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Husband:  Silas C. PHELPS
Birth:  1816/7, NY
Occupation:  farmer
Parents:  born in NY
Wife:  Olive BURDICK
Birth:  1815, NY
Death:  1899
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Uriah BURDICK
Mother:  Olive SUTLIEF
Biological Children:
born in NY, either in Steuben Co., NY, or Allegany Co., NY:
1.  Lucy A. PHELPS, b. 1840
2.  Sarah J. PHELPS, b. 1844/5
3.  Joanna / Joannah PHELPS, b. 1846/7

born in NY, either in Allegany Co., NY, or Potter Co., NY:
4.  Ella S. PHELPS, b. 1850/1

Adopted Child:
5.  Charles SHELDON-PHELPS, b. 1847/8, PA
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23-24 of 24; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NY Steuben Co. Hornellsville Roll 340 pp. 42A-42B Ln. 8 Silas C Phelps 000 010 - 000 010 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Silas (b. 1816/7) 
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Olive (b. 1815)
1 person employed in agriculture

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 46):  Town of Almond, Allegany Co., NY, Roll M432_476, p. 64A, enumerated 26 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
627 701 Silas Philphs 33 M       NY
    Olive Philphs 34 F       "
    Lucy A Philphs 10 F       "
    Sarah J Phelphs  5 F       "
    Joanna Phelphs  3 F       "
  702 Robt Razey 48 M       NH
    Salley Razey 43 F       VT
    Robert Razey Jnr 19 M       NY
    Nathan Razey 15 M       "
    Sarah Razey 12 F       "
Salley RAZEY's maiden name is BIGELOW, so there's no apparent connection here.

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 10):  Sweden P.O., Sweden Twp., Potter Co., NY, Roll M653_1177, p. 186, PN 150, 1115/1114, enumrated 20 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Silus C Phelps 44 M   Farmer 900 250 New York
Olive     " 45 F         "
Lucy A    " 18 F   Com Schol Teacher     "
Sarah J   " 16 F         "
Joannah   " 12 F         "
Ella S    "  9 F         "
Amos Rolph 19 M   Carpenter   30 Pennsylvania

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 52 indexed "Phelps"):  Alfred Center P.O., Town of Amity, Allegany Co., NY, Roll M593_904, p. 388A, PN 23, 187/194, enumerated 27 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Phelp Silas C 52 M W Landlord     New York
_____ Olive 54 F W Keeping House 4000 800 "
_____ Ella S 18 F W       "
Sheldon Charles 12 M W       Pensylvania

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 64):  115 Canisteo Street, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., NY, Roll T9_933, p. 328A, PN 5, SD 9, ED 179, enumerated 2 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
* 115 44 48 Phelps Silas C W M 63     / Hotel Keeper NY NY NY
      ______ Olive W F 64 Wife   / Keeping house NY NY NY
      Phelps Charles W M 22 Adopted Son /   Laborer NY NY NY
      [Plus a servant and five boarders.]
*Canisteo Street

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

9.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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