November 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Jesse and Rosamond Burgin

22 November 2011 Evidence

Jesse Burgin was born 3 Apr 1803 and died 2 Feb 1890.  His wife, Rosamond Burgin, was born 26 Jan 1806 and died 11 Aug 1879.  They are buried at Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery in Old Fort, North Carolina.  I believe that Jesse and Rosamond were first cousins, but I haven’t proven that yet. […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Thelma and Bondell

16 November 2011 Photos

My grandmother’s sisters, Thelma (Ward) Fortenberry and Bondell (Ward) Fain.

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Tombstone Tuesday: Major Ben Burgin and Elizabeth Brandon

8 November 2011 Evidence

Ben Burgin was born 16 Dec 1779 and died 29 Nov 1874.  He was married to Elizabeth Brandon (headstone says Branon) who was born 12 Dec 1781 and died 29 Jan 1862.  They are buried at Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery in Old Fort, North Carolina.  Ben was my 5th great-granduncle.

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Wordless Wednesday – Pepaw Ward’s Still

2 November 2011 Photos

My great-grandfather made moonshine.  This is a picture of his still.

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