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Rita Ownby Holcomb (#18927424)
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Bio Photo ~Dear Ancestor~

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone,
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist.
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~Author Unknown~

If you are related to or have corrections or additional information please feel free to contact me either through my email below, my website below or through the edit button on the memorial.

And THIS is the creed I hope to live by:

If you could see your ancestors
All Standing in a row,
Would you be proud of them?
Or, don't you really know?

Strange discoveries are made
In climbing family trees
And some of them, you know,
Do not particularly please.

If you could see you ancestors
All standing in a row
There might be some of them
You wouldn't care to know.

But, there's another question
Which requires a different view---
If you could meet your ancestors
Would they be proud of you?

~~Author Unknown~~

For our genealogy information on the Ownby, Holcomb, Moore, Arnold, Hudson, Taylor and other families, check our website.
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David Rodgers
RE: #46639943
Rita....Also wanted to say that I appreciate all of your efforts on keeping things together. I have utililized FindaGrave many times in searching my family tree over the years. Just recently dawned on me that I might help someone else follow the family trail more easily if I were to do some linking of individuals, etc. Regards, David
Added by David Rodgers on Mar 22, 2017 12:01 PM
David Rodgers
RE: #46639943
Thanks....I will look after it.
Added by David Rodgers on Mar 22, 2017 11:48 AM
David Rodgers
Rita....I will be happy to take maintenance duties on this memorial, if okay with you. Thanks again, David
Added by David Rodgers on Mar 22, 2017 5:44 AM
David Rodgers
Joseph Rodgers #46639943
Rita, Hope you can make my two recent edit items for my Dad, Joseph Rodgers, post themselves. I am linking Joseph to his parents memorials - #33202034 and #139547928. Thanks, David Rodgers
Added by David Rodgers on Mar 21, 2017 7:51 AM
Viola Warden
Hello I notice you own the memorial of Viola warden. i am trying to solve a family connection envolving a young woman whom could be a daugther of Robert and Viola Warden. Her name was Eva Dee warden. she married my uncle James Atkins in 1920 in Grayson county. james died in 1926 of Tb and was buried at Van Alstyne. I am curious what you know about the warden family. Thank you
Added by Owl-Find-Sam-Taylor-Atkin... on Aug 27, 2016 4:25 AM
Stan Anderson
RE: W.A. Owensby
Thanks for getting back with me. A friend bought a Civil War revolver that was carried by the father of W. A. Ownsby (spelled Owensby also) at an estate sale in Willbarger County. I wanted to make sure that the history goes with this old gun, and was trying to find W.A. Owensby's father. It's odd that both came from Tennessee and both settled in close to the same area in North Texas.
If it's like my family, we all came from Mississippi to Texas after the Civil War, and there was a bunch of us, settling all over East Texas.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Added by Stan Anderson on Jun 17, 2016 1:38 PM
Stan Anderson
W.A. Owensby
I was doing some Civil War research and was wondering if WPK Owensby was the father of W.A. Ownsby? W.A. was from the Wilbarger County area of Texas.
Added by Stan Anderson on Jun 15, 2016 5:16 AM
Wm C. Dobson46607211
Note: the Death Cert. photo added to listing. It states father was Thos. Starrett. I believe the father was Thos. Stribling Dobson and the mother Frances J. McGahey. He had a brother, Enoch Starrett Dobson. What do you think? Let me know, and I'll be glad to withdraw the photo if you wish.
Added by Scarlet on Apr 05, 2016 1:18 PM
nancy rushing candella
William Edmond Webb #46335116
Rita, this is a request to please delete the memorial for the above from the Ward Cemetery in Bedford County. This cemetery is very old and covered with briars, weeds, etc., and only has 4 graves - those of my Ward family. The above individual is listed as Edmond Webb and is buried in Cothran Cemetery in Rover, Bedford County, TN - See F.A.G. #113817403.
ALSO. Please delete the memorial for Mary Jane Webb in Ward Cemetery. She, too, is buried in Cothran Cemetery - See F.A.G. #113817418.
Looks like both the memorials in Cothran were created in 2013 after you did your work in 2010.
Thank you very much for any help you can give in helping setting the record straight. I will be happy to furnish further info if necessary.
Added by nancy rushing candella on Mar 22, 2016 9:10 AM
Bobby Binion
Reuben T Binion
Would you by any chance have any pictures of Reuben T or Mahulda Binion?
Added by Bobby Binion on Jan 22, 2016 10:24 AM
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