Name: James Aeneas Enos PHELPS
Given Name: James Aeneas Enos
Birth: 1793 in Granby, Hartford CT
Death: Abt 9 Nov 1847 in Bazoria Co , TX
Burial: 1847 Plantation Orozimbo
1836- joined Texas Army as physician attended sick at Harri sburg.
Change Date: 5 Nov 2012 at 09:37
Santa Anna held prisoner at his home "Orozimbo"; Jul- Nov . 1836
1820 MS census. Listed in Woodville, Wilkinson Co., M S , 1 male 26-45
1821 Marriage Wilkinson Co. MS book B pg 114 19 April--1821
1822 Arrived in the colony on board the Lively and began f arming with Stephen Holston. Austin's Original 300
1823- 1830 Member of Asylum Lodge # 6 of the Free and Accep ted Masons .
1824, Aug 16 Granted Land 1 League and 2 Labors (4782.6) o n the Brazos River.
1826 PHELPS JAMES A. E. Texas Territory TX Austin's Col ony
TX Tax List Index ; 1820-1829 TXS 2a979890
1826 Census wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 1servant and 15 slav es
1830 US MS Wilkinson Co. 3males - 10, 1male 20-40, 1 femal e - 10, 1 female 20-40.
1835- helpedd organize Masonic Lodge in Texas , Holland Lod ge #36 U.D. It opened 27 Dec. 1835. Dr. Phelps was Treasur er.
1836 March 19 Dr. Phelps and Anson Jones left Brazoria t o join the Texas Army. He was attached to the medical staf f and during the San Jacinto battle was stationed at a fiel d hospital across from Harrisburg.
1836 April 22 established a hospital in the home of Lte.Lo renzo de Zavala.
1838 Dec 13 issued Donation Certificate No. 679 for 640 a cress for being hospital surgeon at San Jacinto.
1838 Dec 13 received Bounty Certificate No. 5046 for 320 ac res for having served in the Texas Army from 22 March to Ma y 21, 1836.
1840 TX Tax List 7 slaves, 120 cattle and one silver watc h.
1845 member of a Brazoria committee to prepare an address i n favor of annexation of Texas to the USA.
1846 May 22 - 31 Aug 1847 Post master at Orozimbo.
1846 PHELPS JAMES A.E. Brazoria County ; No Township List ed
1849 Tax list; TX Tax List Index, 1840-1849 TXS4a20 45225
He came to Texas aboard the "Lively" as one of Stephen F. A ustin's Old Three Hundred. Named his home Orozimbo Plantat ion. A large two story white frame house with the now famou s Orozimbo Oak shading the front porch. The house was dama ged by a hurricane in 1932.
After Santa Anna was captured , he was kept prisoner at Oro zimbo from 1 Aug 1836 thru 26 Nov. 1836. Santa Anna att empted suicide and Dr. Phelps saved his life by pumping hi s stomach.
Texas officials tried to send Santa Anna to Veracruz on Jun e 1, but rioters carried him off the schooner at Velasco. L ocal leaders whisked the general and his aides to Quintan a for safety in McKinney and Williams warehouse. Eventually , Santa Anna, and his aides were isolated at Orozimbo, th e plantation of Dr. Phelps above Columbia. A plot to rescu e the Mexican general failed.
One of the best known doctors in Austin's Colony was Jame s Aeneas E. Phelps, from Mississippi, who settled above Col umbia. Other medical men included Drs. Samuel T. Angier o n Chocolate Bayou, Johnson Calhoun Hunter on Oyster Creek i n Fort Bend, Milton Nuckols at San Felipe, Frances F. Well s on the Lavaca River, and Anson Jones who came to Brazori a in 1833. Jones was the fourth and last president of the R epublic of Texas.
BOOK from Phelps Library :Housed at Brazoria County Museum
The Works of Samuel Johnson (1793): Inscribed with the ini tials of James Aeneas E. Phelps, owner of Orozimbo plantati on and one of the best libraries in the early Austin Colon y.
[HOUSTON] TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, October 3, 1862, p. 2, c. 3
Our friends Phelps and Yerby inform us that the Rangers, ne ar 800 strong, are now in excellent health. Cols. Wharto n and Walker and Major Harrison are looking particularly we ll. The regiment is now in Kentucky.
Father: James Enos PHELPS
Mother: Philindia RICE
Rosetta Adeline YERBY b: 27 May 1804 in Lancaster County, Virginia
19 Apr 1821
in Wilkinson County, Mississippi
- Change Date:
24 Jan 2009
- Orlando C. PHELPS b: 27 Jun 1822 in Pickneyville, Wilkinson, MS
- Almira Louise PHELPS b: 23 Sep 1823 in Pickneyville, Wilkinson, MS
- Virgil L. H. PHELPS b: 1827 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi
- Gerard B. PHELPS b: 1836 in Pickneyville, Wilkinson, MS
- Eliza H. PHELPS b: 1 Apr 1843 in Brazoria Co., Texas
- William H. PHELPS b: 1846 in Brazoria Co., Texas