William D. Delaney was my greatgrandfather,also. His son John Burns was my grandfather. William D.Delaney's father was Charles H. Delaney b.1810 MS. His bro.s were, James,Jeremiah,Theophilus,and a sister, Matilda Jane. Charles and his wife,Frances and their children and his bro.s, James and Jeremiah came to Texas in 1835 through Nacogdoches and then to Bevil Dist.(Jasper)in 1836. They came from Louisiana. You can find Charles H. Delaney and family on the 1850 census for Angelina county. William D. was not on the 1850 census because he was born after the census was taken. He is on the 1860 census in Trinity County, TX, listed as 10 yrs. old...His mother Frances is listed as head of the house. Charles may be dead or in the War. Hope this helps. Jean Pace can tell you more on Jeremiah Delaney , he married into her family. She is in Jasper, Texas. I think you are T.C.'s daughter, so that makes us cousins once removed?