My family tree is made up of many roots.
On my paternal side, family names include Burney, Knox, Hines, Jefferson, Brayboy, Morris, Taylor and Pressley.
My maternal lines includes Green, Greene, Brown, Banks, Brittentine, Gay, Johnson, Clay, Clayton, Lee and Smith.
Of course, there are many other name branches that extend from the above family names.
Most of my more recent ancestors originated from Louisiana. They resided primarily in either Bossier, Caddo, Desoto or Webster parish. The towns they resided in include Plain Dealing, Ivan, Rocky Mount and Benton in Bossier Parish. In Caddo parish, the towns include Shreveport and Gilliam. Frierson, Gloster and Stonewall are some of the towns my ancestors lived in Desoto Parish. In Webster Parish, I have familial connections in Springhill and Cullen. Of course, there were many others scattered all about Louisiana.
The more distant ones were brought primarily as slaves to the above parishes to Louisiana from North and South Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia, or Kentucky with their slave masters. Although, on my Burney side my great-grandpa Rev. Anderson Burney relocated to Plain Dealing in Bossier Parish after slavery from Pike County, Alabama which is situated near the Florida border.
Hence, even though I will primarily be sharing and making available research tools and information about Louisiana, this site will also include history and information about the above States of my family's origin.