I recently found the 1900 census extract for McLennan County TX, showing Joseph Thames, born July, 1828, in Mississippi, married to a woman whose name is very difficult to read on the census, but looks like "Binchel E." Apparently they had been married only 1 year, because Joseph had given his "No. of Yrs. Married" as 48; the census taker, however, has that crossed out and the number "1" written in for both himself and his wife. Interestingly, the wife did not give her age or birthdate, but declares her birthplace and that of both her parents as Mississippi. That Joseph Thames was married after the death of Harriet McLehaney Thames was news to me! Does anyone know exactly who this woman was? Would love to hear from anyone with relevant info.