I was born in NW Alabama in 1950, but my parents relocated to the Cleveland, Ohio area so my dad could find suitable employment. I was the third of seven children, the oldest daughter. Our lives surrounded school, church, and family.
I knew early on that I wanted to be a teacher. When I was seventeen, I moved to Central Florida to receive my BA in Education. I became active in various ministries on campus. I sang and traveled one year with a Christian Folk Band. This was the time of The New Christy Minstrels, Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Kingston Trio, just to name a few. Our band traveled the east coast of the United States but mostly sang in Florida on the beaches, at county fairs, in the prisons, and at churches.
Upon graduating, I married and began teaching at a Christian School in St. Petersburg, Florida where I stayed for 15 years. Although I wanted to have children, it was only after ten years of marriage that I was blessed to have s son. A large family was never meant to be.
My mother passed in 1986. I realized then that I wanted to be closer to my remaining parent and my siblings. That realization motivated me to move back to NE Ohio. I returned to Ohio in 1987 and continued working in Christian education. I received my M.A. degree and a certificate to be a Christian counselor at church.
In 2002, I moved to Central Ohio to be with Dad in his senior years. We lived in a small lake community, and I worked at the local public school. This was the first time I taught in a public school, and I thoroughly enjoyed living in the same community that I worked.
I am presently retired. I am thrilled to research ancestry. It has brought new energy and purpose to my life. At first, I quickly believed all the connections with which I was made aware. WikiTree, however, has shown me the importance of validity. Now I hope to go back and make corrections. As I do so, please feel free to enlighten me. Accuracy is important to me!
GED Match- M205439 under the name Sharon Cosby
Paternal Hapologroup I-Z58
Maternal Haplogroup C4a1
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