This is from "Pontiac Township 1827-1983 The End of an Era" by Natalie Kilmer Randall. Seeking any descendants of this family:
"Maple Place-(Auburn, Oakland County) Another site of interest is the familiar Phelps home at 1370 Doris Road, The property was named "Maple Place" by its primary resident, Edwin Phelps, who made use of the many Maples surrounding the homestead each spring when the sap ran. The original 160 acre parcel was purchased in 1833 by Elnathan Phelps. Tax and tract records indicate the purchase was made from Jerome Galloway, whose brother, Alexander, probably originally purchased the parcel in 1821 from the government. The Galloways were early settlers in this area (1819-21) and purchased heavily throughuot the county. A spring-fed lake included in the quarter-section purchase bears the name Galloway. Elnathan Phelps, son of Sarah (Smellage) and Benjamin Phelps, was born in 1799 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Prior to his move to Oakland County, his primary concern was woolen manufacturing, but his interest turned to agriculture once he settled here. In 1826, he married Clarissa Colt. They had two children, twins Edwin and Helen (Reeves). Elnathan died on December 2, 1870. Prior to his death, he sold what appears to be nearly all his land to his son. Biographical sketches for Oakland County for 1877, 1891 and 1903 include Edwin Phelps among the areas's prominent residents. An 1891 reference suggests Edwin Phelps had "furnished his dwelling with substantial and tasteful appointments, and made many arrangements for the comfort of his family." Beginning in 1868, Edwin Phelps Jr. acquired the land. He apparently sold the homestead to W. Smith, possibly Walter Smith, his sister, Claras's husband. Walter Smith (and others) sold off various portions of the original homestead, including the later purchase of Elnathan Phelps, until the 1.51 acre parcel was defined as it stands today. P. Smith, listed for the last time in 1966, may be the last direct family member to own this particular parcel." (Enathan was first married to Clarissa Colt; 2nd married Elizabeth Smith d/o Ebenezer Smith and Mary Gould of Auburn.) I have more info for the Phelps family and desc.