Re: Caroline APPLEGATE & James Harvey THOMAS
I'm pretty sure she is the daughter of John T Applegate, born in KY, who moved to TX in 1829.Her mother was Mary, born in TN in abt. 1789.
Caroline had a brother James C Applegate, who had at least three children--John, Matilda, and James.In the 1880 Census, John and his wife Zerah were living next to Caroline and James H Thomas.James (identified as a nephew) was living with Caroline and James H Thomas.
I have a bunch of Shelby and Panola Co. property tax records referring to this family, as well as a few probate court documents referring to the the guardianship proceedings for John, Matilda, and James.