Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

Yesterday I posted about the many personas of James McBurnett. At least 2 and possibly 3 James McBurnetts existed in Carroll County, Georgia in the mid 1800’s. Which one is my true second great-granduncle? Let’s examine the data that I have to this point: The 1850 Federal Census for the Nicholas McBurnett family of Carroll …

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My McBurnett research continues. Right now I am studying Nicholas McBurnett’s oldest child, James McBurnett.  Yesterday, I found Confederate Pension records for James. His date of birth, date of death, financial details, even his physical condition. Poor guy had a pretty severe inguinal hernia, or so his doctor said: All of this should be just …

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I have definitively documented 3 of Dovie McBurnett’s husbands, and tentatively a fourth, and the good news is… SHE DIDN’T OUTLIVE THEM ALL! No “black widow” at work here after all :) Husband #1- my great-grandfather William Earl Hall, linked to Dovie: 1910 Federal Census Chickasaw Nation Marriages 1895-1907 Victor Earl Hall (my grandfather) birth …

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