Shaun - I descend from Rebecca Matilda Follis, daughter of William Follis and Nancy Mayes. Both parents were born in VA, and died in Crockett Co, TN in the 1870s. William Follis and Nancy Mayes were married in Maury Co, TN on 18 Oct. 1810.
Rebecca Matilda Follis was born in Maury Co, TN on 20 Jan. 1832. She married first William C. Oliver in Madison Co, TN on 17 Mar. 1853. Only one child resulted from this marriage, that being a daughter, Eugenia Tennessee Oliver, born in Madison Co, TN on 1 May 1855. Her father, William C. Oliver, died in August 1855. Rebecca Matilda Follis Oliver married second Peyton Samuel Bell in Madison Co, TN on 10 Aug. 1862. They had children Mary, Margaret, and William. Eugenia Tennessee Oliver married William T. Reasons in Gibson Co, TN on 7 Aug. 1872.
The 1850 TN census lists a Samuel Bell 49, Mary 46, Peyton 21, Susan J. 17, Mary A. 11, as living in Henderson Co, TN. Both Samuel and wife Mary are listed as both being born in TN. A Samuel Bell 25, Frances 26, John W. 8/12 are listed as living nearby.
The 1860 TN census list Samuel Bell 60, Mary 56, Mary A. 20, as living in Henderson Co, TN. I don't find Peyton listed in the 1860 census, but when he married Rebecca Matilda Follis Oliver in 1862, he was listed as living in Gibson CO, TN on the marriage license.