ABOUT

We are a family group of cousins who descend from James Morris, probable son of William Morris & Betsy McGinnis, and Gadwell Pearce, father of Nancy Pearce Morris. William Morris and Gadwell Pearce were Revolutionary War soldiers who were first identified in the Jackson, Fayette, DeKalb, and Gwinnett, Counties, Georgia areas. We are almost 100-strong and dedicated to advancing our pedigrees and learning more about our families using traditional research that meets the Genealogical Proof Standard and DNA. We invite all cousins to join us and learn more about our families and their stories and connect as cousins.

COUSIN WEBSITE ADMINISTRATORS

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YVONNE MASHBURN SCHMIDT

Administrator • Researcher

Annie Jane Gordon Morris 

Yvonne is a Certified Genealogist® specializing in Georgia research and using DNA analysis with traditional genealogy. She lectures and presents state-wide and in South Carolina.

 

She and husband Rus recently moved from Bartow County, Georgia (where Yvonne grew up) and the area where the Morrises lived in north Georgia to Vidalia, Georgia to be near her sons and grands.

 

She works with the U.S. Army Past Conflicts Repatriations Branch to identify next of kin and DNA-eligible family members of unaccounted-for soldiers who fought in past wars and conflicts and occasionally accepts client projects. 

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GLENNA NELSON CLONTS

Administrator • Researcher

Gad Morris

Glenna and husband Rock live in Thatcher, Arizona, where they own a local jewelry store. She travels frequently to the Salt Lake Family History Center to research and according to Yvonne is a great pal to have around if you have a broken foot and need room service to deliver a bowl of pickles in the middle of the night :). 

Glenna enjoys hiking and the outdoors when she's not researching or spending time with family.

Recently, she began her DNA education during a week-long course in SLC.

Her ancestors have depended on her for eons to make sure they're identified and found, and she's committed to their cause.

VICKIE LANE

Administrator • Researcher

Gad Morris

Vickie is an avid researcher and has worked her family genealogy for several years.

Retired as an Executive Director for a major software company, history has always been a passion.

Working on the Morris-Snider-Lane line with the Morris-Pearce team has helped move several brick-walls within her projects.

Weekly she tutors reading at a local IB/PYP public elementary school for the Oasis Institute, a non-profit educational organization.

She and her husband Paul, a retired firefighter, live in San Diego.

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