J. Metcalf

J. Metcalf

Member for
10 years · 15 days
Find A Grave ID
47005103

Bio

I was born in Arkansas, grew up in Yell Co., AR close to the Logan Co. line. In 2011 retired and now living in Coos Bay, OR.
My mother was a Davis, I am a descendant of John Henry Davis born in SC and died Johnson Co., AR.
Family names on my mother's side ar Berry, Davis, Hill, Horn, Howe, Newberry, Stewart.
On my Fathers side I am a descendant of Willim Morris born 1735 and died 1804 Mecklenburg County,NC and John Foard (one of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence signers). Othe family names on my Fathers side ar Dexter,Houston, Jones, Kester, Morris,Shaffer.
I got interested in tracing my ancestors around 1980 and wish I had started sooner so I could have gotten more information from my grandmoter (my father's mother) because I have run into a brick wall on her family. When I started I did not have a computer and it was many trips to the libraries and court houses and copy machines. But along came more technology making everything much easier. When I go to do interview I take my tape record, laptop, scanner and camera. I have collected so much information that I had to get an external drive 500 GB, which is almot full. This is dedicated to genealogy only, ready for the bigger external drive.
When it is feasible I go out and take pictures of head stone and place them on findagrave. I try to be of assistance whenever possible.
At the present my family tree has 33,984 people of course I am not related to all of them. Wehn I am doing research I usually go as far as I can when I am tracing people, which I then end up with people I can share with their families that are searching.
I have made serval contact through findagrave and found many distant relatives.

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