Name: Dick Henry Phelps
Birth: 1831 in IL Lived in Lewistown, IL in 1850.
Death: 28 APR 1864 in Lewistown, Fulton Co, IL
Burial: 1864 Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown, IL Sec. A 1
Note: 1860 Census; Fulton Co, IL; Lewistown; Roll 179 Page 28
Change Date: 23 JUN 2003
D. H. Phelps age 28 Farmer 5000-1500 IL
Elizabeth Phelps age24 Wife PA
Cornelia Mathews age 7 IL
George Wallace age 24 Farmer PA (This may be Elizabeth's brother)
William Harwick age 17
From the Rambler interview of Kate Owens:
"Captain William Phelps was Richard Phelp's father. Captain Phelps
once ran a steamboat on the Illinois River named White Cloud. I, (Kate) once
made a trip to St. Louis on this boat.
Mr. Rawley was the teacher who used the rod on Richard Phelps for
saying his name was Dick. Richard Phelps never attended school again."
Father: William Phelps b: 1 NOV 1809 in Palmyra, Wayne Co, NY
Mother: Caroline Kelsey b: 1812 in NY
Elizabeth Wallace b: 1836 in PA
22 APR 1858
in Fulton Co, IL Volume C Page 53 License 108
- Text: Vol.3, OAK HILL Cemetery Inscriptions; Fulton Co. Gen. Soc.
- Text: The Rambler article printed in the Canton Daily Register on Jan.11, 1906, contains information from Kate Owens re her childhood & life in Fulton Co, IL.