Thank you for your post on the forum. Yes this sounds like John T and William you speak of could be mine. On the census you spoke of, 1850, is the state of their birth mentioned? Both my guys were born in Al. according to the 1870 census. Of course, census at times can be wrong, but I think the 1870 one might be right. My grandfather, Uriah Solomon, gives his father, Uriah William's, place of birth as Al. in a 1910 census, Seminole County, Ok.
Any info. is greatly appreciated. I tried emailing at the email address you gave but it was returned nondeliverable.