Tombstone Tuesday: Dulia Smith Burgin

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Dulia Smith was born on 12 March 1847 in Kentucky. Her name appears a variety of different ways in the records:  Dulcina, Dollie, Dullie, Dulia.  Her grave marker reads “Dulia,” so I’m using that for this post.  She married Joseph Lytle Burgin, son of Merritt Burgin and Susannah Adeline Lytle. I haven’t done extensive research […]

Joseph Lytle Burgin – Tombstone Tuesday

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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 […]

Herman Burgin – Tombstone Tuesday

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Last week’s Tombstone Tuesday post was about James A. and Dora Burgin.  Tragically, they lost a son who was just shy of manhood and he is the focus of today’s post. Eula Herman Burgin was born 11 December 1910 in Old Fort, North Carolina.  He died on 28 March 1928 at the age of 17 […]

James and Dora Burgin – Tombstone Tuesday

James and Dora Burgin headstone

James A. Burgin was born 29 Jun 1876, likely in McDowell County, North Carolina.  He died 11 Jul 1942 and is buried at Bethel-Cherry Springs Cemetery. James was the son of Joseph Lytle Burgin and Dulcina (MNU) Burgin.  He appeared in their household on the 1880 census, along with an older sister, Mollie G. James […]

Robert M. Burgin and Sallie E. Mann – Tombstone Tuesday

Robert Burgin and Sallie Mann

Robert M. Burgin was born 21 Apr 1833 in North Carolina, the son of Josiah B. Burgin.  He died 10 Apr 1913. Robert married Sallie E. Mann.  I don’t know who Sallie’s parents were, but she had a sister named Elizabeth. Sallie was born 15 Oct 1843 in North Carolina and died 17 Jan 1915. […]

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 […]

Mattie M. Lytle – Tombstone Tuesday

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Mattie M. Lytle was the youngest child of John and Elizabeth Lytle of McDowell County, North Carolina.  Mattie was born 6 Jul 1862 and died 17 Aug 1900.  She never married.  She appeared on the 1900 census in her mother’s household, enumerated only two months before her death. Mattie is buried at Bethel UMC-Cherry Springs […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Jesse and Rosamond Burgin

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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. […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Major Ben Burgin and Elizabeth Brandon

Major Ben Burgin & Elizabeth Branon

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.