I'm still trying to narrow doen the information on Thomas Conrad.
He definate lived from about 1804, born in North Carolina, found Clearly on the 1850 Forsyth County census data.He definately was married to Hanna Rebecca Waterson, and Alexander Conrad was the marriage bondsman.
His son, Andrew L Conrad on the census, goes through some name alterations---Andrew Thomas and Thomas Andrew; and later in Kansas gives the last name as Conard----presumably more than just a spelling issue----I'm wondering if he was another Confed. Vet looking for a better life after the civil war.He definately (Thomas Andrew Conrad/Conard) went from North Carolina to Missouri and then to the Fort Scott Kansas area.
Teasing out the Forsyth (previously Stokes) County Conrads has been very difficult.
There is a Jarvis family genalogy web site that is helpful.Also there is data on the Moravian church that is helpful.findagrave.com has significant data also.
Anyone with a good lead, I'd appreciate hearing what you have.The cherokee issue I mentioned earlier may well be wrong, at this time, I'm wondering if it was more of a cover story for avoiding the confederate hx.???Sure makes things harder to tease out though.