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Lewis Austin Burdette (1832 - 1922)

Lewis Austin Burdette
Born in Mason, West Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 25 Jan 1856 in Greenbrier County, West Virginiamap
Husband of — married 24 Mar 1863 in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Monroe, West Virginia, United Statesmap
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Contents

Biography

Birth Date and Place

  • 10 April 1832
  • Mason, West Virginia, United States

Parents

Marriages

  • Mary Jane Withrow, first wife
  • 19 January 1856
  • Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States
  • Christina Fink, second wife
  • 24 March 1863
  • Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States

Children

  • Margaret M. Burdette, born 1857
  • Sarah F. Burdette, born 1858
  • Samuel B. Burdette, born 1860
  • Elizabeth J Burdette, born 1864
  • Dicy Lewellyn Burdette, born 1867
  • William Newton Burdette, born 1869
  • Malinda N Burdette, born 1871
  • Lewis L Burdette, born 1873
  • Josephine Burdette, born 1875
  • Adrian Burdette, born 1877
  • Catherine Burdette, born 1880
  • Benjamin O. Burdette, born 1882

Death Date and Place




Lewis Austin Burdette was born in April 1834, according to the 1900 Summers County census. His parents were Joseph Burdette and Dica (Dicy) Burns Burdette, who had 11 children.

At the age of 22 years, Lewis married his first wife, Mary Jane Withrow, the daughter of Samuel Harrison Withrow and Sarah Kincaid Withrow, on 25 January 1856 in Greenbrier County.


First Marriage Record [1]

Name Lewis Burdell [sic]
Spouse's Name Mary Jane Withrow
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 19 Jan 1856
Event Place Greenbrier, West Virginia
Affiliate Repository Type County Records, West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970
GS Film number 595040
Digital Folder Number 4130778
Image Number 111
Reference ID page 28


Lewis and Mary Jane had five children, three who died as children.


Children's Birth Records

Unnamed Male Burdett [2]

Event Type Birth
Event Date 30 Jun 1856
Event Place Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Race White
Father's Name Lewis A. Burdett
Mother's Name Mary

Margaret M. Burdett [3]

Gender Female
Birth Date 10 Apr 1857
Birthplace Greenbrier Co., West Virginia
Race White
Father's Name Lewis A. Burdett
Mother's Name Mary Jane

Sarah F. Burdett [4]

Gender Female
Birth Date 23 Mar 1858
Birthplace Greenbrier, West Virginia
Race White
Father's Name Lewis A. Burdett
Mother's Name Mary J.

Samuel B. Burdett [5]

Event Type Birth
Event Date 01 Feb 1860
Event Place Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Race white
Father's Name Lewis A. Burdett
Mother's Name Mary Jane

Unnamed Male Burdette [6]

Name Burdette
Event Type Birth
Event Date Aug 1861
Event Place Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Race white
Father's Name Lewis A. Burdette
Mother's Name Mary J.


None of the surviving children of Lewis and Mary Jane appear on any subsequent censuses with him. They may have been living with maternal family members.

Mary Jane died sometime before or around 1863, because in Lewis' marriage record with Christina Fink, dated 26 March 1863, he is listed as a widower.


Second Marriage Records

Record #1 [7]

Name Lewis A. Burdett
Spouse's Name Christina Fink
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 24 Mar 1863
Event Place Greenbrier, West Virginia
Affiliate Repository Type County Records

Record #2 [8]

Name Lewis A. Burdett
Age (Expanded) 26 years
Birth Year (Estimated) 1837
Birthplace Monroe Co., Va.
Spouse's Name Christiana Fink
Spouse's Age (Expanded) 23 years
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1840
Spouse's Birthplace Monroe Co., Va.
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 26 Mar 1863
Event Place Greenbrier, West Virginia
Father's Name Joseph
Mother's Name Dicy
Spouse's Father's Name Joseph
Spouse's Mother's Name Jane
Marital Status Widowed
Spouse's Marital Status Single
Affiliate Repository Type County Records


Lewis and Christina Burdette had at least nine documented children:

  • Elizabeth J Burdette, born 1864, married Henry N. Kinkaid
  • Dicy Lewellyn Burdette, born 1867, married William H. Dequasei
  • William Newton Burdette, bor 1869,married Martha F. Allen and Emma Susan Grimmett
  • Malinda N Burdette , born 1871
  • Lewis L Burdette, born 1873
  • Josephine Burdette, born 1875
  • Adrian Burdette, born 1877
  • Mary Catherine Burdette, 1880-1912
  • Benjamin O. Burdette, born 1882


