Henry Tutwiler(1807-1884),an early graduate of the Univ. of Virginia, migrated to Alabama around 1830, and went on to become one the leading educators of that state. His daughter, Julia, followed in his footsteps as an educator, and was involved in various other activities including prison reform and temperance. Alabama's women's prison is named after her, and she even composed the state song. But I only recently learned that Julia also was interested in Tutwiler genealogy.
Julia served as president of Livingston College, which is now the University of West Alabama, and the library is named after her. She left a large collection of her papers to her niece, who left them to the library. Included among them are the following:
Tutwiler Family Record from Bible, 1768-
Family Record of Henry Tutwiler
Leonard Tutwiler's Will (1804) and correspondence betweenAtty. H.M.Strickland of Harrisonburg and C.C. Tutwiler of Chestnut Hill, PA concerning Leonard Tutwiler's property
Tutwiler, Name and Origin of the Family
Genealogy Chart of Julia Tutwiler and Martha Young (her niece)
Pennsylvania, 1790, Statement showing the data returned at the Census of 1790 in regard to all heads of families named Tedwiler, Detwiler, etc.
Tutwiler Family, earliest date noted, 1804, latest 1923
These and other family papers are kept in the Alabama Room, Special Collections, SF4 D1. Folder 16.
It's possible that these papers may help to clear up some of the issues we face: dates of migrations, maiden names, confusion resulting from the repetition of given names, etc.The school is located in Livingston, about 130 miles sw of Birmingham. If anyone could go there and copy the material, it could be of great benefit to all of us with an interest in Tutwiler genealogy.
Regards to all,