Re: john c and martha--tn,ark,tx
This might help:
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In 1860 Red River Co., there was a John S. with wife Martha.John was son of Jesse (which Jesse?), and his children were Elizabeth, b1845; William, b1851; James, b1854 and Susan, b1858.
At the same time, there was another son of Jesse's in Red River Co.:Ashby Coffee, with wife Eliza and children Robinson, b1848; America, b1854; and Margaret, b1857.Ashby was b1822 and Eliza b1828.
Then, I find a Joel with wife Polly, b1842, in that county in 1860.My note says that Joel is probably really Jesse and Polly is probably his daughter.
So, look for a Jesse with at least two sons and perhaps a daughter with the above names, and you might have a pretty good lead.