According to James Clifford Wilson's (a friend who I am helping search) mother Ruth Johnson Wilson's hand written notes,(wife of James Abraham son of John Henry) Elizabeth (Betsy) Romine/Thornton/Wilson died when John Henry was two years old (abt. 1874) so Francis left with her 3 previous Thornton children ( Jim, Bruce, Ike ) and went to Texas. There he became a sheriff and re-married (spouse?) and later returned for John Henry and found that he was living well with Elizabeth's brother Abraham ( Abe) Romine (who Francis Marion chose to care for John Henry because he had been too small to travel), so he decided to leave him there, and returned to Texas!
After his death, Francis Marion's lawyer contacted John Henry about a will, but his wife Dollie Isophene Davis/Wilson was so angry, that she talked John Henry into not accepting his inheritance!
Again these are hand written notes from Clifford's mother!
Need more info on Francis Marion!!!