In the spring of 2010, I became interested in finding out more about my father's family. My g-g-g-g grandfather, John P Lyle, settled in Paulding Co, Georgia, sometime before 1840. It is thought that he received land in the 1832 land lottery of the Cherokee lands. After working on the memorials of my immediate LYLE family members, I started looking for the graves of my mother's SCHMITZ family and then extended family. I spend the majority of my time looking for graves in Paulding County and the counties that surround Paulding, such as Haralson, Polk, Carroll and Cobb. I have found this to be a very rewarding way to fill in some of those extra hours I have as a retiree.
Finally, I want to acknowledge and give credit to my brother, Thomas Edward 'CC' Lyle, and to my 1st cousin once removed, Dianne Jean 'Dolly' Eberhardt, for allowing me to use their genealogy research information in several of my FAG memorials.