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James B "Jim" Burt
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1832
Lebanon
DeKalb County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 1, 1905
Lebanon
DeKalb County
Alabama, USA

Wife: Elizabeth Baxter Born:1838 Died:1904

SECOND GENERATION James "Jim" BURT (Elijah 1) was born in September 1834 in Alabama in Jackson or DeKalb County . Jim grew up in the Wills Valley area from a very young age, may be from birth. Jim married his sister-in-law's, Delitha, sister. He married Elizabeth"Betty" BAXTER. They were joined in Holy Matrimony on September 2, 1852 in DeKalb County, Alabama by Justice of the Peace Willis BAXTER. Betty was born in June 1838 near Lebanon in DeKalb County, Alabama . She is the daughter of James "Jimbo" and Susan Lucinda Satterfield BAXTER. They had the following children: Francis Marion BURT, James William "Billy" BURT, Mary Lucinda BURT, Thomas Reuben BURT, Lillie Daily BURT, Polly Jo BURT and Desdemonia "Des" BURT. According to the 1860 census Jim and Betty were Farmers. The census indicates that they owned or were buying their farm it was valued at $ 200.00. I have not been able to find any record that Jim served on either side during the Civil War. There is one story relating actions taken during the War that concern Jim and Betty. During the Chattanooga Campaign, August 16 through November 25, 1863, two corps of Union troops were stationed near Bridgeport in Jackson County , Alabama . During the Battle of Chickamauga , September 19 and 20, 1863, troops were dispatched from Bridgeport to support forces near Lafayette in Walker County , Georgia . The troops passed through DeKalb County , some went to the County seat in Lebanaon. While there they arrested the Probate Judge John N. Franklin. Before they had arrived, Judge Franklin had anticipated their arrival. He took that opportunity to hide the probate records in the old smokehouse on Jim and Betty's farm. It has been said that the reason he hid the records on their farm was due to Jim serving in a Union Regiment. Some of Jim and Betty's children moved to Texas . They stayed in the Valley near Lebanon and farmed. They both died in 1904 near Lebanon in DeKalb County, Alabama . They are both buried at the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery . 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Baxter (1838 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Francis Marion Burt (1853 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery
Lebanon
DeKalb County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Kathy Halliburton
Record added: Jun 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112833823
 

Love from your family.
- Kathy Halliburton
 Added: Jun. 24, 2013
 
 
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