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Jedediah Phelps
  • Born: 23 Apr 1753, Lebanon CT
  • Died: 9 Feb 1849

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  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1784-1810 as a silversmith in Rome NY "The vicinity of Fort Stanwix was probably without inhabitants after the siege, until 1784. In May of that year Jedediah Phelps and James Dean located within the limits of what is now the town of Vienna. They built a log house and a shop, and in the latter Mr. Phelps carried on his trade as silversmith. A flood in the spring of 1785 practically dislodged them and Mr. Dean removed to what is now the town of Westmoreland, while Mr. Phelps located at the fort, where he remained until after 1800. After continuing work at his trade two years and passing a few years on the Oneida Reservation, he located as early as 1806 on a large tract of land near the site of Verona village."


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