I transcribed the following information from the "Indiana 1850 Census Index" at the Greencastle library in Putnam county,Indiana this past summer. Perhaps it may be of some help in your search. Library reference. 317.3 JAC L.H. On Page 464 the following names are listed; RHOTEN, JAMES and RHOTEN, THOMAS - Putnam county 446, Clinton Twp.and RHOTAN, THOMAS - Parke County 251Union Twp.. On page 480 the following names are listed: ROTAN, JAMES - Perry county 379Troy Twp. and ROTAN, JOHN - Franklin county Posey Twp. My search is focused on a MALINDA ROTAN, b.15 June 1852/53 ,d. 2 January 1928. She was married to a John White, (marriage date unknown) but probably occurred in either Parke or Putnam or Clay counties in Indiana. She is buried in Forest Hill cemetery in Greencastle, Indiana. Any connections with your information?