I am a descendant of William J.Geer (son of Ransom (b 9/1/1802, d 4/5/1885) and Mary Hargis (or Hargess) Geer) and Martha Geer (first cousin). According to White county, Tenn. census records William J. Geer and Martha Geer were married Feb. 2, 1848. Their children were: Lucy, Samuel Vance, William L., Charles, Newton, and Alex?. Samuel Vance Geer was my G-grandfather. William Carter Geer was my grandfather and William Carter Geer, Jr. was my father. I have a walnut table made by Samuel Vance Geer. It appears that Ransom Geer was by trade a carpenter and a machinist, and could make anything out of wood or steel. I feel that these qualities must be genetic because my father was proficient as a cabinetmaker even though he worked as an educator. I also have had the aptitude for mechanics and woodworking. I worked for 13 years as a cabinetmaker, but now am employed as a registered nurse. Hope this helps you with your search.