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


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 […]

A Burgin-Burgin Wedding

Burgin genealogy

On this date in 1859, Joseph B. Burgin obtained a marriage bond to wed his first cousin once removed, Margaret E. Burgin1.  Their common ancestors were Benjamin Burgin and Leah Mann. Joseph was Ben and Leah’s grandson, via their son Alney Burgin.  Margaret was Ben and Leah’s great-granddaughter; her father was Benjamin Logan Burgin and […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: The Marriage Bond of Francis Harris and Adeline Burgin

Burgin genealogy

On this date in 1857, Francis Harris obtained a marriage bond in McDowell County, North Carolina.  His intended bride was Adeline Burgin. I found the record while searching the FHL microfilm of McDowell County Marriage Bonds. I wasn’t sure who Francis and Adeline were at the time, but since Adeline was a Burgin, I made […]

On this date. . .the 15th of November

Marriages Anna Barbara Dellinger and Hans Michel Weber were married in 1687. Anna Margaretha Ibler and Johan Georg Renner were married in 1757. Benjamin Burgin and Leah Mann were married in 1772 in Old Fort, North Carolina (my 6th great-grandparents). Robert Hemphill and Mary Queen were married in 1812. Rachel Hemphill and Thomas Whiteside were […]

On this date. . .the 29th of September

Births Hans Martin Dellinger was born in 1701 in Oberacker, Germany. Sarah (Massey) Sherrill was born in 1754 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Elizabeth (Mann) Burgin was born in 1777 in Rowan County, North Carolina (my 5th great-grandmother). Robert Pitt Burgin was born in 1808 in Burke County, North Carolina. Deaths Lewis Hampton Tilley died […]

On this date. . .the 31st of August

Births Magdalin (Elrod) Roberts was born in 1894 in Murray County, Georgia. Maggie (Johnson) Bramlett was born in 1894 in Georgia. Deaths Sarah Ann Debord died in 1842 in Smyth County, Virginia. Lydia (Richards) Atchley died in 1850 in Sevier County, Tennessee (currently believed to be my 6th great-grandmother). Nevada Belle (Butler) Taylor died in […]

On this date. . .the 9th of August

Births Israel Leander Simmons was born in 1784. Margaret Miller was born in 1811. Rachel Louisa (Johnson) Ward was born in 1892 in Fannin County, Georgia (my great-grandmother). Deaths Jonas Chamberlain died in 1771. Lean (Mann) Burgin died in 1837 in Old Fort, North Carolina (my 6th great-grandmother). Peter Wilfong Whitener died in 1914 in […]

Genealogy To-Dos – February Wrap-Up

February turned out to be a good genealogy month.   I thought I might get sidetracked from my original plans by playing in the Geneablogger Games, but I was able to combine many tasks and make them work for both the Games and my To-Do list. February Plan: Write 10 blog posts – This post makes […]

September Birthdays

Let’s recognize ancestors and close relatives who were born in September: John Burgin, 7x-great-grandfather, born 14 Sep 1704 in Shrewsbury Parish, Kent, Maryland. Elias Powell, 6x-great-grandfather, born 26 Sep 1754 in Bromfield Parish, Culpepper, Virginia. Elizabeth Mann, 5x-great-grandmother, born 29 Sep 1777 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Sarah Morrison, 4x-great-grandmother, born 20 Sep 1778 in […]