Thanks for contacting me. My father was Joancousin.His father was her father's brother. I think that's how it goes. Another relative of Joan's forwarded her new email address to me several months ago and I have been in contact with her.She had neglected to tell me that she had changed internet providers and I am a terrible letter writer.I do just about everything through email.How are you related to Joan? I visited her in 1999 and she took me around to several places where the Whiteners were prominent.I got to see my grandfather's portrait in the old courthouse.I had never known what he looked like because he died a few months before I was born.