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Descendants of Francis de Bourdon


Rev. Thomas S. Brown

Left Virginia for Brown County, Indiana in 1830. Early 1845 left Indiana for Missouri. Found a cave as he was following Bryant Creek. Camped within the mouth of the cave while building a blacksmith shop with the help of his neighbors. Tom was the first blacksmith in the area. Rockbridge, MO is nearby, along Bryant Creek. Tom was a Methodist Minister, holding church services in Brown's Cave, and was often referred to as "Parson Brown." He disliked slavery, which may have been the reason he left Virginia. In the 1860s he was very active with the Underground Railroad, helping escaped slaves to freedom in the north. Received his Honorable Discharge from the Union Army 9 Mar 1865; had enlisted 17 Aug 1864 into Co H 46 Regiment MO Infantry Volunteers; stated he was 10 years younger than he acually was at the time. He was a man of considerable prominence, and held the office of Justice of the Peace and was Judge of Ozark County for some years.

Marriage Notes for Nancy Burden and James M. Norton

MARRIAGE: Marriage records, 1854-1943 Texas. County Court (Cooke County) v. 2-3. FHC Films 1290675.

Marriage Notes for George Washington Burden and Nancy Jane Pierce

MARRIAGE: Marriage records, 1854-1943 Texas. County Court (Cooke County) v. 2-3. FHC Films 1290675.

2277. Louisa Jane Burden

GEDCOM file from Joe Cannon, Bay City, TX in Jul 1998 to T. Mason; NOTES: After the death of Will, Louisa Jane married a Mr. Allen Moody and moved to Rule, Texas. She is buried there.

2281. Margaret Burden

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason from Juli Dalton on 23Feb2002. "Margaret married Eli Freestone, the first sheriff of San Saba County, Texas. They were listed in the 1860 Census of Grimes County, Texas, and then they disappear. They had two children, C.C., who died in 1860, around a year old, and Louisa, who is then found living with her aunt, Sarah Burden and her 2nd husband in the San Saba, Texas, 1870 Census. Her grandmother, Sarah McKinney Burden is living in the same household. Louisa's daughter, Sallie Jane Allison Collins, had a family Bible with Grandmother Burden listed in it, and said that her mother was raised by her Grandmother Burden."

GEDCOM file from Joe Cannon, Bay City, TX in Jul 1998 to T. Mason;

Eli H. Freestone

Eli H. Freestone was the 1st Sheriff of San Saba, Texas
The first election for county officers was held on the 3rd day of May, 1856, at which the following officers were Elected: Jacob Harrell, chief justice; A. Sloan, district clerk; Eli Freeman, sheriff; M. Harkey… G. B. Cook ; Cal Montgomery, J. H. (Shorty) Brown, Williamson Fear and James Wood John McNeel Chief Justice Jas. L. Burland, of Burnet county , J. C. Rainey's Wallace Creek

2282. Sarah R. Burden

GEDCOM file from Joe Cannon, Bay City, TX in Jul 1998 to T. Mason;

John Daniel Yarbrough

DEATH: Information sent to T.Mason on 22 Feb 2006 by Barbara Schmidt.

3972. Thomas Burden

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Information sent to T.Mason by Ron & Doris Wilderson on 9 May 2005. "My ggrandfather (Thomas Burden 1859 TN -1938 Grayson Co, KY) listed his parents as Jno. (John) Burden and Sallie White, both born TN on his marriage license found at the Grayson County courthouse. My ggrandfather's family moved to Grayson County from TN about 1866 and seemed to be closely connected to other families that migrated from White Co, TN such as Nethertons, Whites, Odles, Glenns, Earles. I have found a Sarah/Sallie Burden (apparently a widow) on the 1870 and 1880 Grayson Co census and a Sarah Burden family (still no John) on the 1860 White Co, TN census that seems to be the same family. Children William Burden, born abt. 1844, Henry, abt 1849, Francis Marion abt 1856, Thomas 1859, and Cinthia abt 1861. I don't know for sure if the 1860 White Co, TN Sarah Burden family is the same Sarah/Sallie Burden TN family on the 1870 and 1880 Grayson Co, KY census or not, still researching for more proof."

Fannie White

In the 1900 census it is declared she was born July 1831.

3973. John N. Burden

No children