I began the pursuit of my ancestral heritage in 1989 shortly after the death of my young brother-in-law, Denny Max Carawan (1955-1989). His unexpected death motivated me to explore my heritage beyond the grandparents whom I never knew. Over the years I have discovered that I learn more about myself as I become more aware of my ancestry.
Most of my family ended up in northeastern Ohio in the counties of Ashtabula, Lake, Cuyahoga, Trumbull, Medina, Lorain, Huron, and Erie. However, many of my family lines can be traced to various locations throughout Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, England,and Europe .
The purpose of this genealogy homepage is to share with you what I have learned and discovered on the Internet, at cemeteries, on yellowing papers tucked away inside metal boxes, and in old books and musty papers stored in libraries, courthouses, and archives. All the information contained on these pages is believed to be correct to the best of my knowledge. Please note that in an effort to conserve space, I have omitted on-site source references, but I will be glad to check my database for my information if you have questions.
If you discover that we share a connection, please let me know. I am always delighted to find new relatives. Please visit regularly for updates to this homepage.
Special thanks to my family and cousins who contributed a variety of information for this genealogy homepage.
I dedicate my genealogy homepage to the memory of my loving mother and best friend, Edna Mae (Morris) Storrs (1928-1998), who departed this world on December 13, 1998. Her intriguing stories of childhood memories spent at her home on Plymouth Place in East Cleveland, Ohio during the Depression are etched upon my mind forever. Thanks for the memories, Mom.