Sometimes it takes common since in many things; and I do believe this is one of them; Austin Stockstill and Richard Davis have worked together; lived next to one another proven on paper from 1824 until death of Richard and Austin; They were found in Warren County TN.June 5 1824; they were both chain carriers for Isaac January on the Collins River.
It is said in our family that Austin and Sarah married in 1823 and their first son John was born 12 Aug 1823 Warren Co, TN. I put together a time line and I have it that they married in 1822; Clem Davis was born between 1816-1820 and lived with his grandparents until he married.
Richard Davis and Austin Stockstill RE: Census they seemed to move to the same places and in the same time frame. I’m sure most of the Researcher that want to prove Mary Hedgepath is the mother of the Stockstill’s won’t see this.
I am now wondering if Mary Hedgepath was the grandmother of the Stockstill children being the mother of either Austin or Sarah, which would explain why some say Sarah was also Mary. I wish all the Stockstill clan all the luck in the world in finding their Mother, as for Sarah I think that she is the mother; as for Mr Epps saying they married in 1858 is very dumb; they were recorded in the 1850 census together.
Anyway good luck; use Hedgepath as mother; if it feels right and it fits do it, isn’t that what many do.