Samuel Waits born abt 1753 England married abt 1796 Newberry Dist. SC, father John Waight mother Mary, wife Susannah Tidmore b. abt 1760 died July 10 1844 Death Declaration Document, Randolph Cty, AL, May 7 1855 Mother Dorothy Sease Father Heinrick/Henry Deitmar/Tidmore : Brothers and sisters: Rosanna Waits married 1824 Richard Robinson; James Waits born 1796 married Bet. 1817-1820 Elizabeth Warbington; Dorothy "Dolly" Waits born 1798 married 1819 Joshua Horn; Kathrine Waits Born 1800 married Littleberry Hutchins; Henry Waits born 1801 married 1827 Martha Edwards; Sarah Waits (my several great-grandmother born December 30, 1803 in Georgia married about 1820 to Frederick Mathis I. Both Sarah and Frederick are buried in Madison County, Texas --inland from Houston - not far from Texas A&M) and Joshua Waits born 1811 in Georgia married January 06, 1831 Troup Co., GA to Eliza Edwards.
Sarah Waits and Frederick Mathis I moved from Lauderdale Cty, MS to Madison Cty., TX in about 1856 probably with their son Willis Wilburn Mathis and family. Willis Wilburn Mathis died in Arkansas during the War of Northern Agression leaving a wife and two young sons.
Sarah Waits and Frederick Mathis I has 11 children: Willis 1823; Edwin 1826; Amanda 1829; James 1830; Jefferson 1831; Irene 1834; Josiah 1835; Hannaniah 1839; Hezzehiah 1841; Eliza A. 1845; Sarah 1848.
Sarah Waits and Frederick Mathis I's son
Willis Wilburn Mathis married Mary Moody Marshall James. They had two sons: James Frederick Mathis b. 1850 and Washington Moody Mathis b. 1853 (my great grandfather)