David Sanford Butler’s Funeral Book – Treasure Chest Thursday

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I got a new item for my Treasure Chest last week.  My uncle found a memory book from the funeral of David Sanford Butler.  Dave was my grandmother’s grandfather and since I’m the keeper of the family history, my uncle brought the book to me (yay!). I’ve never seen anything quite like this.  It’s cardboard, […]

Millington Lytle Heir List

Millington Lytle Heir List

This list is from Millington Lytle’s estate file, a 133-page packet of information.  For my purposes, this is the most important page in the packet, because it lists his heirs, thus providing evidence of the parentage of a number of people, including Elizabeth Lytle, wife of John Lytle.  It also provides husband’s names for the […]

Rufus B. Burgin – Tombstone Tuesday

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Rufus B. Burgin was born 9 Aug 1847, likely in McDowell County, North Carolina.  He was the son of Jesse and Rosamond Burgin. Rufus fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.  He died 5 Jan 1898 and is buried at Bethel UMC-Cherry Springs Cemetery in McDowell County. Rufus’ grandparents were John Burgin and Elizabeth […]