Have you also researched down the Ezell lines to this marriage:Joel PARHAM Hood and Sarah EZELL who married 26 JUN 1850 in Davidson County, Tennessee. Joel and Sarah the parents of Charles Marion Hood born May 1, 1855.
If so, did Charles Marion go by his middle name of Marion Hood? If so, I believe he is listed in the household of my ancestors Thomas and Eliza Newsom Mason in the 1870 Jackson Co. AR Census as Marion Hood age 16 "at home" Realizing that the Ezells are related through my Meglamre, Whitehorn and Bailey lines to Eliza Newsom Mason, I would love to know if this boy was the son of Joel Parham Hood and Sarah Ezell.
I also find the name Joel Parham Hood interesting as Eliza Newsom Mason's brother William Newsom who married Martha Bailey June 24, 1833 Sussex Co. were the parents of Elizabeth Virginia Newsom who married John Lewis Stuart. Elizabeth and John Lewis named their son Parham Newsom Stuart. John Lewis Stuart the son of Lewis Stuart and Mariah Holt Clark of Sussex Co. and grandson of Wm. Stuart and Jemima Johnson.