A Family is like a twist of tobacco, layered, folded and twisted until each leaf becomes inseparable. Every individual carries within them a bit of family members who have gone before. Scoundrels and Scallywags! Saints and Sinners! Discover who was real and who was fictional in the A Twist of Tobacco Trilogy. Explore the history and heritage of six American Colonial families. Tennessee to Texas contains 300 images and encompasses more than 350 years.Genealogy research and family stories for the Ownby, Cheek, Winstead, Blankenship, Taylor, Penn and Canaday families. Rita Ownby Holcomb is a fourth generation Texan who has always been fascinated by the question, "Where do we come from?" She is a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Her genealogy research led to the birth of the A Twist of Tobacco series and now Tennessee to Texas a non-fiction compilation of research materials.