Given its location amongst other Burges family members, this marker has surely got to be the marker for Agnes Ann (Erskine) Burges, the second wife of William Henry Burges. According to info I have, Agnes A. Burges was born in 1839 and had died sometime before W. H. Burges married his third wife in February 1879. The photo of the portion of the marker behind the one part with "Agnes A." on it shows an unspecified (but probably birth) date of Mar. 19, 1839, and a death date of June 19, 1877. The middle piece of the marker, which comes after "wife of..." and before the first date, is missing. Unfortunately, that missing piece would definitively identify who Agnes A. is, but I feel that a strong enough circumstantial case can be made to name her the late Mrs. Burges.
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Further information from another relation:
I am an Erskine ancestor and I believe your information is correct. I have an (unpublished) manuscript called "Old Record of the Captivity of Margaret Handley Paulee Erskine" that contains a family history. It states that Agnes Erskine, youngest child of Michael Erskine and Agnes Davidson Haynes Erskine, born in Mississippi in 1838, married William Burges in 1875 and died in 1876.
At present, I am writing a book entitled "Faithful Sons of the Lone Star: The Civil War-Era Lives and Personal Writings of Andrew Nelson Erskine and Alexander Madison Erskine, Company D, 4th Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade" that closely examines the Erskine family's experiences from Virginia to Texas. According to my research, Agnes Ann Erskine Burges was born on March 15, 1837, at Clinton, Hinds County, Mississippi. That information originates from a biographical sketch of her father, Michael Erskine, authored by his grandson, Blucher Haynes Erskine. Census records for the Erskine household in 1840 confirms Agnes's presence in Clinton, enumerating a free, white female under the age of 5.
Phillip Sozansky, MA in American History
Professional Educator & Independent Historian
William Henry Burges (1838 - 1898)*
Note: Stone is broken; dates and entire text cannot be read.
Created by: Donna Schulte Loth
Record added: Feb 17, 2010
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