Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Burgess Donnelly (#47214861)
 member for 6 years, 2 months
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I now live in Michigan but was born in Walton County, Georgia.

On my maternal side, family names include Burgess, Elder, Michael, Fambrough, Lowe and Maxey - primarily in Walton, Oconee, Clarke, Oglethorpe and Greene Counties in Georgia. The families arrived in America before the Revolution. I have several books covering those families and am happy to do look-ups.

My parvenu paternal side arrived from Ireland in the 1850s and 1860s, settling in Harrison, Hudson County, New Jersey. Surnames include Donnelly, Hughes, Casey, McGarrity and Holleran.

I would be happy to help with research in my local area and exchange information about family connections. As most grave sites are in deep snow here in western Michigan November through March, I can be of more help in Spring and Summer.

With a very few exceptions, I am happy to transfer any memorial not of my direct family line. The exceptions are a few very close friends or family members with a special connection.

A message including the word "please" will receive a much better reception.

I owe many thanks to the FindAGrave photo volunteers who have so kindly assisted in the compilation of the history of my family lines.

Happy searching and enjoy the chase!

 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 1,498 Memorials Added
 • 2,145 Memorials Managed
 • 5 Memorials/Week
 • 832 Photos
 • 19 Photo Requests
 • 1 Volunteer Photo Taken
 • 1,354 Virtual Flowers
 • 4 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 9 Fame Ratings
 • 22 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Gillen (11)
My Unknowns (2)
New Jersey (1)
Find A Grave Friends
acpflute, Bill and Carol ..., BK, Bud, D.J., Danny D, Ed Saye, gravescribe, HistoryGeek, Hutch, judi , Kenneth Thompso..., L.W., Lynn, Marty Hildebran..., Pamela Moyers, PC, Rita Earley Als..., Sarah Locklin T..., Scott A. Steinb..., [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Burgess Donnell... (278)[Leave Message]
Ann Leath
child not listed
#70787105 Is my grandmother and she had three children, not just two as listed. My mother is the one that is not listed. Please tell me how to add that info into her account.
Thanks. Ann Flake Leath
Added by Ann Leath on Jan 26, 2016 10:11 PM
Warren C. Johnson
RE: Minnie E. Johnson - Michael
Thanks for this information.

Do you have any thing relating to John Hugh Johnson (b. 24 July 1885? d. 8 February 1934) or brother William Johnson?

I am trying to verify that Sarah L. "Sallie" O'Kelly-Johnson was John Hugh's mother; she died about 29 April 1890.
Added by Warren C. Johnson on Dec 03, 2015 7:28 PM
Warren C. Johnson
Minnie E. Johnson - Michael
I am trying to discover / trace the siblings of Minnie E. Johnson - Michael (1889 - 1965)from Walton Co., Georgia. I believe she was the daughter of my great grandparents, William B. Johnson #82086612 & his 1st wife Sarah "Sallie" L. O'Kelley - Johnson #154706994. Do you have any information to verify my grandfather, John Hugh Johnson #62793048, as being her brother and his DOB? Also, any information on another brother, William?

Thank you,
Warren C. Johnson
(985) 781-9011
Added by Warren C. Johnson on Dec 03, 2015 3:31 PM
Arthur Read Christie 72030752
Thank you for the transfer. I will take good care of it! Bob
Added by THR on Oct 26, 2015 5:52 PM
Arthur Read Christie 72030752
Thank you for the source citation re Christie's overseas death. I revised the bio and resent it to you. That record shows he married at least a fourth time. Bob
Added by THR on Oct 26, 2015 4:41 PM
Arthur Read Christie 72030752
I added some images and submitted bio info in Col Christie. If you recall, would you tell me where you found that he was interred in Spain? Another site says he died in Barnstable, Massachusetts. I can't find any other verification one way or the other. Thank you. Bob
Added by THR on Oct 26, 2015 2:36 PM
m hendriksen
RE: Smith Reilly Machette
You're very welcome ! Glad I could find them for you. Martha
Added by m hendriksen on Sep 18, 2015 3:03 AM
P. Reilly
Thomas Reilly
Hi, the information I have is from the Hudson County files, I rechecked and they do indicate Holy Name, not to say they are right.
I did a search on 64 NE and did not get 11 names plus Thomas, therefore since this is your family I will transfer them to you and you can make the change you think appropriate. Use the Edit tab at the top right of each listing. Pat Reilly
Added by P. Reilly on Sep 17, 2015 1:27 PM
Fallen Graver
I see that you have Bud on your Find a Grave Friends list.
I'm sorry to say that Bud has passed away.

Walter John "Bud" Bussell
Apr. 10, 1935 ~ Aug. 30, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 151509428
Added by Frankz on Sep 14, 2015 6:11 AM
Bev Lasure
Transfers done. Bev
Added by Bev Lasure on Aug 29, 2015 1:41 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service