I have been working on the family genealogy off and on for over 25 years, very much an amateur and simply having fun.

PLEASE, if you copy more than birth/death dates, POST A LINK TO THIS PAGE, with my name--Jane Leavell. Let me leave a legacy when I'm gone, okay? I see my paragraphs posted word-for-word, with no credit, and it hurts.

Contact littlecalamity at for details from my FamilyTreeMaker. My snail mail address is 247 Georgia Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035. You'll have more success getting a response from me by e-mail. I'm absent-minded, and I'm going to join the Procrastinators' Hall of Fame as soon as I get around to it. You're more likely to hear from me if you give specific details in your query--approximate years involved, county name, state name, and so on, remembering there are 88 counties in Ohio alone, so most other people don't know what state your county is in--and remember that it's only polite to freely share your data with me as I am sharing with you. If I haven't posted it, I probably need it.

And remember, these are just clues--NEVER take what's posted on home pages as gospel. (Especially on the tangled, confusing Leavell lines.) Do the research to verify what you've read!

Words of warning: