Caroline Phelps1

b. 22 August 1814
     Caroline Phelps was born on 22 August 1814 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Charles Porter Phelps and Sarah Davenport Parsons.1 Caroline Phelps married Rev. Stephen G. Bulfinch.2

Stephen and Caroline were enumerated in the 1860 Dorchester, Norfolk Co., MA, federal census. He was a Unitarian Clergyman, age 51, she was 46. Children in the household were Ellen 15, and Annie 13.

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 508.
  2. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Edwin Conway1

     Edwin Conway married Martha Eltonhead, daughter of Richard Eltonhead and Anne Sutton.1

Children of Edwin Conway and Martha Eltonhead

Citations

  1. [S618] Gary Boyd Roberts, Royal Descents, 825.
  2. [S661] Wargs: Barack Obama, online http://www.wargs.com
  3. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 15.

Charoltte Parsons1

b. 26 January 1793, d. 11 July 1830
     Charoltte Parsons was born on 26 January 1793.1 She was the daughter of Theophilus Parsons and Elizabeth (?)1 Charoltte Parsons married Charles Porter Phelps, son of Charles Phelps and Elizabeth Porter, on 23 November 1820.1 Charoltte Parsons died on 11 July 1830 at age 37.1

Children of Charoltte Parsons and Charles Porter Phelps

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 507.
  2. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 509.

Henry Thacker1

     Henry Thacker married Eltonhead Conway, daughter of Edwin Conway and Martha Eltonhead.1

Child of Henry Thacker and Eltonhead Conway

Citations

  1. [S661] Wargs: Barack Obama, online http://www.wargs.com

Elizabeth (?)1

     Elizabeth (?) married Theophilus Parsons.1

Child of Elizabeth (?) and Theophilus Parsons

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 507.

Thomas Hickman1

     Thomas Hickman married Martha Thacker, daughter of Henry Thacker and Eltonhead Conway.1

Child of Thomas Hickman and Martha Thacker

Citations

  1. [S661] Wargs: Barack Obama, online http://www.wargs.com

Charlotte Elizabeth Phelps1

b. 9 March 1825
     Charlotte Elizabeth Phelps was born on 9 March 1825 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Charles Porter Phelps and Charoltte Parsons.1

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 509.

Edwin Hickman1

     Edwin Hickman was the son of Thomas Hickman and Martha Thacker.1 Edwin Hickman married Eleanor Elliott.1

Children of Edwin Hickman and Eleanor Elliott

Citations

  1. [S661] Wargs: Barack Obama, online http://www.wargs.com

Susan Davis Phelps1

b. 13 March 1827
     Susan Davis Phelps was born on 13 March 1827 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Charles Porter Phelps and Charoltte Parsons.1

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 509.

John Overall1

b. 1701, d. 1743
     John Overall was born in 1701 at VA.1 He married Mary Elliott on 8 October 1722 at St. Paul's, Prince William Co., VA.1 John Overall died in 1743 at Prince William Co, VA.1

Child of John Overall and Mary Elliott

Citations

  1. [S661] Wargs: Barack Obama, online http://www.wargs.com

Elizabeth C. Hastings1

b. circa 1787
     Elizabeth C. Hastings was born circa 1787. She married (?) Jackson.1 Elizabeth C. Hastings married Charles Porter Phelps, son of Charles Phelps and Elizabeth Porter, on 5 August 1833.1

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, pages 507.

Ebenezer Kimball

b. 20 June 1684, d. 23 January 1715
     Ebenezer Kimball was born on 20 June 1684 at Bradford, MA. He married Ruth Eaton, daughter of Thomas Eaton and Eunice Singletary. Ebenezer Kimball died on 23 January 1715 at age 30.

Child of Ebenezer Kimball and Ruth Eaton

Elizabeth P. Huntington1

b. 8 May 1803
     Elizabeth P. Huntington was born on 8 May 1803 at Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Dan Huntington and Elizabeth Whiting Phelps.1 Elizabeth P. Huntington married George Fisher.1

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 509.

Bethia Y. Huntington1

b. 17 October 1805
     Bethia Y. Huntington was born on 17 October 1805 at Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Dan Huntington and Elizabeth Whiting Phelps.1

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 509.

Charles Phelps1

b. 18 September 1801
     Charles Phelps was born on 18 September 1801 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.1 He was the son of Charles Porter Phelps and Sarah Davenport Parsons.1

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, pages 508.

