US Phelps, Mary Whitney

Mary Whitney Phelps
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Born: January 8, 1812

Birthplace: Portland, Maine

Father: George Whitney

Mother: Abigail Jones

Husband: Brig. General John Smith Phelps 1814 – 1886
(Buried: Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri)​

Married: April 1834

Children:

Brevet Brigadier General John Elisha Phelps 1839 – 1921
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(Buried: Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri)​
Thomas Benton Phelps 1842 – 1842​
(Buried: Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri)​
Lucy Jane Phelps 1844 – 1847​
(Buried: Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri)​
Mary Ann “Mollie” Phelps Montgomery 1846 – 1943​
(Buried: River View Cemetery, Portland, Oregon)​
Lucy Jane Phelps 1850 – 1858​
(Buried: Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri)​

Life Events before War:

Orphaned at an Early age in her life.​
1834: Married her husband John Smith Phelps​
1839: Birth of her son John Elisha Phelps​
1842: Birth of her son Thomas Benton Phelps​
1842: Death of her son Thomas Benton Phelps​
1844: Birth of her daughter Lucy Jane Phelps​
1845 – 1863: Her husband served as United States Congressman.​
1846: Birth of her daughter Mary Ann “Mollie” Phelps Montgomery​
1847: Death of her daughter Lucy Jane Phelps​
1850: Birth of her daughter Lucy Jane Phelps​
1858: Death of her daughter Lucy Jane Phelps​

Civil War Life Events:

1845 – 1863: Her husband served as United States Congressman.​
1861 – 1862: Her husband served as Colonel in the Union Army.​
1861: Took the body of Brig. General Nathaniel Lyon to her farm.​
Phelps helped to temporarily bury at her farm General Lyon until he could be claimed.​

Life Events after War:

Helped establish an Orphanage for Children who lost their fathers in the Civil War.​
1877 – 1878: First Lady of the State of Missouri​

Died: January 26, 1878

Place of Death: Springfield, Missouri

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Age at time of Death: 66 years old

Burial Place: Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri
 
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