I have reached a dead end researching my line of the Tuten family.Hopefully someone here will read this information I am about to provide and can help me make the connection to the known Tuten lines.
Here is what I am sure of: My GG grandfather was named Thomas Wiley Tuten, and I think he went by "Wiley" or possibly "Pepper".He was born on 9/5/1843 and died on 7/28/1883.He is buried at the Old Beech Hill Cemetery in Dorchester County, SC.His grave is beside what I believe to be his first wife, A.M. Tuten (b. 12/3/1847 d. 5/23/1873).I believe she may have been named Ann or Annie Peeples.She died 10 years before Thomas.After Annie's death, he remarried to a Loanna or Louella Padgett.They married in June of 1874.After Thomas W. Tuten died in 1883, Louanna-Louella Padgett remarried to a Mr. Andrew Driggers.Louella Padgett and Andrew Driggers had 3 children, Downling, Edgar, and Ruth Driggers.These three people are my great grandfather's half brothers and sisters.My great grandfather was named Henry Milligan Tuten (b. 1/26/1881 d. 7/1963).He was the son of Louanna Padgett and Thomas W. Tuten.
Below is all the information I have in my notes file on Thomas Wiley "Pepper" Tuten.His mother may have been a Sauls, but that's just speculation right now.
ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
5th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment TUTEN (TUTON), Thomas18years old 17/D 5/CPVT PVT[Colleton]
Household: NameRelationMarital Status GenderRace Age BirthplaceOccupationFather's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Thomas W. TUTINSelfMMaleW37SCFarmerSCSC Rowma TUTINWifeMFemaleW24SCKeeping HouseSCSC Josiah TUTINSonSMaleW5SCSCSC James TUTINSonSMaleW3SCSCSC James CLARKOtherSMaleW37SCWorks On FarmSCSC Source Information:Census PlaceGlover, Colleton, South Carolina Family History Library Film1255226 NA Film NumberT9-1226 Page Number459C
1830 TUTEN WILEY Colleton County SC 450 Colleton District Federal Population Schedule SC 1830 Federal Census Index SCS3a1884953 calvary unit drover ii THOMAS WILEY "PEPPER" TUTEN was born on 5 Sep 1843.
(19419) THOMAS WILEY "PEPPER"2 TUTEN, (FREDRICK1) was born 5 Sep 1843 in Colleton County, South Carolina, and married PEEPLES. THOMAS WILEY "PEPPER" died on 28 Jul 1883 and was buried in Old Beech Hill C, Dorchester County, South Carolina.
Thomas W Tuten is listed in the household of Benjamin Sauls in the 1850 Colleton District (St Paul's Parish), South Carolina. He is listed as being 7 years of age and along with James Tuten, age 14. Place of birth nor relationship to James is not noted We believe they are brothers. (see page 259, Colleton District 1850 Federal Census.)
Other members in the Benjamin Sauls (age 31 and listed as a drover) are his wife Ann J, age 31; Ellen J, age 1; Benjamin Jr, age 4; and Eliza, age 3 months.