Hello Jim, I have removed my Worldconnect tree to edit it. Did you notice Charles, 8, b. NC, and the rest, b. TN? I was wondering if he could be Johns son, visiting Ezekials home. The Charles McDowell Birchfield I had was b. 1831 and this Charles ca1842? Also have you been able to find Sams middle name, initial? My Edna Hughes/Birchfield was d/o William Hughes+(Mary Hyder d/o Joseph Hyder+Elizabeth Bean) d. b4 1875. Is this Hughes in your census? Your Mary Hughes' must be Sams 1st wife. I had her birth at around 1843. Her kids with Sam raised my Alexander,David,William after their mom Edna skedaddled.