Hi Dee, Thank you for responding to my message and the information you provided. It did help although dates are not jiving for me. Ava Tilley was born 21 June 1857 so she would have been 3 yrs. old in the 1860 Putnam Co. TN census listing for Henderson Tilley's family... but she is not included. By any chance, did you run across more Tilley's in Putnam Co. at this time? Perhaps Henderson had a brother in the same area or perhaps I should concentrate on the Wilson Co. TN records. Many thanks, Dee.I appreciate your help.