There was a Thomas Sherman Northen, born 1834 Richmond Co., VA; son of Edward Jones Northen; grandson of George Northen, b.1748, Richmond Co; great grandson of William and Abigail Northen. Thomas Sherman married Mary Robinson of Lancaster Co., VA,1860. He enlisted in Confederate Army. He was wounded and died. His wife returned to Lancaster Co.
There were at least two Thomas Yeatman Northens: 1. son of a Peter Northen who was born July 23, 1802 in VA, died Hopkins KY in 1870. No dates found for Thomas.
2. son of William Northen and Lucy Robinson Yeatman. Their son, Thomas Yeatman Northen was born Dec. 4, 1816 in either Frederick or Loudoun Co., VA. He moved to TN early and spent his life as a farmer Wilson Co. He married Paulona Jane Smith of TN. They had ten children.