Ken, you have given me the very first reference we have ever seen to old tom. thank you very much. i remember one time when i visited my grandmother lula with my dad i saw a mailbox in newsite for joe gahagan but my dad said we were not related. i suspect we were.old tom disappeared in 1901, we don't know anything past there.i'm sure you found the right one. the last time i was in newsite i visited guncles elijah and cleveland. that was about 25 years ago.if you run across anything please let me know.