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Name:Thomas Key Phelps
Affiliation:Class of 1867
Biography & Genealogy:Thomas Key Phelps, Class of 1867; New Market Cadet. Genealogy: Born- September 21, 1847, on family plantation "Keyton" in Bedford County, Va. Father- Thomas Jefferson Phelps; Mother- Malinda Perkins Key. Pat. Grandfather- Thomas Phelps; Pat. Grandmother- Nancy Carter. Mat. Grandfather- Captain Thomas Key; Mat. Grandmother- Docia Preston. Marriage: To Elizabeth Moulton, 1870. Children- 1st: Thomas Hammond; 2nd: James Key; 3rd: William Richard; 4th: Wilbur Moulton; 5th: Sarah; 6th: Hattie May; 7th: Lucy; 8th: Ruth; 9th: Margaret Elizabeth; 10th: Ella Docia; 11th: Laura. VMI Record: Matriculated March 1, 1864. Participated in Battle of New Market (cadet private, Company D) on May 15, 1864. Remained a cadet until Corps was disbanded following evacuation of Richmond, April 1865. Honorary Graduate. Career: Operated family farm "Keyton" in Bedford County; involved in public service in the county. Died: December 27, 1925, in a Roanoke, Va. hospital. Buried Key-Phelps Cemetery, near Body Camp, Bedford Co., VA. [photo courtesy Jim Rucker]