Nancy E. Burns1

F, #236, b. 1 Jan 1857, d. 14 Apr 1934
Relationship
Great-grandaunt of Beryl Virginia Burns
Charts
John H. Burns Descendants
     Nancy E. Burns was unmarried.2 She was born on 1 Jan 1857 in Gadsden Co., FL.2,3 She was the daughter of John H. Burns and Anne Tucker. Nancy E. Burns was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of John H. Burns.4 Nancy E. Burns was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Anne Tucker.5 Nancy E. Burns was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Anne Tucker.6 Nancy E. Burns was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Anne Tucker.7 Nancy E. Burns was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Franklin J. Chester. Nancy E. Burns was enumerated in the census of 1910 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Franklin J. Chester.

Nancy E. Burns died on 14 Apr 1934 in Gadsden Co., FL, at age 77. She and her niece, Annie Burns, were murdered. The culprit was never found.8,3 She was buried on 16 Apr 1934 in Thompson/Burns Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.2,9,3

Citations

  1. [S35] Census Records for Nancy E. Burns.
  2. [S361] Death Registration from original data: State of Florida. Florida Death Index,1877-1998, Ancestry.com, Provo, UT. Hereinafter cited as Florida Death Index, 1877-1998.
  3. [S8] Eustus Howard Hayes, Gadsden County, Florida, Tomb Index (Ozark, AL: Eustus Howard Hayes, 1973). Hereinafter cited as Gadsden Co., FL, Tomb Index.
  4. [S402] US1860.
  5. [S497] US1870.
  6. [S496] US1880.
  7. [S498] FL1885.
  8. [S361] Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, Vol. 623, # 7573.
  9. [S24] Cemetery Marker in Thompson/Burns Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (located north of Havana, turn right off Hwy 27 onto McNair Road (dirt road). First gated drive on left. Leave car at gate and walk about 200 yards, cemetery will be on left inside chain link and wrought iron fences. Cemetery located on property leased for hunting).

Anna J. Burns

F, #237, b. circa 1858
Relationship
Great-grandaunt of Beryl Virginia Burns
Charts
John H. Burns Descendants
     Anna J. Burns was born circa 1858. She was the daughter of John H. Burns and Anne Tucker. Anna J. Burns was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of John H. Burns.1

Citations

  1. [S402] US1860.

Franklin J. Chester

M, #238, b. 10 Mar 1841, d. 4 Dec 1918
     Franklin J. Chester was born on 10 Mar 1841 in Gadsden Co., FL.1,2,3 He was the son of Abner Chester and Rosanna <...>. Franklin J. Chester was enumerated in the census of 1850 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Abner Chester. Franklin J. Chester was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Abner Chester.4

Franklin J. Chester began military service on 15 Aug 1863 in Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL, in the CSA, Company D, 5th Battalion Florida Cavalry.1,5 His military service ended on 12 May 1865 in Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL, with the surrender.1,5

Franklin J. Chester married first Elizabeth A. Johnson on 24 Nov 1866 in Decatur Co., GA.6 Franklin J. Chester was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL, with others in the household: Elizabeth A. Johnson, Georgia Reynolds, Ora Chester and George H. Chester. Franklin J. Chester was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL, with others in the household: Elizabeth A. Johnson, Georgia Reynolds, Ora Chester and Marry Chester. Franklin J. Chester was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL, with others in the household: Elizabeth A. Johnson, Ora Chester, Marry Chester and Georgia Reynolds (Florida State Census.)

Franklin J. Chester was widowed on 15 Oct 1890.3

Franklin's second marriage was to Sophronia A. Burns, daughter of John H. Burns and Anne Tucker, on 11 Dec 1895 in Gadsden Co., FL.7 Franklin J. Chester was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1900 in Gadsden Co., FL, with others in the household: Sophronia A. Burns and Nancy E. Burns.

Franklin J. Chester received a pension on 30 Jan 1904 in Gadsden Co., FL, for his service in the CSA, Company D, 5th Battalion Florida Cavalry. His pension was approved from 15 Feb 1904 through at least 1909.1 He was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1910 in Gadsden Co., FL, with others in the household: Sophronia A. Burns and Nancy E. Burns.

