About: S. Riley
- Full Name
- Shanna Riley
- My name is Shanna (yes, named after the book). I live in the southern U.S. with my four cats (Gia, JoJo, Maggie, & Max) and adorable, Cajun boyfriend, Baret. My personal website is skatoolaki.com.
I'm 30 and a true-blue Scorpio (Nov. 6). To pay the bills, I am an I.T. Tech and web designer with my own small web design business on the side. I am also a writer with some published work, and enough unfinished work to fill a large library; some of my work is at one of my many personal sites, shannariley.com.
I have always had a passion and interest in cemeteries...being a writer, I can't help but imagine what the lives of each name on each headstone were like.
One of the cemeteries that touched me most was Brandon Hall Cemetery, just off the Natchez Trace, in Mississippi. Taking the names and dates found there, I began my research into this family and to see what happened to the many children buried there...the fruits of my labor became The Brandon Children; a site and project I am continually working on.
My next project will be to research the Harelson family; a family which has intrigued me since Baret and I found an old, small family cemetery hidden off a main road in the city of Baton Rouge.
I am also - finally - actively researching my family own history (and using F.A.G. to preserve information on final resting places and short bios). Surnames from the Avoyelles, Pointe Coupee, St. Landry, and Iberville parishes that I'm always on the lookout for include (but aren't limited to!) Beauvais, Nugent, Prestenback, Charrier, Guerin, Deauville, Guillory, and Juneau. My work appears on my site, Louisiana Lineage.
Finally, if I have added any of your family/friends and you would like to take ownership or have changes made, please just let me know.
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