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William Burton "Burt" McCollum
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1882
Murray County
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1964
Liberty County
Georgia, USA

Burt McCollum was born in Murray County, Georgia and married there in 1906. He then moved to southern Georgia (a part of Appling County which became Wayne County) where he was a resident until his death. He died in a Hinesville (Liberty County) hospital.

[Although his marker shows his date of birth as Jan 29, 1880, I believe his birthdate to be Sept. 29, 1882. The reasons for this conclusion are 1) he was not shown in the June 1880 census with the rest of his birth family, 2) the first census in which he appeared (1900) clearly gave his month and year of birth as Sept 1882 (although it was incorrectly transcribed as 1887), 3) the SSDI for him states his birthdate as Sept. 29, 1882, and 4) on his father's confederate pension application dated 1895, his father states that he has 3 sons and the youngest is 13 years of age... which would validate Burt's year of birth as being 1882 or perhaps 1881. The Jan. 1880 birthdate seems to have originated with his WWI draft registration. I am his great granddaughter and have been unable to find family records to totally clarify this].

William Burton "Burt" McCollum, the youngest child of Harvey Alexander McCollum and Mary Frances Shope McCollum, married Josie Ellen Willis in 1906 in Murray County, Georgia. Together, they had 5 children:

Baxter "Lee" McCollum
Charlie Edward McCollum
Jennie May McCollum (died in infancy)
Mary Alene McCollum
William "Troy" McCollum

Burt, his wife Josie, his sisters Ida McCollum James and Isabelle McCollum James, and his half-brother, John Simpson McCollum, are all buried in Old Bethel Cemetery.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Harvey Alexander McCollum (1834 - 1911)
  Mary Frances Shope McCollum (1837 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Josephine Ellen Willis McCollum (1879 - 1960)
 
 Children:
  Baxter "Lee" McCollum (1907 - 1972)*
  Charlie Edward McCollum (1909 - 1990)*
  Jennie May McCollum (1911 - 1911)*
  Mary Alene McCollum Mikell (1912 - 2007)*
  William Troy McCollum (1915 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Simpson McCollum (1864 - 1942)**
  Sarah Louvenia McCollum Ellis (1870 - 1948)**
  Julia Eliza McCollum Gilbreath (1872 - 1936)*
  Lennie E McCollum Hammontree (1876 - 1943)*
  Isabelle McCollum James (1877 - 1961)*
  Ida Lue McCollum James (1879 - 1958)*
  William Burton McCollum (1882 - 1964)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old Bethel Cemetery
Jesup
Wayne County
Georgia, USA
Plot: unknown
 
Created by: FBryan
Record added: Jul 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73921722
William Burton Burt McCollum
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William Burton Burt McCollum
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William Burton Burt McCollum
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