I am interested in your evidence (!besides "The Thigpen Tribe"!) that justifies the identification of Dennis THIGPEN to be the son of Travis and Mary (DENNIS) THIGPEN.
My research indicates that the individual named Dennis THIGPEN - who was born circa 1766; married Sarah GREY - was not the son of Travis, but rather the son of James and Lydia (MAYO) THIGPEN. I have several deeds to support this contention where Dennis, and his brothers Lemuel and James ("Jr."), sold land together which resulted from the settlement of their father's estate.
Another note: The Dennis THIGPEN who married Sarah GREY died circa 1830 and thus could not have fathered a child born in 1849.
I readily acknowledge that much of this information conflicts with "The Thigpen Tribe". OTOH, I have discovered that many tenable facts related to the THIGPEN line do!
If you would like to discuss this further, feel free to eMail me at <mailto:Herman.May@earthling.net