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Re: Ditto in Alabama
Posted by: Danita Date: January 10, 1999 at 16:48:22
In Reply to: Re: Ditto in Alabama by Jimmie Ditto of 327

The book, History of the Ditto Families, from the FHL in Salt Lake City does have information on your Eli Ditto (17 Nov 1828-24 Jan 1920) who first married Mary Harris (15 July 1830- ca 1895) on 22 Feb 1852 in Marshall County., AL. His second wife was Margrette A. McCann (01 Sep 1844- 05 Dec 1914). They married 01 Sep 1872, possibly in Orange Co., TX . Both Eli and Margrette died in China Springs, Texas. He was the oldest of twelve children of William Ditto (13 Feb 1806-14 Apr 1869, farmer who died of smallpox). William's first wife was Mary Davidson (10 Jan 1808-ca 1840). This book traces this family back through Josiah (ca 1780-1823), James (ca 1743-Oct 1828) who was called Old Man Ditto and started Ditto's Landing on the Tennessee River near Huntsville AL, William (ca 1713-after 1774) who moved from MD to the Carolinas, James (ca 1690-ca 1732), and Abraham (ca 1661) who was residing in colonial Maryland before 1700. He may have been a French Huguenot who escaped his native France in the 1600s during a period of religious persecution via way of Scotland.
My ancestor, Thomas Hood Ditto, was a half-brother of Eli. Our family also ended up in Texas.
Do you have any other information on this family?
Danita

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