It's very nice to meet you.The Tootle/Lacy connection is with the northern Tootles as you seem to have already figured out.We have traced the family from St. Joseph, to Ohio and then on back to Maryland.We have gotten stopped there.We have a solid line back to Abner Tootle in Maryland.There is some speculation and/or educated guessing that the Ohio branch is connecter to Rivhard Tootell of Maryland, but this is mostly a circumstancial link.The research that I have done seems to show the southern Tootles linking back to two brothers in North Carolina.(I have forgotten there names.Since I could never find this link I have never tried to track the southern genealogy.)
I know of Sheridan Logan, my aunt(now deceased) corresponded with him extensively in the 70's.Between him and Mitlon Tootle (IV or V) they have most of the genealogical info that I have.If I can be of help I would be glad to.My information is in Family Treemaker 8.0 or I can send you a Ged.Com.
Did you ever read Ellen Bell Tootle's diary?It has been reprinted several times.Let me know if I can help.
I am off to the Ohio Tootle Family Reunion this Saturday so will not be online till Monday or so.