1870 United States Federal Census [9]

Name: Lewis Rurdette [Lewis Burdette]
Age in 1870: 33
Birth Year: abt 1837
Birthplace: Virginia
Dwelling Number: 166
Home in 1870: Blue Sulphur, Greenbrier, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farmer
Male Citizen over 21: Y
Inferred Spouse: Christam Rurdette
Inferred Children:
Elizabeth Rurdette
Dicy Lew Rurdette
Wm M Rurdette
Malinda W Rurdette
Household Members: Name Age
Lewis Rurdette 33
Christam Rurdette 30
Elizabeth Rurdette 6
Dicy Lew Rurdette 5
Wm M Rurdette 4
Malinda W Rurdette 1


1880 United States Federal Census [10]

Name Lewis A Burdett
Event Type Census
Event Date 1880
Event Place Green Sulphur, Summers, West Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Age 45
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Occupation Farmer
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Self
Birth Year (Estimated) 1835
Birthplace Virginia, United States
Father's Birthplace Virginia, United States
Mother's Birthplace Virginia, United States
Sheet Letter D
Sheet Number 175
Person Number 0
Volume 2
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Lewis A Burdett Self M 45 Virginia, United States
Christina Burdett Wife F 38 Virginia, United States
Elizabeth J Burdett Daughter F 16 West Virginia, United States
Dicy Lewellyn Burdett Daughter F 13 West Virginia, United States
William Newton Burdett Son M 11 West Virginia, United States
Malinda N Burdett Daughter F 9 West Virginia, United States
Lewis L Burdett Son M 7 West Virginia, United States
Josephine Burdett Daughter F 5 West Virginia, United States
Adrain Burdett Son M 3 West Virginia, United States
Catherine Burdett Daughter F 0 West Virginia, United States


1900 United States Federal Census [11]

Name Lewis A Burdett
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Green Sulphur district (east side), Summers, West Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Age 66
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of HouseholdHead
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Years Married 37
Birth Date Apr 1834
Birthplace West Virginia
Marriage Year (Estimated) 1863
Father's Birthplace West Virginia
Mother's Birthplace West Virginia
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Lewis A Burdett Head M 66 West Virginia
Christina Burdett Wife F 59 West Virginia
Mary C Burdett Daughter F 19 West Virginia
Benjamin O Burdett Sister M 18 West Virginia


1910 United States Federal Census [12]

Name Lewis A Burdett
Event Type Census
Event Date 1910
Event Place Green Sulphur Springs, Summers, West Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Age 76
Marital Status Widowed
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Father
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Father
Birth Year (Estimated) 1834
Birthplace Virginia
Father's Birthplace Virginia
Mother's Birthplace Virginia
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 7
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Benjamin O Burdett Head M 27 West Virginia
Lewis A Burdett Father M 76 Virginia
Mary C Burdett Sister F 30 West Virginia
Benjamin F Burdett Nephew M 10 West Virginia
Norma T Burdett Niece F 7 West Virginia
Donna F Burdett Niece F 4 West Virginia


1920 United States Federal Census [13]

Name Louis Burdette
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Greenbrier, Summers, West Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Age 86
Marital Status Widowed
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Father-in-law
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Father-in-law
Birth Year (Estimated) 1834
Birthplace West Virginia
Father's Birthplace United States
Mother's Birthplace United States
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 5
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Rufus C Trimmill [sic] Head M 48 West Virginia
Josie Trimmill Wife F 46 West Virginia
Otis Trimmill Son M 24 West Virginia
Fredie Trimmill Son M 22 West Virginia
Louis Trimmill Son M 21 West Virginia
Glenna Trimmill Daughter F 17 West Virginia
Lonnie Trimmill Daughter F 15 West Virginia
Norma Trimmill Daughter F 13 West Virginia
Zilla Trimmill Daughter F 11 West Virginia
Bonnie Trimmill Daughter F 9 West Virginia
Plummer Trimmill Son M 7 West Virginia
Chase Trimmill Daughter F 5 West Virginia
Louis Burdette Father-in-law M 86 West Virginia
Gorden Kirby Boarder M 21 West Virginia


Adena Kincaid Fleshman Lusher was the granddaughter of Lewis Burdette through his daughter Elizabeth Burdette and her husband Henry Noel Kincaid. In her memoir, [14] she gives insight into the character of Lewis Burdette. Up until around the time of her mother's death on 15 January 1919 from tuberculosis, her grandfather had lived with her family. One year later, her grandfather was documented as living with his daughter Josie Grimmett and her husband Rufus in the 1920 Summers County, West Virginia, census. According to Adena:

