There is a very detailed book written by Larry Krug in 1961 that has history of the descendants of Phelps and Lippitts. Click the title of the book to see the entire book that has been Google-digitized:
Link to The William A. Phelps Family book by Larry Krug
A story of afflication and hardship / pride and admiration.
Note that this biography lists two wives that were both named Almira: Almira Jocelyn who bore him four children and Almira Warren who bore him one daughter (Phebe Almira whom I am descended from) and four sons.