I guess I am also a descendant of Thomas Fluitt.The info that I have is that my ancestor Benjamin Fluitt (somewhere in England) had a son, Samuel Fluitt, born 22 Jan 1735 in Alteringham, England.He married Ann (?) and they came to Williamsburg District, SC in 1788.He died 6 March 1792.His son (also Samuel Fluitt) was born in Liverpool, England (?) 24 Jan 1774.He also came to the Williamsburg District (Kingstree)in SC in 1788.He married Martha Patience Hill on 22 May 1798.Their son, Dr. John Stent Fluitt, was born 19 April 1799 in Kingstree, SC.This son never moved to LA.He married Mary McDonald (?) Nelson.He died 20 Dec 1838 in Kingstree, SC.Their daughter, Mary Simon Fluitt (1823-1890) married Samuel McGill Matthews (1815-1868.)Their son, John Fluitt Matthews (b. 1854 in Kingstree, SC), was my great grandfather.Does my info fit into yours?Do you have anything different?I would love to find out what you know that I don't!!!