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FORMAN, John and Phebe Mathis

Does anyone have this couple in their tree?
Could be Jonathan, too.
I found a Phebe Forman in Old Tennent Church Yard in Tennent, NJ. The John Forman marker was unreadable.
I only have these two names...no dates or locations.
John/Jonathan and Phebe Mathis Forman were parents of Mary Forman who married Joseph Smith Woodward in Lumberton, Burlington County, NJ, on 12 Mar 1811.
Mary was swimming near Tucker's Beach (location?) and Mary was carried out beyond her ability to swim back. Joseph rescued her and they married.
Both Joseph and Mary Forman Woodward are buried in Davenport, Scott, IA's Oakdale Memorial Gardens. They are on Find-a-Grave.

PHELPS FAMILY HISTORY: Israel b 3 Apr 1681 in Westfield, Hampden, MA, m. Rachel JONES (no info)

I. Israel PHELPS b 3 Apr 1681 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; m 7 Mar 1703 Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut to Rachel JONES (no info) Israel died 16 Apr 1713 in Enfield

[Israel's older brother John PHELPS (jr) b 8 Dec 1779 in Colebrook, d Oct 1839 Granville, Licking, Ohio]

A. Israel's son David PHELPS b 25 Aug 1716 in Enfield, m. 29 Mar 1737 in Enfield, Margaret COLTON, dtr of Josiah COLTON (no mother), Josiah was born 30 Dec 1685 in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts. m. Margaret PEASE {no info), 6 Jan 1706 in Enfield. David died 13 Jan 1803 in Enfield.
1. David's son John PHELPS b 11 Feb 1756 in Colebrook, Litchfield, Connecticut, m. Anna BAKER on 22 Mar 1779 in Colebrook, who was born 23 Apr 1738 Colebrook. John d 13 Oct 1841 in Colebrook; Anna d 4 Apr 1797 in Colebrook.

John's son Elihu PHELPS b 10 Apr 1782 in Colebrook, m. 19 Aug 1816 in Schroon [River?], Essex, New York Margaret CROOKSHANKS/CRUIKSHANKS (var sp) who was born 1795 (no date) in Salem, Washington, New York (no death date), Elihu died 7 Dec 1856 in Schroon.
1. Rensselaer (Female) b 19 Apr 1818 Schroon, Essex, New York; d 27 Apr 1857 - no spouse info
2. Orin J. b 29 Nov 1819, Schroon, no death date, Essex, NY, m. Jane MAYNARD, Jane POWELL 5 Oct 1853 Schroon.
3. James Francis b 6 Oct 1821, Schroon d 3 Apr 1906 in home 1223 3rd Ave., Davenport, Scott, Iowa, bur. Oakdale Memorial Gardens, aka Oakdale Cemetery, Davenport, m. 1. Lucinda TYRRELL b 1828 m. 1848 (no date) in Schroon, 2. Jennett FINCH b 5 Jun 1829, m. 20 Dec 1854.
4. Sanford b 26 Aug 1823 Schroon, d 31 Oct 1842 Schroon
5. Anna b 6 Jul 1825 Schroon d 4 May 1882 Schroon m. 18 Apr 1844, N. Hudson, Essex, New York, Daniel WYMAN b 6 Apr 1816 (no info)
6. Elizabeth b 25 Aug 1827 Schroon m. 12 Apr 1849 Schroon, Pelopidas POTTER b 26 Oct 1820. No death info for Liz.
7. Margaret b 11 Feb 1830 Schroon, m. 10 Feb 1847 Crown Point, Essex, NY, Calvin Walker HEUSTIS b 1817 (no date), no dod for Margaret.
8. Mary Helen b 31 Jan 1832, Schroon, d 22 Oct 1912, Davenport Scott, Iowa bur. Oakdale, m. 8 Jul 1859 Schroon River, Essex, NY, James Edwin LINDSAY b 12 Apr 1826 (see sep blog), Lindsay died 13 Oct 1915 in Schroon?? or Davenport, Scott, Iowa
9. Emily b 19 Jun 1834 Schroon, m. 9 May 1859, Schroon, Darius Jacobs RICHARDS, no dod for Emily
10. Amelia b 29 Aug 1837 Schroon, d 29 May 1919 New Rochelle, New York, m. Hawley Silas HEPBURN b 2 Mar 1840
11. John Baker (J.B.) b 19 May 1840 Schroon m. 20 May 1889 Davenport, Cornelia Rebecca WOODWARD ("Cornie")
b Jan 1864 in double ceremony with sister Mary Ella "Ella" WOODWARD and Stephen Douglas BAWDEN in the Woodward
home in Rockingham Twp, Scott, Iowa, dtrs of Benjamin Beckwith and Elizabeth Evans MORGAN WOODWARD. JB died of heart attck 16 Jul 1900 in Davenport. Bur Oakdale. This writer's link thru Stephen BAWDEN.
12. Eunice Ellen b 30 Sept 1843 Schroon, d 17 Jun 1928, Davenport; m. Major Eugene B. HAYWARD on 7 Apr 1864 in Schroon while Eugene was on a brief furlough. He was born 25 Oct 1842 in Essex County, New York. He died 3 Feb 1927 Davenport. 1 son Elmer Leland b 26 May 1866 in Port Henry, Essex, New York and 1 dtr Ellen Imogen b 1877 (no date).
13. Charles b 1855 no date, Schroon, no other information.

