These genealogy pages are dedicated to Elizabeth Ann Witcher and her grandson Billy Joe McSpadden.; In 1957 Lizzi Witcher ask her grandson to research their ancestors for the annual Armistead Melville Family reunion. For many years Billy was the official historian for the reunion organization.; Every year he would entertain the group with his stories of the Witcher ancestors.; He would end by saying, "I haven't found any horse thieves or learned of anyone that has been hanged, so I guess I'll keep researching the family."