I think your John H. Homer is a son of Gabrial M. Homer and Nancy McKay of Marion CO.,AL. I am surprised for I did not know of any of Gabrial & Nancy children moveing to TX. Gabrial Brother James Willis Homer moved to TX with all his children,but one daughter who lived in MS., but none of his children, would be this John H. Listed in the 1880 census of Marion County Gabrial Homer & Nancy McKay are listed with abunch of children, one named John age 12. Grabrial M. is the son of Lawson Homer and wife Rebecca. If this all fits in e-mail me, I have lots of info on this family & also I can put you in touch with others from this line.