I was born in Washington, DC, but I grew up on a small farm in the Landon community, 5 miles north of Gulfport, MS. I have lived in the greater Houston, TX area since 1972. I am recently retired and am now able to spend more time on genealogy and cemetery searches.
I have been actively involved in genealogy since 2005, and I wish I had started sooner. I am a participant in the WEBB Surname DNA project, and I am actively involved in EDGAR, DICKINSON and HIGH Surname DNA projects.
Surnames of special research interest include: WEBB, BEWLEY, VON HASSELN, CARTER, MCCORD, DAVIS, MILLER, HIGH, LAWRENCE, BOBO, BLASSINGAME, EDGAR, WITHERINGTON, WOLLARD, DICKINSON, POWER, KINNISON, MCMANUS, BROWN, MAYS, SMITH, WRIGHT, BATCHELOR, PRIDGEN, DONNELLY, KNOX, DOUGLASS, GOODE, CULPEPPER, GUTHRIE, GARNER, STONE, BLUM, HART, MURPHREE, PATTON, SWISHER, WALTERS, ADAM, MCCLEOD, WYLIE, CLARKSON, COTTER, MEARA, HANRAHAN, MEEHAN, MORAN, TOBIN, NOLAN, MURPHY, and others, especially in TX, OK, MS, LA, GA, SC, NC, TN, VA, PA, NJ and NY (and England, Scotland and Ireland).
I especially enjoy collaborating with other researchers and finding and sharing more information about our ancestors. Find A Grave has been a wonderful resource for my cousins and me in our ancestral research, and we are trying to increasingly do our parts to contribute.
If any of the memorials I am managing are for your family members (if closer to you than to me), I will be happy to transfer them to you. I continue to be impressed with and inspired by the gracious, cooperative, respectful attitudes of most Find A Grave contributors.