Hello Karen, Thank you for your reply. All that I have on John Whitehurst is that he was born about 1801 Rockingham, Virginia, married 31 March 1823 at Rockingham to Margaret Showalter (daughter of jacob and Sophia), and he died 17 march 1856 Bloom Township, Fairfield County, Ohio. His children were Norton, Sophia, Jacob, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, John,William. He was a farmer and his son, John Wesley, took part in the civil war. The thing that brought my attention to Oden was the fact that during the time that John would have been born at Rockingham, Oden is the only Whitehurst in the census. I would certainly appreciate any input or advise.