Lynch ancestors in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas...
I am researching Tom Lynch, born c. 1855, seeking the names of his parents, exact date and place of birth, and any other information that is available.
According to birth records of his children, he and his wife, Amanda Elizabeth (Suggs) Cooper Lynch, were living in or near Bonham, in Fannin County, Texas, between 1886 and 1890.
Amanda gave testimony before the Choctaw Chickasaw Citizenship Court in 1904 stating that Tom Lynch died prior to her marriage to Daniel Payton ("full-blooded" Choctaw) in 1900.
I have seen census records of 1870 and 1880 in Texas that include a Tom Lynch of approximately the same age, but there is no verifiable evidence to prove the link.
The children of Tom and Amanda were:
Luther Dawson "Doss" Lynch (married Bell Barker)
John Henry Lynch (married Annie Ridgway)
Katie Mae ("Allie Mae") Lynch (married Walter Riley Kilmer)
Mary Ellen ("Dink") Lynch (married William Floyd Scott)