Your Thomas Marion Black was born in 1852 in Alabama and died in 1892 in Mississippi and is buried in Turkey Creek Cemetery in Calhoun County, Mississippi.Thomas is the son of John Black (b. 1824 in Georgia and d. 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) and Eliza Head who was born in Alabama and married John Black on 7 January 1846 in Fayette County, Georgia.Obviously John Black was part of the CSA forces during the Civil War as he was initially reported missing in action during the Battle of Gettysburg and was later reported killed in action.John Black enlisted on 7 February 1863 as a member of the Calhoun County, Alabama Company B of the 5th Alabama Infantry Battalion.John and Eliza Black had the following children in addition to Thomas Marion Black, i.e., Mary Jean (b. October 1847 in Georgia), Sarah Ann (b. 6 January 1849 in Georgia), David Asbery (b. 3 April 1851 in Georgia), Susan Emily (b. 1852 in Georgia), James (b. 1855 in Alabama), Irena (b. 1857 in Alabama), and finally Frances (b. 1862 in Alabama).Thomas Marion Black was married three times, i.e., first to Delpha True on 2 April 1876 in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, second to Lucinda True on 10 August 1879 in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, and third to Mary Etta Cooner on 15 February 1887 in Yalobusha County, Mississippi.The 1880 Census shows Thomas Marion living with wife Lucinda (the census taker spelled her name Loisa) and his brother-in-law William True and his sister-in-law Biddie True.There were no children listed from either Delpha or Lucinda True in the 1880 Census.I have not seen directly any census records for John Black that would indicate whether he was a slave holder or not.However, being a farmer in the Georgia and Alabama region of the country would indicate a high probability that he at least had some slaves to assist in his farming activities.Hope this helps some.