My grandmother is Ila May Jordan (m. Gunnells).Ila's mother is Ethel Lorena Whitlow (m. Jordan).Ethel's mother appears to be Ella Whitlow.
My line would be James Asbury Whitlow b. 1852 d. 1890 Chambers Co., AL:James Asbury Whitlow's father was Junius A. Whitlow b. 1832 d. 1872? (might be Junius Asbury Whitlow), James Asbury Whitlow's mother was Nancy Jane Brown.Junius A. Whitlow's father was William M. Whitlow b. ~1792 NC.
Junius's wife Nancy Jane Brown rings true (as seen above).
I am trying to find one Ella Whitlow Whitlow (perhaps my great great grandmother).On an 1880 census (Lee Co., AL) Ella Whitlow was listed as Margaret Whitlow? Was married to James Asbury Whitlow with all children listed that should have been including son X. L. Whitlow (I point it out as it is an unusual name).
Ella Whitlow's father might be James Henry Whitlow (a researcher said an Ella Whitlow dau. of James Henry Whitlow married WILLIS brothers in the area of Macedonia, Columbia Co., AR - see http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/ARCOLUMB/2002-10/1034552193http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/ARCOLUMB/2002-10/1034552193) AND she married James Asbury Whitlow.Note that those two names, James Henry Whitlow and James Asbury Whitlow might be full or half brothers.So maybe cousins marrying in Chambers Co., AL which would explain the same surname?