Born and raised in Decatur, Alabama, I now live in the Kansas City, Missouri area. I am researching my line of Burden ancestors who migrated from Virginia to Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas and who knows where all. I have included short bios and photographs of some of them on this website. I hope they prove helpful to others searching for their roots as well.
Daughter of Almer and Connie Letson Bill, Just to let you know according to the Alabama County Marriage Records for Shelby Co, Alabama their daughter was Jeffie Juanita Letson born about 1926. She married William H Turner on May 14, 1945. He was born John Thomas Horace Turner and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Foshee about 1914 in Chilton Co, Alabama. I'm researching his paternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Faulkner, line but thought you would like this info.
RE: Hattie Southern I found her husband in another cemetery and also her father. I made edits and it should be accepted soon. Don't think the stone will be around much longer and I wish I knew how to preserve it. Joy
Thanks for responding & good to know you. Yes, Mom had more siblings. I hope I am remembering all of the others as follows:
Annie Ruth Burden Snelling (Fortsonia-Elberton) Frances Burden Johnson (Abbeville, SC) Frank Burden (Elberton) *Frank & Frances were twins* Julian Burden (I believe Mom said he is buried in Metter, GA but I'm not positive it was Metter. He is buried in South GA, though) Charlie Burden (Calhoun Falls, SC)*Mom always called him Charlie & I called him Uncle Charlie. It may be Charles officially, though??
I think this is complete. I am trying my best to figure out how this site works exactly so thanks for the info. I also realized I submitted Mom's birthday wrong, it is supposed to be May 10, 1920. My dad was born on May 11. I need to try to correct that.
Re: Pic for Bernie Burden Bill, Today I took a pic for Bernie Burden at Brooklyn. When I up loaded the pic and checked the dates I realized they do not match. The dates on the stone are Dob Nov 9, 1887 Dob June 26, 1945. Next I checked the memorial pages and saw there is not another Bernie Burden listed.
I will be glade to remove the pic from the memorial page if you feel there is an error on my part. Please message me back and let me know what to do. I did not by the way when walking through the cemetery see another Bernie Burden
Bowman City Cemetery Hi! I spent a couple of hours trying to find the grave of the person you requested, O. Burden. I did find him and some others that were requested and took photos. I just now started to add my pictures to Find-a-Grave and discovered that there are two different names for this cemetery: Bowman City Cemetery and Hillcrest Cemetery. The Hillcrest site on Find-a-Grave is well recorded and has a number of photographs, including one for O. Burden, I believe, whose name on the stone is Omar, but whose dates match. I'll probably add a couple more photos, giving a broader view after I look some more at what's there, but thought you might like to check that site as soon as you care to, so I'm letting you know about the duplication. I reported the problem, so hopefully someone can combine the two sites. Carol