I am currently working as a Clio intern through Marshall University.
I am a resident of Wayne County, West Virginia, and grew up in Cabell and Wayne Counties. I am descended from the founders of Cabell County and some of the earliest settlers of Logan and Mingo Counties, West Virginia, as well as Dickenson and Buchanan Counties, Virginia. I enjoy researching military history, genealogy, and local history and am passionate about finding and sharing stories where these interests intersect. I am the great-great-great-grandson of the murderess and victim of the Meehling murder (see my entries) and have researched extensively on that tragedy. I have self-published a book about the 88 soldiers from Cabell County who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War and have created a website with their photos, facts, and stories (see the links above). I hope to eventually research the stories of the men from Wayne County who served and died in this war. My current project is researching the exploits of the notorious Baisden Gang of Pigeon Creek, which operated throughout the Tug Valley in the 1880s-early 1890s. I am a member of the KYOWVA Genealogical & Historical Society (Huntington, WV), the Wayne County Genealogical & Historical Society (Wayne, WV), and the Lawrence County Genealogical Society (Ironton, OH). I am a volunteer for the Kenova Historical Society Museum, the Ramsdell House, and Heritage Farm Museum & Village. I present regularly on my WWI soldiers for various community, history, and genealogy groups; I am also working on developing a presentation about the Baisden desperadoes. If you are interested in a presentation, please contact me via the email address above.