Nancy, have you verified anything about the Anna ?, wife of James W. "Billy" McCraw being a Trout?We have moved twice since 08 and finally getting back into the swing of genealogy.
It is too bad that I did not get back sooner as I just made a 2 1/2 week trip back to NC, SC,AL,GA in Oct. doing some genealogy work on the "other" side of my family (maternal) and could have done some checking on this one. You are correct in that the families seemed to move together.
In fact, I was doing some work on a Hawkins family (my husband's mother's line) in Pontotoc Co. MS in 2008! Small world as they traveled and lived in Arkadelphia, Clark Co., AR (married into the Bridges line) and then on to Dodd City, Fannin Co., TX.
Would like to hear more from you on the Anna Trout connection or possible connection. Sonja Fletcher