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PHELPS: James Francis, s/o Elihu and Margaret CRUIKSHANKS, m Lucinda TYRRELL and Jennett FINCH, farmer and lumberman

The history of Davenport and its leading citizens contains no name which awakens a feeling of more sincere respect and honest regard than that of James Francis PHELPS, who, in the years of his connection with the city, came to be recognized as an influential factor in business circles and also as one whose efforts in other directions were of far-reaching and beneficial import.

He was born October 6, 1821, at Schroon, Essex, New York. The public school system of that state afforded him his educational privileges and his experiences in youth were those of agricultural life, for he remained upon his father's farm until thirty years of age. Thinking to find broader opportunities in different business lines, he then removed to West Troy and engaged in the lumber business. From that time until his death he was identified with the lumber trade save for a brief period. He continued to make his home in the Empire state until 1876, when he removed to Middlebury, Vermont, settling on a farm with the hope that the experiences of outdoor life might prove beneficial to his health, which had become impaired. The year 1885 witnessed his arrival in Davenport, where he retained his residence until his demise. Since first embarking in the lumber business he retained his interest in the business and became a prominent representative of the lumber trade in this section of the country. He was a leading stockholder in the Lindsey & PHELPS Lumber Company and also in the Cloquet Lumber Company of Cloquet, Minnesota. In business affairs his judgment was sound, his sagacity keen and his enterprise unfailing, and in the years of an active career he won substantial success, his record being that of a man whose course in business affairs measured up at all times to the full standard of honorable, upright manhood.

At Schroon, New York, in 1848, Mr. PHELPS was united in marriage to Miss Lucinda TYRRELL, and unto them was born a son, A. T. PHELPS, who is now Cashier of the National Bank of Watervliet, New York. The wife and mother
died April 5, 1853, and on the 20th of December, 1854, Mr. PHELPS married Miss Jeanette FINCH. Oakdale Cemetery records it as Jennette.

Mr. PHELPS attended and supported the Methodist church. He was a man of high ideals, progressive in citizenship and ready at all times to give loyal support to those projects and movements which are intended for the betterment of the community. He traveled extensively, finding great pleasure in visiting points of scenic and historic interest, especially in his own country. His attachment for America was one of the deep-rooted interests of his life, his love of country being the expression of an unfaltering patriotism.

He continued his residence in Davenport until his death, which occurred April 3, 1906, and was the occasion of deep regret to many who knew and honored him. The physical and moral life were intensely vital in him and the ringing response which his character gave to every test made him a man honored and respected wherever known and most of all where best known. While he won for himself a substantial and creditable position in business circles, he also applied his knowledge and working powers to wider and more impersonal interests in which the general public was largely the beneficiary.

