Hi. I'm a direct descendent of Thomas F. Gafford who seems to be something of a mystery. He was born around 1722 in either Scotland or VA or Maryland (I've seen all 3 places attached to his name. People can't seem to decide.) He died sometime between 1799-1810 in Laurens County, South Carolina.
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Hinton (1726-1825)(Laurens Co, SC)
6 sons: John Stephen William Ruben Joseph Michael (my gggg-grandfather)
Michael's daughter Matilda (Porter) is my ggg-grandmother. Her daughter Mary Elizabeth (Owen) is my gg-grandmother. Her son John Gafford Owen is my great-grandfather. His son Clyde Owen is my grandfather. And so on...
Please post any info you have about the people mentioned, especially Thomas F. Gafford and his wife Mary Elizabeth Hinton.