Franklin J. Chester died on 4 Dec 1918 in Gadsden Co., FL, at age 77.7 Alternatively, Franklin J. Chester died on 4 Dec 1919.8,2 He was buried in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.2,3

Children of Franklin J. Chester and Elizabeth A. Johnson

Citations

  1. [S944] Franklin J. Chester file; #5979; Florida Confederate Pension Application Files (Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of State).
  2. [S761] Barbara Boynton and Angela Cassidy, Gadsden Co., FL GenWeb - Cemeteries (url: http://www.rootsweb.com/~flgadsde/cemeteries/Concord.htm).
  3. [S760] Cemetery Marker in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (located one-half mile east of the crossroads (Concord-Bainbridge Road-County Hwy. 157) and Fairbanks Ferry Road-State Rd. 12) in the unincorporated community of Concord, Gadsden County, Florida. Travel east on Fairbanks Ferry Road about 1/4 mile, turn left onto Perritt Road, a dirt road, and the cemetery is on the right); read by Barbara Boynton and Angela Cassidy.
  4. [S402] US1860.
  5. [S759] Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers Record (Original data: Historical Data Systems, Compiled. Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999).
  6. [S682] Ida Kirkland Boyce, Brenda King McNair, Denise Kirkland Smiley and Jan Smith, Decatur Co., Georgia Marriage Index, Decatur Co., GA GenWeb (http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/decatur/vitals/marriages/…), A-516.
  7. [S943] Sophronia Mcnair, Widow's Pension Claim #A02115 (Florida Department of State).
  8. [S760] Cemetery Marker in Concord Cem., The tombstone must be incorrect, as Sophronia applied for a widow's pension in Dec 1918.

Elizabeth A. Johnson

F, #239, b. 14 Mar 1840, d. 15 Oct 1890
     Elizabeth A. Johnson was born on 14 Mar 1840 in GA.1,2

Elizabeth A. Johnson married first George W. Reynolds on 28 Aug 1859 in Decatur Co., GA.3,4 Elizabeth A. Johnson was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Decatur Co., GA, in the household of George W. Reynolds.

Elizabeth A. Johnson was widowed on 3 Oct 1864.5,3

Elizabeth's second marriage was to Franklin J. Chester, son of Abner Chester and Rosanna <...>, on 24 Nov 1866 in Decatur Co., GA.6 Elizabeth A. Johnson was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Franklin J. Chester. Elizabeth A. Johnson was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Franklin J. Chester. Elizabeth A. Johnson was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Franklin J. Chester.

Elizabeth A. Johnson died on 15 Oct 1890 at age 50.1 She was buried in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.1,3

Child of Elizabeth A. Johnson and George W. Reynolds

Children of Elizabeth A. Johnson and Franklin J. Chester

Citations

  1. [S760] Cemetery Marker in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (located one-half mile east of the crossroads (Concord-Bainbridge Road-County Hwy. 157) and Fairbanks Ferry Road-State Rd. 12) in the unincorporated community of Concord, Gadsden County, Florida. Travel east on Fairbanks Ferry Road about 1/4 mile, turn left onto Perritt Road, a dirt road, and the cemetery is on the right); read by Barbara Boynton and Angela Cassidy.
  2. [S497] US1870.
  3. [S761] Barbara Boynton and Angela Cassidy, Gadsden Co., FL GenWeb - Cemeteries (url: http://www.rootsweb.com/~flgadsde/cemeteries/Concord.htm).
  4. [S498] FL1885.
  5. [S762] Eastern Digital Resources, Research Online - Civil War Records (url: http://www.researchonline.net/index.htm).
  6. [S682] Ida Kirkland Boyce, Brenda King McNair, Denise Kirkland Smiley and Jan Smith, Decatur Co., Georgia Marriage Index, Decatur Co., GA GenWeb (http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/decatur/vitals/marriages/…), A-516.

Mary A. F. Geddie1,2

F, #240, b. 10 Jan 1843, d. 19 Aug 1936
Mary A. F. Geddie
     Mary A. F. Geddie was born on 10 Jan 1843 in FL.3,4 She was the daughter of Daniel Geddie and Sarah Ann (Sallie) Oliver.

