Dedicated to my sister, Terry Mays (1950-1989)
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please seek help. It can have a devastating ending.Terry's murderer died in prison on April 15, 2009 and was buried at Peckerwood Hill (how appropriate) aka Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery near "The Walls" in Huntsville, TX. 

Oh happy day...

See my Great Great Grandfather's grave marker dedication photos, service performed by Sons of Confederate Veterans
A little research I've done on Thomas Jefferson Willison

My Family Files: I have decided to use my gedcom which is uploaded to Rootsweb (and automatically Ancestry, as well) for my family files. It it so much easier to keep them updated, which gives me more time for research. This is the only place I upload my gedcom on the internet. Locations in Lincoln & Rutherford Co., NC; the Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee, Autauga Co., Alabama and Texas
See them here: My gedcom

Photos & Documents: Lots of family and cemetery photos, wills and other documents used for research ; also includes West Coat of Arms. Click on the rose to go there.

Genealogy Books: Help with your research

Some hard to find books here -rare gems!  Click on the rose to go there.

A little more research help

God Bless America!

The American's Creed
by William Tyler Page

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic;  a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies.