Our ancestor is John H.Routien (Routon)born 03-10-1843 in or near Frankfort, KY. Married Margaret Ends in Lincoln KY on Novemeber 12, 1867. Have found his name spelled both ways.All their children except one appear to have been born in KY. They migrated to Lawrence Co. Illinois where many of their descendants still live and continue to spell the name ROUTIEN. Anyone with a connection or seeking info on this branch, please feel free to e-mail me. A late family old-timer, Mae Irene Routien Foster b.1884 in Frankfort KY also tells of Cherokee ancestry in this family. Anyone know the story?