Is Elizabeth Toms (1699 - ____) connected to incorrect second husband?

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In working with some recently adopted ancestral profiles, it appears to me that WikiTree may have Elizabeth (Toms) Phelps connected to an incorrect second husband in Zachariah Nixon. Her birth, first marriage and children from first marriage are documented. Husband Jonathan Phelps died 1732 so a second husband would be expected. However, marriage records for Zachariah Nixon show his wife to be Elizabeth Nicholson, not Phelps (or Toms). And, Zachariah would have been approx 14 years Elizabeth's junior (not unheard of but significant).
WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Nixon
in Genealogy Help by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (201k points)

Let's kick up the complication level a few notches. So, there is a devilishly hard to read marriage intention record (subscription, left hand page, top half of page) in original Perquimans MM minutes between "Zacry" Nixon and Elizabeth Phelps dated 3 Jul (5th month) 1734. There does not appear to be another Elizabeth Phelps (that I can find) other than the subject of this question who this could be. This marriage does not seem to appear in any of Hinshaw's transcriptions under the surnames Phelps or Nixon unless I have missed it entirely. The date would fit with Elizabeth marrying again after first husband Jonathan died.

This would appear to be a different Zachary or Zachariah Nixon than the one WikiTree has Elizabeth married to as second husband. Edit: She is frequently seen elsewhere married to the Zachariah Nixon who married Elizabeth Nicholson in 1729--when her first husband was still alive. The profile in WikiTree doesn't make the Nicholson connection so is not technically incorrect but the notations on the profile clearly show there has been confusion. Do we have any Quaker Nixon researchers who know who this would be?

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