Thomas Light, my g-g-grandfather, was living with his son James in 1880.
1880 Sullivan Co. Census, 15th Dist.
Name, Race, Sex, Age, Occupation
James Light,w,m,28 (farmer)
Elizabeth L.,w,f,27 (housekeeper)
???? Ellis,b,m,55 (cook)
Sarah M.,b,f,11 (nurse)
Thomas Light,w,m,55 (day laborer)
Hope this answered your question or was I too late. Samuel P. Light, s/o Thomas and James's brother, is my g-grandfather. Sam married Mary Ellen Ragland (Raglin?). Also, I can tell you where Sam and James are buried; but, have yet to find Thomas's grave.
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