"Our Grandpa, his name was Lewis Burdette, came to spend Christmas with us and brought a bag of candy hearts for us kids. They were about half the size of my hand. When they were divided we all had one apiece. The rest of the kids ate theirs but mine was so pretty, I kept it to look at. One day I wanted to be extra good to Flossie, so we were playing with our dolls and mine was a rag doll Mom made for me but Flossie's dish doll had a wee mouth, so I told Flossie I would give her half my candy heart and we could eat it. But when she tasted it she didn't want it as her throat was still sore. So we poked it into her doll's mouth, tiny wee bits at a time until it was all gone. Then we both cried because we had no more candy heart.
"Our Grandpa Burdette stayed with us a lot. He had two other children living, Uncle Ben Burdette and Aunt Josie Grimmett. So he just visited around between the three children and had no real home of his own. He stayed mostly with us. He was with us when Mom passed away and stayed with us for several months after Mom passed away. I can't forget the day he left. He went to Aunt Josie Grimmetts and I can see him now as he started out walking with his cane. He was real old and soon after that, he died. I never saw him after he left me that day."

As the years passed, Adena's father found that some of his children wouldn't let him stay with them. She compared what happened to him with how he had treated her grandfather, Lewis Burdette:

"To explain what my dad did in 1919, then reaped in 1934 is; He asked my dear old grandfather Burdette, (after mom passed away) if he didn’t think Uncle Ben Burdette or Aunt Josie one had a better right to look after him (Grandpa) than my dad did, and I did not know at the time, but learned later that he had said this to Grandpa. I know now that was why Grandpa left so suddenly that day long ago with tears in his eyes. It still hurts me to this day when I think about it."


The exact date of Lewis' death is not known, but it is estimated to be about 1922. Neither is his burial place known, but it's probably near Keeney Mountain.

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Sources

  1. "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRXH-YXN : 11 February 2018), Lewis Burdell and Mary Jane Withrow, 19 Jan 1856; citing Greenbrier, West Virginia, page 28, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 595,040.
  2. "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F1PP-BVN : 9 March 2018), Lewis A. Burdett in entry for Burdett, 30 Jun 1856; citing Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 595,033.
  3. "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5PJ-T81 : 10 February 2018), Lewis A. Burdett in entry for Margaret M. Burdett, 10 Apr 1857; citing Greenbrier Co., West Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 34,485.
  4. "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5PV-SLG : 10 February 2018), Lewis A. Burdett in entry for Sarah F. Burdett, 23 Mar 1858; citing Greenbrier, West Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 34,485.
  5. "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F1PG-Q88 : 9 March 2018), Lewis A. Burdett in entry for Samuel B. Burdett, 01 Feb 1860; citing Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 595,033.
  6. "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F1PG-CJQ : 9 March 2018), Lewis A. Burdette in entry for Burdette, Aug 1861; citing Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 595,033.
  7. "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FRXZ-Z5W : 11 February 2018), Lewis A. Burdett and C. Le...Iana Fink, 24 Mar 1863; citing Greenbrier, West Virginia, , county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 595,040. See also: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=595040&ImageNumber=124
  8. "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FRF2-2VV : 11 February 2018), Lewis A. Burdett and Christiana Fink, 26 Mar 1863; citing Greenbrier, West Virginia, p 20, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 595,040.
  9. 1870 United States Federal Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Blue Sulphur, Greenbrier, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1687; Page: 339A; Family History Library Film: 553186. Source Information: Ancestry.com. [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. See: https://tinyurl.com/y8zupevl.
  10. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6T4-N3R : 15 July 2017), Lewis A Burdett, Green Sulphur, Summers, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 135, sheet 175D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1413; FHL microfilm 1,255,413.
  11. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9ZD-6CB : accessed 22 July 2018), Lewis A Burdett, Green Sulphur district (east side), Summers, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 128, sheet 12B, family 196, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,773.
  12. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MPJ8-DMF : accessed 22 July 2018), Lewis A Burdett in household of Benjamin O Burdett, Green Sulphur Springs, Summers, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 133, sheet 7A, family 124, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1694; FHL microfilm 1,375,707.
  13. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN2M-4G7 : accessed 22 July 2018), Louis Burdette in household of Rufus C Trimmill, Greenbrier, Summers, West Virginia, United States; citing ED 132, sheet 5B, line 81, family 78, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1968; FHL microfilm 1,821,968.
  14. [1] (1984),

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Burdette-2 and Burdette-374 appear to represent the same person because: These profiles were previously set as rejected matches. They appear to be clear duplicates (same birth date, same spouse, same residence). Please review and merge if necessary. If they are *not* matches, please consider adding an explanation in the text. Many thanks!
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