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ELY Family Tree: Begins with Abraham ca 1790 m. Charlotte (nln), has 9 children in Pennsylvania (no city)

Abraham b ca 1790 in Pennsylvania. Married Charlotte (surname unk-Leander?) b ca 1801 in Pennsylvania. Abraham was a farmer.
They had:
1. John b ca 1822, d 1850; butcher
2. George b ca 1825; laborer
3. Abraham b ca 1828; laborer
4. David b ca 1829; laborer
5. Solomon b ca 1831; laborer
6. Samuel b ca 1833; laborer
7. Charlotte b ca 1837
8. Thomas LEANDER b Apr 1838 d. bef 1910; capitalist; - Solomon Leander Ely's father - this writer's legacy
9. Francis b ca 1842

8. Thomas LEANDER m. Elizabeth B. WILAND dtr Jacob WILAND and Sarah BRUMBAUGH. She was born 13 Oct 1841 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA, d. 1900.
They had:
1. Emma Laura b 30 May 1860 PA, d May 1952; m1. Harry SAGER bef 1877. He was b ca 1852 in Illinois; was confectioner. Children: Grace Elnora b May 1877, IL, d 1929 Syracuse, NY; Maud Evelyn b 6 Aug 1879 Mt. Carroll, m. Oscar W. BEDORE b 6 Apr 1877, NY. No children; occup 1918 marine engineer for Erie Railroad, lived 1917 Cresskill, Bergen, NJ
Emma m2 Neptune Seraphine PHILLIPS bef 1892, butcher in 1880, son of Serafine PHILLIPS and Mary (unk). He was born 1852 in Atlantic Ocean aboard "Marie Carolina Clark", birth registered in New York. He died 1894 in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Children of Emma and Neptune: Neptune Seraphine Phillips b 14 Dec 1892 Mt. Carroll, Illinois; d 20 Jun 1970, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona; Emma m. George F. PHILLIPS 6 Nov 1898 Carroll County, Illinois son of Charles and Elizabeth FINNINGER. George was born Jan 1858 in Illinois (no town). They have twin boys (Carroll County Birth Cert Index), both name unk, b 20 Mar 1899 in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, but they do not appear with the rest of the family in 1900 US Fed Census. It shows Emma had 3 children; all still alive in census.
2. Anna Margaret b 2 Feb 1862,PA d 5 Jul 1945; m. James B. MILLER, 1880 census she was dressmaker. One child noted: Clarence B. MILLER - no info.
3. Solomon LEANDER b 2 Dec 1864 in Chambersburg, m. Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" BAWDEN in Davenport, Scott, IA, d 4 Jun 1904, Davenport, IA, bur Davenport's Oakdale Memorial Gardens - they had 2 sons: Edw WILAND/WEILAND and Stephen Lee/Lea...this writer's legacy. Lizzie dtr of Stephen Douglas and Mary Ella "Ella" WOODWARD BAWDEN born in Davenport, Scott, Iowa.
5. Jacob WILAND b 14 Dec 1867, d 3 Jan 1945, Mt. Carroll, Carroll, Illinois, never married, butcher
6. William Henry b 13 Mar 1872 PA, d 25 May 1894, never married.
7. Dora Elizabeth b 4 Mar 1882, Mt. Carroll, Illinois d. 4 Jan 1963 Shannon, Carroll, Illinois

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BAWDEN: Stephen PHELPS, youngest of Stephen Douglas and "Ella" WOODWARD, marries Edna CAMERON HASKINS, becomes local lawyer, asst county atty, alderman

Stephen PHELPS born 5 May 1877 in Davenport was named for his uncle.

He graduated form the University of Iowa Law School in Iowa City in 1894, and entered the law office of Julius LISCHER and George BAWDEN in Davenport. He joined the firm of DAVIDSON and LANE to take charge of their abstract and loan department. He served Scott County as an Assistant County Attorney, was nominated by the Republican party for County Attorney and was elected alderman of the 6th ward. He also managed the Valley Place Investment Company which was organized to sell lots in BAWDEN's Addition in west Davenport [still exists in Davenport Plat Books as BAWDEN's Addition].

Stephen married Edna Cameron HASKIN(S) 7 Sept 1905 in Trinity Cathedral, Davenport. She was the dtr of Charles and Alice Martha ROBESON HASKINS. Mr. HASKINS operated a livery stable on W. 4th St. in Davenport. The couple had no children and lived with the family at 1315 E. 11th St.

Stephen was an extremely outgoing and popular man and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at U of I, the Commercial and Outing Clubs, and worked for many Davenport charities. He was a member of Trinity Cathedral, serving as Vestryman and Clerk and was also Treasurer for the Iowa Diocese of the Episcopal Church.