Mary A. F. Geddie was enumerated in the censuses of 1850,5 and of 1860, in Leon Co., FL, in the household of Daniel Geddie (her father.)6

Mary A. F. Geddie married first Barney Redd, son of Bartlett Redd and Nancy Turner, on 14 Feb 1861 in Leon Co., FL.7

Mary A. F. Geddie was widowed on 1 Dec 1863 when her husband died in Fort Delaware Prison during the Civil War.8

Mary's second marriage was to Thomas L. Burns, son of John H. Burns and Anne Tucker, on 5 Oct 1866 in Leon Co., FL.9 Mary A. F. Geddie was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Leon Co., FL, in the household of Thomas L. Burns (her second husband.)10

Mary A. F. Geddie was living in Leon Co., FL, on 2 Aug 1870.10

Mary A. F. Geddie was enumerated in the censuses of 1880,11 of 1885,12 of 1900,13 and of 1910, in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Thomas L. Burns (her second husband.)14

Mary A. F. Geddie was widowed on 3 Oct 1910 in Gadsden Co., FL.3

Mary A. F. Geddie applied for a widow's pension on 11 Nov 1915 in Leon Co., FL, for her husband's service in the CSA, Company A, 5th Battalion, Florida Cavalry. Her pension was approved for 6 Dec 1915.4 She was enumerated in the census of 1920 in Grady Co., GA, in the household of John Daniel Burns (her son.)15 Mary A. F. Geddie was not found in the census of 1930.16 John Daniel Burns became the guardian of his mother, Mary A. F. Geddie on 6 Aug 1934 in Gadsden Co., FL.1

Mary A. F. Geddie died on 19 Aug 1936 at age 93.3 She was buried in Thompson/Burns Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.17,3,18

A summary of Mary A. F.'s census records:
Head of Household Household Member Age Year State County
Geddie, Daniel Geddie, Mary 10 1850 FL Leon Co.
Geddie, Daniel Geddie, M A 17 1860 FL Leon Co.
Burns, Thomas Burns, Mary 27 1870 FL Leon Co.
Burns, Thomas Burns, Mary 38 1880 FL Gadsden Co.
Burnes, T L Burnes, Mary 41 1885 FL Gadsden Co.
Burns, Thos L Burns, Mary 56 1900 FL Gadsden Co.
Burns, Thomas L Burns, Mary 67 1910 FL Gadsden Co.
Burns, John D Burns, Mary F 77 1920 GA Grady Co.
Not found 1930

Children of Mary A. F. Geddie and Thomas L. Burns

Citations

  1. [S98] John Daniel Burns v. Mary AF (Geddie) Burns, Guardianship Papers, Gadsden County Courthouse, Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL.
  2. [S33] Census Records for Mary AF Geddie.
  3. [S8] Eustus Howard Hayes, Gadsden County, Florida, Tomb Index (Ozark, AL: Eustus Howard Hayes, 1973). Hereinafter cited as Gadsden Co., FL, Tomb Index.
  4. [S655] Mary A. F. Geddie, Widow's Pension Claim #1775 11 Nov 1915 (Florida Department of State).
  5. [S414] US1850.
  6. [S402] US1860.
  7. [S335] County Clerk's Office, Marriage Records of Leon Co., FL (Leon County Clerk of Courts, Tallahassee), A1247-WA-18 p. WA/18.
  8. [S351] Barney Redd, War Record of Barney Redd (n.pub.). Hereinafter cited as War Record of Barney Redd.
  9. [S335] County Clerk's Office, Marriage Records of Leon Co., FL, A1442-WA-44 on p. WA/44.
  10. [S497] US1870.
  11. [S496] US1880.
  12. [S498] FL1885.
  13. [S555] US1900.
  14. [S663] US1910.
  15. [S681] US1920.
  16. [S679] US1930.
  17. [S24] Cemetery Marker in Thompson/Burns Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (located north of Havana, turn right off Hwy 27 onto McNair Road (dirt road). First gated drive on left. Leave car at gate and walk about 200 yards, cemetery will be on left inside chain link and wrought iron fences. Cemetery located on property leased for hunting).
  18. [S149] Mary AF Geddie, "Receipt for Funeral" (Havana, FL, 26 Aug 1936), paid by John D. Burns to Butler's Funeral Home. The receipt is in the Mary AF Geddie Burns file at the Probate Court in Quincy, FL. Instructions on the receipt say that the cemetery is near Concord, FL.. Hereinafter cited as "Receipt for Funeral."

Billy Burns

M, #241, b. 2 Aug 1867, d. 3 Jan 1868
     Billy Burns was born on 2 Aug 1867.1 He was the son of Thomas L. Burns and Mary A. F. Geddie.

Billy Burns died on 3 Jan 1868.1 He was buried in Thompson/Burns Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.2,1

Citations

  1. [S8] Eustus Howard Hayes, Gadsden County, Florida, Tomb Index (Ozark, AL: Eustus Howard Hayes, 1973). Hereinafter cited as Gadsden Co., FL, Tomb Index.
  2. [S24] Cemetery Marker in Thompson/Burns Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (located north of Havana, turn right off Hwy 27 onto McNair Road (dirt road). First gated drive on left. Leave car at gate and walk about 200 yards, cemetery will be on left inside chain link and wrought iron fences. Cemetery located on property leased for hunting).

