FYI! Inclusion of dates/places on your requests will aid research. The mystery only deepens! On 7 Jan 1850, Ulysses R. Lynch wed Rebecca J. Williams in De Soto Parish, LA. He's identified as "William" R. "Linch" on 1850 LA-De Soto-Western District-Image 5. Note surname of the children, "Whitehead", which possibly meant an earlier marriage for Rebecca? In 1860 TX-Leon-Leon-Images 21 & 22, Samantha and James were enumerated as surname-Lynch. Therein lies the mystery! A possible first husband for Rebecca, surnamed Whitehead?