My name is Carol Truitt. My grandpa's name is John Pat Truitt lived on Silvermine Rd , Nanthala Swain Co. He had 6 children. Glena, Earnest, Clint, Carroll, Ray and my Dad Joseph Howard. He was married to Nancy Harriott Gasaway who passed away 1941 in Hazelwood NC where they had moved. My grandpa Truitt then married Pallie Holden Mason from Silvermine. Her first husband was a Preacher Mason who was deceased. She had a sister named Alice whom Grandpa Truitt married after Granny Pallie died in the 1960's. I am trying to find out if John Pat Truitts mother's name was Renie,Malisha or who because something bad happened and he was given her Truitt Maiden name. Was his last name really a Dehart or Patton? Did he have brothers.....Murphy or Merritt? My Dad told my Mom before he passed away that the Truitts were kin to Abraham Lincoln. Can anyone tell me if we are kin to Abraham Enloe ( Lincoln's Dad). Nancy Hanks worked for him In Swain Co in the early 1800's. She is Abe's mother.