Just got off the phone with John Burrell. Very kind, warm guy. He’s 72 and still works at the company he owns. One of his sons from his first marriage works with him.
We talked a lot about family history and various people that we have in common in our family trees, swapping stories. He also gave me several leads on who might have caches of family photos, including phone numbers for his sister and his half-sister. He also told me about his daughter Diana who has apparently been very active with genealogy. We exchanged emails and we’re planning to swap photographs that we have of the Forrest family.