Melissa was born in 1878. She was the daughter of Jackson Burgess and Mary Faulkner. She passed away in 1928.
West Virginia, USA
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M89N-CLX : 14 July 2016), Kate Burgess in household of Jackson Burgess, Windsor, Lawrence, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 101, sheet 401B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1039; FHL microfilm 1,255,039.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Melissa by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Melissa: