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From: Brenda Gaines <>
Subject: Re: [GUNTER] Overton
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 17:25:37 -0700
A Gunter list member sent me a note about the Pryor/Gunter
connection. So I started researching it and that's what I found.
I don't really know which Gunters I'm looking for , but I think it
is the North
Carolina group. My ancestor, Gideon Johnson Ward married Eleanor
Gunter in 1832 Henry Co., TN, she died and he had 6 kids and in 1849
he married Mary b: 1817 TN, which was probably Eleanor's sister.
Circumstantial evidence leads me to believe Sterling Gunter. son of
Richard b: VA then moved w/family to North Carolina, was her father.
Sterling lived in Henry Co.
When I saw your name and address I was thrilled. I hope you know TN
Loftis genealogy. My
GGgrandfather was born in Monroe Co., TN in 1827. His death
certificate said his Mother's name was Loftis, and his father was
Joshus Gaines. Joshua came from Maryland, he was in Washington TN in
the EArly 1800's but moved to Monroe County and was in the 1830 and
There were 2 Loftis families then. I hoped you would know these
Brenda, Triangle Lake, Oregon
1830 Monroe Co., TN census;
On Mar 12, 2009, at 10:15 AM, wrote:
> I am most appreciative for my line of Gunters that you sent to me.
> I knew we were related to Amy Tillotson which goes further back to
> the Cherokee Paint Clan to Chief Bushyhead. Is this your line of
> Gunters by any chance?
> Eleanor Loftis
> Knoxville, Tn