J.D. Lewis is an avid amateur historian and genealogist in general, but specifically focused on the Carolinas. Born and raised in North Carolina, he left and has lived all over the country, then moved back to South Carolina in the early 1990s. Constantly amazed at how different the two states are, he has tried for over a decade to figure it out — his website,
Carolana: One Vision - Many Dreams! is the result of that long-standing curiosity.
Publisher's Note: Many, many thanks to JD for his contributions to CoastalGuide. Prior to his help, our sites were admittedly lacking the depth of coverage about our heritage that I envisioned when starting this project. — Bob Jordan