What can you tell me about "William P. Birchfield" or "William Perry Birchfield" that was married to a "Mary A." that the Census say she was born in in Tennessee from the 1850 & 1860 Census.,and he in Missouri. and they had a daughter Pearl Birchfield born 1868. "William Perry Birchfield" was the First Sheriff of Otoe,Nebraska.My Grand Mother "Pearl Thomas" said that her Grand Father Issac J. Thomas, his sister and her husband Perry Birchifeld left Campbell,Tennessee.,for Missouri and then Otoe,Nebraska. My Grand Mother said she was name after "Pearl Birchfirld" So do you know is this "Mary A."born 1826 a "Mary A. Thomas". My Grand Mother Pearl Thomas also said that Perry Birchfield was the First Sheriff of Otoe,Nebraska. And he was a Sheriff in Otoe,Nebraska 1857-1861. It says Sheriff in the 1860 census.In the 1850 census of Campbell,Tennessee of my Thomas Family there is No "Mary A.Thomas" as she was maby already gone and married by 18 years old. I know it says that a William Perry Birchfield was married to a Mary Ann Bledsoe July 25 1842, and in the 1850 census of "W P Birchfield & M A Birchfield" there is a woman 61 years old and her name is "Bledsaw" So we know that Mary Ann's Maiden name was "Bledsoe" My question to you is it possiable that our "Joseph Thomas" Father b. 1725 that was married to Elizabeth b. 1806. Could Joseph Thomas have had an affair with a "Bledsoe" and had a Child name "Mary Ann" I just can Not fit this Puzzle together.