Rufus B. Burgin – Tombstone Tuesday

by Tonia Kendrick on May 1, 2012 in Photos

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 Mann – my 5th great-grandparents.

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Kelley Lyda July 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I am also a descendant of the Burgins from Old Fort. My great grandmother was the daughter of Augustus Burgin. Right at this moment I don’t remember the rest of the lineage. I have it at home though. It was interesting strolling through your website.


Tonia Kendrick July 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Great to hear from you!


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