Late last year I learned that my great great grandfather was a John W. Gitchell. I have been led to believe he was born in 1811 and was from the Ohio area. Somehow he wound up in North Georgia and married a Sarah Neal about 1849. I have him on an 1850 census. They had three children that I know of. All my efforts to track back up line have failed.
I hope to find someone who knows just where the Gitchell name originated in the U.S. and perhaps build down. PLEASE if someone has done family research and has knowledge on this line help me.