I am familiar with most of this info but can add that the Philemon who died in Warick, Cecil Co. MD had an infant that is mentioned in his 1778 will. I just recieved a hard copy! So I doubt that this is the Philemon, son of Robert. I really think that there are two Noble lines that lived north and south of the Trent River in now Lenoir NC. I have a family note that says Richard and Philemon are first cousins but I don't know which ones. There is also a Philemon Noble on the 1800 census of Lenoir b. 1775-1784 with 2 small males. It is possible that Philemon Noble b. 1795 in Lenoir, (that I study) is a son. I have another family note that Philemon b. 1795 is a Jr. There is also a George in Dobbs/Lenoir whom I think is related to Philemon b. 1775-1784.