Jean: Re the following -- "Thomas Hastings Sandidge was the great grand son of william, and grand son of Stephen and son of Benjamin Thurmond Sandidge who died in Franklin COunty Tennessee prior to 1850 and after 1840.His son Thomas Hastings was born the 29 Dec 1819 in Franklin COunty Tennessee and he died 28 Dec 1881 in Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi.."
About 1840 Thomas Hastings migrated to the SW portion of Madison Co. MS where he became an overseer for W. Jordan Denson. They had been neighbors in Franklin Co. TN and were related through marriage to Pendleton Sandridge, son of his uncle Nathan. About 1850 he adopted the spelling of 'Sandidge" as was already used by his cousins in Ky, Mo, VA, AL, and Northern MS. In 1855, he began buying adjoining land as it became available near Brownsville, in Hinds Co. MS and formed his own plantatin which he called "Solitude".
He served in the CSA from 22 Mar 1862 to 4 July 1863 when he was captured at the surrender of Vicksburg and paroled home on 7 July 1863.
Thomas Hastings & Mary Sibley had 10 children: Charles Rufus, Ida Bell, Sara Idell, Luella Kate, Mary Ada, Susan matilda, Elon Estes, Sammy Sibley, and two unnamed infants who died young."
How could Benjamin Thurmond, born abt 1795 according to my notes, have time to have a son Thomas who has another son Thomas born only 20 years later? Something is funky here.