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Priscilla Elizabeth Harmon Burton
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1857
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1932
Adair County
Kentucky, USA

Priscilla Elizabeth Harmon Burton died at McGaha.


An amended more accurate transcription of an article chronicling a Harmon family tragedy follows:
From _The Adair County News_, April 24, 1901 "An Old Circumstance Recalled" Here is a story that has never been in print[,] though to many of the older citizens of Adair [C]ounty the circumstances will be readily recalled. About the close of the [W]ar between the States[,] a [brother] of Mr. [William W.] ["]Cricket["] Harmon, this county, removed with his wife and t[heir] children to Arkansas, and located in a section where hunting was good. The [brother] wrote [Mr. Harmon] that bear and deer were plentiful; that he was having fine sport, and invited the [ ] gentleman [brother] to pay him a visit. Mr. [William W.] Harmon made preparations and in a few days he was with his [brother]. He remained in Arkansas several months, returning to Columbia with a couple [ ] barrels of bear meat which he sold upon the public square at twenty-five cents per pound. About six months after Mr. Harmon returned home[,] a letter came from his [sister]-in-law stating that his [brother] was dead, and that she desired to come back to Adair [C]ounty[.] Mr. Harmon consulted with his family and it was decided that his son, [Thomas G.] ["]Tom["] [Harmon], should start at once for the widow and [her] children. Tom reached Arkansas and in a few days thereafter left on a boat with his [uncle's wife] and children for Louisville, the end of the boat line. While enroute, there was an explosion and the boat was blown to pieces, nearly all the passengers being lost, Tom Harmon and [the wife of Tom's uncle] being among the number. The two [surviving] children, as they tell the story now, were placed upon a slab by a passenger and they floated down the river[;] and were picked up next morning and cared for by tender hands. Mr. Cricket Harmon[,] hearing of the explosion, and believing that his son and family [members] were on the vessel, went to investigate. In telling his story he was informed about the two children that had been picked up and in a short time they were reached, proving to be his [nephew and niece]. They were too small to give any details about the terrible disaster. They only knew they heard a terrible noise and that their mother and [Tom] were missing. Mr. Harmon brought them to his home in Adair [C]ounty where they both now reside[;] the girl, now a woman, [more than] 35 years of age, the wife of Mr. Chris[ley] Burton. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Harmon
  Elizabeth Jane Bowyer Harmon
 
 Spouse:
  Chrisley Burton (1853 - 1939)*
 
 Children:
  Dorinda Burton*
  Rebecca Elizabeth Burton Brockman (1874 - 1956)*
  James Madison Burton (1876 - 1962)*
  Malinda Alice Burton McGaha (1878 - 1951)*
  Nancy Jane Burton McGaha (1880 - 1913)*
  Viola Burton Sinclair (1883 - 1910)*
  Minter Burton (1885 - 1957)*
  Jordan Burton (1894 - 1910)*
  Effie Burton Grider (1896 - 1987)*
  Ida Mae Burton Hoover (1900 - 1939)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Harmon*
  James William Harmon (1851 - 1934)*
  Priscilla Elizabeth Harmon Burton (1857 - 1932)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bearwallow Cemetery
Christine
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: E. H. Lepiarczyk
Record added: Oct 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11938615
Priscilla Elizabeth <i>Harmon</i> Burton
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Priscilla Elizabeth <i>Harmon</i> Burton
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Great-grandmother, I love you and all members of our Harmon family always.
- E. H. Lepiarczyk
 Added: May. 23, 2014
Hello, Great-grandmother. I love you always.
- E. H. Lepiarczyk
 Added: Oct. 28, 2013
Dear Great-grandmother, During this Christmas season I especially want you to know I love you and I am looking forward to being with you and Our Lord when my earthly journey is ended. May God bless you in Heaven and all members of our Harmon family alwa...(Read more)
- E. H. Lepiarczyk
 Added: Dec. 17, 2012
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