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Suzan Martin

Current Location:: Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Victor Martin, II and Ruth Martin Burchard (Stephens)
Mother of Fred Elmer Burmeister, III; Private and Michon Anne Combs
Sister of Private and Private User

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About Suzan Martin

Quest of love for my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, preserving the records of our ancestors. Manage many profiles that may not be a direct ancestor, just to document them as they deserve. Everyone should be remembered, not forgotten.

Realize that for me or you 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? How much sadness? How much happiness? How many love stories? How many expressions of hope for the future? - did our ancestors have to undergo for us to exist in this present moment?

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 and a first cousin, her young daughter was shot during the Civil War in the South, witnessed by my great-grandfather when he was only 14 years old. He and his siblings were left orphans, as many children were during this time. To think if William Bell Stephens were shot and killed as well 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, teachers would not exist.

My first Cousin, Robert S. Johnson LTC Robert Samuel Johnson to think if he hadn't been born, he helped win WWII, an ACE Pilot, one of the most decorated, I think. then there is my other cousin Rebecca Louise Carrington, PhD , she 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 on 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


Each DNA testing facility uses different equipment and I think it depends on the test subjects they have in their data banks how your test results will come out in percentages. We will match with them, like Indigenous People you must have a person in the data banks with that company that you match as well to show your heritage. 23&Me and FTDNA show I have a match, AncestryDNA did in the past. AncestryDNA, for what it's worth, had a new update in September 2020 and now in Oct 2020, I'm more Scottish now.

  • England & NW Europe 49%
  • Scotland 27%
  • Sweden 10%
  • Ireland 9%
  • Germanic Europe 3%
  • Wales 2%

It doesn't matter what ethnic background one comes from; we are proud of all our heritage. One is not better than the other, we are all one together. Family is a mix, but we are the same, the only difference is if someone makes a remark about it, then that is racist. our family doesn't stand for any racist remarks.


Western Europe

  • Scandinavia 33%
  • Ireland Scotland 32%
  • Central Europe 18%
  • England, Wales, and Scotland 12%
  • Southern Europe Greece & Balkans 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
  • 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, takers, 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, but recently sent in CriGenetics,, it's confusing with all companies producing different percentages, but it depends on matching test they have in their data banks, the equipment used, and the process they use.

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 combo - they will always match. 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. Though I have several lineages where I cross, I may not be a suitable candidate.

Recently had a match through my Moseley linage 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 - so

Halo Type H1b1-T16362C

H-1b1-T16362C YDNA R-M417 sub R-M207

FTDNA mtDNA full sequence tested on the list SM71 Suzan Martin

23&Me - my daughter is also on 23&Me - Ancestry DNA son & daughter