Sunday, February 26, 2012
My maternal grandfather, Eldon Bernard Warthen, wasn't on my pedigree chart on New Family Search, so I found him and added him (from what my mom has told me, I'm reasonably sure that I added the right person). From what is already entered into Family Search, it looks like the Warthen line has been traced back to the mid-1600s. At some point the name becomes Wathen instead of Warthen. The people were born in England and died in Maryland. Ryan's thought was that maybe they still spelled it with an R, but with their accent it would have sounded like Wathen. Interesting.