Author: C. Leon Harris, Harriet Imrey, Conner Runyan

Conner Runyan was a teacher, administrator and professor for forty-one years in Alabama’s public schools and universities. Now retired, he and his wife Carolyn live in Fyffe, Alabama. Harriet H. Imrey is a native of the Mississippi Delta who completed a PhD in political science at UNC-Chapel Hill. She worked for 30 years in epidemiology research, with a focus on health risk communication. Following retirement, she has enjoyed applying statistical standards of evidence to issues of local and family history. Leon Harris earned a degree in physics at Virginia Tech and graduate degrees in biophysics at Penn State, then taught biology, wrote textbooks, and did neurobiological research at SUNY Plattsburgh for more than three decades. Since retiring, he has helped Will Graves transcribe more than 28,000 Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land applications, rosters, and other documents at He has also authored and co-authored several papers on the Revolutionary War in the South.