Genealogy is my main hobby. I've been researching my family since September 2000. It's a labor of Love! It may be frustrating at times, but it never gets old!
My Mom's side of the family comes from the north and Mid West (NJ, NY, VT, PA, OH, IN, WI, NE, KS then on out to CA) as well as those who emigrated from Scotland, England, Ireland, France, Holland, and Germany. This side of my family is spread out all over the country now. Surnames include: ANDERSON, BENNETT, BRITTON, SPRINKLE, WILLIAMSON, BEATTY, STEWART, TEMPLETON, HUSTON, DIXON, SHEPHERD/SHEPPERD, FORSHEE/FORSHAY, BRUCE, SPRINKLE/SPRANKLE/SPRENKLE/SPRENCKEL, WHITE, WEBB, BROWN, STOBBY, BREWER/BROUWER/BREWEN, GUINN, DENNEHY, BLOOD, WENRICK, WARD, LINGLE, BREON, STEPHENS, CABOT, VANDYKE, VAN VOORHEES, VAN ARSDALEN, DEMAREE, VERDON.
My Dad's side is from the south (VA, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, LA/NATCHEZ TERRITORY). Most of this side of my family still resides in Mississippi! Some since the very early 1800's and the last of them since the late 1840's! Surnames include: WATSON, MABRY, CANNADY, SULLIVAN, HORTON, McDONALD (adopted), SOLEY, JONES, WILLIAMS, McCARTY, ELLIOTT, LUCAS, PRUITT/PREWITT, WALKER, LAREMORE. Other associated surnames are: STREET, WALLER, GATLIN, BODIE, LANGLEY, LOWREY, BUTLER, PRICE, SPEARS, CARLETON/CARLTON, GRACE, SHAW, GORE.
I'm so glad I found Find A Grave! It has helped me fill in a LOT of blanks in my family history! For that, I have to thank the contributors here! Y'all are AWESOME!