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Re: Francis Marion Burton and Nancy Ann Mallett
Posted by: Kathryn Ann Beal Henry (ID *****9637) Date: January 06, 2012 at 08:05:09
In Reply to: Re: Francis Marion Burton and Nancy Ann Mallett by David Jones of 1318

Thank you for your reply David Jones.
The information you sent was very interesting. I have seen in a comment before that Francis "Ned" Burton had killed Iredell Willis. The new twist of the revenge for Sarah Manis makes more sense. I Have read different stories on maybe the reasons for the shooting so maybe its a combination of everything that lead to it. My grandfather's Mother, Beulah Delphia Lawson Beal, is who connects the family to the Lawson's, Burton's, Mallet's, Minor's, Goins/Gowen's of Hawkins/Hancock Tennessee. Beulah Lawson is the daughter of Duff Lawson (son of Curren Lawson & Malinda Gilbert) and Lucy -Lucinda- Burton (daughter of Francis "Ned" Marion Burton & Nancy Ann Mallet). My father told me he remembers Buelah Lawson Beal had long black hair and looked of indian decent and that they called her "Boots". She had to be the one who passed down the "indian" theory into the family since her mother Lucy Burton Lawson was already deceased in 1920. From the way it looks, Duff and Lucy left the Tennesse area with their 3 children; Mae, Beulah and Sterling. He worked in the cotton mills. Lucy had another son named Willard born in 1920 in Greenville, South Carolina. She died just a week after he was born. Duff and the kids went to Greensboro, North Carolina where Duff got remarried and worked again in the cotton mills. This is where Beulah met her husband John Clarence Beal.
I have found 2 other children of Francis Burton & Nancy Mallet. Francis Jr & Tina/Tiny Burton. On the death certificate, Tina/Tiny went by the name Tiny Trent. I'm just alittle confused to why she went by the last name Trent instead of Burton. I believe i read somewhere that 'Ned' would switch his last name to trent at times. I just love how close and connected the families were in Tennesee. I just cannot find where and when Nancy died. It had to of been sometime before 1930. Would it be better if I took the DNA testing or my father?

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