In addition to census records, my most reliable source of the names of Joseph and Polly's children comes from a family bible transcribed and printed in "Journal of Surry County [NC] Genealogy Society" for Oct. 1988, p.18. Tabitha's date of birth is given as 27 Oct 1818.She was the oldest of Joseph's children followed by: Allen, b.1820 James, b. 1822 Sarah, b.1824 John Hughes, b. l825 Elizabeth, b. 1827 Edward, b. 1829 Jonathan, b. 1831 Shelton, b. 1833 Katharine, b. 1834 Joseph, b. 1837 Mary, b. 1839 I pity poor Polly having to bear and care for 12 children.