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Michael Fulp Phelps
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1797
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1871
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA

May be son of Michael and Phebe Fulp of Stokes, NC. (research ongoing).
Siblings appear to include Henry, George, Peter, Elizabeth and Catherine Felps, based on an 1855 lawsuit filed in IL.

m1: Ruth Lunsford, Sep 1820 or 1821
-13 children
Ruth died 1862

m2: Margaret Alexander, February 8, 1867
-One child, Benjamin

From 1883 biography of son, David Michael Phelps:
"PHELPS, David Michael
Springfield Township
1883 History of Henry County Missouri, National Historical Co pg 818
David Michael Phelps, farmer, section 3, was born January 31, 1842, in St. Clair County, Illinois. His father, Michael Phelps, who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1797. was married in September, 1820 or 1821, to Miss Ruth Lunsford, of St. Clair County, Illinois. They had thirteen children. Mrs. Phelps died June 2, 1862, and Mr. P. was again married February 8, 1867, to Miss Margaret Alexander, also of St. Clair County, Illinois. By the second union there was one son. David M. Phelps, the second son in his father's family,..."

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Michael Phelps
Age: 53, Birth Year: abt 1797
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1850: Centreville, St Clair, Illinois
Family Number: 2103
Michael Phelps 53, Ruth Phelps 42
George L Phelps 22, William L Phelps 20
Henry Phelps 18, Michael Phelps 10
Jacob Phelps 5, Margaret Phelps 18
Richard Dilk 30

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Miche Phelps
Age in 1860: 61, Birth Year: abt 1799
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Township 1 Range 8, St Clair, Il
Post Office: Belleville
Miche Phelps 61, Ruth Phelps 52
M D Phelps 18, J S Phelps 14
Nancy Philips 23, Mcl Sheriden 23

Alert: Son David Michael's bio stated that he was the 2nd son of Michael and Ruth. However, per 1850 census, there were at least three sons older than David Michael.

Information for this bio courtesy of descendant Tom who has two website: and Read the "Stories": "Fulp/Phelps Connection", "yDNA" and "The 1855 IL Lawsuit" 
Family links: 
  Ruth Lunceford Phelps (1808 - 1862)
  David Michael Phelps (1842 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Palmier Cemetery
Monroe County
Illinois, USA
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Jul 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114458377
Michael Fulp Phelps
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Michael Fulp the son of Michael Fulp & Phebe Scott of Stokes County, North Carolina, was born on 29 Sep 1800, according to the Revolutionary War Pension application of Michael & Phebe Fulp - W10043. Thus, this Michael Fulp is quite unlikely to be the son ...(Read more)
- Janet Harder
 Added: Jan. 9, 2014

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