Descended from Jacob, Henry, Daniel, Ora Belle Sheets, Henry Clay and John Albert Clay
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Having grown up with a love of history, thanks to Walt Disney and John Wayne, I always was captivated with the green binder my (grand) Uncle Glenn Clay had compiled in the 1950's. It had the Sheets, Longwell, Thurston, Reed and Clay families included in it.
It wasn't until the early 80's I began further researching the people whose names were in the book. In 1986 when my parents moved to the farm that grandfather Clay built, we found three boxes of Glenn's things including his letters and photo's of family members. I became active in the Delaware County Genealogical Society and became a Charter Member of the Pioneers organization in 1988, Along with George Cryder started the Genealogical Computer users group and wrote a column in the newsletter for the next 10 years. This led to being a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society's Computer user group's board. I also was very involved with research on Camp Chase, Civil War Prison, with Dave Roth editor of Blue & Gray Magazine. This led to speaking around Ohio to various Genealogical Groups and Civil War Round-tables on the subject. I have also spoken at Genealogical Conventions and universities on technology and genealogy. I had put down the research to spend more time with my wife and children through the 1990's and built a house next to my parents which brought me even closer to the sources of my studies. Now that they are grown and have found myself semi-retired I show others how to find their "roots".