I have quite a bit of information including census records, land records, and family records that provide information about Michael Laughman, and his son Asa. Michael was from PA and MD and arrived in Mississippi about 1800. We have not been able to find the surname of Michael's wife, Sarah. After Michael died, she married a JJ Warner. And we have not been able to clarify Frances Elizabeth Thomas' (wife of Asa) parentage or precisely where she came from. Asa and Frances named their first son William and so we have wondered if her father could be William Thomas.