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Caroline Nadell - 02/19/00 20:40:00
My Email:cjnadell@aol.com
How did you find my site: forum message
What pages were the most useful to you: everything
What families are you researching: Austin Whitten and descendants, probably a brother to your Elijah Whitten

Comments:
Mary Katherine, We've "spoken" via E-mail numerous times. I just decided to come back and see what else was here, especially the "Whitten Murder", as my aunt was telling me yesterday about a murder that she remembered when she was a little girl. I wanted to see if they were one and the same. Probably not, but I'll let you know what I think later.

Response from Mary K:
Thanks Caroline!

M. Alex Whitten - 02/21/00 04:38:45
My Email:Nefsikaa@webpc.dellnet.com
How did you find my site:Thru Yahoo

Comments:
Hi, I was futzing around just typing in my last name, and your site popped up. You have a wonderful site, it makes me curious if I'm related to these people at all.. perhaps not, since my family is black..but my Aunt says we're from South Carolina originally, so you never know.

Response from Mary K:
Let me know if you come across anything that sounds interesting.

Jackie Cant nee Whitten - 02/26/00 19:54:41
My Email:ron_cant@talk21.com
How did you find my site: Yahoo
What pages were the most useful to you:n/a
What families are you researching: My Dad was Canadian

Comments:
Really very interetsing....wonder if we are related? Thanks... from Wales UK

Response from Mary K:
You never know...Thanks for visiting!

Frank Boreson - 02/27/00 03:41:25
My Email:f2440@aol.com
How did you find my site: looking for info.

Comments:
I was looking for info on the Kyle family from the civil war times. I have a great grandfather that I have no info about and I am searching for some (long story). He was from the Missouri-Arkansaw-Kansas area and he was supposed to have ridden with Quantrll's Raiders then went home and became a moonshiner. I am just poking and trying to find the family although I have been told that the family was not friendly with our side. Good info and I did see a PH Kyle in your list.

Response from Mary K:
Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Albert Clardy - 03/08/00 00:08:18
My Email:clar4352@ebicom.net
How did you find my site: A friend in TX.
What pages were the most useful to you: Any from the surrounding cos
What families are you researching: Clardy, Weeks, Crowsons

Comments:
I have a copy of vacant land -The book was donated to Ms. State Archives, Starksville MS. MSU Special Collections. (Of Winston Co. MS. STARTS ABT. 1885. 54 Pages odd names and land locations. Was donated by myself.

Response from Mary K:
Thanks for the info! Will check it out next time I'm at MSU.

Pat Barnett Clayton - 03/09/00 00:53:22
My Email:patcee@inetw.net
How did you find my site: Fwd. from Winston Co.Web site.
What families are you researching:Barnett

Comments:
Your Site is really good!!! I am in the process of collecting info.on the 20th MS Infantry Regiment, Company K...My GGGrandfather, Jonathan Monroe Barnett, was a member of CO. K...I've found much valuable info so far--except I cannot determine which County Company "K" came from or their name (i.e.: like the Center Marksmen of Attala Co. was the 4th Regiment, I believe).. Have you read anything about "Co. K"?...... Sincerely, Pat Barnett Clayton

Response from Mary K:
I don't actually know anything about the 20th MS, but I have two links for you for guys who might. First, Jim Taylor has 28 MS Confederate units listed on his site (and some in AL). I did not see anything for the 20th MS, but he might know something. His e-mail is listed at the bottom of his page. His web address is http://www.datasync.com/~jtaylor/. And secondly, Greg Moorer has designed a central repository of information on the Civil War in Mississippi. His site contains enlistment rolls, casualty rolls, unit histories, battlefield maps, soldier's diaries, and more. Check with him to see if there is something there about the 20th Inf. His address is http://www.misscivilwar.org/. Good luck in your research!

Glenn Kelley - 03/09/00 21:20:17
My Email:GKelley390@aol.com
How did you find my site: searching for Thomas Kelley
What pages were the most useful to you: any before Civil War
What families are you researching: Tom Kelley married Boatman there

Comments:
Thanks for putting info in internet.

Response from Mary K:
You're welcome and good luck with your research!

darlene whitten harris - 03/12/00 22:07:07
My Email:c&sharris@txsys.net
How did you find my site: looking for whittens
What pages were the most useful to you: all
What families are you researching:whittens

Comments:
thanks - my grandfather came from Mississippi and we don't know anything about his family. We did find out he had three children in Mississippi that we did not know about. I am trying to talk with Mary Johnson in Starkville, Ms who is apparently a granddaughter of my grandfathers brother.

Response from Mary K:
This is she. My gr-gr-grandfather John Thomas Whitten was a brother to your gr-grandfather James Whitten. Glad to meet a new Whitten cousin!

