I recently stumbled across the remarkable record of Thomas Malone in the US Colored Troops collection on Ancestry.com. My 3rd great grandfather, James, and his brother, John, were the first two Malone families in Gibson County, arriving around 1814-1815. So finding 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Malone being born there in 1828 has really piqued my interest, since at least until 1850 I don't see any new Malone families migrating into the area. So far in Census records back to 1810 I have not found where this family owned any slaves. This is an enigma to me and I'd appreciate any information that anyone might have on this individual or his family.