I am looking for Thomas Derefield/Derifield
This is supposedly William Issacs (Father to Enos) father, according to records on MyHeritage and all those records have him married to Margaret Mary "Polly" (Cherokee native american) Jones (Born Burnett). That is not true. Shes not Cherokee and a person that has been researching the Burnett family for over 50 years says there is NO record of her being married to Thomas. Now I did see a census with David, Mary J, Leban and John and there was a Thomas and Mary as well. Had them both listed as 62 years old. They had David listed at 38. The age difference between him and Mary J on the census is 18 years, where on a marriage certificate their age difference was 10 years apart. This was an 1860 census. David wouldn't have been 38 if he was born in 1828. Now, I realize that could be a mistake on the takers part, but what about Thomas? According to most records and the line I'm following, Enos & Jemima are David's parents and William Issac and Ann Jordan are Enos' parents, making Thomas his great grandpa, but the age difference between Thomas and David doesn't reflect this. So where does Thomas actually fit in? Did Enos have a brother named Thomas? Because all I've seen is one sibling for Enos and thats Ann. Help! This is getting super confusing!
Better yet, can anyone tell me if im even following the right family? What started this search with this family is my great grandmother Ollie Ward (Deerfield). Her parents are William David Derrifield and Lyddia F. Marcum. Some have Lyddias maiden name as Lewis, but thats his second wife's (Loddie) maiden name. Thank you on advance.