Born in Elyria, OH and now live in Topeka, KS. Served in US Army as a medic: active duty 1968-1970, reserve duty 1970-1974. Education: BA in American Studies and English (summa cum laude) from Kent State University; MA in English from Bowling Green University; and Ph. D. in English from Purdue University. I worked as a tenured English professor at Washburn University (retired in 2015, awarded emeritus status, after 32 years teaching there) and have done genealogical research since the 1970s. I'm of English, Scots-Irish, Scot, German, French, and Swede-Finn ancestry. DNA testing has indicated a 25/25 exact match to two documented descendants of Godfrey Sheldon (1599-1671) of Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, who moved to Scarborough, Maine before 1660. Godfrey is one of the Sheldon Family Association progenitors. I am also linked to John Sheldon of Providence, RI, another SFA progenitor. I am willing to add information from relatives to any of my memorials or to transfer a memorial to a more closely related DIRECT blood relative (son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, etc.) . I am also willing to receive transfer of memorials of individuals to whom I'm related. Often I can add info that the originator may not have. And I'm willing to transfer info to the originator even if he or she would like to keep maintenance of the memorial.