As I understand it Joseph Towler or Toler owned 5,000 acres some in Bedford Co. and some in Pittslyvania Co., centered on Toler's Bridge between the two counties. Joseph fought in American Revolution and is listed in DAR index etc. His will is in Pittsylvania proved 1819. He had 10 children, one of which was James Towler who m. Sally Hurt in Bedford Co.
My father grew up outside of Chatham, he is dec'd and I live in Charlotesville Va. so I don't have easy access to Pittsylvania or Bedford Co. Court house to copy original documents.