Thanks, Arthur. Since I posted that, I located an 1870 Arkansas census that lists Thomas. I'm asuming Thomas Jr. was your great grandfather or maybe great-great. Until I saw that census, I'd always thought Thomas was the oldest but according to that census, they had a daughter before him. If you'd like to see it, e-mail me and I'll see if I can send it to you. You wouldn't happen to remember hearing any stories about the name change, would you?
Nice hearing from you, Cousin,