I just got back on line this week after a long time down. I was checking the genforum to see if anyone with my family names was asking about someone I could help them with or someone had info that could help me. I then started thinking about my brick wall! MARY TUTTAN. I got to thinking about my Canady line having so many spellings, some different in the same household, brothers spelled thier names different, so I started looking for anything that sounded close, Tutton, Wooten, Tuten. When I found your posting, I just had to write to you and pray I may have found her at last.
All my life I have been told that my Great, great Grandmother was half Cherokee. I found my GGGrandparents in the 1850 Ga. census. It read James Tawbush born 1809, in New York and Mary Tuttan born 1811 in South Carolina. Now my GGGrandfather's name was James Torbush and he was indeed born in 1809 in western New York State. Mary has been a different story. I have found her name twice more with the same spelling, once when her eldest daughter married in New Jersey and again in one of her sons obit. Her birth year and state were listed in the wedding announcement. She was said to be an herb doctor and mid-wife. My GGrandmother was Melinda Anna Torbush, born 1847 in Ga. She was married to a man named Bagley at sometime but I haven't been able to find even a name for him. I feel like he may have been killed in the Civil War. Anyway, they had no children and Mrs. Bagley married John W. Streetman. They had five children. GGrandmother Melinda was also a mid-wife as well as some of her decendents.
I am hoping my Mary might just be a daughter of your Zachariah and his Cherokee wife. She may have spelled her name different then her father did or didn't know and guessed.
Please let me know if you have a Mary born 1811 in South Carolina and probably raised in N.W. Ga.
Thank you very much for your time. I will be forever greatfull. Linda L. Hart
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