Elizabeth Fitch Lyon1

     Elizabeth Fitch Lyon married Theophilus P. Huntington, son of Rev. Dan Huntington and Elizabeth Whiting Phelps.1

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 509.

Arthur Phelps1

b. 16 March 1817
     Arthur Phelps was born on 16 March 1817 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.1 He was the son of Charles Porter Phelps and Sarah Davenport Parsons.1 Arthur Phelps died; young.

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 509.

Mary D. Huntington1

b. 8 April 1815, d. 1833
     Mary D. Huntington was born on 8 April 1815 at Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Rev. Dan Huntington and Elizabeth Whiting Phelps.1 Mary D. Huntington died in 1833.2

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 509.
  2. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 510.

Moses Porter1

b. 1722, d. 1755
     Moses Porter was born in 1722.1 He married Elizabeth Pitkin.1 Moses Porter died in 1755.1

Child of Moses Porter and Elizabeth Pitkin

Citations

  1. [S669] Elizabeth Pendergast Carlisle, Earthbound.

Catharine C. Huntington1

b. 8 May 1817, d. 1830
     Catharine C. Huntington was born on 8 May 1817 at Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Dan Huntington and Elizabeth Whiting Phelps.1 Catharine C. Huntington died in 1830.1

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 510.

Robert Elton Bywter1

b. 30 April 1924, d. 18 December 1990
     Robert Elton Bywter was born on 30 April 1924 at West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Floyd Blackwell Bywter and Sarah Adella Case.1 Robert Elton Bywter died on 18 December 1990 at age 66.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 045-16-5172.

Bethiah Thorp1

b. 18 December 1738, d. 12 July 1799
     Bethiah Thorp was born on 18 December 1738.1 She married William Huntington on 27 October 1757.1 Bethiah Thorp died on 12 July 1799 at age 60.

Child of Bethiah Thorp and William Huntington

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 509.

Charles Porter Phelps1

b. 8 August 1772, d. 1857
     Charles Porter Phelps was born on 8 August 1772 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA.1,2 He was the son of Charles Phelps and Elizabeth Porter.1 Charles Porter Phelps married Sarah Davenport Parsons on 1 January 1800.1,3 Charles Porter Phelps married Charoltte Parsons, daughter of Theophilus Parsons and Elizabeth (?), on 23 November 1820.3 Charles Porter Phelps married Elizabeth C. Hastings on 5 August 1833.2 Charles Porter Phelps died in 1857.1

Born Moses Porter Phelps, began calling himself Charles about the time he went to Harvard.

He was partially fitted for college by Rev. Joseph Lyman, D.D., of Hatfield, Mass., and graduated with high honors at Harvard University, the class of 1791. He pursued his legal studies under the instruction of Hon. Theophilus Parsons, of Newburyport, Mass (father of hsi second wife). On his admission the bar, in 1795, he established himself in Boston, and attained to a high rank in his profession. During the later part of his 2nd year’s residence in Boston, he was engaged in mercantile pursuits.

In 1815, he was chosen a representative from Boston to the state legislature. In 1816 and 1817 he was commander of the celebrated company of cavalry, well remembered by the elder portion of this community as the Hussars, being the immediate successor in command to the Hon. Josiah Quincy. This company paraded for the last time on the occasion of the visit of President Monroe to Boston, in June, 1817, and was soon afterwards disbanded. In 1816, Mr. P. was appointed cashier of the Massachusetts Bank, in Boston. This office he resigned the following year, when he returned to the estate inherited from his father, in Hadley, where he passed the remainder of his long life, highly respected by the community, who manifested their regard for him by repeatedly electing him to offices of honor and trust.

He represented the town of Hadley in the state legislature in 1820, 1821, 1822, 1824, 1829, 1832, 1838, 1839, 1840, and 1841; and in 1826 and 1827 he was elected senator from the district of Hampshire. As there were rival social and civil interests in town, it sometimes happened that they could not agree upon a candidate for representative. When this was the case, so popular was Mr. P. that they would compromise the matter by electing him.

Of commanding form and bearing, of abilities which acquired the respect, and integrity which secured the confidence of all, Mr. P. was for more than half a century an acknowledged and consistent disciple of Christ. Among his neighbors, his clear judgment and high principle caused him to be often consulted on matters of doubt or dispute. The affection of his family was blended with deep reverence.
His mind retained its powers till the close of life, and among his last words were expressions of the faith that looks beyond the grave.4

Charles P. and Elizabeth were enumerated in the 1850 Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA, federal census. He was a farmer, age 77, she was 62. Children in the household were Charles 48 a farmer, Arthur 33 a bookseller, Sarah 45, Theophilus P. 28, William P. 27 (idiot), Charlotte 25, and Susan D. 23.

