Did not find a John Thomas, or Hiriam Amos, but Hiram appears over and over again. I have two branches of Skeltons, both in Mississippi at one time. There is Hiram Bowmer Skelton, born 10-03 in Florence, TX,
He is the son of Clarence Edgar Skelton Born 8-82 in Watervalley, Ms, Clarence's brothers were Luther Harris, William Oscar and Henry Franklin. All were born in Ms to William Hiram Zebedee Skelton, who was born in Ala in 1852. His siblings were: Robert (1849), Sarah E. (1855), Lou (1855), John (1857) and Thomas W. (1859)All were born in Ala to Charles Frank Skelton whose siblings were John (1831), Elizabeth (1832), William, 1835, James David 1937, Millie 1839, Wiley, 1841, Hiram Dozier, 1943, Nancy P. 1847 and Sarah 1949. All were also born in Ala to William Hiram Skelton.
I got most of this information from Natalie and Howard Skelton in Tyler TX. they mention a Mrs.John H Bryan, Sr. in West Point Miss. She has done a great deal of research.
I am in Texas. My husbands family came to Texas from Watervalley, Ms. My grandmother was from the Delta area of Ms. Her sister, Louise McCool, still lives (I believe) in Glen Allen, Ms. This is probably too long for this message board, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Perhaps I can fax you some of this history, you surely fit in here somewhere. Glen Allen and Watervalley are both very close to where your relative is buried.