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BURFITT of Eng > NY > VA & AL
Posted by: Fredreica Speyer Date: September 29, 2001 at 10:09:21
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I am researching the BURFITT family of New York and Virginia. My
ancestor, Thomas G. BURFITT, married Mary Ellafair Adline Finklea.
They settled in Alabama. They had at least 3 sons, Godfrey, Frank
Edward and Robert H. I believe Thomas was born about 1829. I believe
he may be the uncle or older brother of Charles Edward BURFITT of
Columbia County, New York. I believe Anna T. BURFITT Jerdone of New
York and, later, Virginia to also be related. My Thomas BURFITT named
one of his sons Godfrey and another son was named Edward. Charles
Edward BURFITT named a daughter Leila R. Godfrey Burfitt. According to
another Burfitt family researcher, various Alabama census records give
Thomas' birthplace as England, New York and Michigan. I am very
interested in Thomas BURFITT of New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY on
the 1840 Federal Population Schedule and also Edward BURFIT of New
Lebanon, Columbia County, NY on the 1860 Federal Population
Schedule1860. I would also be interested in Holeman BURFITT who
married Frances L. McCarter on 22 October 1833 in Nelson Co., VA. Does
anyone know where Nelson County, VA is and how close it may be to New
Kent Co., VA and Louisa Co., VA? I wonder how and if Holeman BURFITT
is related to Anna T. BURFITT Jerdone? I have found BURFITTs in Maine
and Massachusetts, but not Michigan.

Thanks for any leads. Fredreica

Charles Edward Burfitt
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General. (NYRoster)
Published in 1894-1906

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 17 September 1861 in
Albany, NY at the age of 21Enlisted in Company B, 44th Infantry
Regiment New York on 30 September 186. Received a disability discharge
on 27 October 1862 in Albany, NY

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Volume 72
page 98
Miss Leila R. Godfrey Burfitt.
DAR ID Number: 71268
Born in Columbia County, N. Y.
Descendant of Capt. John Bull.
Daughter of Charles Edward Burfitt (b. 1840) and Francis Eliza Bull
(b. 1844), his wife, m. 1865.
Granddaughter of Hampton Champlain Bull (1814-97) and Frances L. de
Lano (1818-79), his wife, m. 1843.
Gr-granddaughter of John Bull, Jr. (1777-1847), and Anne Fitch
(1785-1842), his wife.
Gr-gr-granddaughter of John Bull and Dorcas Smith (1746-1831), his
John Bull (1749-1839) was lieutenant in Col. Henry Knox's Continental
artillery, 1776, and while at Ticonderoga he was appointed director of
the laboratory for the northern department, with rank of captain. His
company put up the ammunition which was used at Saratoga. He applied
for a pension, 1818, and it was allowed for service in the
Massachusetts Continental Line. He was born in Hartford, Conn.; died
in Lebanon Springs, N. Y.

BURFITT, Thomas of Columbia County, NY on page 34 in New Lebanon
Township on Federal Population Schedule 1840

BURFIT, Edward of Columbia County, NY on page 621 in New Lebanon beat
on Federal Population Schedule1860

BURFITT, Thomas G. (a/k/a Burfitt, Thomas J.) Company A, 44th Alabama
Infantry, CSA Private (Note: The Confederate Military Record lists
birthplace as Virginia, New Kent County.)

BURFITT, Holeman married McCarter, Frances L. on 22 October 1833 in
Nelson Co., VA

Compilation 1995 by the Virginia Historical Society

Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations
From the Revolution Through the Civil War
Series L: Selections from the Earl Gregg Swem Library,
College of William and Mary
Part 2: Jerdone Family Papers, 1736-1918

Biographical Note
Francis Jerdone, 1720-1771, was a Scottish factor who immigrated to
Virginia and lived in Hanover County, Yorktown, and Louisa County. His
wife was Sarah (Macon) Jerdone, 1731-1818, who was born in Virginia.
Their sons included Francis Jerdone II, 1756-1841; John Jerdone,
1764-1786; and William, 1769-1772. Their daughters included Mary, b.
1754; Sarah, 1757-1793; Elizabeth, 1759-1830; Isabella, 1761-1825;
Anne, 1763-1794; and Martha, b. 1767. Elizabeth was the wife of
Alexander Macauley, a merchant of Yorktown, Virginia.

