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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser, Boyce, Branch, Cooper, Jackson, Mann, Nichols, Prior, Sweeting.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


John Burden Jr.

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 22 Jun 2002 by Sally Brown Taylor "The Plat Book of Land Entries in Co. Clerk's office, Douglas Co., MO; Description of Burdan farm: Date of sale Sept 29, 1848 No 9641 Sold to John Burden C.N. Van Horen, Reg of Lands at Spgf. N.W. quarter of the N.E. quarter of Section 24, Township 25, Range 14".


Nancy Painter

Nancy Birden is next door to her mother-in-law Mary in the 1850 census.


Alice Emiline Burden

Lived with guardians - uncle Joseph & Nancy M. Birden.


Jane Burden

Lived with guardians - uncle Joseph & Nancy M. Birden.


Pheraby Burden

Lived with guardians - uncle Joseph & Nancy M. Birden.


James Pinkney Martin

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Darrell Martin sent information on the descendants to T.Mason on 29 Aug 2003. "Bushwackers kidnapped and killed J.P. near Bakersfield, Missouri. J.P., Jim and Sam Sanders were taken captive while they were picking corn. A son, Jim, and family friend Sam Sanders were taken part way but released and son, Richard, (then about 8 years old) was left in the corn field alone. JP death left Elizabeth to bring up the children alone with Margaret being only 17 months old."

Information updated by Darrell on May 27, 2011.

Much of the information was from a book named "Ozark County History & Genealogy" and from tombstone records.


Teressa Martin

Teresa was the first person buried in the Martin Cemetery.


Joseph Burden

In her biography Nancy Mahulda mentions taking care of nine orphaned children who were the children of her husband's three brothers and wives who had died and left them. At the end of that biographical sketch someone has written that the parents of Joseph Burden were Will Burden and Polie Jones. Other references suggest that the Will being referred to was the son of William, the grandfather of this Joseph. Indeed Joseph's uncle was William Burden Jr. who died in White county, Tennessee without children. See the notes and census records about William Junior.


Nancy Mahulda Dobbs

In 1900 census with daughter Emeline.

