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Brenda Lee Burgess (#46519728)
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Bio Photo I have been retiring for three years from Adult Education, after teaching for 28 plus years. I plan on doing my favorite pass time, genealogy and taking photos of tombstones and posting them on line. I have personally inventoried about every cemetery in Bledsoe County. I have photo of all the tombstone in about every cemetery. My goal is to finish all the cemeteries this year.

I am married to my husband Clarence for 49+ years. We have two children and six grandchildren and four great-grandson.
I have be researching on all of my family lines for over 50 years. If it had not been for this resource I never would have found one of my great-great grandmother if it had not been for this site. This site is one of the best in the world for helping others.
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Thomas Robinson
Minor point. Fred was born and died in Evensville, not Old Washington. His wife died in Evensville. She was born in an area which some would say was OW, some would say Evensville. I knew them both...and many of their family members. Even though Fred's birth certificate states a Dayton address, he actually lived in what was considered Evensville, with a Dayton mailing address.

Added by Thomas Robinson on Feb 19, 2017 4:33 PM
Ashley DeRigo
Hi Brenda,
I think it is amazing that you gather information on all the cemeteries in Bledsoe County. I am trying to find out where my 2nd great-grandparents are buried. Martin Henry Roberts, born 1891 in Milo and Mary Ethel Mathis, born 1899 in Pikeville. I know that Martin died in 1956 in Elyria, OH, but I do not know when Ethel died. My grandfather told me they were buried in TN, but he doesn't know where. I was hoping you could tell me if you have seen their names in your research.

Thank you
Added by Ashley DeRigo on Dec 01, 2016 7:57 PM
Sandra Shipley
Everette Burgess
Hello, I am excited to know that you have all the Bledsoe Cemeteries done. I am currently doing research on my family. It has been interesting.

Would you happen to know who the parents of Everette Burgess #78561558

Thank you,
Added by Sandra Shipley on Aug 09, 2016 7:55 AM
Paul Hudson Jr.
Nancy Smith
Hello Brenda Lee Burgess
Thank you for taking your time an fulfilling the photo request of Nancy Smith headstone
Added by Paul Hudson Jr. on Jul 10, 2016 8:21 AM
Emma Walling
Jesse Price
Hi Brenda,
Thank you again for your help with Old Man Jess.
Emma Walling
Added by Emma Walling on Jun 10, 2016 8:22 PM
Dianne Caves Carman
Josie Alice Burgess
Hello, Josie is my great aunt through marriage to John Riley Frazier. She was born Sept. 20, 1887 in Cumberland, Tennessee and died May 24, 1933. i am trying to locate where she is buried so I can create a memorial and link her to my family. By chance do you have any data on her. She was so young when she passed.

Thank You, Dianne Caves Carman
Added by Dianne Caves Carman on Jan 24, 2016 6:18 AM
Betty Bolton Starnes
Hghes Cemetery
Is the Hughes Cemetery the cemetery just off of East Valley Road near the Stephen Chapel Methodist Church and on the opposite side of East Valley Road? I was at one in that area in 1985 and it was on private property and very overgrown. We had to walk quite a distance behind the barn to get to it. I did not know the name of the cemetery at the time. I will appreciate your help. Than you. Betty
Added by Betty Bolton Starnes on Jan 16, 2016 11:20 PM
Larry Calvert
Hanna Clark
Hi Brenda. Hanna was my wife's gggg grandmother. I was there recently looking for her stone. I found it only because I had taken a pix 26 yrs ago on a gen tour with large group of folks. I cldnt believe how much it had deteriated. I have a good photo of it. It is near middle of cemetery between 2 trees rite nxt to a stump. I cld see the H and below that a D (for death). Take care, Larry Calvert in Muncie, In
Added by Larry Calvert on Nov 08, 2015 6:41 AM
Janet Carlson Vaughn
# 67113251 Lester Otis Swafford
Hi Brenda,
Was just looking at a post regarding Lester Swafford on Chattanooga history. Apparently there is a gravestone in a grassy area for this gentleman near Tunnel Blvd and Hiawassee Street in Chattanooga. In looking at his obit there is no tie to this area although he did live and work in Chattanooga (thinking auto accident). Since you have researched the cemeteries, would you know an answer to the gravestone in Chattanooga and its significance? Would be happy to email you a photo. My Email is

Thanks, Jan Vaughn
Added by Janet Carlson Vaughn on Apr 01, 2015 10:06 AM
RE: Thomas Hale / Foster Cemetery
Thank you so much Brenda....Great information. I am looking for Thomas Hale Sr. son of John Hale(Revolutionary war soldier)and father to Thomas Hale Jr. that is buried in the Leffel/Webb cemetery. I was told that Thomas Hale buried in the Foster you know if he is or not? Also I am try to find Pleasant and Elizabeth Seals Brewer. They are supposed to be in a Brewer cemetery somewhere in Bledsoe county. Do you know where that is? Hope Im not bothering you to much.Am very thankful for your info.These are all my gggrandparents

GOD Bless
Added by Generations on Aug 25, 2014 7:34 PM
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