Terri, Jesse's father was Charles Phillips, Jr. Charles was born in Wilkes Co., GA abt 1781. Jesse was born to Charles' 2nd wife, Elizabeth (Boswell?) in 1817 in Clarke Co., AL. Jesse married Margaret Sullivan about 1847 whose father was Owen Sullivan, Jr. of Wagarville, AL. I was shown a letter in 1970 by Sheriff T. M. Phillips of Many, LA from Wagarville to Margaret Sullivan Phillips, his grandmother. Interestingly enough, Owen Sullivan. Jr. was married to his second wife, one Anne Phillips Farr (Pharr). She was a widow of James Farr, and the daughter of George Phillips, who died in 1798, leaving a widow, Elizabeth Collins Phillips, and two children, John b. 1785, and Anne, b. ? I have not been able to connect George Phillips with Charles Phillips, Jr. but George possibly may have been an Uncle to Charles, Jr and a brother to Charles, Sr. There were a lot of Phillipses in that area and I have not been able to document their relationships. I'm not good at researching records and no one else seems to have made the connections either. If you are a member of Ancestry.com, you might be able to access the file "bnorman155" which has some of the Phillips family tree to which I have contributed. Beverly Norman is descended from Zachariah C. Phillips who may have been Jesse's brother or perhaps, his Uncle, we don't know who Zachariah's father was. However, my PhillipsFamilyTree DNA matches exactly with Zachariah's grandson. We are Phillips Group 31 which at this time has only seven contributors of Phillips DNA which comprised Group 31. I wish we had DNA samples from other brothers, sons, grandsons, g-grandsons, etc. We do not have a sample from Jesse Phillips' family with whom I presently am in contact. My contact with that family is Walter Bounds of Carthage, TX and I have attended one of their reunions. I'm not sure they have a male Phillips remaining.