No.1.In the will of Benjamin Phillips, date 12 March 1781, his children are named as Jenkin, Aseal, Samuel, and daughters Hume and Sarah.Some have said his sons were Jenkin, Israel, and Samuel.Although there was one or two Israel Phillips in Loudoun, this particular person was actually ASAEL or ASAHEL Phillips.He was bound out to Richard Matthews in 1795 with the spelling Asahel.In tax records, his name was spelled Isael.I understand the confusion, but...that confusion blocked my research for many years. (Asahel is my ancestor.)
No. 2.Thomas Phillips the Waggoner, was married to Mary John--this can be proven by her parents' wills, and by a land deed where "waggoners" Thomas Phillips and James John get land in 1785.Waggoner Thomas owned two tracts, one was 122a, the other 408a.He sold all his land by 1771, including 200a to a John Phillips (1769) and 208a to Jenkin Phillips (1771). Another Thomas Phillps died in 1766 and Thomas the Waggoner and his wife Mary were witnesses.This Thomas who died also had a son Thomas and many people have said that the son Thomas and Thomas the Waggoner are the same person.This cannot be according to Virginia laws of the time--a witness could not benefit from the will.Therefore--these are two separate Thomases.
No. 3.Thomas (the son of Thomas who died in 1766) did marry a woman named Mary, and had children Samuel and Sarah, and lived in Fauquier Co, VA.This info can be found in a Loudoun Chancery suit, 1788 David James v. Jenkins Phillips.(You can find this at http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=107-1788-006http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=107-1788-006 and it is 103 pages long!)
I cannot verify any relationship between Thomas Phillips who died in 1766 and Thomas the Waggoner.