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Author: Glenn Pratt
Date: Sunday, March 09, 2003
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ruth Tuten, Patrick Howell Tuten

I've been doing this genealogy "stuff" for about 7 or 8 months & I'm getting better at it; plus I have made some good contacts. I knew Tony was your "distant" cousin & I just wanted to "link" you up. Tony seems to think & he's right if his Rachel & William Tuten were actually married or had children together & this WIlliam was a son from either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd marriage of William Tuten, born:1735/died:1817. My GGG Grandfather, WIley Tuten was born from the 2nd marriage to Ann Hill. I don't think his William was born from the first marriage unless he was born before 1775 or thereabouts. My Wiley was born in 1784 & the last child from that 1st marriage was born in 1770. I think his beat would be from the 2nd marriage, since William may have been too old when he got to the 3rd wife, Mary (something) between 1790-1810... I think he was with the 3rd wife in 1811 (he was 77 years old) when he got a passport to travel through dangerous "Creek Indian" territory during uprising. The Creeks fought alongside the British in the war of 1812 and the Cherokees fought with us (Tennesseans) & that is why we'all intermarried with the Cherokees; plus the Cherokees "liked & wanted to fit in with the whites". This William Tuten died in 1817, just 6 years later at the age of 83 years old. Aside from that; if I'm somewhat distantly related to Tony, then I might also be somewhat related to you. Can you try to help Tony to find out whether he is connected to this William Tuten? We need to find out when this William Tuten was born & where and possibly when & where he died; if he was married & to whom & if they had children. Tony is working on this, but actually his Ruth Tuten has all of the information. I have spoken with over the phone with a 5th cousin; have stumbled onto numerous other 5th or 6th cousins on both sides of my family & even came across a 35th cousin who lives in Washington State. She is younger than myself. It would be nice to find out whether you & Tony are also related to me too. I hope I helped you out. I tried to email you at your email address too, but it failed twice. Glenn Pratt