When Mary Magdaline Phelps was born on 15 May 1778, in Orange, Virginia, United States, her father, John Phelps I, was 39 and her mother, Katherine LeGrand, was 43. She married Reuben Stapp on 17 December 1793, in Madison, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 25 June 1865, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Madison, Kentucky, United States.
Scottish and English (southwestern): variant of Phillips .
History: The brothers George and William Phelps emigrated from Gloucestershire, England, to Dorchester, MA, c. 1630. Five years later they moved to Windsor, CT. George's sixth-generation descendant, Anson Greene Phelps (1781–1853), rose from being a penniless orphan to the status of a major industrialist and a prominent CT philanthropist.