Francis Jerdone II was a planter of Louisa County, Virginia. His wife,
Mary "Polly" Byars Jerdone, died in 1821. His sons included John, b.
1800, a planter of Spotsylvania County; Francis III, b. 1802, a
planter of Orange County; and William, b. 1805, a planter of New Kent
County, Virginia. Daughters of Francis Jerdone II included Sarah
Jerdone Coleman and Mary Jerdone Toler. A cousin, William Douglass,
and his sister, Mary Douglass, managed properties owned by Francis
Jerdone II in Charles City and New Kent counties, Virginia.

William's first wife, who died in 1834, was survived by a daughter
named Maria. In 1848 William married Anna T. BURFITT, d. 1878, a much
younger woman from the North who arrived in Louisa County, Virginia,
in 1845 as a teacher in the home of his sister, Sarah Coleman, at
Jerdone Castle. Their children included William M. Jerdone, Maud
Jerdone, and Frank Jerdone.

Correspondence, 1753-1890 and Undated

This series documents four generations of the Jerdone family in
Virginia. A full listing of the documents in this series is provided
in the Introductory Materials on Reel 1 and partial listings appear at
the beginning of each folder in the collection. Earliest letters are
those of Francis Jerdone I. This correspondence consists of letters
from Francis to his wife, Sarah (Macon) Jerdone. Letters to Sarah
continue past the death of Francis in 1771, including letters from her
sons and daughters in Virginia and England.

There is extensive correspondence among the sons and daughters of
Francis Jerdone II. These letters detail their work as planters, as
well as family and social life in Virginia. Particularly noteworthy is
correspondence of William Jerdone and his future wife, Anna BURFITT,
with their friends and relatives in Virginia and the North.

The final generation of Jerdones in this collection includes William's
daughter, Maria, by his first wife Maria, and his sons Frank and
William M. by his second wife.

Accounts, 1750-1879 and Undated

Accounts on Reel 7 include those of John Jerdone, Francis Jerdone III,
William Jerdone, Anna (BURFITT) Jerdone, Maria Jerdone, and other
individuals. These include overseer's accounts and other items
documenting the purchase and sale of produce and supplies of
plantations, as well as blacksmiths, household items, postage, estate
papers, and medical visits.

Manuscript Volumes, 1736-1877
Volumes are arranged by the name of the originator. Persons documented
include Anna (BURFITT) Jerdone, Francis Jerdone I, Francis Jerdone II,
Francis Jerdone III, and William Jerdone.

Volumes 1-5 document Anna (BURFITT) Jerdone, including her education
at the Troy Female Seminary in New York, 1844-1845, and her life in
Virginia, 1847-1866, as the second wife of William Jerdone. Four
notebooks from Troy Female Seminary, volumes 1-4, include analyses of
Lord Henry Home Kames, Elements of Criticism, and Dugald Stewart,
Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man and Elements of the
Philosophy of the Human Mind. A fifth notebook, volume 5, dates from
her days in Virginia and contains poetry, comments, copies of letters,
and recipes.

Jerdone, William M. of Albemarle County, VA on page 508 of
Howardsville Beat on Federal Population Schedule VA 1870
Jerdone, William of Gloucester County, VA on Rent Role VA 1779

Issue of May 31, 1871

By Rev. William M. Jerdone, April 1, 1871, in the M. E. Church, South,
in Ocala, Mr. Joseph H. Sears, of Plymouth, Mass., and Miss Emilie C.
Stowe, of New Haven, Conn.


WILLIAM JERDONE PETTUS, Fortress Monroe, Va. (8744). Son of John Cosby
and Maria Coleman (Jerdone) Pettus; grandson of James G. and Eudora
(Wicker) Pettus; great-grandson of Harte and Barbara (Cosby) Pettus;
great-grandson of William Cosby, Sergeant Virginia Line;
great-grandson of William Wicker, served in Virginia Line.

VMI Class of 1871 - Jerdone, William Macon.

William M. Jerdone papers (MS #0231)
Biographical note: William Macon Jerdone, b. 1848, Charles City Co.,
VA; VMI Class of 1871; lawyer and Texas state legislator; d. 1900,
Galveston, TX. Descriptive note: Papers consist of Jerdone's
handwritten mathematics examination essay (64 pages) submitted to
Professor James W. Massie; the topic is "Analysis of Analytical
Geometry," dated 1868 Dec 28. Also 25 drawings completed as class
assignments at VMI.

Galveston, Texas City Directories, 1888-91
Name Occupation Location
City State
William M. Jerdone attorney rooms over N.E. corner 22d,
Postoffice GalvestonTX
1888, 1889
William M. Jerdone attorney office over S.E. corner 22d,
Mechanic Galveston TX
1890, 1891

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