I don't understand why you posted on the VA board????
Possibility for Jennie's family [this family still in Clarke Co 1880 minus Jennie, and she seems to be in Tate 1880 as a servant]
1870 United States Federal Census about John B Gates Name: John B Gates Age in 1870: 49 Birth Year: abt 1821 Birthplace: Alabama Home in 1870: District 2, Clarke, Mississippi Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Shubuta Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age John B Gates 49 AL Sarah E Gates 40 GA Thomas R Gates 19 Ella Crokvin 16 Carrie Gates 14 Sallie Gates 11 Bettie Gates 9 Jennie Gates 7 Martin Cochren 15 Stocia Gates 30 black Wm Gates 4" Sallie Gates 1" all the ch b MS
Wm F's 1932 death cert states father is N R MEREDITH, so this may be a possibility.W F on at least 2 census states father b GA
1870 United States Federal Census about North Merideth Name: North Merideth Age in 1870: 51 Birth Year: abt 1819 Birthplace: Georgia Home in 1870: Township 6 Range 7, DeSoto, Mississippi Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Arkabutta Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age North Merideth 51 Justa Merideth 40 Sarah Merideth 19 Josephine Merideth 16 David Merideth 13 Winfield Merideth 11 William Merideth 9******* Mary Merideth 4 John Merideth 1