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Re: ANY BURDETT/BURDETTE 's out there??
Posted by: Les Tate (ID *****5192) Date: December 20, 2004 at 16:43:59
In Reply to: Re: ANY BURDETT/BURDETTE 's out there?? by Les Tate of 568

Correction to my previous posting. Josephine Burdett is the daughter of Georgia Ann Burdett, who is daughter of Stephen Burdett and Lavina Hendricks. Josephine's father is unknown and it's believed she is illegitimate. The 1870 Fayette Co census shows Josephine as an infant in the home of Lavina Burdett and several of her adult and teen children, but no indication of Josephine's parents. Lavina's husband had died in 1862, so Josephine is not Lavina's daughter. I found a marriage record for Georgia Burdett to J.W. Johnson in 1873, however by the 1880 Fayette County census, Georgia was widow with the surname Smith with children Josephine, 10 (identified as "D" for daughter), twins Garvin (William Garvin) and Varlin (actually Garley Mattison), 4, and Thomas 2. Georgia married John B. Smith of Etowah County AL 7 Nov 1880, however they moved to Jefferson County AL since they are found there in the 1900 census and later. Josephine had married in 1894 in Jefferson County AL and J.B. Smith (presumably John B. Smith) signed the marriage certificate. In 1900 Georgia and John B. Smith, along with her son John, plus some of the couple's children, are located in Jefferson County AL Nearby is Georgia's brother Harvey Burdett with his wife and some kids, and Georgia's sons Garvin, Garley, and Thomas and their families. See my info on Georgia and others at my database as http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lrtate&id=I715


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