Hi Dan, I just happened to have received a couple of emails this morning from John Ozment.He's researched Solomon Wolfe quite a bit(and the man still remains something of a mystery).
He's leaning toward Phillip Wolfe of Meckelenburg Co., NC as the father of Solomon.However, he hasn't found any conclusive evidence that this is the case. So he thinks that there is a possibility that John is the father, however Phillip is is first choice.
He sent me some of the email he's exchanged with another Wolfe researcher named Delores Wagner.She is also not sure that John Wolfe is the father of Solomon, but since her ancestor, Solomon Wolfe's sister Mary, may have been born in SC, she holds that it is a distinct possibility.Her doubt come from Solomon himself evidently having said that his father was born in North Carolina.Mrs. Wagner did note that some of Mary Wolfe's descendants moved to Upshur Co., TX and other places in TX and that several of the males were named Phillip.
Interestingly enough Solomon's wife's name was Martha H. George.She was born in Georgia in abt. 1808 and was in Greene Co., Alabama in the 1820s.Mr. Ozment believes that these Georges are from Virginia.I have to agree that judging by the names, its highly possible that they belong to the VA Georges that intermarried heavily with the Haynes and Greer family.Baily, Delilah, Whitson, etc...
By the 1830s Solomon Wolfe was in Yazoo, Miss.There are no Georges enumerated on the Greene Co., Alabama census in 1830.There are, however, some Greers.He only sent Gs so I don't know about Haynes family members.In 1830 Mississippi there were only three Wolfes enumerated:James, Matthias, and Solomon.Mr. Ozment didn't know whether James and Matthias were related to Solomon, but he observed that later they moved nearby.
Solomon moved to Texas in about 1840 or maybe before, but the first reference to Solomon here was in March 1840 dealing with land tenure in Nacogdoches Co.Since there was no Federal Census in Texas in 1840 that's the earliest that he can be placed here.He wasn't on the 1840 Tax list.He died either before or January 1865.
From the things I've read in various Cherokee Co., probate cases where his name appears, he seems to have been quite wealthy for the times, and to have owned a lot of land all over Texas/
I hope this is helpful to you.Let me know if you'd like to email John Ozment.You and he might be able to help each other.