Joseph Lytle Burgin – Tombstone Tuesday

by Tonia Kendrick on March 12, 2013 in Evidence,Photos

Joseph Lytle Burgin headstone

Joseph Lytle Burgin was born 30 Aug 1846, probably in McDowell County, North Carolina.  He appeared on the 1850 and 1860 censuses in the household of his parents, Merritt Burgin and Susannah Adeline Lytle.  He died 23 Mar 1927 in Old Fort, North Carolina.

Sometime before 1880, he married Dulcina and had two children, Mollie G. and James Alonzo. (They may have had more children; I have not researched this family extensively.)

Joseph died on 23 Mar 1927.  He had gangrene in his left leg and foot, caused by diabetes.  He is buried at Bethel-Cherry Springs Cemetery in McDowell County.

Joseph was the grandson of John Burgin and Elizabeth Mann (my fifth great-grandparents) and of Thomas Lytle and Jennie McEntire (my fourth great-grandparents).

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Laura Hedgecock March 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I’ve never heard of Tombstone Tuesday before, but it’s nice. I particularly like your scrapbook layout. Would you mind if I used it as a reference sometime? My website is

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Tonia Kendrick March 14, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Hi Laura! Tombstone Tuesday is a common meme among genealogy bloggers. Glad you like the scrapbook layout. You are more than welcome to reference it.

Thanks for stopping by!



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