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PHELPS, TIMOTHY B. (ca. 1795–?). Timothy B. Phelps, son of Timothy Phelps, was born in Oxford, New Hampshire, probably in the 1790s. In 1804 his father, a friend of Moses Austin, moved the family to Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, where he operated a lead mine for Austin. Phelps attended an academy at Norwich, Vermont, from 1827 to 1829 and by 1831 was a teacher in Stephen F. Austin's colony in Texas, at the home of Thomas Westall in Gulf Prairie.

Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). Southwestern Historical Quarterly, October 1943.

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