Thanks for the responce, sorry it took so long for me to answer, I had not checked the message board for several months.Jack Averitt e-mailed me about your response.
My research and yours seem to check. The Thomas C. Averitt you refered to was my great great grandfather. His son Charles Henry was my great grandfather and Charles Henry's son Ires Alphonsus Averitt was my grandfather.
As Jack may have told you my research gets fuzzy when I get back to Rudd Averitt.I'll try to find my notes and e-mail you.