Vicki, I think probably all the Andertons being that close together would have to be related. Some of my Bearden from the same area packed up and went to TX. (it seemed a lot did as they were coming out of Ga.). I am in touch with Brandie Bearden Via from TX. (somewhere in the panhandle). My cuz through John William Bearden, (that's about five greats back) dropping off people along the way. My great grandfather Aquilla (Quillar) Bearden has a namesake grandson living in Ark.. Did you look at my website. I wish you would and leave me a message. I want you to see my dad's picture, the son of my Mary Ann Anderton. His name is Richard Thomas Bearden and you can really see Mary Ann's Cherokee Blood in him. Hugs. DaltonMy site is http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes/roscohttp://www.tribalpages.com/tribes/rosco. P.S. My e-mail is email@example.com.