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I am originally from North Carolina, but after 23 years in the U.S. Air Force I retired from Langley AFB in Virginia and settled there. It took about 16 years of living in or temporary duty in places like Texas, Colorado, California, Germany, Missouri, Alaska, Arizona, and Jordan to be stationed on the East coast.
When my daughters were in elementary school they had a small genealogy project and I was embarrassed that I could not help them with my family tree. In 2009, I started doing research and what I learned in a fairly short period of time hooked me for life. Of the Johnson line my 2nd Great Grandfather was in the Civil War; his father - my 3rd Great Grandfather was in the War of 1812; and his father - my 4th Great Grandfather found himself in the Revolutionary War a short time after arriving from Scotland. If and when I have Grandchildren I can't wait to tell them where they are from!
I got hooked on Find-A-Grave when I discovered a picture of a grave marker that some kind member of Find-A-Grave had input for the brother of my grandfather that died in the Civil War (both brothers served together). I started chasing my ancestors down recording their graves, and slowly branched off to photographing entire cemeteries in order to give back to others.
You may use pictures that I have added to Find-A-Grave freely without having to contact me, I do ask that credit be given to me if the pictures are used anywhere else. I feel that is the right thing to do.
If you'd like me to fix any of the records that I maintain ... please click on the "Edit" button on the top right of the record, click on "Suggest a Correction" .. Enter your note and/or correction and I'll fix them as quickly as possible.
When requesting a transfer use the edit tab on the memorial and follow the below from F-A-G. Or the request will be ignored.
From F-A-G, "Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made."
Remember to give back to Find-A-Grave, because the item you provide may be the missing link for someone else!
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