Hello John, My name is Linda Tuten. I live in the state of Virginia. My family is originally from Edward, NC which is in Beaufort Co., NC. I was told that when the Tuten's orginally came from England there were three brother's. One went to NC, the other to SC and the other to GA. I am descended from the Tuten who went to NC. His name was Thomas Tuten. He married Sarah Kennedy. Thomas and Sarah are my GGGGGG-grandparents. It is possible that the information that I was given might not have been exactly right. It is possible that maybe the Tuten's did not come from England but Scotland. Thank you for the information. I really appreciate it alot. I think that I am going to try and post some messages on the Scotland web page on genforum to see if I can find out any information there. Have a great evening.