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Clarissa F. Bramble Phelps
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Birth: May 21, 1813
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 26, 1904
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA

Clarissa Bramble was born May 21, 1813 in the section of Lyme, Connecticut that later became Old Lyme. Her father was Silas Bramble but her mother's name is unknown.

She married (1) George Hiram Wilson September 25, 1834 in Marlborough, Connecticut, (2) Henry L. Leffingwell, May 13, 1855 in Marlborough, Connecticut, (3) Henry Weldon/Welden, January 2, 1858, in Hartford, Connecticut and (4) Alvin M. Phelps, July 14, 1870 in Hartford, Connecticut.

The record of the first marriage records her surname as Minor but her husband's sister, Adaline Wilson married Joseph H. Minor on the same date. There was likely a clerical error in the recording as the death records of two of her children state that her surname was Bramble. Her daughter Caroline L. "Carrie" (Wilson) Annis completed the death certificate and stated that Clarissa's father was Silas Bramble. All children were from her first marriage.

She was divorced from George Hiram Wilson by 1854 and Henry Leffingwell apparently died before her 1858 marriage to Henry Weldon/Welden. George H. Wilson and Henry Weldon were both captured and sent to the infamous P.O.W. camp, Andersonville in Georgia. Henry died there in 1864 and George H. Wilson died at the Florence Stockade in South Carolina in 1865.

Clarissa Bramble began understating her age, beginning with her 2nd marriage and each husband was significantly younger.

She was married to Alvin M. Phelps for more than 30 years when she died at the age of 91.


Joseph H. Wilson 1836 - 1887
William Henry Wilson 1837 - 1915
Clarissa S. Wilson 1839 -
Prudence S. Wilson 1841 - 1881
Caroline L. "Carrie" Wilson 1842 - 1907
Zerviah Antoinette Wilson 1846 -

Family links: 
  Silas Bramble (1790 - 1863)
  George Hiram Wilson (1812 - 1864)
  Henry Welden (____ - 1864)
  Alvin M. Phelps (1827 - 1905)
  Joseph H Wilson (1836 - 1887)*
  William Henry Wilson (1837 - 1915)*
  Prudence Sylvia Wilson Giles (1841 - 1881)*
  Caroline L Wilson Annis (1844 - 1907)*
  Clarissa F. Bramble Phelps (1813 - 1904)
  Alanson W Bramble (1819 - 1904)*
  Mary Angeline Bramble Daniels (1828 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
Clarissa F. Phelps
Daughter of Silas Bramble
May 26, 1904
91 Y 5 D

Burials Old North Cemetery, Hartford
Old North Cemetery
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Section I / Lot 1370
Maintained by: kewilson
Originally Created by: Pat
Record added: May 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37449709


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