On October 13, 1879 Frederick Mueller (gives age as 35), son of Jacob and Mary Mueller (recorded as deceased on this document), married Nancy Jane (Nannie) Whitten in Danbury, Stokes Co., N.C. Nancy Jane gave birth to Perry Green Whitten on April 2, 1881, and gave this child her maiden surname of Whitten. This child was born in the Stokes County Jail in Danbury where Nancy Jane acted as a cook. Her brother (Stradford Whitten) was probably a jailer at this time also.0n November 23, 1890, Nancy Jane gives her name as Mrs. Nancy Jane Miller when married to James Martin Manuel in Danbury. On October 2, 1891, Cleveland William Manuel was born to Nancy Jane and James Martin Manuel, in Pennsylvania. This family soon migrated back to Kernersville, N.C., and partially back to Stokes Co.
I speculate that the trip to Pennsylvania was concerning some possible legal or family matters pertaining to Frederick Mueller. It is my understanding that the surname Mueller is of German origin, and Pennsylvania has a substantial number of persons of German decent.
Perry Green Whitten was my gggrandfather. His mother, Nannie, kept Frederick Mueller an absolute secret to her family. When I uncovered the above information and questioned basically every family member that I knew, they were all totally oblivious to the relationship.
For whatever reason, I think Nancy Jane intentionally worked to keep Frederick Mueller a secret to her family.
I am currently working thru DNA testing of a direct male decendent of Perry Green Whitten to help find any links to the Mueller Family or others. Just like all of you, I would greatly appreciate any help.
Possibly a distant cousin,
W. Mark Sizemore
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