Thanks for the GREAT information. I have been stuck for quite a while. This information should be very helpful.
As for his marriage to Martha A. Matlock - it was Nov 7, 1879 in Newton, Co., Mississippi.
I hope this helps you as much as you have helped me. I have birth and death dates for both Thomas and Martha if you need them. For example, I have photos of her grave site. They were buried in different cemeteries.
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