I once saw that same information in a book stating that Absolom Tuten was listed as in the 17i69 tax list. I think that is a different Absalam Tuten. Maybe the Tuten family was living at first in Craven County nc. Most of my family lived in Beaufort County nc.Tutton is very close to Tuten. Maybe someone spelled Tuten the wrong way in Craven county. It is very possible. As far as I can get in my family tree is Thomas Tuten and Sarah Kennedy.