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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.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"PHELPS, TIMOTHY B.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.