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I am a dedicated genealogist for my large extended family. I have a BA degree in Anthropology and an MA in Psychology. I have worked in large ape research, computer project management, and data center management during my business career. Now, I enjoy genealogy and scuba diving.

My paternal family names include Bell, Petty, Tant, Frasier/Frazier, Cochran, and Cooper (and variant spellings) from Paulding County, GA, North Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

My maternal family names (from Carroll Co., GA and surrounding counties) are North, Burnham, Latimer, Williams, Reese, and Kiser/ Kizer, and Booker from further to east Georgia in Wilkes County GA, and South Carolina.

My late husband's family names are Darby, Pello, Collins, Rowe, Greenslade, Bailey, Bramhall, and Connell from NY, PA, CT, NJ, MA, and other New England states. The Pellos were from Southeast Europe, probably Czechoslovakia.

Many of our ancestors first came over from England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, and other places in Europe. They settled for a while in New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. They fought in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War on both sides. They struggled for their beliefs and sadly some died for them.

Throughout the history of the British American Colonies and later the United States, my ancestors sailed the east coast or followed the Great Wagon Trail to the Carolinas and Augusta, Georgia. Some settled in north to middle Georgia. A few kept moving westward to Texas and Louisiana as these lands opened for settlement. Some have disappeared along the way. I hope to one day find those who are still missing. They were all very strong people, and I hope to bring their stories to life for our generation and beyond.

My husband's ancestors came to America about 20 years after the Pilgrims came. They settled a little farther south of Plymouth, MA in Barnstable, MA. He has explored the Library in Barnstable, MA and the cemetery where John and Richard Darby were buried.

I found out through DNA that I am one-half Scot with some other European countries, such as Germany, England, France, and Ireland. Most of my ancestors came over from Europe in the mid-1600's to Virginia and the Carolinas. They traveled down the Great Wagon Road to Georgia. Rick's DNA showed that his ancestors came mostly from Ireland, England, middle Europe, and some were Russian. This makes it very interesting to study genealogy and these ancestors.

My daughter, Kelly has married and her husband Stephen has added Italian to our mixed heritage. She has 3 beautiful daughters, including a set a identical twin girls. I just wish the others in my family were here to meet the new members of our family.

I am a dedicated genealogist for my large extended family. I have a BA degree in Anthropology and an MA in Psychology. I have worked in large ape research, computer project management, and data center management during my business career. Now, I enjoy genealogy and scuba diving.

My paternal family names include Bell, Petty, Tant, Frasier/Frazier, Cochran, and Cooper (and variant spellings) from Paulding County, GA, North Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

My maternal family names (from Carroll Co., GA and surrounding counties) are North, Burnham, Latimer, Williams, Reese, and Kiser/ Kizer, and Booker from further to east Georgia in Wilkes County GA, and South Carolina.

My late husband's family names are Darby, Pello, Collins, Rowe, Greenslade, Bailey, Bramhall, and Connell from NY, PA, CT, NJ, MA, and other New England states. The Pellos were from Southeast Europe, probably Czechoslovakia.

Many of our ancestors first came over from England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, and other places in Europe. They settled for a while in New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. They fought in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War on both sides. They struggled for their beliefs and sadly some died for them.

Throughout the history of the British American Colonies and later the United States, my ancestors sailed the east coast or followed the Great Wagon Trail to the Carolinas and Augusta, Georgia. Some settled in north to middle Georgia. A few kept moving westward to Texas and Louisiana as these lands opened for settlement. Some have disappeared along the way. I hope to one day find those who are still missing. They were all very strong people, and I hope to bring their stories to life for our generation and beyond.

My husband's ancestors came to America about 20 years after the Pilgrims came. They settled a little farther south of Plymouth, MA in Barnstable, MA. He has explored the Library in Barnstable, MA and the cemetery where John and Richard Darby were buried.

I found out through DNA that I am one-half Scot with some other European countries, such as Germany, England, France, and Ireland. Most of my ancestors came over from Europe in the mid-1600's to Virginia and the Carolinas. They traveled down the Great Wagon Road to Georgia. Rick's DNA showed that his ancestors came mostly from Ireland, England, middle Europe, and some were Russian. This makes it very interesting to study genealogy and these ancestors.

My daughter, Kelly has married and her husband Stephen has added Italian to our mixed heritage. She has 3 beautiful daughters, including a set a identical twin girls. I just wish the others in my family were here to meet the new members of our family.

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