At this time (2019) I am probably way behind you on the Phillips family but thought I'd send a message and take a chance. My ggrandmother was Laura Alice Phillips daughter of Joel Phillips and granddaughter of Solomon Phillips. She married a George A. Howes. Both of these Phillips are in the 1850 Census and living in Madison Ct., Florida next to each other. They came to Madison Ct. from Marlboro Ct. South Carolina in the late 1840s. I have information copied from Phillips-Durst Family Bible.
Would very much like to exchange information with you.