Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Cabird Phelps

Cabird Phelps born 13 Dec 1801 Caswell co NC, died 10 Sep 1855 in Casey co. KY
s/o Ambrose Phelps and Sarah Dye

Cabird married Mary "Polly" King born 16 Jan 1809 Casey co. Ky, died 13 Apr 1876 Casey co KY d/o English King and Jane Humphries

Children of Cabird Phelps and Mary King :

Martin Phelps: born 1829, died 13 Mar 1864

Drada Ann Phelps: born 1831, died 4 Nov 1859

James Galen Phelps: born 13 Oct 1834, died 1906

Elizabeth Phelps: born 15 Feb 1837, died 18 Jun 1893

Hannah Phelps: born 1838, died 1904

Mahala Phelps: born 1839

Susan Phelps: born 1840

Larkin Phelps: born 16 Mar 1843, died May 1922

James Wesley Phelps: born 8 Sep 1846, died 23 Jul 1922.

William King Phelps: born 15 Sep 1852, died 30 Jul 1934


randall said...

All right, now we're getting somewhere. I got frustrated by Ancestry.com wanting an expensive subscription to get any information. I am happy to see that my information matches yours. My ancestry goes back through William King Phelps to Cabird and Mary Polly King to English (or James English?) King.
Thanks for posting,
Randall Phelps

randall said...

By the way, I am just restarting my research of which my grandfather, Lester Phelps, started extensively back in the 70's-80's by hand and foot (travel). Can you imagine doing this without the Internet?

Unknown said...

Three Phelps brothers, Obediah, Larkin, and Ambrose, married 3 Dye sisters and came to Bent, KY. looking through our phelps' my Ggpa Perrill, his line goes back to Obediah Phelps, Perrill was a twin he married a distant cousin Ggma Barbara, her line goes back to Larken Phelps, his (Perrill) sister Sarah married her (Barbara) brother William Barbaras parents Isaac Phelps and Margaret Snell they had a set of twins Sadie and Sitha. I remember my dad talking about aunt Sari and uncle Will and about aunt Sadie and aunt Sitha. And I grew up with some of their grandkids. wondering...twins run in family...but dont know how many sets have been born in the later generations. Its cool. some of us are definately multiple cousins.
Ggpa Perrill and Ggma Barbara had a set of twins also 1 lived 6 months -Isaac and Margaret was 59 when she passed
Ggpa Perrills sister Alta Phelps married Charles Phelps and they had twins Verl and Jerl Phelps. No idea if Charles was related or not.
Our lines go thru 2 of the phelps brothers that married dye sisters so far in addition to the above further back closer to these 2 brothers Obediah and Larkin.....Larkin's granddaughter Anna Erp married Obediah's grandson Robert which is Lorenzo Dow's Son .... whew
I havnt even looked at ambrose the 3rd brother.

Anonymous said...

I am a descendant of William King Phelps. My information does not verify that he was the son of Cabird and Polly Phelps as this site states. Can you please advise what documentation was used? It's difficult timing: Wm K was born in 1853 so he isn't on the 1850 US Census, and Cabird died in 1855 so he's not on the 1860 Census. All input is appreciated!

S. Phelps
Indiana, USA

Doug Phelps said...

Hi S. Phelps, On our Phelps yDNA lineage page project we show two tested descendants of Cabird, one being William King. Ydna fits. https://sites.google.com/site/archivedydnaphelpsgenealogies/06-three-phelps-felps-lines-with-relevant-ydna-matches/06a-common-ancestor-of-james-phelps-d1786-caswell-nc-john-phelps-d-1794-halifax-va-william-phelps-d1811-albemarle-va/james-phelps-d-1786-caswell-co-nc

I have emailed the Brenda who posted here asking for information. If needed i can ask the descendant shown if he will help.

Meanwhile, it you are a male Phelps, or have a relative direct male Phelps descendant, it would be great to have a ydna test at FTDNA..while joining the Phelps yDNA project

Brenda said...


William K Phelps death certificate lists Bird Phelps as his father . I hope this helps. Ky certificate 18325, if you would like me to send you a digital copy please
e-mail me directly


Doug Phelps said...

By the way, the Phelps ydna project does show another William King Phelps b. Jan. 25, 1865 Washington Co VA d. 1924, Elk City, OK See this line at

also we have a William K. Felps b: 29 Mar 1803 in Hancock, GA d: 16 Feb 1883 in Ky
see his lineage at https://sites.google.com/site/archivedydnaphelpsgenealogies/06-three-phelps-felps-lines-with-relevant-ydna-matches/thomas-felps-phelps-d-1759-baltimore-co