This is my bunch. We are still in stoddard county. His name was actually james thaxton Cartwright. He did change his name from time to time. For a reason. Not a good one. ;) goes from my grandfather, earl Stanley Cartwright, my great grandfather james thaxton Cartwright, great great grandfather james thaxton Cartwright. Hard to track when he changed his make around. He also had many kids out of wedlock and they have his last name. So all of us in Mississippi county, stoddard country, cape county, just whole area in mo. Is all same bunch. My uncle is named after them. He is also a james thaxton Cartwright. I can go pretty far back. I have not been able to get into ky site here in a decade. So much of info is not off the top of my head anymore. Some of Cartwrights in California, texas, and kentucky is us too.