By Solomon, do you mean the silversmith Solomon Phip(p)s born 10 Jan 1675 in CharlesTown, Mass, who had a brother Thomas born 22 Nov 1676, same city? We would have assumed both of those to be sons of (the later Sir and Gov) WIlliam Phip(p)s of Maine, born 1651 at Kennebec, now Phippsburg, Maine?
Two other family legends from Cleora, my grandmother: that we had an ancestor, grandfather of Asa, who fought in the Continental Army the whole five years of the Revolution 1777-81 inclusive; was THIS Solomon?
That we had an ancestor who was in the British army in Quebec province somewhere who swam the St Lawrence to desert and escape to the American side, to New England to fight in the Revolution? This too from the Phipps side.