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Gallia County Wootens; Thomas, Elizabeth, Sally, John, Ann, Cinthy and Samuel Wooten

Gallia County Wootens; Thomas, Elizabeth, Sally, John, Ann, Cinthy and Samuel Wooten

Posted: 954016566000
Edited: 1018459758000

Thomas Wooten, Elizabeth Wooten, Sally Wooten,
John Wooten, Ann Wooten, and Cinthy Wooten
were all married in Gallia County, Ohio
between 1808 and 1830. Samuel Wooten
enlisted for the War of 1812 from Gallia
County.

John and Thomas Wooten were brothers.
Were the others from the same family?

Does anyone know who these people were or
where they came to Gallia County from?

Viajero15@Yahoo.com

WOOTEN and WOOTON also are Melungeons

Posted: 954334292000
Edited: 993494245000
Dear W. Paul Wooten:

After finishing my rather extensive response to Terri, regarding her ten (10)Melungeon Surnames; I noticed your posting of WOOTEN from Gallia County, Ohio, along the Ohio River.

Let this be an addendum to my posting to Terri.

I really should have mentioned in the earlier reply to Terri, that just because a Surname appears on a Melungeon Surname list; ---- this does not necessarily mean that your ancestors with that Surname are Melungeon.

Many families of the same name can be traced directly back, in clear steps, to Suffock County, England, or wherever.

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WOOTEN/WOOTON

Lewes WOOTON was one of the 115 Settlers into the 1585/87 Lost Colony of Roanoke Island.

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The 1834 to 1838, "Trail of Tears" as orchestrated by our President, Andrew Jackson, may be important.

He wanted to, "clear-out" or "cleanse" his precious eastern Tennessee of these "other peoples". Hence, the US Military rounded-up Cherokees, other Indians and Melungeons for forced marches to Oklahoma.

I have seen one map showing five different routes over several years, not only to Oklahoma, but also to Missouri, to Texas, etc.

Numerous Cherokees, other Native Americans and Melungeons wanted nothing to do with this forced march away from their homes. They feared Reservation Life.

As an alternative, many illegally fled North, and crossed the Ohio River.

They would normally avoid cities and fertile farm land. They ended in places looking like locations from whence they came: Narrow, Flooding Hollars and Narrow, Eroding Ridges. Poor Land that others had rejected.

This is likely the origin of "The Carmel Indians" into Brushcreek Twp of Highland County, Ohio.

Perhaps your WOOTEN/WOTTON folks were among the refugees who escaped from and avoided the, "Trail of Tears".

If there was a time period to check for entering Gallia County, Ohio; check the period of 1832 to 1840. Please let me know what you find.


Sincerely,


Phil Beltz

4370 Lyon Drive
Upper Arlington
Ohio 43220
(614) 442-0644
PhilBeltz@aol.com

Melungeons

Posted: 954342127000
Edited: 1018459758000
My Wootens arrived in Gallia County one before
1808 and his brother in about 1818, too early
for what you suggest.

However, I did read on a North Carolina Web
Site that there was a soldier by the name of
Wooten who was a guard during the Westward
march to which you refer.

Re: Gallia County Wootens; Thomas, Elizabeth, Sally, John, Ann, Cinthy and Samuel Wooten

Posted: 1032722970000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1055338821000
I thought we must be related....John and Thomas Wooten are my ancestors too. Sybil Toops gave me lots of information too. As I have it John and Thomas father was also John Wooten born in 1742 to a Thomas and Susannah Wooten. Susannah came from Virginia and this Thomas was from North Carolina. E-mail me. Please.

Re: Gallia County Wootens; Thomas, Elizabeth, Sally, John, Ann, Cinthy and Samuel Wooten

Posted: 1232040600000
Classification: Query
I've been stuck with these brothers, trying to determine their parents for years....thanks

Re: Gallia County Wootens; Thomas, Elizabeth, Sally, John, Ann, Cinthy and Samuel Wooten

Posted: 1360032725000
Classification: Query
Just saw your message. I believe that your WOOTENS may actually be WOTENS, children of Bell WOTEN. Note the difference in spelling. Bell was in Gallia County about 1810, later moved to Indiana.
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