884. He served as clerk of the insurance committee, and was a member of the water board for two terms of three years each. In 1907 Mr. Phelps was appointed judge of probate for Simsbury, which office he still holds. Mr. Phelps resides in the old Phelps homestead at Simsbury, and has made a scientific hobby of farming and stock-breeding. His herd of A. R. Jersey cattle has brought him into prominence in agricultural circles. According to the April, 1916, record of the Herd Improvement Association, No. I, of Hartford County, " Topsy of Fern Dell, a cow owned by State Cattle Commissioner J. O. Phelps, Jr., of Simsbury, outclassed all former butterfat records of the state. She produced 36.9 Ibs. of milk each day, and tested 7.6 per cent of butterfat, thus making in a month 1,125 Ibs. of milk and 85.5 Ibs. of butterfat. This amount of fat, according to Jersey figures, would churn just loo Ibs. of butter." Because of his knowledge of scientific stock farming, Mr. Phelps was in July, 1913, appointed State Commissioner of Domestic Animals. Mr. Phelps is a member of the American Jersey Cattle Club. It is not only in this generation that the Phelps family has endeavored to advance the standard of American stock ; his greatgrandfather is reputed to have been one of the first in the country to import a merino ram, paying for the animal he then secured what was, at that time, most probably considered a fabulous price, seven hundred and fifty dollars. Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography: Genealogical-memorial; Representative Citizens By Samuel Hart, American Historical Society, American Historical Society Published by The American historical society, incorporated, 1917 Item notes: v. 2

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