Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Margaret PHELPS

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Row #5, Grave #508-10-084, GPS 41.41682 N - 71.97202 W
Gallup, Margaret, wife of Lodowick, died July 17, 1849, age 70
Margaret PHELPS

The Gallup (1893) Genealogy gives us little information about Margaret, called Peggy so I went looking for information about her which matched her death date.

The Barbour Index (of Deaths) doesn't list her birth information but leaves space with brackets but states she was "of West Springfield, MA". and that she died on July 17, 1849 at about 70 years. (page 55). I found a Phelps genealogy at Google Books but there is still not enough evidence to prove who her parents were. Several trees suggest that her father's name was Samuel but I can find no vital record to match this claim. The current genealogy (2009) says she was of Litchfield, CT which seems more likely so I am leaving her parents blank until I can find out more. The newest genealogy says she and Lodowick GALLUP were married in Groton, CT on 28 1799.

This couple were the parents of a dozen children. 

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