Ernest Everett Blevins, MFA

Occupation: Genealogist; Researcher; Historian; Preservationist; Archaeologist
Born: Spartanburg, South Carolina, November 16, 1968

Education:
Postgraduate Coursework, Public History, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA (2009)
Postgraduate Coursework, History, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (2004-2006)
Postgraduate Coursework, Public History, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA (2003-2006)
MFA in History Preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (2001)
BS in Anthropology, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC (1987-1992)
BA in Studio Art, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC (1987-1992)

Certifications:
Certified in Public History, University of West Georgia (2009)

Career:
Owner, Blevins Historical Research, Villa Rica, GA (1997-Present)
Cultural Research Analysis (2013)
Adjunct Professor, U.S. History, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN (2010-2011)
Enumerator, The United States Census Bureau (2010)
Affiliate, FEMA, Galveston, TX (2008-2009)
Archaeologist, Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Smyrna, GA (2007-2008)
Architectural Historian, Historian III, Fluor Corporation (2007)
Contracted FEMA, New Orleans, LA (2007)
Archaeology Field Crew Chief, URS Corporation (2007)
Professor, History, Georgia Highlands College, Rome, GA (2005-2006)
Freelance Stagehand (1989-2005)
Historian, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, GA (2000-2001)
Associate Transportation Planner, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, GA (2000-2001)
History Preservation Planner, East Tennessee Development District, Knoxville, TN (1999-2000)
Housing Specialist, East Tennessee Development District, Knoxville, TN (1999-2000)
Stagehand, Savannah Philharmonic, Savannah, GA (1995-1999)
Assistant Production Manager, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, SC (1989-1999)
Stagehand, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, SC (1989-1999)
Guest Lecturer, History Preservation, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC (1998)
Architectural Conservator, Liollio Architecture, Charleston, SC (1997-1998)
Production Manager, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, SC (1996)
Affiliate, Archeological Field, Brockington and Associates, Mount Pleasant, SC (1995)

Career Related:
State History Preservation, West Virginia Division of Culture and History (2013-Present); Consultant, Stone Point Services, Tyler, TX (2012-Present); Architectural Historian, Stone Point Services, LLC, Tyler, TX (2012-Present); Architectural Historian, Amec Foster Wheeler, Knoxville Team, Knoxville, TN (2012-Present); Board of Directors, Cemeterysurveysinc.org (2008-2013); Commander, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Kennesaw Mountain Camp (2006-2008); Chairman, Georgia History Preservation Committee (2003-2007); Chairman, Villa Rica History Preservation Committee (2005-2006); Board of Directors, Cemetery Surveys Inc., Spartanburg, SC (1986-1987); Board of Directors, Warehouse Teen Center, Spartanburg, SC (1986-1987)

Military:
Inactive, South Carolina State Guard, Charleston, SC (1999-2000); Second Lieutenant, South Carolina State Guard, Charleston, SC (1998-1999)

Civic:
Volunteer, Toys for Tots, West Georgia (2011-2012); Volunteer, Bill Workman for Congress, Spartanburg, SC (1986)

Creative Works:
Author, “The Villa Rican a Photographer” (2006-2012); Author, “Always Looking North: The Carroll County Confederate Monument,” Dixie Film Festival, Athens, GA (2010); Author, “Sears Exploring My America Application: The Overland Dixie Highway” (2010); Author, “The Road to Marietta: commorating the 1864 Atlanta Campaign,” Dixie Film Festival, Athens, GA (2009); Author, “Henry McNeal Turner” (2008); Author, “Desecration of Knoxville Pauper Cemetery” (2008); “Muted Riot: The Atlanta Riot, 1906 AGSUH” (2006); Actor, “Gods and Generals”; Actor, “The Hunley”; Actor, “An American Tempest”; Actor, “Close to Danger”; Technical Manager “The Real Story of the American Revolution”; Contributor, Articles, Professional Journals; Contributor, Columns, Newspapers, Contributor, Articles, Newspapers

Achievements:
Entries in the Dixie Film Festival

Awards:
Distinguished Service Award, Yellow District County, Heard County, GA (2012); Documentary on Carroll County Movement, Georgia (2011); Distinguished Service Medal, Sons of Confederate Veterans (2011); Best Chapter Award, National Sons of the American Revolution Past Governor Robert Vance Website Contest (2006); Award, National Sons of the American Revolution Past Governor Robert Vance Website Contest (2005); Bronze Citizenship Award, Casmir Pulaski Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (2005); Genealogist’s Award, Soule Kindred of America, Duxbury, MA (2004); Associate Genealogist’s Award for Complete Documentation, Alden Kindred of America (2004); Outstanding Alumni Award, AAE Alpha Phi Omega, College of Charleston (1995); Ray A. Croc Citizenship Award, McDonald’s Corporation, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg, SC (1987)

Memberships:
Monuments Officer, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (2012-Present); Department Monuments and Graves Register, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (2009-2010); Elias Moon Camp Senior Vice Commander, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (2007-2009); Genealogist, Sons of the American Revolution (2007-2009); Commander, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (2006-2009); Newsletter Editor, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (2007); Patriotic Instructor, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (2005-2007); Registrar, Order of Founders and Patriots of America (2005-2007); Acting Newsletter Editor, Sons of Confederate Veterans (2006); Historian, Sons of the American Revolution (2005-2006); Webmaster, Sons of the American Revolution (2005-2006); Best Chapter Webpage, Sons of the American Revolution (2005-2006); Secretary, The Association of Historians at Georgia State University (2004-2005); Scribe, Association of Professional Genealogists Georgia Chapter (2004-2005); Secretary, Tenth South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Reenactors (1997-1998); Vice President, Alpha Phi Omega (1987-1998); Administration, Alpha Phi Omega (1987-1998); Alumni Secretary, Alpha Phi Omega (1987-1998); Historian, Alpha Phi Omega (1987-1998); Assistant Deputy Governor, Society-Mayflower Descendants (1995-1996); South Carolina Historian, Society-Mayflower Descendants (1995-1996); Fellow, Chicora Foundation, Inc., Columbia, SC (1992); Associate, Sons of the American Revolution; Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians; The South Carolina Historical Society; American Planning Association; New England Historic Genealogical Society; National Council on Public History; The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation; Association State and Local History; National Trust for Historic Preservation; East Tennessee Historical Society; Georgia Historical Society; Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians; Southeastern Archaeological Conference; Huguenot Society

Political Affiliation:
Conservative

Family:
Son of Maurice Everett Blevins; Anne Soule Lapham Blevins
Married Lisa Ann Schlosser (12/30/1975)
Children: Avery Everett (Deceased); Ana Grace; Cameren Everett; Ryan Austin; Savannah Gayle; Cavanagh William; Isabella Noel (Deceased); Jasper Alden

Hobbies:
Genealogy; Travel; Writing; Music; History; Photography; Filmmaking

Email:
ernest.e.blevins@wv.gov

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2008, 62nd Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in America – 2007, 61st Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the World – 2009, 26th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the World – 2008, 25th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in the World – 2007, 24th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders – 2007, 1st Edition (pub. 2006)

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