I'm a professional business consultant who picked up the family archivist mantle in my youth - collecting stories, names, genealogies, and family historical documents - in an effort to understand better who we are and what impact we have had throughout history.
My focus has been on several family mysteries throughout the years - gaps in a family line, taboo subjects, and unexplained (perhaps inexcusable) behavior of ancestors. This includes the Little, Bennett, Parsons, Ledbetter, Pickett, Leake, Steele, Wall, Crawford, Covington, Dunn and Harris family lines. My maternal lines from Louisiana are still a challenge - Ardoin, Veillon, Lafleur, etc. - since their origins are not as clear cut as one might imagine.
I have completed many autosomal, mitochondrial, and Y-chromosome DNA tests. I look forward to sharing this knowledge and learning more from traditional practitioners of genealogy as I contribute to WikiTree.
It may seem morbid, but in the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up being deleted. While I fully intend on being around to manage all my profiles for the next 30 years or so, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of the following slightly-active WikiTreers in my family, whether or not they are currently on the trusted lists:
Anne Bennett Little
Andrew Bennett Davidson Little
I am also the sole profile manager of a large number of profiles in the Leake, Bennett and Little families. The living ones are private only because WikiTree requires it; they contain only information easily available on the web. They can be passed off to any interested WikiTreer before my account may be closed.
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Leake is 20 degrees from Joseph Biden, 20 degrees from Justin Bieber, 28 degrees from Jack Dorsey, 18 degrees from Bill Gates, 30 degrees from Emmanuel Macron, 20 degrees from Elon Musk, 21 degrees from Michelle Obama, 30 degrees from JK Rowling, 18 degrees from Taylor Swift, 19 degrees from Donald Trump, 18 degrees from Kanye West and 24 degrees from Gina Meyers on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.