I recently uncovered some information on Dr. Thomas K McElrath and his wife Rebecca.
Benjamin Bedford, administrator of the estate of the late Dr. Thomas K. McElrath, and Rebecca Cavens, McElrath's widow, and Rebecca's new husband, Elijah Cavens, seek permission to sell land rather than slaves to satisfy debts against the estate. This would better serve the six children who were heirs and "whose education, support, and maintenance depend alone on the proceeds of the labor of the negroes."
Thomas K McElrath's son Dr George W McElrath is mentioned in the Jefferson Davis papers.
He was a friend of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Thomas is buried in Redbone Methodist Church Cemetery. As is Rebecca D Cavens his widow.
Most of the children are here too.
The probate records in Warren County MS on this family are really detailed.
If anyone wants any further information let me know. Ill share what I have.