Hi Linda, I believe I am a cousin of both you and Candy. My grandfather was Aldophus Whitener. He and his brother married two Kestler sisters from Hendersonville, N.C.I have lots of "double first" cousins in my family that I can never keep straight. I believe the origional family homeplace was in Taylorsville, N.C and I visited there when I was alittle girl. Later, the Whiteners moved to Hickory. Adlophus had 7 children. My father was Thomas Manly Whitener, Sr. I hope you received the family tree from Linda Whitener Blystone. All the best in your family research.