Thank you for your response. My Mahala was born in NC and moved to Washington Co. TN with her parents where she married. We have been unable to find her after her marriage and have had a few leads but nothing we can confirm. My Mahala had family in IL and SC so when I found this Mahala in SC 1860 I thought she might be a possibility.
Do you have any information on her maiden name or where she was born? Also, did she always live in SC? Thanks for your help.