Johnny, This is my direct line. William M. Kicklighter is my great grandfather. Both William M. & his half brother, Jesse, are buried at Beards Creek Cemetery, Tattnall Co.
Over the years I have documented many facts about the Kicklighter family, however, I still do not know the names of Mary Powell's (William M. Kicklighter's second wife) parents.
Although I do not know the exact date, Jesse Kicklighter, Sr died, before 27 Nov 1876. WAYNE COUNTY GEORGIA ADMINISTRATORS, EXECTOR & GUARDIAN RETURNS BOOK C, page 4, states "Whereas M. W. Kicklighter applicant for letters of guardian of minor heirs of JESSE KICKLIGHTER, deceased, ... this 27th Nov 1876.
M. W. Kicklighter is Matthew W. Kicklighter, son of Jesse, Sr and his first wife, Luvisa Thomas.
From the same Wayne Co book, there are other entries for minor heirs of Jesse Kicklighter, pages 71 and on 428 are listed the names of his young children by his second wife, Mary Ann Geiger.