Back in the 'Olden Days'
… there once lived a young cowboy and his bride. This is their story, and we are their family ...
Eugene Thomas Phelan and Delphia Olive Youst
on their wedding day — June 22nd, 1890
I am Suzi Dewsnap Terrell, the great granddaughter of Tom and Delphia Phelan. Genealogy is my passion ... my hope is that it will also become yours! My goal in establishing this web site, is for other family members to discover their ancestors, and forever keep the chain of information flowing by adding onto it. Please follow the links above to see family photos and read their special stories. I hope you enjoy!!
Many of the stories and photos on this site are courtesy from
Lenora J. Phelan and Her Irish Ancestors
by Richard F. Oyler
... thank you Richard!! I also would like to give my thanks and credit to the following sites: LDS Family Search site, Interment, FindaGrave and many county genealogy webpages.
This page is an on going "work in progress" and hopefully will always be "Under Construction". If you care to comment, or have any corrections, additional linkage or just want to offer helpful suggestions and share more information, we'd be glad to hear from you - please Contact Us
It started young with bedtime tales
Of years that had gone by
Gramps told of how they use to live
And how they all had died.
It made me wonder who they were
And what they all had been
So the hunt began for names & dates
To look up all my kin.
I knew there were some famous ones
Like Daniel Boone and Dewey
But had no idea that I would find
that most of them were screwy!
Like old maid Flo who had a fear
Of men and all their groping
She wore a whistle round her neck
(... but I think she was just hoping!)
And then I found an Uncle George
Whose stories send you reeling
He was caught with someone's horse
So they strung him up for stealing.
Next I found old scarlet Lucy
Who ran a house of sin
Till they closed it down & locked her up
For her wicked way with men.
After hearing bout Grandpa Henry
I put my hunt to rest
Could take no more afraid I’d find
That my bloodline's not the best.
So be prepared when you start your hunt
For those ghost that once lay hidden
Could raise and haunt you in the night
And you might regret the diggin!
by Suzi Terrell
Keeper of the Family