My great grandparents were William Patton Howe & Inez Wood Whitefield (Whitfield?) Howe. Mary Towler & William were my 5th gr. grandparents. I came across your post trying to figure out all the William Whitfields. i think there are two families with William Whitfields. Have you had any luck finding Mary's parents names?I tried on ancestry.com, but looks like everyone is at a road block.