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Lucy Ann (Adams) Burch - Ryan's Chapel Cemetery
Posted by: Jimmy Rosamond (ID *****6812) Date: March 26, 2005 at 20:38:47
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I am trying to identify the parents of my great-grandmother Lucy Ann (Adams) Burch. With the help of Deb & DJ (who have transcribed the stones in a number of Angelina Co. cemeteries) I now know she is buried at Ryan's Chapel Cemetery in Angelina County. The dates on her tombstone are September 29, 1850 - July 7, 1907. She was born too late in the year to be listed with her family in the 1850 census.

She married Joseph Allen Burch and I have several census records for their family that indicate she was born in Louisiana so I'm pretty certain of that bit of information. But after exhaustively searching the 1860 census for Louisana, Georgia (where her husband was born), and Texas (where they moved sometime after their marriage), I haven't been able to locate her family. In the 1900 census it says that she and Joseph Burch had been married for 35 years, indicating she married when she was 15 years old. Because of the early marriage the 1870 census is of no help.

Neither Angelina County nor the State of Texas have a record of her death. I am hoping that there are extant cemetery records for Ryan's Chapel Cemetery that might help me identify her parents. Can anyone tell me if there is a caretaker for this cemetery that might have these records available, or if perhaps there is a local repository where these cemetery records might be stored.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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