Biography of Abel Phelps
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Phelps, Abel, was born in Connecticut and served in the War of 1812 at the battle of Plattsburgh. He came to South Island at the age of twelve years, and died in Alburgh in 1860, at the age of eighty five. He was a farmer, and married Mary Pelton, of Otis, Mass., daughter of Ephraim Pelton, and his children were Orange, Ophelia, Benager, Olivia, Marcellus, Sidney, and Marietta. Mareellus was born in South Hero, Vt., where he married, October 10, 1827, Euphrasia, daughter of William and Phcebe Ames Russell, who died in 1875, aged fifty six. Their children were Eugene, Helen, Herbert C., Herman, Elizabeth, Phoebe, William, and Alice. Herbert C., a native of Albough, was born December 31, 1844, and graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1874. He commenced practice as a regular physician and surgeon at Alburgh Center, where he is now located. He served in Company K, Eleventh Infantry Vermont Volunteers, designated also as the First Vermont Heavy Artillery, and participated in the battle of Cedar Creek. He was wounded and received an honorable discharge August 31, 1865, and is now drawing a pension. He has been in the government service for twenty two. years as lighthouse keeper.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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