No one has ever been able to figure this family out but Council was probably part of the Reuben/Council/Wright lines - in some fashion. It is not known if they were part of the Thomas and Isabelle line. What would be most helpful if you could find a male down the Council line with the surname Phillips to be tested for the Phillips DNA project. That might give us a better idea of how to put some of these people together. My off the wall hunch is they are NOT part of the Thomas and Isabelle family but that of the Maryland family where the name Reubin appears and there was a Reubin who was part of that family in Dobbs Co for a short time - I think they were there right up today but it would take DNA testing. Without question one of the Councils lived next to my Phillips family and they appeared to have been quite close.