Children of Charles Porter Phelps and Sarah Davenport Parsons

Children of Charles Porter Phelps and Charoltte Parsons

Citations

  1. [S669] Elizabeth Pendergast Carlisle, Earthbound.
  2. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, pages 507.
  3. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 507.
  4. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family.
  5. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, pages 508.
  6. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 508.
  7. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 509.

Hannah Dane Sergeant

     Hannah Dane Sergeant married Frederick Dan Huntington, son of Rev. Dan Huntington and Elizabeth Whiting Phelps.

Rev. Dan Huntington1

b. 11 October 1774, d. 1864
     Rev. Dan Huntington was born on 11 October 1774.1,2 He was the son of William Huntington and Bethiah Thorp.2 Rev. Dan Huntington married Elizabeth Whiting Phelps, daughter of Charles Phelps and Elizabeth Porter, on 1 January 1801.1,2 Rev. Dan Huntington died in 1864.1

Children of Rev. Dan Huntington and Elizabeth Whiting Phelps

Citations

  1. [S669] Elizabeth Pendergast Carlisle, Earthbound.
  2. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 509.
  3. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 510.

Thomas Eaton

     Thomas Eaton married Eunice Singletary, daughter of Richard Singletary.

Child of Thomas Eaton and Eunice Singletary

Marian Lois Shields

b. 30 July 1937
Photo from the Obama Campaign published in the NY Times
     Marian Lois Shields was born on 30 July 1937. She was the daughter of Purnell Nathaniel Shields and Rebecca Jumper.1 Marian Lois Shields married Fraser Robinson III, son of La Vaughn Johnson.

Children of Marian Lois Shields and Fraser Robinson III

Citations

  1. [S703] New York Times, 7 October 2009, accessed on-line.

Edward Wilson Case1

b. 21 July 1906, d. 22 January 2000
     Edward Wilson Case was born on 21 July 1906 at Canton, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Wilson Case and Rilda Jane Brown.1 Edward Wilson Case married Marjorie Luckingham. Edward Wilson Case died on 22 January 2000 at West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 93.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 042-03-5146.

Chester Arthur Case1

b. 8 February 1890, d. 1 February 1988
     Chester Arthur Case was born on 8 February 1890 at Canton, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Wilson Case and Rilda Jane Brown.1 Chester Arthur Case married Lottie J. Edgett.2 Chester Arthur Case died on 1 February 1988 at Farmington, Hartford Co., CT, at age 97.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 048-03-6366.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 043-28-5152.

Bernice Olivia Neumann1

b. 20 April 1927, d. 30 March 1994
     Bernice Olivia Neumann was born on 20 April 1927.1 She married John Loomis Booth, son of Nelson Davis Booth and Catherine Loomis, on 23 December 1948. Bernice Olivia Neumann died on 30 March 1994 at Saint Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL, at age 66.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 042-22-4934.

Floyd Blackwell Bywter1

b. 21 November 1890, d. 3 October 1981
     Floyd Blackwell Bywter was born on 21 November 1890 at Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT.1 He married Sarah Adella Case, daughter of Wilson Case and Rilda Jane Brown, in December 1915 at Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT.1 Floyd Blackwell Bywter died on 3 October 1981 at West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 90.1

From a web page created by Roberta Bywater Lusa:

