Do you have the names of any of their children? Mary Ann states in the 1870 census that both her parents were born in Tennessee.
Part of her family went to Texas, (Grayson Co) Could John be her father? I found a Jeremiah Tindle in either Roane or Meigs Co. Tn. in 1800. Living next to Atchleys Elizabeth Atchley married into the Wilhelm Family also. Do you have the name of John A. Tindell's father? My maiden name is Walker and one of Jeremiah's neighbors was named Walker. Have reason to believe that part of my Walker family migrated to Alabama. Richard Wilhelm's daughter married a Walker.
William Tindell married Sarah Wilhelm in Roane Co. Tn. and then went to Jackson Co. Alabama to probate court in 1834 for the reading of her grandfather's will. I think that my husband and I might both be tied to the Tindell family. That is why I am so interested in Mary Ann. I have quite a bit on this family and feel like they are tied in with the Wilhelms and Walkers of Jackson Co. Alabama. Also have reason to believe that Mary Ann was Cherokee, from another transcript of a court hearing in Johnson co. Ark. Since I saw somewhere that Mary Ledbetter was Cherokee I thought that John and Mary Ledbetter Tindell might be Mary Ann's Mother and father, or at least some kin. I hope that doesn't come across as too scrambled. I do not have my notes on my desk.