This is another old post that was left hanging.With more records easily accessible, I suspect that it has been resolved, but here is what I found:
Mattie was born in Georgia to John M. & Elisabeth Thaggard.In 1880, the family lived in the Big Sandy district of Chatahochee County, Georgia.By 1900, John & Elisabeth were in Walnut Grove, Leake County, Mississippi, but Mattie was not living with the family.
This is not my direct line.I was just trying to fill in Thaggards and ran across the post.John M. Thaggard's father was born in Georgia and his mother in North Carolina.I hope to find this soon, but can anyone tell me who his parents were? The nice thing about working backwards is that Kathy provided the death information and spouse. Works out nicely :-)