Gabriela Whitten - 03/16/00 07:05:10
My Email:Whitten21@aol.com
How did you find my site: yahoo
What pages were the most useful to you: all
What families are you researching: all

Comments:
Our family is begining a research on our lineage this was quite interesting. My husband is the Whitten from Pennsylvania. His father was from around Chelsea,Boston.

Response from Mary K:
Good luck in your research. I recommend you look into Rootsweb as they have web sites for most counties in each state. Also check out the Whitten forum on GenForum. Maybe you can make a connection.

John Whitten - 03/17/00 13:11:40
My Email:jlw.1@worldnet.att.net
How did you find my site: Browsing
What families are you researching: Whitten

Comments:
My first curious effort to do a search led me to your web page. I found it most interesting!

Response from Mary K:
Thank you!

John Henderson - 03/20/00 04:06:43
My Email:john.henderson@ps.net
How did you find my site: Your email to me
What pages were the most useful to you: Pictures of Johnny
What families are you researching: Whitten / Pearson

Comments:
Thank you so much for your help and all the hard work you have obviously done in putting together these pages. I am finally able to close a chapter in our family history and put my mother's mind to rest. - John

Response from Mary K:
Thanks John! How wonderful to discover another Whitten cousin, this time even closer to my own line! Your grandfather Johnny and my gr-grandfather Jack were brothers.

Alisa Whitten Baker - 03/21/00 01:57:13
My Email:tex2tenn@aol.com
How did you find my site: Darlene Whitten-Harris
What pages were the most useful to you: Dick & Annie Whitten
What families are you researching: Whitten

Comments:
You have a wonderful site. I am just reviewing the things my aunt Darlene has e-mailed me and got on this site tonight.

Response from Mary K:
I am SOOOO glad I was able to connect with your family! Your ancestor Jim (James) was always a mystery to me. Now I feel my family is more complete since I have "found" my cousins in Texas!

Celia Whitten - 03/22/00 03:33:43
My Email:Celiaw280@cs.com
How did you find my site: GenForum
What families are you researching: Whitten, Corbin, Cannon

Comments:
I'm the eldest dau. of WC Whitten, whose book you referred to. I'd be glad to ask him about any questions you might have. I'm new to e-mail & genealogy forums, but I'm having fun sharing info. & making connections with my new "cousins."

Response from Mary K:
Thanks for signing my guestbook and offering to help me with my Whitten research. I have met your dad and have a copy of his book. In fact, he has helped me more in my Whitten research than just about anyone else has. Be sure to tell him hello for me, and to give him this message. He once sent me the will of Catherine Whitten of Edgefield District, SC. Her sons Pleasant and Austin Whitten are my ancestors. Tell him I have made contact with descendants of almost every child of Pleasant Whitten and his wife Caroline. If he EVER does make a third edition of his book (we would all be eternally grateful!), that I will happily share what I have found. And give him my web site address so he can see what I have done. Good luck with your new-found hobby. But be warned, it can be addicting!

johnny bailey - 03/25/00 21:53:40
My Email:jwray357@aol.com
How did you find my site: evalyn tate
What pages were the most useful to you: whitten killing
What families are you researching:whitten

Comments:
my mother is willie ruth whitten bailey evans. i dont know much about her side of the family, and my aunt evalyn gave me this web address. i found it very interesting. while the names dont really ring a bell, its fascinating to read about ancestors. thank you

Response from Mary K:
Always glad to hear from another Whitten cousin! Your grandfather Johnny Whitten was a brother to my gr-grandfather Jack Whitten. So glad our families have "found" each other!

Grant Moore - 03/27/00 02:02:00
My Email:tgmmoore@aol.com
How did you find my site: search engine
What families are you researching: Moore, W.T.

Comments:
I was just looking up information on Mississippi and came across your page. My family is from Winston County and I saw a W.T. Moore listed. This may or may not be my grandfather. Anyway, I thought it was interesting. Grant Moore

Response from Mary K:
You may want to place a query on the Winston County, MS Genealogy web page (Rootsweb) and subscribe to the Winston County Genealogy mail list (type subscribe in the body and send). Never know who you might find!

