I thought I would let you know, I found my Joseph Hamilton Woods (also found as Wood) with his parents. They are in Shelby Co. TN in 1910.
Wood, Rufus, Oct. 1852, 47, MS, TN, TN
" , Sallie, wife, Dec. 1849, MS, TN, AL
" , Hamilton, son, Nov. 1879, MS, MS, MS
" , Wesley, son, July 1889, MS, MS, MS
I also found them on the 1880 census in Lafayette Co. MS
Woods, Rufe, 27, MS, MS, MS
", Sarah, 30, MS, AL, AL
", Hamilton, son, 5/12, MS, MS, MS
What is interesting here is there are some Warren's near them that I think may be conn. There is a Jonathon Warren, age 55?, (50 something), b. AL and it has both his parents born in Tenn. His wife is a Sophia, age 48, born TN, both parents born TN. Their children are Thomas, 19, b. MS, Nancy, 15, b. MS, Francis, f, 13, b. MS. There is a William Butler living with them, age 4, gr.son, b. MS.
Next house is a John Warren, 30, b. MS, wife Caroline, 30, b. AL. There is no children listed for them, this John is the son of Jonathon and Sophia. John and Caroline have a John Woods, age 20, b. MS, living with them, both his parents born MS. I believe this is prob. Rufus's younger brother.
I looked for McKee's and couldn't find any but I did a search and have found there were some Warren's conn. to McKee's in Tenn.
Do you know of any Warren's conn. to yours??? Also, do you think this Sophia, wife of Jonathon, might be the Sophia McKee that you list as the dau. of Hamilton J. McKee and wife Mary Finley??? She would have been abt. 18 in 1850 when your McKee census was taken and she and Jonathon could have marr. later in 1850......
Anyway, let me know what you think. I am still searching for my McKee's in Tenn. My g.g.gr.father, Andy McKee was suppose to have been born in Miss. but he may have marr. in Tenn. and they had all their children there. I still can't understand though why I can't find them in 1900 in Tenn. or Miss. I've even looked under diff. spellings for their last name with no luck but I will plod on, (grin)........It is now my turn to confuse you, (grin), later, Kaye.......