Author: Conner Runyan and C. Leon Harris

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. 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.