My great grandfather's name was William Routen (Routin/Routon), from Lincoln county, Kentucky. As noted, they were usually listed as "Routin," or "Routon" on many of the census records.From information passed down through the generations, and from what I've researched, I have come to believe that we are a branch of the Routon's from Virginia.There have been several variations in spelling, however, as in the case of Millie Routon, the name is also spelled as "Roten", especially when found in the state of Mass., prior to their migration into Virginia and North Carolina. My ancestor, William Routen, was born in 1837, Lincoln county, Kentucky, according to my father, Eugene V. Routen, who has been the family historian. Accordingly, several members of our family had recorded their names as "Routin."In Civil War records, and on his marriage certificate, our William Routen had also recorded his name as "Routin."His father's name was John, who also may have been born in Lincoln county (King's Mountain) Kentucky, in 1809.Tradition states that the family had migrated into Kentucky as a result of a Revolutionary War Land Warrant which had been awarded to another ancestor, Richard Routen, granting him 200 acres in Lincoln county, KY. I maintain a copy of this Warrant and believe that it may also be viewed at ancestry.com., under the surnames of Routen or Routon.I am delighted that we may find ourselves researching the same relatives, and look forward to further correspondence at this site.William Routen, who had been married three times, may also be found at genealogy.com., with Lucinda Rogers,who was his wife and my great grandmother. In the format, everything seems correct except that William was born in 1837 rather than in 1825, as had been stated.