Tabitha Secrest was born 15 April 1795 in Mecklenburg, NC and died 8 July 1854. She married Samuel Leander Rea (Ray). He was born 10 February 1790 in Buncombe, NC and died October 1868. They were married about 1821 in Peytonville, TN. Is this Tabitha the daughter of your John D Secrest? I am helping a friend to find the ancestors of Martha Anne Rea born about 1839 in NC. Martha married John Wesley Abernethy on 11 June 1861.