Thanks for the info! This Thomas of Hawkins also had a son named Eldridge age 3 in 1850. Eldrige Herd/Hord was head of another household. I feel fairly sure that these families are related. I have no connection to the Hord family, that I'm aware of. Just the Herd, Gray and McCullough families. Do you know which family lines your Gray and McCullough families were from?