I am looking for any information/leads on my great-great grandfather, Thomas William Turner. Family bible lists his name as William Turner, but his marriage certificate to Sarah Ann Alford gives name as Thomas W. Turner.
I have almost nothing to go on in this search. He married Sarah in March 1856, but she was alone with the children in the 1860 census, so I'm presuming he died prior to that date. Children are Joseph Alden Turner (born 1857) and Mary Wellington "Mollie" Turner (born 1859).
Sarah was from Etowah County, not Talladega, so I'm inclined to believe William was already living in Talladega prior to their marriage. Any clues as to where William came from and who his family was (other than Sarah and the children) would be greatly appreciated.