Sarah J ROSS b Dec 12 1820 on her stone at Bethel Cemetery outside of Attala MS on Find a Grave. I visited it as well in person. Rumor has it a previous marriage for the first two children Sarah F 1836/7 Sylvester 1838, then a gap of 5 yrs to 3rd child Martha C 1843. That gap 1838-43 is when I presumed he may have remarried, then Virgil, next child, May 24, 1845.
Sara states in 1880 census first child was step daughter. So......the Rose surprised me. Thank you for any thoughts or help you have given.