Fran, Mary Elizabeth Tuten is probably a daughter of one of the seven brothers and sons of Rachel Tuten. William Robert was my Great Grandfather born in SC in 1824. The brothers had a sister named Mary Elizabeth..WOW and she married a William McAlpin we believe. Your Mary Elizabeth must have been a daughter of we believe Pierce M.(Pierson)Tuten who settled in Taylor County (Perry). I will look it up when I get to my office where my books are. We are desparately looing for info on Mary Elizabeth McAlpin though.