My name is Paul Sheldon Elliott. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Tennessee; the place that will always be known as "home" in my heart. My mother, father and their parents were all from western and mid-northern Kentucky. My sister and I grew up in eastern and middle Tennessee.
I currently live in Lancaster, California; part of an area known in southern California as the Antelope Valley. I came to California in 1985 by way of the United States Air Force to Edwards Air Force Base. Shortly after returning from Desert Storm in 1991, I left the service with a rewarding 9 1/2 year career. Since that time, I have been working in Aerospace on various projects as a Test Engineer.
I have been researching my family history and putting together our family tree since 1999. This site is dedicated to my mom & dad, and the legacy that they and their families have left behind. I regret that I did not start my research much earlier, as much history and information has gone on with my family.
It has been about a year since I've gotten around to making any updates. Been on the road a lot last year, and time has gotten away from me. I have several new Cemeteries to add to my page. I hope to get these uploaded in the next month or so. Thank you for your patience.
The Elliott Family Tree web site has gone through several transitions over the years - each update in the hope of making things better. I hope that the family information here will be an avenue to others who may be in the same family line. Additionally, information here may allow others to assist me with some of the roadblocks that I have come across over the years.
In the event that you should find a connection in your family line and mine, please be sure to let me know. I am always happy to meet new cousins. I have met several via email and snail mail over the past several years. Any suggestions for the site are always welcome. I hope your visit here is an enjoyable one.
I have put a lot of time and effort over the past several years visiting quite a number of cemeteries in an attempt to collect photos of family member headstones, so as to help keep their memory going. Many of the stones are in terrible condition due to their age and lack of care.
If you would like a copy of one of the photos, email me. I am more than happy to share. I ask that you don't just take the photos and then repost on other sites as your own. I have come across several of the Rice Family headstone photos that I have taken posted on other's Ancestry.com pages with no reference as to where the photo came from.