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Suzan Martin

Current Location:: Teton County, WY, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Victor Martin, II and Ruth Gene Martin
Mother of Fred Elmer Burmeister, III; Private and Michon Anne Combs
Sister of Private and Vicki Martin Hester, Ph.D.

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About Suzan Martin

Family Portraits and Photo Collection
The complete Moseley Family Portraits and Photo Collection was passed down to me- As time allows, I will be uploading for all to enjoy and future generations to enjoy. Many were identified, some were not. This Collection will never be in a Museum.

Family portraits were painted, daguerreotype, ambrotype photos taken, daguerreotype portraits painted only for family and future generations to enjoy. Not for profit. It's sad when our ancestor's portraits or photos are sold, or sent to a museum, so people may have to pay to see them, and only to be seen privately. I'm sure our Ancestor's never intended for the family to sell or give away thier treasures. I have found a few doubles for sale online of the daguerreotype photos, usually several copies were made for all of the children in the family.

What you can do to help?
Finding and collecting old photos and portraits of our ancestors should be your number one project these days. Contact all of your relatives and ask them where are the photos? Remember when you see one daguerotyype photo, there are probably several, one keepsake for each child.

Our cellphones make it easy to upload and share photos these days. Remeber to place a tag on the back identifying the people. 

Love finding old documents
My Interest is finding old documents from the 15th to 17th Centuries to assist in solving the mysteries of our ancestors. Being able to trace our heritage by a document trail is interesting. Many online ancestry trees have no documentation and many mistakes that need work. Many people think it's a fact because it's published online, but without the documentation, probated Wills, Land grants, etc. it's not fact.

Austin Family Association of America has a DNA Tutorial, informative and easy to understand. The difference in the DNA testing companies. Also, may assist me in convincing all family members to have DNA tests and why it's important. Many of my family members think since I tested, there is no reason or importance for them to test. []

mtDNA Full-sequence test with FTDNA- States a female will pass on their mtDNA to all four of her children
so the first-generation descendants will all have the same mtDNA. However, in the second generation, neither
of her male children will pass on her mtDNA and only one of her daughters had children so only those two
grandchildren will inherit their grandmother's mtDNA. Finally, in the third generation, only her second
granddaughter will pass on the grandmother’s mtDNA but all three children will share the same mtDNA from their great-grandmother. Note: Everyone who tests will fill in the puzzle.

Finally understood genetic genealogy when I saw Family History Fanatics, like the videos, which helped me understand DNA. Explains so it can be easily understood.

H-1b1-T16362C YDNA R-Z280

  • D9S919 9 marker Native American/ Indigenous Peoples

GED Match

  • KH7789081
  • LQ6515643 Family Tree Full Sequence mtDNA FamicestManage many profiles that may not be a direct ancestor, just to document them as they are remembered, not forgotten. Realize that for me to be born from twelve previous generations, You or I needed a total of 4,094 ancestors over the last four hundred years to survive long enough for the ancestor to be born just for each of us to be born.

Think for a moment- How many struggles, how many battles, how many difficulties did our ancestors experience? The happiness, the love stories, and many expressions of hope for the future. Our ancestors had to sacrifice for us to exist in this present moment... It is up to us to document them for future generations to appreciate and know who they were and what they did during their lifetime.

This is the reason I spend most of my time uploading documentation to profiles. I research many hours daily finding sources to upload them for each of our ancestors to It's our only way to honor our ancestors. They deserve to be remembered. It's the least I can do, I'm not talented enough to be a Curator, but I can assist quietly in adding documents. probated wills, birth records.

Appreciate what they sacrificed so I could live and enjoy my family today. When I read their stories, I can't imagine what it was like to live just one day during the American Revolution or The War of the States. Being a mother, trying to protect children while just outside your window was a battlefield.

One of my great-grandmother's young daughters was shot during the Civil War in the South, witnessed by my great-grandfather when he was only 14 years old. My Great-grandmother and great-grandfather died soon after the war in 1868. He and his youngest brother were left orphans, as many children were during this time. To think if William Bell Stephens were shot and killed while his mother was shielding him from the soldiers shooting at them, I and many of us in our branch of the family wouldn't be here today. Many medical doctors, nurses, attorneys, engineers, farmers, ranchers, priests, ministers, and teachers would not exist.

My first Cousin, Robert S. Johnson LTC Robert Samuel Johnson if he hadn't been born, he helped win WWII, an ACE Pilot, one of the most decorated soldiers. Then another cousin [ Rebecca Louise Carrington, PhD, was a Research Physicist at the Stanford University Research Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and how many more children will be born in the future, because of that day, William Bell Stephens and his few siblings managed to survive. Not that I'm special, but I'm grateful. My children and I are successful, happy contributing Proud Americans.

