I am trying to definitively determine if Charles Upchurch is the father of Thomas Gay Upchurch I and the latter is the father of Thomas Gay Upchurch II. The latter died in 1862 (probably due to a battle in the Civil War). All evidence I can find is circumstantial (names, places, etc).
But since the Census records at the time don't display names of family members, I'm not 100% sure.
Can anyone confirm?