Born in Kansas. Lived in Texas since age 7. Family roots in Cloud, Dickinson, Ottawa, Russell, and Saline counties. Surnames: Paddock, Wicox, Montgomery, Nelson, Butterfield, Cook, Whipp, Terrell, Pilcher, Rogers, Courtney, McIntosh, Smyth, Cool, Bates, Lantz, Holmgren, Arbogast, Sandberg, Wood, Akerman, Norris, Anderson, Ashmore.
Became interested in genealogy after my grandmother's death in 2009, as I was going through a scrapbook she kept with newspaper clippings, cards, etc. Other hobbies include scrapbooking, crocheting, and exercising. My husband and I have 4 daughters and one granddaughter.