annie, i do not know how my wife's family is connected to yours, but it traces back to north carolina, but i have not seen the info back past tenn. i know only back to joseph privitt that lived in crockett county in west tenn. he was born in 1811 and his son, miles, was born in 1830 in tenn. bonnie hay is the one that has researched this line years ago. she lives in crockett mills in crockett county. her mother was so ashamed of her family history that she destroyed much of her work. my wife's grandparents were first cousins. even my father-in-law married the daughter of another first cousin to his parents. i think that is the reason my wife has not taken me to get info from bonnie hay. you may check crockett county to see if this is where marion was born. another incident in the family that bothers many is that joseph had children by a second woman. the children by this wife spelled to name privett, as i have been told. he never married the second woman.