Much of the history contained here was told to me by my grandfather, Floyd Bywater, or my grandmother, Sarah Case Bywater. Many of the fond remembrances are my own.
I believe Floyd Blackwell Bywater was a misunderstood man who was never recognized for his accomplishments and intelligence. He became withdrawn, and it made him seem cranky to some. Floyd was above all honest. I think it's difficult for really honest people to communicate, because lots of things they think they won't say for fear of saying something offensive. When you can't tell a lie, even a little white one, sometimes you just have to say nothing. He never spoke an unkind word to me. He was always very kind to me.
One of his early accomplishments was getting into the then very early electrical business. He grew with the business and finished his career as the supervisor of what, at the time, was the largest electrical company in Connecticut. He brought both his sons into the business. Toward the end of his career he would refuse to take more money because he thought he was already making too much. He worked full-time until he was 72 years old and had a heart attack. Thankfully he enjoyed 20 years of retirement prior to his death in 1981.
He bought a new car every two years. His favorite was Oldsmobile 98. When he was in his middle years, he would stay awake all night take apart his car engine for repair, reassemble it and go to work the next day. He had no particular home building experience, but managed to put a nice little back porch on the family home. A cousin of mine told me that when their family didn't have money for a Christmas tree, he would bring them one.
He was the oldest of four children. He had a brother, Wilfred, who was one year his junior, and twin sisters, Ada and Atla, who were about four years younger. The only things I know about his childhood are that he attended the Baptist Church, but he was in the choir of the Episcopal Church where he was paid. He would run around the corner and attend both services on the same Sunday. I also am passing on to my son, Bruce, a little porcelain Spaniel dog that was given to him by a very old lady as a gift to him for doing her a favor.
He only had an eighth grade education, but was an avid reader all his life. He read the daily newspaper from cover to cover. In later years he read everything available to him, including magazines, books, and the Bible.
In those days most of the child rearing was left to mothers. My father told me a story about being sick as a child and being in bed between his Mother and Father throwing up. I think Grampa must have been a loving Dad.
He worked at a livery stable when he was young. He said he would wear a smelly red jacket which was shared among other boys who worked on the coach and would ride at the back on the top. Once the livery stable sent him from Middletown to West Hartford to pick up a horse that two maiden ladies had purchased and weren't able to control. They had kept the horse in the stall and fed him nothing but oats. Maybe that's where the saying "feeling your oats" came from. The horse was wild, and ran all the way home. Grampa would get off from time to time and turn the horse around in circles to keep it under control. Then he would get back on and ride him again. Floyd told my dad, Leroy, (not me) that sometimes the livery stable would send him to pick up the "ladies of the night," to bring them to their hotel and he would be embarrassed. He said they wore makeup and smoked cigarettes, something that ladies didn't do in those days.
When he was a young man, his father got him a job cleaning toilets. He didn't want to do it, so his father put him in the Navy. He was 17 years old. Grampa told me that when he first went in he was stationed somewhere down south, I believe. It was cold and all the new recruits were put into barracks that were on posts several feet off the ground. There was no heat in the barracks. Many of the young men got sick and some died. Grampa said it was the Navy's way of sorting out the weak from the strong.
Grampa trained on the U.S.S. Constellation which was retired shortly after his tenure there. He said he would be so afraid to climb way up into the ropes of the mast, but he had to do it. He traveled to China and the Philippines. Bruce is going to have his postcard collection from there, and also a book damaged by water, about China, which I believe was Grampa's. He told my Grandmother that in China many of the people smoked opium. Opium would make them sick. One time he said he saw an old man nursing from a young woman because that was nourishment that would not make opium users sick. Grampa told me that while in the Navy, the Panama Canal was opened. To celebrate U.S. ships passed through. The ship he was on carried President Taft. Grampa said the whole ship listed to one side because Taft would walk up and down on one side, and all the men had to stay on the other side out of Taft's way.
Grampa was introduced to Gramma Sarah by another sailor, who had lived with Sarah's family. Sarah was 13 when they started writing and Grampa was 18. I have some of their letters, mostly post cards. I don't know when they first met, but I do know Gramma was living in West Hartford and he would take the trolley from Middletown to visit for the day. Gramma said they would go to the park and he would put his handkerchief down for her to sit on so she wouldn't soil her dress. I know they met at the beach sometimes too. She would go with her girlfriend, Olive Smith, from Hunsinger Business school, I believe.
They were married in Middletown, Connecticut, in December 1915. Following the ceremony they went to a celebration at Floyd's father's house. They had both their sons and lived for 16 years on Park Road, West Hartford with Gramma's mother, Rilda.

