My Thomas Gay was located in Stewart Co., GA in 1840, in Benton Co., ALA in 1850, Calhoun Co., GA in 1860 and Pontatoc Co., MS in 1870. He is in no other census, but that would have made him 76 in 1870 so he probably died. I am trying to prove that this man was the son of John Gay instead of Allen Gay. If this is so that would have made him married to a Mary Stokes, as his wife's name was Mary and it is know that John's son Thomas was married to a Stokes. Thomas named sons William J., Charles B. and Nicholas. Are these Stokes names ? Any information on John, Allen or Thomas Gay would be greatly appreciated.