I am trying to clarify this part of my family tree too. I think Rachel Chavis married Thomas Sampson on June 6, 1827. Thomas died in 1830 and Rachel married someone else, having a son, Richard R. Carter, in 1832. I dont know anything about her child being Thomas Chavis. Where did you get the information about the father being a Scotsman? I am trying to figure out if her husband Thomas was a free person of color or white.