I don't know much about Floyd's mother, I believe Grampa's relationship with her was not good. When he was in the Navy he sent home money to her to save for him, but instead she used it to pay tuition for his younger brother to go to college. I've been told Wilfred, Floyd's father, was a big drinker and shot himself in the mirror when he was young. The one time I met him, he was a very old man. He was sitting on his back porch in the sun reading a book. There were paperback novels all over his house. Grampa's father, Wilfred, married two more times, once to Nettie, and after her death, to Agnes. Nettie was fondly remembered by Floyd and Sarah, and was a grandmother to Leroy. Wilfred owned a piece of property on the shore and they had an old bus on it which they lived in while there. My dad, Leroy, recalled many happy times there. The property was completely removed in a storm and was no more.
Grampa's brother, who was one year younger, was a chemical engineer. He had one son, George. Grampa and his brother died one week apart, at the ages of 91 and 92. Neither knew the other was sick. Ada and Atla both married but had no children. One of their husbands was a well to do builder. All four of the siblings died of bladder cancer.
Edwin and Annie Bywater, Grampa's grandparents, were caretakers at the reservoir in Middletown. This was a probably a political appointment because Edwin fought in the Civil War. When they were young, Edwin used to get drunk and Annie would tell the children to hide when he would come home late at night.
Grampa's Aunts, Lucy and Emmy lived in the Middletown area. Emmy married Uncle Albert and the three of them lived together their whole life. Sometimes, in the 1950s, Sarah would pick them up for a few days for a visit. At the time they were in two different old age homes. Both were converted mansions and were very nice, with elegant dining rooms. When they visited we would sometimes have kidney stew, which I liked very much. It was a brown gravy served over mashed potatoes. I was told that kidneys were free when the Bywater family was young, and because there wasn't a lot of money it was a family favorite. Another favorite food was suet pudding. It wasn't like what we think of as pudding today. It was like a steamed bread. You will find the recipe on my genealogy page. It was a bit like stuffing, served with gravy, but not a lot like stuffing. We all loved it at the holidays. Floyd always used to make the pudding. Uncle Tom and Aunt Bertha used to visit Gramma and Grandpa, perhaps once during the summer. He was a big round man with a completely bald head, not even a fringe. He would wear a nice dark suit and Bertha would wear a nice dress when they visited.

Children of Floyd Blackwell Bywter and Sarah Adella Case

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 042-01-6693.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 042-01-6692.
  3. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 045-16-5172.

Mary Kellog1

     Mary Kellog married Abijah Loomis, son of Josiah Loomis and Abigail Bacon, on 30 March 1768.1

Child of Mary Kellog and Abijah Loomis

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, page 210, item 883.

Alfred Belden1

     Alfred Belden married Maria Ann Phelps, daughter of Charles Porter Phelps and Sarah Davenport Parsons.1

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 508.

Margaret Rowe1

b. 30 November 1779, d. 11 May 1869
     Margaret Rowe was born on 30 November 1779.1 She married Abijah Loomis, son of Abijah Loomis and Mary Kellog, on 5 March 1795.1 Margaret Rowe died on 11 May 1869 at age 89.1

Children of Margaret Rowe and Abijah Loomis

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, page 301.

Jane Loomis

b. 2 March 1797, d. 2 March 1797
     Jane Loomis died on 2 March 1797. She was born on 2 March 1797. She was the daughter of Abijah Loomis and Margaret Rowe.

Jane is not mentioned in the Loomis Genealogy, but is mentioned in family papers.

Leroy Floyd Bywater1

b. 8 August 1916, d. 18 December 2004
     Leroy Floyd Bywater was born on 8 August 1916 at West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Floyd Blackwell Bywter and Sarah Adella Case.1 Leroy Floyd Bywater married Gertrude Helen Johnson on 8 August 1941.2 Leroy Floyd Bywater died on 18 December 2004 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 88.1

From a web page created by Roberta Bywater Lusa:

Leroy was the first son born to Sarah and Floyd Bywater. When he was born they lived with Leroy’s grandmother, Rilda, his Aunt Esther and Uncle Edward, in five rooms on one floor of a two family in West Hartford that Rilda owned. Floyd, Sarah and their sons eventually had their own flat in the house. His brother wasn’t born for eight years, so he was the little “star” for a long time. He was the first grandchild on the Bywater side of the family also.

Throughout his life he told me about his activities as a child. One of the funniest stories he would tell me was about swimming in Trout Brook with other boys from the neighborhood. They would swim nude, and when they finished swimming, still in the nude they would sit around and play cards. He told me about bringing home junk from the dump to make things from . . . sometimes he said it would be the same stuff my grandfather had disposed of earlier. He would use his lunch money to buy day old bakery. Or, he would save his lunch money and eat after school when he got home. Sometimes he would go camping for most of a week. He would make a leanto for sleep and his grandmother would bake him a pot of beans for the week.

