Melissa

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Bio

I am a historian both personally and professionally. I have loved history and museums since I was a little girl. I also enjoy researching my family's genealogy when I can. Two of my 5th-great grandfathers were John Gillon of Cabarrus Co., North Carolina and William Nisbett of South Carolina who served in the Revolutionary War. I am always interested in getting to know "cousins" no matter how distant. I am a descendant of the Nesbit, Johnson, Grantham, Albritton, Strahan, Hampton, Perkins and McGehee families on my father's side and Vinson, Taylor, Roberts, Carson, York, Capshaw, McKinney, Bell, Gillon, Nisbett, Hill, and Young families on my mother's side. My ancestors settled in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and later migrated to Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and finally to Arkansas--specifically Johnson County in the Clarksville, Knoxville, and Lamar areas and Cleveland (formerly named Dorsey) County in the Kedron, Rison, Rowell, Pansy areas. I am always interested in learning more about my ancestors and in working to further "complete" our family tree. Being a historian, I also just enjoy cemeteries--especially ones with unusual and artistically interesting markers.

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