Welcome to the Great Melting Pot. This page is dedicated to my father, Donald Lee Reeves, my Grandparents Jesse James Reeves and Opal Edith Haughn, Thaddaus Campbell and Viola Frances Lawrence and to my husband's parents, George Edward Trautwein and Sylvia Pearl Harrison. Your lines live on.
The surnames I am researching are Adair, Brooks, Campbell, Colins, Hargett, Harms, Harrison, Haughn, James, Lawrence, Leatherbarrow, McKinesh, Nichols, Rainwater, Reeves, Thompson, Trautwein and West. If you find a match, e-mail me! I'm always looking to build my data base and meet new family. If you find info that you believe I have wrong, please let me know. Everyone knows Genealogy is not a perfect, set-in-stone science.
This is the 3rd time I have had to re-create my Homepage. I truly hope it is the last!
My thanks go out to Barry Reeves, for his awesome website and work on the Reeves Registary. Lloyd Hargett, not only a new found cousin but also a great help with my Hargett Line. And last but not least, My husband Russ and my children Whitney and Brandon, for understanding my need to do this and allowing me the time I need.
Welcome to My Families.
Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out,
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn,
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone,
Our heart Contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come and visit you.
- Adair (123 KB)
A photo of my great-great-grandmother, Samanatha Adair and her daughter Sallie.
- Lawrence (68 KB)
My grandmother, Viola Frances Lawrence, with her parents William Lawrence and Myrtle Ophilia Adair Lawrence.
- Lawrence (96 KB)
My great-great-grandmother, Mary L. Bridges Lawrence and her two brothers, Charles J Bridges and Wright Pemberton Bridges
- Reeves (86 KB)
My great grandfather, Charles Nelson Reeves.
- The Next Generation (94 KB)
The real reason I am doing all this research. I want them to know their heritage.
- Campbell (60 KB)
Joseph J. Campbell, wife Dora Harms Campbell, and their 4 children: Thaddeus (my grandfather), Ophra Beatrice, Johnie "John", and Ada Dora.
- Campbell (134 KB)
My grandparetns Thaddeus Campbell and Viola Frances Lawrence Campbell
- Haughn (74 KB)
My great grandparents Nola Preston Haughn and Loretta Mae Rainwater Haughn.