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Ann (#47721247)
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Daniel
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Ann,
I'm just starting to work on my family tree,
and came across your page while looking at
the Holcombes, which my mother is.I noticed you had a grave marker for my grandmother, Burgie Lee Holcombe. She was married to Thomas Birch, which I guess you already knew. I was just wondering how we are related. Spent many Decoration Days in that graveyard. Nannie actually didn't want to be buried there, cause she didn't think anyone would come visit her. She wanted to be buried in Mars Hill, closer in. Also, the info I found on Millie Buckner, and my g-g-g-g-grandfather Obediah, was that she was 22 when she married him, and he was around 83! Is that right, or do you know. He was 88 when his last child, Hannah, was born, from what I found. Thank you for any info you have.
Added by Daniel on Jan 29, 2016 5:48 PM
Helen
James L Whitaker
Hi Ann, I have trans memorial to you. Sorry the info was incorrect as so many times death certificates are.
Added by Helen on Nov 23, 2015 6:12 PM
ROBIN LUTHER
STARLING TUCKER HOLCOMBE
ANN,
THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU ARE DOING ON FIND A GRAVE. I HAVE SOME BOOKS WRITTEN BY YOUR COUSIN, SARAH CATHERINE (WOOD) MARSHALL.

I SEEN YOUR INQUIRY ABOUT MY G-GRANDFATHER, STARLING TUCKER “TUCK” HOLCOMBE. I CAN HELP YOU WITH THE HOLCOMBE HISTORY AND SHARE SOME PICTURES.

YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT: juststoppingby@outlook.com

THANKS AGAIN
ROBIN LUTHER
Added by ROBIN LUTHER on Aug 21, 2015 8:03 AM
Helen
RE: Catherine Buckner Swann
Sorry Ann but I am not familiar with this memorial?
These were primarily done by Vance Pollock, how did I turn up?
Added by Helen on Aug 13, 2015 9:15 AM
Jeff Lovelace
Starling Tucker Holcombe
Hi Ann,
You attempted to contact Gary about the wives of Starling? Did he answer you? If so, I may need to sit down.
Starling married Leastie Harrell in 1892. Starling married Victoria Dillingham on Feb. 6, 1909.
Leastie's second husband was Charles Victor Hall.
Charles Victor Hall married Leastie first, then his second wife was Mary Davis.
This is the way it was.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Jun 28, 2015 9:56 AM
Deb
Christley Buckner
Hello, Ann.

My uncle, grandson of Christley Buckner, submitted his DNA. This is what we received:


JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW… I HAD MY DNA TESTED ON FAMILY-TREE-DNA AND I MATCHED TYLER ANDREW BUCKNER. OUR COMMON ANCESTOR IS JOHN RILEY BUCKNER, FATHER OF AMELIA “MILLIE” (BUCKNER) HOLCOMBE MY G-G-G-GRANDMOTHER. AS FAR AS I KNOW, I AM NOT RELATED TO ANY OTHER BUCKNER FAMILIES. JUST MILLIE AND HER DESCENDANTS.

SO MANY OF US HAVE WONDERED IF MILLIE BUCKNER WAS A BUCKNER, OR IF SHE HAD MARRIED A BUCKNER. ACCORDING TO MY DNA, MILLIE WOULD BE A BUCKNER.

FAMILY TREE DNA HAS 90% OF THE TESTED PEOPLE AT THIS TIME. THEY CHARGE 108.00 DOLLARS FOR THE TEST AND THE KITS IS SENT TO YOUR HOUSE. IT TAKES A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THE RESULTS ARE POSTED ON THEIR WEBSITE. COUSINS CAN EMAIL EACH OTHER PRIVATELY TO SHARE HISTORY AND DISCOVER THEIR COMMON ANCESTOR. THEY TEST THE AUTOSOME CHROMOSOME ON WOMEN AND FIND COUSINS UP TO 5 GENERATIONS BACK. I AM SO HAPPY WE FINALLY HAVE SOMETHING FOR FEMALES.


So, we know we are Buckners through Millie and her father. Christley's father is still a mystery!

Deb
Added by Deb on Jun 22, 2015 7:51 AM
Laura T
RE: Otto Newman
Hi Ann,

San Antonio National Cemetery is our original military cemetery dating back to 1867. There are really some beautiful monuments there. Many of them are for officers and their families, prominent (and probably wealthy) locals and others from fraternal organizations. I would guess that some of them cost a small fortune! The Veterans Administration has some great information on the history of all of the National Cemeteries and even some info on the evolution of the government issued headstones at http://www.cem.va.gov/history/hmhist.asp


Fort Sam Houston is within the city limits of San Antonio and in 1925 a much larger cemetery was opened there. Currently there are about 130,000 graves (and growing by about 20 a day), while San Antonio National only has about 3,300 graves.

I don't know if the private memorials were ever officially disallowed by the military. There are a few at Fort Sam for some of the more notable residents, but even those are not nearly as elaborate as the ones at SANC. I have heard that the uniformity of the stones show that we are all equal in death.

I could go on and on with more information than you would ever want to know about San Antonio National Cemetery! It is so overlooked because of Fort Sam. I had no idea it existed until about five years ago when I found out that my great-grandparents were buried there.

I'm so happy you are pleased with the photos!

Laura
Added by Laura T on Apr 14, 2015 8:19 PM
Laura T
RE: Otto Newman
Hi Ann,

I added two pictures for Otto Newman today. Let me know if I can do anything else.

Laura T
Added by Laura T on Apr 13, 2015 4:50 PM
Laura T
RE: Otto Newman
Happy to do it, Ann! I'll let you know when I get something posted.
Added by Laura T on Apr 08, 2015 5:12 AM
Laura T
RE: Otto Newman
Hello Ann,

It's my great honor to have photographed the marker for your great-grandfather, Otto Newman. My great-grandparents are buried at San Antonio National Cemetery as well.

When I took the picture everything was so dry and brown that I only got a close up. We have had some really great rain this spring and the cemetery is so beautiful and green right now. If you are not in or near San Antonio, I'd be happy to get a better photo of the stone and the surrounding area.

This memorial was imported from the VA files and has no manager. You might want to request that Find A Grave transfer him to your care, so that you can add your biographical information.

I'm always happy to hear from someone that has a connection to SANC. It has a very special place in my heart.

Laura T
Added by Laura T on Apr 03, 2015 7:08 PM
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