Rhonda Woodward - 04/06/00 16:36:04
My Email:woodward@tecinfo.com
How did you find my site: see below
What pages were the most useful to you: most all of them
What families are you researching:mccully

Comments:
Mrs Whitten, My name is Rhonda Woodward. My aunt Karen Kemp, told me about your web site. She is trying to locate all of our relatives, and believes that somehow the McCully's of Winston County and the Whittens are distantly related. Along with the McCullys, we are looking for the Kemps, Guynes, Coopers, and McCools. All of these people were located in Winston County. One thing that I would like to know is Are you related to Donny Whitten in Cleveland, MS. He is our county supervisor. Another thing is I noticed that you had reference to the 1900 Winston County Cenus records. Could you please tell me how to locate them? I would be very greatful. Your page was wonderful. Thanks for taking the time to read my message. Rhonda Woodward

Response from Mary K:
Yes, I believe there is a distant connection between the McCullys and the Whittens of Winston County. Read my page on the Whitten Killing. I mention there a Betty Taylor who married Meredith Whitten. Betty's parents were R.D. "Tobe" and Annie Taylor. Annie was a McCully, daughter of William Walter McCully & Ann Elizabeth Wood. She was second wife of Tobe Taylor. First wife was Bettie McCully dau. of Joseph Sturne McCully (best I remember). As for Donnie Whitten, yes, I am kin to him, but it is through a different set of Whittens. I have two sets in my family! And the 1900 Winston census may be found at any National Archives Branch (the nearest to MS is in Fort Worth) or at the MS Archives in Jackson or at the library at Mississippi State University. E-mail me directly and I can give you more info. Thanks for stopping by!

M. Joan Whitten Allen - 04/07/00 01:08:42
My Email:ghallen@msn.com
How did you find my site: browsing ancestrys
What families are you researching: Whitten and Vinson

Comments:
Trying to find information on my grandfather & grandmother. They lived in Roanoke, Alabama. His name was William Alford Whitten and her name was Mildred Rebecca Vinson. I think her mother's maiden name was Cooper. Don't know if we have a connection, but the Alabama part caught my interest. If you have heard of any of these names I would like to know. Don't have much time right now but just wanted to make contact. Regards, Joan

Response from Mary K:
I believe we are from different families. However, I have a copy of W.C. Whitten's 1984 book "Whitten and Allied Families", and Chapter 10 appears to be on your family. Alfred Whitten (1832-1883), son of Lindsey Whitten, married in 1865 to Annie Clissie May (1845-1918). They were the parents of your William Alford Whitten. I will send you more by direct e-mail!

Gabriela Whitten - 04/11/00 08:08:43
My Email:Onewhitten@aol.com
How did you find my site: yahoo
What pages were the most useful to you: photo
What families are you researching: Charles Edward Michael Whitten III

Comments:
We are from the east coast area. Boston, do you have any information on any Whittens in that area?

Response from Mary K:
Give me a little more information, and I will look in my Whitten book to see!
Janet Demaree - 04/14/00 19:35:35
My URL:http://www.scin.quik.com/jandem
My Email:jandem@quik.com
How did you find my site: looking for info on Albert and Mary Whitten

Comments:
Very interesting and appealing site.

Response from Mary K:
Thanks! You e-mailed me directly and I sent you some info on Albert Whitten and Mary Guthrie. Hope it helped!

Saralyn L. Buzen - 04/27/00 18:49:42
My Email:s214art@aol.com
How did you find my site: W.A.Whitten
What pages were the most useful to you: All
What families are you researching:Ledbetter/Whitten

Comments:
Sorry, got knocked off 2 times. My mother was Frances Whitten, Eatonton, Ga. Daughter of William Coyle & Louisa Mercer Whitten. Our W.C.Whittens have a reunion each Memorial Day weekend at Oconee Springs Park, Eatonton Ga. I have attended the Miss. Whitten reunion 2 years ago. We are related through Littleton Whitten. Your research is outstanding, especially with the resources documenting the info. I want to see that our family can get this info for their records. Thanx for your hard work.

Response from Mary K:
Thank you! Please attend our reunion again sometime! For more info on the descendants of Littleton Whitten, visit my other page on the Families of Littleton Whitten.

James Austin Whitten III - 04/29/00 20:10:00
My URL:http://www.lazyq.com
My Email:bigjim@atlantic.net
How did you find my site: Search for Whitten
What pages were the most useful to you: Still looking
What families are you researching:Whitten

Comments:
My People came from Newberry County SC. I am in North Florida.

Response from Mary K:
Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Kenneth C. Chance - 05/07/00 22:37:59
My Email:kchance44
How did you find my site: Family reunion
What families are you researching: Whitten

Comments:
Dear Mary, we have just finished a family reunion in San Marcos, Tx at which there were 44 decendents of Pleasant "Bunk" Whitten. Copies of your website were distributed and greatly enjoyed and appreciated. I or my wife will update you on some of "Bunk's" side of the family shortly.

Response from Mary K:
Great! I will e-mail you directly so we can exchange information! Bunk's broher John Thomas was my gr-gr-grandfather.
Jackie - 05/07/00 23:06:46
My Email:VvminionvV@msn.com
How did you find my site: My brother
What pages were the most useful to you: Whitten Killing
What families are you researching: John whitten

Comments:
thanks for the information on my grandfather. we didn't know anything until now.

