Thanks so much for your reply!
I have an Obituary from the 18 Jul 1889 Colchester Independent Newspaper (Illinois), that reads, Dr. Thomas Clayton Perry was born in Lexington, Georgia in 1871, and was aged 71 years, 11 months, and 2 days. In 1845 he was married to Tillie (although I've seen the name Telissa, Talissa, and Felicia used) Ataline Rowe, in Cherokee, Co., N.C., who survives him through 64 years.
Some recorded oral histories from family indicates that Telissa Ataline Rowe was from Peachtree Creek, North Carolina and yet another indicates from GA. Early census records all have North Carolina as her place of birth (and once even as Tennessee), but I'm pretty sure it should be NC.
I would really appreciate it if anyone could perform a lookup for me on this.
Thanks so much for your help!