Carl: I think Richard E. Tuell may be my great grandfather's older brother. Richard's marriage to Sarah Whitaker (July 15, 1880) shows up in the Washington County, Arkansas, Marriage records. James R. Tuell, my great grandfather, married Mary Elizabeth Morris in the same county nine years later. James R. Tuell was born in Georgia. I believe his father was Nathaniel O. Tuell (sometimes listed as Nathanel), who was born in South Carolina. He later lived in Georgia and Arkansas. He was married to Nancy Y. Tuell, and served as a second lieutenant in the Cherokee Legion of the Georgia State Guard (Confederate). I had been under the impression that Richard's middle initial was A, but I could be confusing him with another relative.
Nathanel O. Tuell and Nancy Y. Tuell show up in the 1880 census records in Whiteville, Baxter, Arkansas. He was 65 at the time, and she was 55. James R. Tuell, 20, was also listed in the household. I think Richard was about 12 years older than James.
James and Mary had a son, Henry Tuell (my grandfather), who later moved to Indian Territory. Mary's parents, whose name was Morris, also moved with them. I think Richard also lived in Indian Territory, where a daughter named Ella was born. They later moved back to Arkansas. I believe Richard also had a daughter named Affie and a son named Robert.
The 1880 Arkansas census lists Richard A. Tuell as a 32-year-old shoemaker and widower with three children.
I'm still trying to pin down all these connections. It appears the family may have migrated from Maryland to South Carolina to Georgia and on to Arkansas.