James Monroe Phelps was born in 1907 in Butlar County Kentucky.
Her first married Betty Corbit and had one child that died. He married Chalene Gamblin in 1932 in Madisonville, Kentucky. He was the son of William C. Phelps and Nancy Flener. He died September 16, 1972 in Nortonville, Kentucky and is bured in Shaw-Gamlin Cem. in Nortonville,
i. Elizabeth "Tiny" Phelps 1932-1980?
iii. "Pete" (Phelps) Duncan 1936-1998
iv. Eva L (Phelps) Allen 1939-2005
v. James Phelps LV
vi. Katie Phelps LV
vii. Donald Ray Phelps LV
viii. Reta Phelps LV