Dana, Was interested in your WHITFIELD name for Adair Co. area. I have an Eli Whitfield Denn possibly from the Ft. Smith region. Was wondering if maybe his mother was a Whitfield. Have no idea of the first names of his parents.His father was from Germany and his mother born AL (I believe) Eli was born in AR 1854/55. They may have owned a store or trading post of some sort. If it rings any bells let me know. Thanks.