In his early twenties he started racing motorcycles. At one time he rode a motorcycle through a flaming hoop. Eventually he had a horrendous accident and had a concussion which kept him in a coma for a week. He gave up motorcycle riding shortly after that. My mother and dad met and married while he was in his motorcycle years.

He tried farming. He worked part time as a lumberjack, on tobacco, and in a factory. Finally he settled into the electrical business with my grandfather. He took courses at night school. He was a hard worker and was promoted from field work into the office as an estimator.

For 15 years he ran his own successful electrical business full time. When he married for the second time at the age of 53, he went into semi-retirement, working from June to October and spending winters in Florida. Full retirement came at age 62. His health, which had been quite good prior to 2000, declined rapidly from that time until his death at age 88 in December of 2004.

My Father was the patriarch of our extended family. We thought of him as the most successful person in the family, and therefore, looked to him for approval. Up until the time he went into semi-retirement he worked seven days a week, from dawn into darkness. He ran his home and business frugally and denied himself not only luxuries, but small comforts he could have well afforded. He was proud of the large estate he accumulated, the product of a lifetime of work, self denial, and shrewd money management.

Child of Leroy Floyd Bywater and Gertrude Helen Johnson

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 042-01-6692.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 042-12-2630.

Rachel Loomis1

b. 4 July 1801, d. 18 September 1858
     Rachel Loomis was born on 4 July 1801 at NY.1 She was the daughter of Abijah Loomis and Margaret Rowe.1 Rachel Loomis married Horace Durfee on 28 October 1829.1 Rachel Loomis died on 18 September 1858 at Newark, NY, at age 57.1

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, page 301.

(?) Lusa

     (?) Lusa married Roberta Bywater, daughter of Leroy Floyd Bywater and Gertrude Helen Johnson.

Tryphena Loomis1

b. 25 September 1803, d. 11 August 1823
     Tryphena Loomis was born on 25 September 1803 at NY.1 She was the daughter of Abijah Loomis and Margaret Rowe.1 Tryphena Loomis married Stephen N. Stoddard on 10 June 1820;

Family records indicate a marriage date of 10 June 1820 while the Loomis Genealogy gives a date of 14 June 1820.1 Tryphena Loomis died on 11 August 1823 at Union, NY, at age 19.1

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, page 301.

Rev. Stephen G. Bulfinch1

b. circa 1608, d. October 1870
     Rev. Stephen G. Bulfinch was born circa 1608 at MA.1 He married Caroline Phelps, daughter of Charles Porter Phelps and Sarah Davenport Parsons.1 Rev. Stephen G. Bulfinch died in October 1870.1

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Mary Loomis1

b. 3 November 1805, d. 1865
     Mary Loomis was born on 3 November 1805 at NY.1 She was the daughter of Abijah Loomis and Margaret Rowe.1 Mary Loomis died in 1865 at Maine, Broome Co., NY; unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, page 301.

Theophilus Parsons1

     Theophilus Parsons married Elizabeth (?)1

Child of Theophilus Parsons and Elizabeth (?)

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 507.

Annis Loomis1

b. 11 February 1817, d. 2 May 1819
     Annis Loomis was born on 11 February 1817 at NY.1 She was the daughter of Abijah Loomis and Margaret Rowe.1 Annis Loomis died on 2 May 1819 at age 2.1

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, page 301.

Theophilus Parsons Phelps1

b. 26 August 1821
     Theophilus Parsons Phelps was born on 26 August 1821 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA.1 He was the son of Charles Porter Phelps and Charoltte Parsons.1 Theophilus Parsons Phelps died; unmarried.

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 509.

Sibyl Stoddard

d. 3 December 1840
     Sibyl Stoddard married Warren Loomis, son of Abijah Loomis and Margaret Rowe, on 6 November 1823. Sibyl Stoddard died on 3 December 1840.

Charles Phelps1

b. 14 August 1743, d. 4 December 1814
     Charles Phelps was born on 14 August 1743 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA.1 He was the son of Charles Phelps and Dorothy Root.1 Charles Phelps married Elizabeth Porter, daughter of Moses Porter and Elizabeth Pitkin, on 14 June 1770.1,2 Charles Phelps died on 4 December 1814 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA, at age 71.1

Children of Charles Phelps and Elizabeth Porter

Citations

  1. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, pages 182, 294.
  2. [S669] Elizabeth Pendergast Carlisle, Earthbound, page 55.
  3. [S669] Elizabeth Pendergast Carlisle, Earthbound.
  4. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 295.