Put this in perspective

We are all here for a reason. It's because of:

  • 2 parents
  • 4 grandparents
  • 8 great-grandparents
  • 16 second great-grandparents
  • 32 third great-grandparents
  • 64 fourth great-grandparents
  • 128 fifth great-grandparents
  • 256 sixth great-grandparents
  • 512 seventh great-grandparents
  • 1024 eighth great-grandparents
  • 2048 ninth great-grandparents twelve previous generations,' You or I needed a total of 4,094 ancestors over the last four hundred years to survive long enough for the ancestor to be born just for each of us to be born.

Paternal grandmother Lena Clementine Moseley - Moseley/Ligon/Berkeley/Prestridge/ Hancock/Wellborne/Starnes/Stearnes/ Atwood/Bass

Paternal grandfather Henry Victor Martin - Thornhill/Chandler/Hockday/Brister/Mohun/deCourtney/deBeaumont/FitzRoy/deGreen

Maternal grandmother Julia Eugenia Lancaster - Lancaster/ Harris/Jones/Hudson/Legrand/Walker/Freeman/Mumford/Serrill/Worsham/Cheney

Like researching and documentation.

My Interest

Interest centers currently around Texas History. Attempting to make sure all notable Texan's profiles are in and have proper documentation and a profile written. It is time-consuming but rewarding,

Member of Texas State Genealogical Society, [] they have an

FTDNA project tracing early settlers of Texas, as well.

FTNDA projects


Western Europe

  • Scandinavia 33%
  • Ireland Scotland 32%
  • Central Europe 18%
  • England, Wales, and Scotland 12%
  • Southern Europe Greece & Balkans, Ashkenazi Jewish 3%
  • Basque <2%

My Heritage

  • EUROPE English 86.2 %
  • North and West European 7.8%
  • Finnish 3%
  • Italian 3%


  • Northwestern European 98.1%
  • 93.9 British Irish
  • 1.9 French & German
  • .2 Finnish
  • 2.1% Broadly NW European
  • 1.0 Italian
  • Trace 1.3%
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Angolan, Filippino, Iranian, Moroccan

May 2020 CRIgenetics

[] Better to see the advanced breakdown report, makes sense.

  • Germany 43.1%
  • British Isles 18.4%
  • Italy 13.8%
  • Southern, Central Slavic 8%
  • France 6.5%
  • Scandinavia 6.3%
  • Greece 1.5%
  • Southeast Asian 1.3%
  • West Indies 1.1%

[] this company had more tests from German lineage that matched me than other lineages, perhaps as more people test, the results will change as AncestryDNA has changed and updated. German lineage being prevalent over the British Isles doesn't match with ancestry history, FTDNA, testing, or other testing companies. 

H-1b1-T16362C YDNA R-Z280

  • D9S919 9 marker Native American
  • FTDNA mtDNA full sequence tested on the list SM71 Suzan Martin
  • 23&Me - my daughter is also on 23&Me - Ancestry DNA son & daughter
  • The better testing is at this point is FTDNA, Family Tree.

How many generations back does mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing trace? Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing covers both recent and distant generations.

Matching on HVR1 means that you have a 50% chance of sharing a common maternal ancestor within the last fifty-two generations. That is about 1,300 years. Matching on HVR1 and HVR2 means that you have a 50% chance of sharing a common maternal ancestor within the last twenty-eight generations. That is about 700 years. Matching on the Mitochondrial DNA Full Genomic Sequence test brings your matches into more recent times. It means that you have a 50% chance of sharing a common maternal ancestor within the last 5 generations. That is about 125 years. Mitochondrial DNA testing at Family Tree DNA also includes haplogroup testing. Your haplogroup represents your ancestral origins thousands and tens of thousands of years ago.

GEDmatch [] how to use correctly - My DNA crossed many times, many intermarriages of cousins, so the Minimum segment cM size should be set to 15 not the 7 - and don't combine with others, GED Match number KH7789081 , be aware this is an FTDNA mtDNA full with Family Finder Kit and will go back several generations. Please set the Minimum segment cM size to 15.

The difference of DNA testing- Testing Level Matching Level Generations to Common Ancestor

                                                        50% Confidence   Intv.	95% Confidence Interval

* mtDNA HVR1 52 (about 1,300 years NA**

  • mtDNA Plus HVR1 & HVR2 28 (about 700 years) NA**
  • mtFull Sequence HVR1, HVR2,& Coding Region 5 (about 125 years) 22 (about 550 years)
    • The range of generations to a common ancestor at this level is too broad to calculate a 95% confidence period. AncestryDNA, and many other testing facilities are too broad to calculate a 95% confidence and most have a 50% confidence testing.

I have Full Sequence FTDNA testing - The reason a person may not want to use an FTDNA Family Finder mtDNA full sequence test to compare against on a If we went back a few thousand years ago, we're all kin. You may want to check my AncestryDNA to compare if you're using to verify lineage.

Recently had a match through my Moseley lineage to a 24th cousin. When looked upon FTDNA Family Finder reports, we had a genetic distance of 3, which equals about 3,000 years ago -