Rita Ownby Holcomb Author

Bringing my ancestors to life.

Camped atop a green mountain near Buffalo Springs on a cold Sunday morning in January, 1864, Watt took a few moments to read his bible. A particular passage seemed appropriate so he commenced to read aloud. A small group formed around him as he read Ephesians 6:10-16: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, …

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The Homeplace 1850’s Working farm and living History Museum Immerse yourself in a history in this pre Civil War farm where interpreters in period dress go about their daily seasonal chores. You’ll find many authentic artifacts, structures, endangered breeds of livestock and even heirloom plants and field crops. We visited a few years ago and …

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Good news to know there is a sequel coming. “Innocence Lost” has something for every reader. It is bold in it’s portrayal of life in pre and post Civil War history. The author has managed to tackle vital moral issues that are still with us to this day. It is not a fluff romance novel. …

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We went there looking for the gravesite of Anderson Lafayette Taylor Jr who died in Chattanooga December 1, 1862. We were unable to locate a marker for my great uncle but saw many tributes to his fallen Confederate brothers. Including Old Douglas the camel. I advise you, if you go there, don’t do what we …

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Eli’s 3 oldest sons were fighting in the the civil war when his wife died from complications of childbirth. He was taken by enemy forces and his 11 yr old daughter was left to protect her younger siblings. Read this fascinating truth based story, in A Twist of Tobacco. https://ritaoholcombauthor.com/books-2/