Response from Mary K:
You are welcome! I am always excited to hear from another Whitten cousin.
Sandra Whitten Farley - 05/13/00 05:40:22
My Email:skfarley@yahoo.com
How did you find my site: digging up bones
What pages were the most useful to you: all
What families are you researching: John Hayes Littleton Whitten

Comments:
My Dad has already had the research done on our line of the Whittens', I was just trying to find my great grand mother's maiden name. Great site.

Response from Mary K:
Thank you! John Hayes Littleton Whitten's mother was Lucinda Pearlee Whitten (that was her maiden name also!), daughter of Mary Ann Hayes and Joel Whitten. I have Lucinda's family on my other web page, The Families of Littleton Whitten.
todd whitten - 05/19/00 08:16:38
My Email:cheftoddw@aol.com
How did you find my site: your site looks great
What families are you researching: whitten

Comments:
My grandfather was Clifford Whitten, he had a brother named Buck, all we know is that he came from Iowa and settled in Seattle after world war one, he never talked about his past, we think he was born in 1900 in or around the south? Have you ever heard of his name or family? Clifford was a very tall thin man, anything might help. Thank You

Response from Mary K:
Ooh. That's tough. I looked in my Whitten book and only found one Clifford Whitten old enough to serve in WWI, but he moved from Georgia to Texas and stayed there. Can you tell me anything else?

William Whitten - 05/24/00 04:24:16
My Email:Originallyunique@hotmail.com
How did you find my site: Same last name
What families are you researching: The Whitten's

Comments:
I found it very startling to find out there was a man named Pleasant William Whitten. As far as I know there is no direct relation. I am the son of Wayne Peter Francis, Who is the son of Gerald Leroy who is the son of Leroy who emmigrated from England to Canada If you can help me find more info please write Thanx

Response from Mary K:
All I can say is try posting a query on the Whitten GenForum. Good luck!
JAMES H CROOKE - 06/03/00 20:52:37
My Email:none
How did you find my site: looking for grand mother
What pages were the most useful to you: whitten genealogy
What families are you researching: JOHN, NANCY WHITTEN

Comments:
MY GREAT GRAND MOTHER WAS LUCANDY WHITTEN, SHE MARRIED THOMAS WILLIAMS, AND THEY LIVED IN PENSACOLA FLA. MY GRAND MOTHER WAS BEATRICE WHRITTEN WHO MARRIED WILLIAM ADAM CROOKE. IT IS A PLEASURE TO FIND OUT ABOUT NANCY ELISBETH CARTER WHO WAS FULL BLOODED CEAKEE INDIAN. 540-8902733 CALL ME IF YOU WON'T ANY OTHER INFO. I AM DET WITH THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY VA. I WILL RETIRE NEXT YEAR WITH 25 YRS IN LAW INFORCEMENT. I WILL TRY TO BE AT THE REUNION IN JUNE 11.

Response from Mary K:
John Hayes Littleton's brother Willie J. was my gr-gr-grandfather. I have their info posted on my other Whitten page, the Families of Littleton Whitten. Check it out!

Linda Makamson - 06/07/00 16:45:56
My Email:lmakamson@procurement.msstate.edu
How did you find my site: Louisville rootsweb page
What pages were the most useful to you: 13th Company
What families are you researching: Horton and Ellis

Comments:
My gggrandfather Presley Augusta Horton was wounded twice while in this company. His brother William George Horton was killed by a sharpshooter . You had him as William J. Horton. Wm and Presley are the sons of Sherrod Horton and Parthenia Sanders Horton. William's brother-in-law Seth Lafayette Ellis s/o Felix and Martha Ellis; was killed while serving in this company. I really enjoyed your web page. It has inspired me to find out where Presley was at the end of the war. Thank you for such a fine job on your webpage. Sincerely, Linda

Response from Mary K:
Thanks for the info! By the way, do you mean Felix Ellis, one of the first probate judges of Winston County? His son Francis Marion married Betty Whitten. They have a page on this site! The Family of F.M. and Betty Whitten Ellis.

richard lee whitten - 06/13/00 01:45:07
My Email:whitkd@up.net
How did you find my site: search whitten
What families are you researching: whitten/danforth

Comments:
father: william albert whitten, traverse city, mi paternal grandfather: albert whitten, ohio? paternal grandmother: charlotte beatrice winstanley, England

Response from Mary K:
Sorry, don't know any Whittens in Michigan, and my Whitten book didn't have any Alberts that married Charlottes. But good luck!

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