His sudden death of a stroke in the family home 13 Dec 1914 at age 37 shocked Davenport; flags were flown at half-mast, the mayor issued a special tribute and the newspapers carried a lengthy article which stated "Stephen BAWDEN had more friends than any man in Davenport, his popularity extending to all classes."

For several years after her husband's death, Edna HASKINS BAWDEN lived with Stephen's uncle's widow Jennie ELDRIDGE BAWDEN, wife of George Washington BAWDEN.

On 1 Oct 1919, Edna married James D. MASON in his parent's Des Moines, Polk, Iowa home. James was the son of James and Mary SAMPLE MASON of Davenport and a grand nephew of Jennie's mother, Mary HIGH WILLIAMS ELDRIDGE

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BAWDEN: Benjamin WOODWARD "Ben", 2nd child of Stephen Douglas and Ella WOODWARD, helps uncle JB PHELPS in lumber industry, died age 46 in L.A., California

Benjamin WOODWARD born 3 Nov 1872 in Davenport, graduated from Davenport High School and began his career with uncle JB [John BAKER] PHELPS in the office of LINDSAY-PHELPS Lumber Company.

He worked for the Cloquet Lumber Company in Minnesota, the Pigeon River Lumber Company in South Carolina and finally, before poor health caused him to retire, he was manager of the northwest territory for Lacy and Company, one of the largest lumber factoring concerns in the country.

Ben did not marry. He died at age 46, 6 Aug 1918 in Los Angeles, California, of a brain tumor. He willed his estate to his mother, his sister [Mary Elizabeth] and nephew, Stephen Lee/Lea ELY.

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BAWDEN: Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie", oldest of Stephen Douglas and Mary Ella WOODWARD, m. Solomon Leander ELY

Mary Elizabeth BAWDEN was born 31 Mar 1870 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, the only dtr of Stephen Douglas and Mary Ella "Ella" WOODWARD BAWDEN. She attended Davenport school and trained in the Teachers Training School in Davenport, noted as one of the best, and started at old Number One Elementary School in Davenport [now at the corner of Locust and Eastern - Madison Elementary School, was located on Spring St. close to the Mississippi River. Original bell sits on property.]

She married Solomon [went by S.L., newspaper, census and cemetery marker] Leander ELY on 22 Mar 1900 in her family home on 1315 E. 11th St. - still stands.

Solomon (prov. Eleanor and Wylie RUMMEL Apr 2008) was born 2 Dec 1864 in Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania. In 1874, when he was 9 years old (what dates? attrib to author-compiler Alice Richardson Sloane, C.G.), his family moved to Mt. Carroll, Carroll, Illinois. Solomon was the son of Thomas Leander and Elizabeth B. WILAND ELY. He attended the Iowa State Normal School in Cedar Falls, Iowa (now University of Northern Iowa, a public university), and graduated form Davenport Business College. He worked as a bookkeeper in Davenport for the Iowa Soldier's Orphans' Home (now Annie Wittenmyer Complex - buildings owned by Family Services - a social service for profit entity, not orphan's home), and later for A. J. Smith and Son Furniture Store, and rose to Cashier at Union Savings Bank in Davenport.

Sam/Solomon suffered from tuberculosis and had spent several winter months in the South, where he contracted typhoid malaria. He died at age 39 on 6 Jun 1904, in the BAWDEN home on E. 11th, just 2 months after the death of their first son, Edward WEILAND/WILAND ELY. Following Sam's death, Mary Elizabeth gave birth to a second son, Stephen Lee/Lea ELY born 2 Jan 1905 in Davenport.

She did not remarry but devoted herself to care for Stephen, her mother, and teaching school. She died 15 August 1946 in her childhood home at 1315 E. 11th St. and is buried with her family in Davenport's Oakdale Cemetery. The ELYs were members of St. John's Methodist Church.

They had 2 children in Davenport:
1. Edward WEILAND / WILAND born 16 July 1903 and died 21 March 1904 of spinal meningitis. Weiland/Wiland was Samuel/Solomon's mother's maiden name.
2. Stephen Lea/Lee born 2 Jan 1905, died 7 May 1947 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin of cancer. He was cremated and buried in Madison suburb Monona's Rose Lawn Memorial Cemetery. (seperate blog).

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