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 […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Aunt Blanche

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When Blanche Hemphill, my great-aunt, was born on 22 December 1898, in Murray County, Georgia, her father, James, was 19 and her mother, Alice, was 21. She married Marvin Eakes Stanford on 13 Apr 1919 in Murray County. She died on 3 January 1977, in Floyd County, Georgia, at the age of 78. Eakes was […]

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

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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

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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 […]