Alice Lenora Burns

F, #242, b. 26 Mar 1872, d. 22 Mar 1958
     Alice Lenora Burns was born on 26 Mar 1872.1 She was the daughter of Thomas L. Burns and Mary A. F. Geddie. Alice Lenora Burns was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Thomas L. Burns.2 Alice Lenora Burns was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Thomas L. Burns.3

Alice Lenora Burns married Andrew Thomas Finklea, son of Andrew J. Finklea and Martha J. Godwin, on 27 Nov 1889 in Gadsden Co., FL.4,5 Alice Lenora Burns was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Andrew Thomas Finklea.5

Alice Lenora Burns sewed a square for the quilt which was presented to her sister-in-law, Rosa Lee Overstreet for her 1903 wedding. The quilt is still in the possession of a family member. Alice Lenora Burns was enumerated in the census of 1910 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Andrew Thomas Finklea.6 Alice Lenora Burns was enumerated in the census of 1920 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Andrew Thomas Finklea.7 Alice Lenora Burns was enumerated in the census of 1930 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Andrew Thomas Finklea.8

Circa 21 Aug 1930, Alice Lenora Burns was visited by her son and daughter-in-law, Arthur T. Finklea and Eunice Finklea (Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.)9

Alice Lenora Burns was enumerated in the census of 1935 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Andrew Thomas Finklea.10 Alice Lenora Burns was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1940 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL, with others in the household: John L. Finklea.11

Alice Lenora Burns was widowed on 13 Mar 1940 in Gadsden Co., FL.1,12 She was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1945 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL, with others in the household: John L. Finklea.13

Alice Lenora Burns died on 22 Mar 1958 in Jefferson Co., FL, at age 85.1,12 She was buried in Thompson/Burns Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.1

Children of Alice Lenora Burns and Andrew Thomas Finklea

Citations

  1. [S24] Cemetery Marker in Thompson/Burns Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (located north of Havana, turn right off Hwy 27 onto McNair Road (dirt road). First gated drive on left. Leave car at gate and walk about 200 yards, cemetery will be on left inside chain link and wrought iron fences. Cemetery located on property leased for hunting).
  2. [S496] US1880.
  3. [S498] FL1885.
  4. [S1034] Family Search, Florida Marriages 1837-1974 (Original data: Church records and civil registration were official sources).
  5. [S555] US1900.
  6. [S663] US1910.
  7. [S681] US1920.
  8. [S679] US1930.
  9. [S1811] Gadsden County Times, Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL, Concord, issue of week of August 21, 1930. Hereinafter cited as Gadsden County Times.
  10. [S920] FL1935.
  11. [S1399] US1940.
  12. [S361] Death Registration from original data: State of Florida. Florida Death Index,1877-1998, Ancestry.com, Provo, UT. Hereinafter cited as Florida Death Index, 1877-1998.
  13. [S916] FL1945.

Mary Emma Burns

F, #243, b. 10 Sep 1874, d. 30 Sep 1891
     Mary Emma Burns was born on 10 Sep 1874 in FL.1 She was the daughter of Thomas L. Burns and Mary A. F. Geddie. Mary Emma Burns was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Thomas L. Burns.2 Mary Emma Burns was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Thomas L. Burns.3

Mary Emma Burns died on 30 Sep 1891 at age 17.1 She was buried in Thompson/Burns Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.1

Citations

  1. [S24] Cemetery Marker in Thompson/Burns Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (located north of Havana, turn right off Hwy 27 onto McNair Road (dirt road). First gated drive on left. Leave car at gate and walk about 200 yards, cemetery will be on left inside chain link and wrought iron fences. Cemetery located on property leased for hunting).
  2. [S496] US1880.
  3. [S498] FL1885.

