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, …

1860 Census Cynthia King

The Case of Lucinda Cynthia Rainwater

The Continuing Case of the Rainwaters. Read part one here. DEATH Cynthia (Rainwater) King and Andrew stayed where they were. I believe Cynthia died BET 1883 AND 1899. Andrew died 15 Mar 1891 Sevier County, Tennessee. I believe they may have been buried together on the land they lived on due to financial constraints. Caroline …

Lucinda Caroline Rainwater Lebo not Lucinda Cynthia Rainwater King

The Case of Lucinda Caroline Rainwater

I have seen much confusion over Lucinda Rainwater, Cynthia Rainwater and Caroline Rainwater in other peoples family trees. Many people are listing these women as the same woman. One article alone can not fully show all of the evidence I have showing that these women are not one in the same. The enormous amounts of …