Hi Lora,I have Michael Pitner as a distant relative. He was born in 1776.Could he be the father/uncleof your Michael ?I don't have a son of his named Michael, but I may not have all of his children anyway. This Pitner was in Virginia, moved to Georgia thru Tennessee, and probably is related to your Michael.Many Pitners are Blount county people. One, Major Tillman Howard Pitner served in the Civil War from the Dalton/Varnell area.Several of my ancestors served under him during the war. His mother was Sarah McGaughey.