I have more info for you.I decided to look at the 1870 census and discovered that there are TWO Nathan Phillips on the census who are about the same age.There is a 77 year old Nathan Phillips in Haralson County and a 76 year old Nathan Phillips in Henry County.I believe the one in Haralson County is the one who was the son of Levi Phillips.He is living in the household of David Colum.Here is the census info for him:
David Colum age 40 Lucinda Colum age 37 Mary Colum age 18 Martha Colum age 16 Milley A Colum age 8 Earley Bowman age 19 Nathan Phillips age 77 (b abt 1793 in GA)
Here is the info for the other Nathan Phillips living in Henry County:
Nathan Phillips age 76 (b abt 1794 in GA) Lucy Phillips age 78 William Phillips age 44 Green Phillips age 8 Marth Mckiben age 40
In 1860, the Nathan Phillips of Henry Co GA appears as follows in Henry County:
Nathan Phillips age 59 b abt 1801 GA Lucinda Phillips age 60 John A Phillips age 22 Crawford Phillips age 21 David Phillips age 19
In 1850, the Nathan Phillips of Henry Co GA appears as follows in Henry County:
Nathan Philips age 46 b abt 1804 in GA Lucy Philips age 57 Mary A Philips 20 William Philips 19 Midison Philips 16 Joseph Philips 14 John Philips 13 Crawford Philips 12 David Philips 11 Sarah Philips 10
Apparently, this Nathan Phillips married Lucinda "Lucy" Brown in Butts Co GA on 8 March 1827.I do not know which Phillips family belongs to this Nathan Phillips but I am pretty certain his father was not the Levi Phillips born in Cecil Co MD in 1751.
If you have a male Phillips relative who would agree to take a painless and private Y-DNA test, I strongly encourage you to get him tested.The reason we established the Phillips DNA Project was to clear up mysteries like this one.
Sincerely, Nancy Kiser Volunteer administrator Phillips DNA Project www.phillipsdnaproject.com