Thanks to my Cousin, Ann, for introducing me to Find A Grave.
I enjoy researching and learning about my ancestors, family and friends. I live in West Columbia, South Carolina. I was born in Newport, Rhode Island. I was adopted when I was 18 months old and was blessed with the greatest parents of all, Anna Dutton and Henry Workman Sweat! My father died when I was 9 (January 1, 1968), and my mother remarried 18 months later. My stepfather, Gary Hilton Koon, went to be with the Lord on August 14, 1976. His favorite phrase was "WELL GLORY". My mother, Anna Dutton Sweat Koon, went home on October 14, 2008 and I miss her dearly.
I am a member of Wayside Baptist Tabernacle in Pelion, S.C.
The most important thing I can tell you about myself is that I am a Christian, saved by the grace of God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and I love Him with all my heart and soul! He proved His love for me, and for the WHOLE WORLD, when He GAVE His life on Calvary's cross. He loved us so much that He left the riches of Heaven to come to earth to die on the cross. He gave His life as an atonement for the sins of the whole world! What a great sacrifice! What a precious gift! What a wonderful Savior! THAT'S TRUE LOVE!
HOBBIES: Music, crocheting and gardening. I have 11 dogs and 3 cats.
I am researching and maintaining records for my adoptive family: Sweat/Dutton/Burton/Boggs.
I am also researching and maintaing records of my birth family: Rasnick/Manders/Finney/Neronha. The oldest known ancester for the Rasnick family is AndreasB Rierschneckh, born 1612 in Austria, died 1682 in Germany.
I would appreciate any additional information anyone has that they can pass along.