Person:Edward Phelps (15)

Edward Manning PHELPS
m. 26 SEP 1853
  1. William Lacy “Willie” PHELPS1854 - 1926
  2. Edward Manning PHELPS1856 - 1905
  3. Marie Josephine PHELPS1857 - 1861
  4. Francis PHELPS1859 - 1861
  5. Emma PHELPS1861 - 1881
  6. Mary PHELPS1863 - 1868
  7. Lucy Virginia PHELPS1864 - 1917
  8. Clara PHELPS1868 - 1932
  9. Mary Agnes PHELPS1871 - 1903
m. 9 JAN 1901
Facts and Events
Name Edward Manning PHELPS
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 MAR 1856 Zanesville, Muskingum Co, Ohio
Baptism[8][11] 30 MAR 1856 St. Thomas Catholic Church, Zanesville, Muskingum Co., Ohio,
Marriage 9 JAN 1901 Rockingham Co, Virginiato Ida Helen MARSHALL
Death[1][2] 1905 Rockingham Co, Virginia
Cause of Death[4] Accidently Drank A Bottle Of Rubnbing Alcohol While Painting A Wagon
Occupation[5][6][4] Painter (1880); Buggy Trimmer (1900); Wagon Trim Painter
Baptism[7][10] Zanesville, Muskingum Co, Ohio
Burial[3][9] Elk Run Cemetery

Marriage Index - Rockingham Co GenWeb Site (usgenweb/archives/va/rockingham/vitals/rocmarm.txt)

1 9 1901 Marshall, Ida H. Phelps, Edward M. 2

Cemetery  Elk Run Cemetery - Section 1 Page 1 Location Elkton, Rockingham County, Virginia. Take Route 33 East to Elkton. Take Route 340 North (Stuart Avenue). Go a short distance then turn right on Rockingham or Spottswood Avenue. Both will take you to the cemetery.   Notes Well maintained. Refer to Map for location of Sections 1 through 16. You will find on the map Row Numbers and arrows point to the direction headstones were recorded. Please note in Section 1 there is an area noted as Slave Cemetery. there is a headstone in this area that reads "Beloved Slaves-Gone But Not Forgotten."

Survey Date and Recorder December 2003 Graham & Barbara Hensley

From Patricia Talsness: Just to give you some information besides dates, I was told Edward Manning Phelps was a wagon painter. He lettered and scrolled wagons for businesses I suppose. One cold day while painting, he swallowed the rubbing alchol used in painting by accident and this killed him. Your dates are correct and my great-grandmother remained a widow for 55 years. When you see her picture, maybe that will explain why . . . I did visit her gravesite in Elkton, VA a few years back. Edward is buried in an unmarked grave while Ida has quite an elaborate stone. As I was told, she came from a family who owned quite a bit of land in what is now the Shenandoah National Park but was on the wrong side when the Yankees came through. She lived in a small house without electricity at the end of her life. My uncle told me he remembered her walking out the backdoor, grabbing a chicken by the neck and giving it a good swing then putting it in the pot. Those were the good old days.,

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  8. St. Thomas Aquinas Baptismal Records 1828 - 1895, page 69.
  9. Section 1, Row 6
  10. Sponsors: Lucy Roberts and C.P. Faust
  11. sponsors: Charles Faust & Lucia Roberts