I am a graduate of DeKalb County High School, Smithville, TN, and I received a BS from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN. I entered the United States Army on 18 November 1963 as Second Lt Armor. Since my army days I have lived in Columbia, SC, Orlando, FL and have lived in Jacksonville, FL since August 1976. I still consider Tennessee my home, and will move back there someday. I work for large national company.
I have served as Scoutmaster of Troop 317 for 4 1/2 years. Scoutmaster and Course Director North Florida Council (NFC) Junior Leader (Brownsea) Training Course, 1983. Scoutmaster, Troop 13, National Jamboree, 1985. Served on Staff NFC Woodbadge Courses 1982-87, 1989, 1990 and Scoutmaster and Course Director Woodbadge Course SE556 in 1991. Dean Master Program NFC College of Commissioner Science 1988 & 1989 and Chancellor 1991. Served as Program Chairman Riverbend District, NFC, 1984-1986, Riverbend District Commissioner Oct 1986-Jan 1988, Division Commissioner First Coast Division, NFC, Oct 1988-Jan 1992, Activities Chairman, NFC, Jan 1988-Jan 1992. Presented District Award of Merit by NFC 1982, and Silver Beaver, 1986, National Council, BSA.
I became in interested in genealogy when I was twelve years old, and it has
remained a life long interest. I was very fortunate to still have great
and uncles still living when I began my research. I am member of Upper
Cumberland Genealogical Society, Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society, Virginia
Genealogical Society, Delaware Genealogical Society, and National Genealogical
Society. I have attended National Genealogical Society conferences in
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993 and 1996. I have written articles for
Upper Cumberland Genealogical Society, Warren County Genealogical
Society, and Delaware Genealogical Society Journal. I served as Floor Manager of the 1993 National Genealogical