Joyceann Gray, a retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, is an independent family historian and genealogist who has a combined 40 years of service in the areas of history, genealogy, communications and marketing. The focus of her educational studies is communications and psychology. Her historical and genealogical research is primarily on her family movements from Virginia, Canada, and Liberia to Kentucky and Kansas between the 18th and 20th centuries. Her goal is to bring alive the stories of achievements and legacies that her ancestors left for present and future generations.
She has presented some of her work to the Middle Potomac History Researchers at the Josephine School Community Museum in Berryville, Virginia. She also recorded her research on the Hatter family for E-Learning- Jim Surkamp Presentations for American Public University System.
Dr. Carolyn L. Robertson Payton was the first African American and the first woman to become the director of the U.S. Peace Corps. She was appointed in 1977 by U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Carolyn L. Robertson Payton was born on May 13, 1925, in Norfolk, … Read MoreCarolyn L. Robertson Payton (1925-2001)