The Author

My name is Paul Ross and I currently write from the great State of Idaho.  I am happily married to my beautiful wife, Amanda.  We welcomed our first-born, Aliza, into the world in October 2010.  I am an attorney practicing in bankruptcy, estate, and property law.

I have lived in the states of California, Idaho, Missouri, Oklahoma, Utah,  and Virginia.  I also lived for two years in the UK.  My Bachelors of Science degree is from Utah State University.  My Juris Doctor is from Oklahoma City University.  I happily belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  My primary interests are my family and its history, my faith and its history, and a number of other interests.  Any questions or complaints, please feel free to leave a comment or message for me.

16 thoughts on “The Author

  1. Paul, was soo nice to see the tribute to your grandma- also the one to my Uncle Bud. We sure do miss him, but know he is soo happy to be back together with Colleen. Thanks for sharing these photos.


  2. Paul, My name is Kent Gardiner. I am a member of the church, a family historian, have a family history web site and am currently working on the Bachman line and in particular Rosilla Bachman and Moroni Ferrin. I am related to Rosilla and am interested in her descendants and her in particular. Thanks for posting the pictures of Orlo, they make a nice addition to his page. Let me know if I can help you with any information you need. I’m also looking for more information on my ancestors and related families. Kent Gardiner


  3. Paul, my name is Kathy Skeen Hadley, I live in Plain City and know Milo. I was interested in this wonderful picture. We are having a Skeen reunion on August 17th at the Plain City Town Square. I would love to share this picture with everyone, but the problem is I can’t get a good print out off the website. Is there any way you could send me a physical copy of the picture I could have enlarged and show at the reunion? I would be glad to pay for the picture and postage. I am sure everyone would enjoy seeing it. Thanks for sharing. You can email me your address your address and I will send the money to you. Thanks again for sharing such a treasure.


  4. Bob Weenig – Tomball, TX. Thanks for posting the photos of Elsebina Maria Catharina Weenig and her daughter. I am wondering if we are related, sure seems like you have a lot of information about our family history, great job!


  5. Hi Paul. My name is Rayna Geurts. My grandmother was Viola. Thank you for sharing this information. Always so interesting to learn about the family. If you have any other information on our family please let me know where. Thank you.


  6. Paul my name is Bonnie Davis and I am a granddaughter of David Davis Williams and Rebecca Price Williams. John Haines and Sarah Jane are my great grandparents. I would like to be able to access information that you have about them. I have never seen a picture of either John Haines or Sarah Jane. Thank you so much for any consideration you can give me on finding this information.


  7. Elder John Jonas participated in teaching and baptizing the family of John Thomas Cutchen, Sr. and his wife Rosann who lived in Headland, Henry County, Alabama. Several hundred members of this family are now members of the Church, mostly active members. I am one of these descendants. I am Homer Meeks, Jr. would like to correspond and give additional history on your great, great Uncle.


  8. Paul my name is Dallas Weston, my Great Grandmother was Henrietta Stoker, William Stoker’s daughter form his second wife Eliza in Ogden. I have lived in Plain City my whole life, a member, and I am just getting in to Family history. My son Randy has just bought Milo’s house and we are in the process of remodeling it. I knew Milo quite well when I was young and he was building homes in our neighborhood. He was quite a character and I had a lot of respect for him. My son Doug was in his ward when he passed and my daughter in law Sharell help with his services. Thanks for your writings.


  9. Paul, my name is Rellie Andrijasevich King, my Aunt Katherine Andrijasevich was married to James Calvin Phibbs 1916-1977. They married in Los Angeles, CA on July 30, 1965 when Katie was 51 and Jim was 49. They resided in San Francisco together until Jim died.
    Katie then moved to Sonoma, Ca to live closer to her sister Aurelia and brothers Frank and Peter.

    I remember Jim well from our rowdy family gatherings.
    My father Peter Andrijasevich 1926-2007 was the youngest of the 8 in his family and his sister Katie was the eldest, born in 1910 She died January 1, 1998 in Sonoma, California.

    Thank you for this interesting family history. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.


  10. Hello Paul Ross,
    I am very impressed by your blog, the vast amount of detail and photographs. I am researching my maternal family tree and find that my great grand aunt was Christiana Woodcock Singleton. She and her husband Thomas were pioneers of Plain City, Utah and I see a number of Singletons in your photographs – how marvellous it would be if they were descendants of theirs. I would be thrilled if I could find photographs of both or either of them and their families.
    Good luck with learning Llanfairpwllgwyn etc!
    Alwyn Egginton


  11. I recently starting learning about my ancestors. When I googled my great, great grandfather Stephen Coley your blog popped up. I really enjoyed reading your posts and looking at pictures. Thank you so much for sharing!!


  12. Hello Paul!

    The Nippers are my family!! James Nipper, related to Ivan in one of your pictures, was my Grandpa!! Grandpa was the BEST and they do not make men like him anymore. We lost him this past January. It has been very hard and coming across your blog made me tear up!



  13. Hi Paul my name is Anthony Coley and I live in Birmingham UK my great great Grandfather is Stephen Coley who as you know emigrated to the USA in the 1890’s and I suppose he was the head of the Coley clan in Utah. He must of been a tough old bird to have endured the long journey and starting a new life at his age. I would like to thank you for sending me your vast amount information about the Coley’s in the USA I am doing research myself concerning my great Grandfather Charles Coley Stephen’s son who stayed in the UK and other members of Stephen and Hannah’s family who stayed in the UK.


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