Thomas Jefferson Burns1

M, #244, b. 18 May 1883, d. 23 Dec 1931
     Thomas Jefferson Burns was born on 18 May 1883 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.2,3,1,4,5,6 He was the son of Thomas L. Burns and Mary A. F. Geddie. Thomas Jefferson Burns was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Thomas L. Burns.7 Thomas Jefferson Burns was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Gadsden Co., FL, in the household of Thomas L. Burns.8

Thomas Jefferson Burns married Rosa Lee Overstreet, daughter of James Stephen Overstreet and Wylanta Matilda McNair, on 13 Sep 1903 in Decatur Co., GA.9 Thomas Jefferson Burns was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1910 in Grady Co., GA, with others in the household: Rosa Lee Overstreet, Hazel Burns and Hilda Burns.5

The family moved to Whigham, Decatur Co., GA, circa 1915. They had been living in Calvary.10

The third and final draft registration for World War I included men born between September 12, 1897 and September 12, 1900 plus men born between September 12, 1873 and September 12, 1888. Thomas Jefferson Burns filled out a draft card on 12 Sep 1918 in Whigham, Grady Co., GA. He was of medium height, of stout build, with gray eyes and black hair. He was in business for himself, "selling goods & household articles at retail to regular customers." He lived and worked in Whigham. Rosa Lee Overstreet was listed as his nearest relative.11 Thomas Jefferson Burns was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1920 in Whigham, Grady Co., GA, with others in the household: Rosa Lee Overstreet, Hazel Burns, Hilda Burns, Herbert Jerome Burns, Halcia Virginia Burns and Hortense Burns.3

In 1924, Thomas Jefferson Burns was the informant of the death of his father-in-law, James Stephen Overstreet.12,13,14,15 Thomas Jefferson Burns was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1930 in Whigham, Grady Co., GA, with others in the household: Rosa Lee Overstreet, Herbert Jerome Burns, Halcia Virginia Burns and Hortense Burns.6

Thomas Jefferson Burns died on 23 Dec 1931 in Riverside Hospital, Bainbridge, Decatur Co., GA, at age 48; the informant of the death was Rosa Lee Burns, his wife.16,4,17,18 His funeral was held at the Whigham Baptist Church on 24 Dec 1931 in Whigham, Grady Co., GA.10 Thomas Jefferson Burns was buried on 25 Dec 1931 in Whigham Cemetery, Whigham, Grady Co., GA.16,19

Children of Thomas Jefferson Burns and Rosa Lee Overstreet

Citations

  1. [S365] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"; National Archives - Northeast Region; New York, NY. Hereinafter cited as "WWI Draft Registration Cards."
  2. [S1662] "Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1939," Certificate of Death, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 26 Oct 2014), citing Georgia Archives, Morrow, Certificate no. 31-30177 shows birthplace.
  3. [S681] US1920.
  4. [S3] Floreda Duke Varick, Grady County, Georgia, Tomb Index (Tallahassee, FL: Varick, c1980). Hereinafter cited as Grady Co., GA, Tomb Index.
  5. [S663] US1910.
  6. [S679] US1930.
  7. [S498] FL1885.
  8. [S555] US1900.
  9. [S682] Ida Kirkland Boyce, Brenda King McNair, Denise Kirkland Smiley and Jan Smith, Decatur Co., Georgia Marriage Index, Decatur Co., GA GenWeb (http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/decatur/vitals/marriages/…), Book D, p. 538.
  10. [S903] Obituary of Thomas J. Burns, Obituary of Thomas J. Burns, unknown newspaper. Hereinafter cited as Obituary of Thomas J. Burns.
  11. [S365] "WWI Draft Registration Cards", Order Number A960.
  12. [S854] Georgia Virtual Vault, Georgia Death Certificates, Georgia Archives, Morrow, GA, Certificate 8465. Hereinafter cited as Georgia Death Certificates.
  13. [S14] Cemetery Marker in McNair Family Cemetery, Calvary, Grady Co., GA (1 mile west of old 179, on McCreaville Rd, past farmhouse, up on a hill); read by this compiler, 1992.
  14. [S3] Floreda Duke Varick, Grady Co., GA, Tomb Index, obituary noted here (Obit: 28 Mar 1924; b. Emanuel Co; CSA; m/1 Wylanta McNair who died 1886; m/2 Laura Jane Funderburke).
  15. [S171] Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, compiler, "Ancestral File - LDS", Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT. Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File - LDS."
  16. [S1662] "Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1939," Certificate of Death, FamilySearch, Certificate no. 31-30177.
  17. [S806] Grady County Historical Society Inc. (Comp.), Cemeteries of Grady County, Georgia (P. O. Box 586, Cairo, GA 39828: Grady County Historical Society, Inc., 2006), p. 419. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries of Grady County, Georgia.
  18. [S785] Transcribed by Ida K. Boyce, Decatur Co., Georgia Death Records, GA GenWeb (http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/decatur/vitals/…), Certificate No. 30177.
  19. [S53] Cemetery Marker in Whigham Cemetery, Whigham, Grady Co., GA (located on the northwest side of Whigham, near the Atlantic Coast Line depot (D19 LL11)).

