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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