Ruthven Castle Now HuntingtowerCastle.

Trotter Family – The Rise of Ruthven

Many genealogists researching their Sevier County, Tennesse ancestors know the name, John Sevier Trotter. My husband’s great-grandmother Hattie Mae (Webb) King is a (Ruthven) Trotter descendant. I’m amazed when talking to Trotter descendants and family historians that they don’t know the origin of the surname. The juicy bits begin with Alexander, ancestor of John Sevier Trotter. Alexander, …

Baker's Station Historic Landmark

John Baker – X Marks the Spot

So much has been written about Captain John Baker and Elizabeth Ann Sullivan. Descendants of Margaret Baker and Catherine Baker tend to hold a special interest in the history of the Baker Family. Margaret and Catherine are twins. They were born in 1761 in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to John Baker. Margaret went on to marry Peter Yoho …