Max: I received your file, thanks!! Looks like we have several allied family connections! The mother of the early Roden Family was a Kirkland, a sister to my mother's ancestor William R Kirkland! Have you read about the killing of the Roden Confederate soldiers by a Mr. Hardcastle on Buck Island during the War? I've got to run but will most definitely get back with you on your private email. I live in Huntsville and will be happy to assist you in any way in your research..if you need photos of the Roden Cemetery/Buck Island area..let me know! I bet the White Elephant Saloon received it's name from one of the old houses up in Honeycomb Valley/Whitaker Hollow area near the TN River.. still standing..I think I have some posts on the Roden Forum..I think the Mannings were one time owners of the Marshall Co house known as "White Elephant".. My grandmother, Martha Jane Kirkland Fulks, grew up on the side of the mountain overlooking the Whitaker Hollow..Fulks Point/Fulks Community is an old landmark on Gunter Mountain. It is amazing how the early families all seem to connect! Can't wait to study your info in depth! Thanks again! (Robert Rudolph Boshart, Revolutionary War Vet from SC, is also an ancestor..he and his sons contributed greatly to the founding of the Claysville area. He's buried at the Old Prospect Cemetery along Hwy 69, not far from McKee Island! There is an excellent book "Guntersville Remembered" by Duncan and Smith which gives much insight to many of our allied families! You might get it through inter-library loan..I'll definitely be in touch soon, Debbie.