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Volumna Vitturia Burkhart
Birth: Jun. 1, 1829
Meade County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1831
Meade County
Kentucky, USA

Little Volumna Vitturia was born on June 1st, 1829 to John and Rebecca (Baltzell) Burkhart. She was one of only two children to die at an early age. The other child to die in childhood was Augustus Henry who would be born 14 years later. All that I know about little Volumna Vitturia, named after a Roman Goddess who protected the children's nursery in mythology, is that she was born while the family was living in Meade County, Kentucky and died on Oct 3rd, 1831 while the family was still living there or had possibly moved to Tennessee. I do not know the reason for her passing at such an early age. She was such a little girl with such a big name! Her father and mother were blessed with a total of twelve children and they loved each and every one. How it must have hurt them when their daughter died when she was only about two & one half years old! She was most likely a darling little toddler with long brown wavy hair and it must have grieved them so to have left her after she passed and was buried, when they moved on to Illinois in 1832. I am sure that her mother visited her grave, missing her little girl, until they left the area. I have looked in the different cemeteries in Meade County, Kentucky*, but haven't been able to find a burial site for this little girl. I am sure there is one for her as I have seen the other headstones that were erected for their children who died after the family reached Albany, Oregon, the first one passing away in 1854 (Charlotte Burkhart Layton). I am certain they would have erected a monument of some type for their daughter, little Volumna, it just needs to be found. Until it is, she is in Heaven in Spirit and it is only her bones that remain on this Earth. For Earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot heal. I originally created this memorial for my great grandmother's sister in April of 2011, but have found that her name was Volumna Vitturia instead of Volumnia Vitturia Burkhart. I also found that her exact date of death was Oct 3rd, 1831 in "Tennessee". This was documented on her parents' Donation Land Claim paperwork when the claim was settled on Nov 19, 1851. I have just conducted another search, using this new information and allowing for variations of the Burkhart name. I have not been able to find a grave for this child other than the memorial I have created here. Graves are created to comfort the living left behind and I hope that someday her actual grave will be located, but, until that time, this will have to suffice. I know in my heart she is in the Promised Land with her parents and brothers and sisters, at peace.
[Updated, Aug 27, 2013 by Kathie L. Webb Blair, great, great granddaughter of Volumna's brother, Leander Columbus Burkhart.] 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Burkhart (1787 - 1856)
  (Margaretha) Rebecca Baltzell Burkhart (1800 - 1884)
 
 Siblings:
  Raymond Sanderson Burkhart (1817 - 1888)*
  Calvin Peter Burkhart (1819 - 1907)*
  Coriolanus Domaras Burkhart (1821 - 1881)*
  Leander Columbus Burkhart (1823 - 1875)*
  Charlotte Elizabeth Burkhart Layton (1826 - 1854)*
  Volumna Vitturia Burkhart (1829 - 1831)
  Catherine Jane Burkhart White (1832 - 1859)*
  Loueasa Matilda Burkhart Thompson (1836 - 1907)*
  John Baltzell Burkhart (1838 - 1914)*
  Rebecca Ann Burkhart Gay (1841 - 1919)*
  Augustus Henry Burkhart (1843 - 1844)*
  George Washington Burkhart (1845 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Volumna was a Roman Goddess who protected the child's nursery in mythology.
 
Burial:
Unknown
Specifically: Body was buried, location unknown
 
Created by: Kathie L. Webb Blair
Record added: Apr 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68013075
 


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 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
Blessed are the Children, for they are Kind and Good and find favor with Our Lord in their Sweetness and Innocence. He has a Special Garden where the Little Children are Kept, with the Angels, to Protect them from all harm. Rest in Peace, little Volumn...(Read more)
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
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