I haven't researched the female lines here, since the main question was regarding the male Averitt line (before Dony). But here is what I have come up with:
Dony Averitt, b. abt. 1878 in Texas (prob. Red River Co.) was the daughter of Louis or Lewis Averitt and Nannie.
Louis or Lewis Averitt, b. abt. 1852 in Tennessee (prob. Montgomery Co.) was the son of Thomas Averitt and Rebecca.
Thomas Averitt, b. abt. 1819 in Tennessee (prob. Wilson Co.) was the son of Washington Averitt and Joyce Hailey.
Washington Averitt m. Joyce Hailey on 13 Nov 1817 in Mecklenburg Co., VA. In 1820 he was enumerated in Wilson Co., TN, as Washington Averet; in 1830 in Sumner Co., TN, as Washington Everett; in 1840 in Montgomery Co., TN, as Washington Everett.
Also, at http://www.tngenweb.org/montgomery/1841voters.html there is a list of all voting-age males in Montgomery Co., TN, in 1841. There are no Averitts/Averetts or Averys listed, so I looked at all the Everetts. There is one Thomas Everett, listed in District 4. Presumably, he would have just turned 21. At any rate he wasn't married yet, according to your data. So it's very likely that he still lived with his parents. The only other Everett in that district is Washington Everett, therefore I am supposing that Washington is Thomas's father. From looking at the 1840 census data (I am supposing that Thomas was in Montgomery Co. by that time) Washington is one of only two possible fathers for Thomas. The other is a John D. Everett, who would only barely be old enough. I have preferred Washington because of the tax list data. John D. was listed there (as J.D. Everett) in District 6 of Montgomery Co.
Also, I found another Averitt-Lemay marriage from around the same time, in Montgomery Co., TN: James H. Lemay to Elizabeth Averet, 21 Jun 1844. Brother-sister swaps weren't uncommon, so Elizabeth could be Thomas's sister, and James could be Rebecca's brother. That's just a guess, though.
There was a marriage, too, for R.J. Ragsdale to Louisa Averett, 27 Apr 1852, Montgomery Co., TN. This couple lived next door to Thomas in Red River Co., TX. Thomas's son Lewis (or Louis) was living in another Ragsdale household, possibly R.J.'s brother, in that year (1860), in the same county (228 households away). At any rate, Louisa is too old to have been Thomas's daughter, so she was possibly his sister.
That's all I've got at the moment. Hope it helps clear some things up! If not, I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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