I sent a private email to Willodene, but I wanted to post here too in case anyone else has info that may help me.
I moved to Randolph County earlier this year to take over the land where my grandmother lived. This 29 acres was part of a larger parcel of land that belonged to my ggg-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Bowen. Over the years, it was divided amongst his children and their children and so on. Almost all of my neighbors are related to me in one way or another.
After moving here, two different people told me the land where I live is called “Pet Kittle Hill” - though neither of them knew why it was called that. I did a little Googling and found a couple references to Thomas “Pet” Kittle and his family. I also discovered the Kittles were listed on the same pages of the 1900 and 1910 census as many members of my family. Shortly after that, I found papers in my grandmother’s things that show she knew Pet’s grandson.
I suspect the Kittles belong somewhere in my family tree but I have no idea how they would be related. If anyone knows how the Kittles might be related to the Bowen or Meacham/Mitchum families of Randolph County, I would love to hear it.
Also, since the hill I live on bears Pet’s name, I would love to learn more about the man and his family. Any information would be greatly appreciated.