Rosa Lee Overstreet

F, #245, b. 12 Aug 1880, d. 27 Jan 1964
     Rosa Lee Overstreet was born on 12 Aug 1880 in GA.1,2,3,4,5 She was the daughter of James Stephen Overstreet and Wylanta Matilda McNair. Rosa Lee Overstreet was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Decatur Co., GA, in the household of James Stephen Overstreet.

In 1903, Rosa Lee Overstreet received a quilt as a wedding gift. It had been sewn by 20 of her relatives and friends. These included Nancy Ann Higdon, Annie Virginia McNair, Lela Ellen McNair, Lois Annie Harrison, Ada ONeal, Rossie L. Overstreet, Alice Lenora Burns and Mary Emma Finklea.

Rosa Lee Overstreet married first Thomas Jefferson Burns, son of Thomas L. Burns and Mary A. F. Geddie, on 13 Sep 1903 in Decatur Co., GA.6 Rosa Lee Overstreet was enumerated in the census of 1910 in Grady Co., GA, in the household of Thomas Jefferson Burns.1

Rosa Lee Overstreet was listed as the nearest relative of Thomas Jefferson Burns on his WWI draft card, 12 Sep 1918.7 Rosa Lee Overstreet was enumerated in the census of 1920 in Whigham, Grady Co., GA, in the household of Thomas Jefferson Burns.2 Rosa Lee Overstreet was enumerated in the census of 1930 in Whigham, Grady Co., GA, in the household of Thomas Jefferson Burns.3

In 1931, Rosa Lee Burns was the informant of the death of her husband, Thomas Jefferson Burns.8,9,4,10

Rosa Lee Overstreet was widowed on 23 Dec 1931.9

Rosa's second marriage was to Avin Oliver Geddie, son of Thomas Jefferson Geddie and Emma Rosella Atkins, after 1931.

Rosa Lee Overstreet was widowed on 4 Apr 1940 in Leon Co., FL.11,12 She was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1940 in Whigham, Grady Co., GA, with others in the household: Hortense Burns (her daughter.)13

Rosa Lee Overstreet died on 27 Jan 1964 in Duval Co., FL, at age 83.4,12,5 She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham, Grady Co., GA.4,14

Children of Rosa Lee Overstreet and Thomas Jefferson Burns

Citations

  1. [S663] US1910.
  2. [S681] US1920.
  3. [S679] US1930.
  4. [S806] Grady County Historical Society Inc. (Comp.), Cemeteries of Grady County, Georgia (P. O. Box 586, Cairo, GA 39828: Grady County Historical Society, Inc., 2006), p. 419. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries of Grady County, Georgia.
  5. [S101] Wessie Connell, Frank W. Roebuck and Barbara C. Williams (Editors), Gleanings from Grady County, Georgia (Cairo, GA: Roddenbery Memorial Library, 1987), p. 188. Hereinafter cited as Gleanings from Grady Co., GA.
  6. [S682] Ida Kirkland Boyce, Brenda King McNair, Denise Kirkland Smiley and Jan Smith, Decatur Co., Georgia Marriage Index, Decatur Co., GA GenWeb (http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/decatur/vitals/marriages/…), Book D, p. 538.
  7. [S365] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"; National Archives - Northeast Region; New York, NY, Order Number A960. Hereinafter cited as "WWI Draft Registration Cards."
  8. [S1662] "Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1939," Certificate of Death, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 26 Oct 2014), citing Georgia Archives, Morrow, Certificate no. 31-30177.
  9. [S3] Floreda Duke Varick, Grady County, Georgia, Tomb Index (Tallahassee, FL: Varick, c1980). Hereinafter cited as Grady Co., GA, Tomb Index.
  10. [S785] Transcribed by Ida K. Boyce, Decatur Co., Georgia Death Records, GA GenWeb (http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/decatur/vitals/…), Certificate No. 30177.
  11. [S352] Cemetery Marker in General index to deeds and mortgages, [1794-1906]; deeds and mortgages, 1794-1910, Leon Co., FL (Citing Georgia. Superior Court (Screven County)); read by Vickie Stevens, 2001.
  12. [S361] Death Registration from original data: State of Florida. Florida Death Index,1877-1998, Ancestry.com, Provo, UT. Hereinafter cited as Florida Death Index, 1877-1998.
  13. [S1399] US1940.
  14. [S1268] Cemetery Marker in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham, Grady Co., GA (US84 & Ward St (30.88190 -84.31580)).