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Thomas Howard Wear is listed as the son of Gilbert Newton Wear [20 June 1814-14 Sep 1884] and his second wife, Mary Ann Wilson[b 12 Nov 1838], who died 29 Oct 1917, Mt. Hope, AL. Thomas [b 1861] married in 1892 Fincher B. Martin. Their children were: Willie, Gilbert Herman, Jessie, Sloan, Nellie Lee, Mary and Newburn.
More on this family can be found on pages 57-58 and page 69 of the book, "Descendants of East Tennessee Pioneers", by Olga Edwards and Ina Roberts,1983.