The Story of Nancy as told by her on 26 January 1920.
  I, Nancy Mahulda Burden, born February 20, 1831 in Bedford County, Tennessee lived there until thirteen years of age, moved then with my parents to Ozark County, Missouri. Lived there with my parents until I was 17 years of age. At that age I was married to Joseph Burden, in 1848 - he being born also in Tennesse, and moved to Missouri. I lived there with my husband four years. Three children were born in Missouri. In the month of May, 1852, my husband, two children and myself, the oldest child having died, we started to Texas in a two-horse wagon and landed in Texas in July. We stopped with Bill Burden who came to Texas a year before we did, who was a brother to my husband. He lived in Cooke County about 4 miles northwest of where Pilot Point now stands.
  In the winter of 1853 my husband headrighted 320 acres of land about 1 mile west of where Bloomfield now stands, in Cooke County. He built a log house on this land and we moved in. In the month of April, soon after, our house burned with all its contents. The day this house burned I had been to the branch, about one-half mile from the house, to do my washing; and returned to the house and hung out my clothes, but had to go back to the branch to get a bucket of water, so I put my two little children out of the house and tied the door up high, so they could not get into the house. And when I was returning from the branch with my bucket of water I looked and saw my house going up in flames of fire. By the time I got to it I could do nothing but let it burn.
  In the Spring we fenced in a little patch. My husband turned the sode and I sowed some cotton seed, when it made I picked the seed out of the cotton with my fingers, and then I carded it and spun it and made it into cloth, and that was the first dress I had after I left Missouri. Our smokehouse did not burn and I had what was called a side loom and that was what I had left. We didn't have anything given to us after our house burned but two quilts and one tablecloth, and Aunt Susie Jones gave them to me. There was not anybody to give us anything because everybody that was there had come in wagons and brought just what they needed, or rather what they could make out with. I did not see how we could live, but we did. I put all my trust in the Lord and He provided for me. My parents back in Missouri had plenty, but I had no way of getting it out here.
  After this house burned my husband's brother gave us a log house and put it on our claim.
  Since landing in Texas, I have lived all the time in Cooke and Benton Counties, most all the time in Cooke. My husband died January 22 in 1891 in Cooke County at the age of 64 years. I have lived a widow here, ever since.
  I have one sister and four brothers now living in Missouri. They beg me to come and see them, but I have put it off too long.
  We worked hard and we got so we had nearly everything we wanted, and my husband and boys took a notion they wanted a gin and grist mill, so they got it and run it for nearly six years and worked hard, and at last it broke us up. There it was again; I hardly knew what to do, broke up again; and I felt so broke down. I had worked so hard, and there it was. We had to take a new start, but by the help of God we have got along so far now.
  I am the mother of 12 children; 5 girls and 7 boys. I now have three boys living, their names are as follows: John Burden of Weleetka, Okla., R. L. Burden, Okmulgee, Okla, J. T. Burden, Reed, Okla. The five girls: Mrs. Polly Menasco, Aubrey, Texas, Mrs. Samantha Robinson, Pilot Point, Texas, Mrs. Emaline Rogers, Aubrey, Texas, Mrs. Thishie Wood. Besides raising my own children I have raised nine orphaned children. They were the children of my husband's three brothers and wives who died and left them.
  I had to spin and weave clothes for my own children and these orphans but with very little bought. I had some of these orphan children to care for during the war. I am glad to say that in raising these nine orphan childen I never whipped any one of them one time. They were good to obey me and and I had no cause to punish them. Some of these children are still living.
  I have 37 grandchildren, 79 great-grandchildren, and 29 great-great grandchildren. I had in my home at the same time one of my own little girl and one of those orphans that were cripples, caused from long spells of sickness. One of my great-grandchildren is a cripple. With the exception these three cripples all the rest of the generations mentioned are strong.
  I never was fortunate in raising my family close to water. I would task myself to weave five yards of cloth a day and carry water from one-half to one mile, besides the other work that I would have to do. I would have to work very hard and move around some to do that, but I did.
  All our horses we brought to Texas died. My husband then bought a horse after the others died and staked it out in the grass and it broke its neck. My husband would be away from home splitting rails to get money to buy bread, and I have chopped down many trees and chopped them into firewood and then carry it to the house while he was away at work. He would be away from home at work and would be until after night getting in home and I would be so afraid the Indians would come. I could almost imagine I could hear them coming, but they never did. I have heard the panther scream and the wolf howl many times.
  I professed religion at the age of 13 years. I had some good friends who were Christian and I wanted to be Christian and be as good as those girls. One night they were going to church about four miles from home and I was so burdened with my sins that I could hardly keep up with the rest of the folks. Then we got there I could hardly sit up. My Mother and Father were not Christians at the time. I wanted to get religion but didn't know how to get it but on that night I went to the altar and I was so burdened I prayed with all the power I had and told the Lord if He would relieve me of that awful load I would serve Him the rest of my life and all at once I felt relieved. I don't know what I did but I felt awful good, and on the way home was just as happy as I could be. My girl friends went home with me and spent the night and I suppose they told my Mother about my conversion, for all the next day did not tell me to do a single thing; and I just sang and was happy all day.
  In a short time Mother became interested about her soul's salvation and went to the altar and prayed for and was converted while she was there, and she shouted for a day and a night and did not want to sleep. My Mother was raised in the hardshell belief and did not believe in going to the mourners bench until she got under conviction.
  After coming to Texas I was united with the Mission Baptist church the ninth of July 1854. This church was the first Missionary Baptist church organized in Cooke County. This church was organized in a log schoolhouse, split log benches and puncheon floor and was situated on the Reece Jones place, about five miles west of Pilot Point. I am glad to say that all my children are Christians and that I have lived to a ripe old age. I am not tired of the Christian faith, but more anxious to press on to the Heavenly goal where worry, pain, sickness and sorry are not known but where joy, peace, and happiness will be mine for evermore.
  I have got so old and broke down and so blind I can't hardly work any more although I don't think I will have to wait long. When a person is willing trust God, He will provide for them. I am unable to be up most of the time.
  I will be 89 years old on the 20th of February, 1920. The question has been asked me if I know when Pilot Point's first business opened up. Now I don't remember the date, but it was after we came to Texas in 1852. There was not a house anywhere near where Pilot Point stands when we came here. The first goods I bought after the war I bought in Pilot Point from Mr. Walcott, and we paid 25 cents a yard for calico.
  I am now making my home with my grandson and family in Cooke County, Texas and his name is R. F. (Frank) Yarbrough, Pilot Point, Texas, Route No. 3.


Alice Emiline Burden

Lived with guardians - uncle Joseph & Nancy M. Birden.


Jane Burden

Lived with guardians - uncle Joseph & Nancy M. Birden.


Pheraby Burden

Lived with guardians - uncle Joseph & Nancy M. Birden.


Thomas R Burden

Listed as a stepson to James Norton, husband of Nancy Burden, in the 1880 U.S. Census of Cooke county, Texas.


Thomas Randolph Burden

In the 1870 census of Thomas Brown with his aunt Mary.

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 22 Jun 2002 by Sally Brown Taylor. "1840 Taney Co Jack 107.13 - m 1112001 - f 2101001 Info from Opal Pool, Ava, MO, desc. of Thomas Randolph Burden"

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 13 Feb 2005 by Cinita Brown.


Marriage Notes for James M. Norton and Nancy Burden-6776

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-41308

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