Sorry for such a lengthy response. As for John C. Gladden, I am not sure of relations, as little of my family history is known to me now.I do, however, know this much.....my Gladden side goes back to a William Maxwell Gladden who married Mattie J. McClure.They had a son named Claud Gladden who married Lottie Bell Baker.Claud and Lottie had the following children: Woodrow Gladden J.D. Gadden Wilbur (Will) Gladden Walter C. Gladden Claud Lee Gladden Nonnie Gladden-Baker Lorrene Gladden-Neeley Gertrude Gladden Of the above, Walter C. Gladden married Myrtle Ann Boulware, and had three (+) children, Beatrice Gladden, John Wilson, Charles Edward Gladden, Clara Mae Gladden-Henson, and J. C. Gladden. Charles E. Gladden is my father, and he had two other children named Tammie Charlene Gladden-Collns, and John Walter Gladden.Later, it is said that he had a illigitamate child named Kimberly Puckett, but I am not sure if it is true....He never admitted it to me. Hope this helps.