John Burnett got the genealogy addiction in 1976 during the United States Bicentennial celebration and after watching the TV mini series "Roots" based on Alex Haley's novel. This started a fantastic journey that has crossed generations, the country and involved countless family members and helped make many new friends.
He completed his Ph.D. in History from Florida State University in 2001. His publications are: Families Remembered: The Burnett, Prevatt, Walker, Stonecypher, and Other Allied Lines of Northeast Florida and Georgia. (1989) and The Life and Career of Methodist Bishop Edward J. Pendergrass, 1900- 1995. (2001).
He is a founding and life member of the Baker County Florida Historical Society, member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), past member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and holds many Florida Pioneer certificates.
Email address John has your email address changes? Sent you a message that was returned.
I see by the headstone that Abraham Register Find A Grave 26624566 was born Mar 13 ,1886 and William Charles Register Find A Grave 10998608 was born Jan 22 1886 which I impossible as they are brothers! There is a note in William Charles bio that states his DOB was listed as Jan 22, 1885 on his WWI draft records. Do you by any chance have death certificates for them? If not, can you tell me the easiest way to obtain them.
RE: Rewis cemetery #1 Here is some more. Hi Wyndy, I forgot to put my phone number in the other email. Do you have a phone number for John Burnett? Renee Johnson 912-684-3804
If John Burnett will get in touch with me, I can put him in contact with Don Kennedy in Metter. Have John Burnett call me and Iíll see if I can get something going. Don can have the stone made and will put it at the grave. Iíve just finished for a while on Rewis families research. Renee
RE: Rewis cemetery #1 Hi Mr. Burnett. I have included some correspondence from two researchers in Georgia. I will keep you I wonder if there is a place nearby that he could send the money and have the stone made locally
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 8:22 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Subject: Re: Rewis Cemetery
Dottie & WYNDY there are two REWIS cemeteries near Collins in Tattnall County. When we did these cemeteries the Rewis Family Cemetery on Ray Lively Road had only 4 names in Find A Grave.....now there are 41, most created by us (you & Janice). One grave with name JOHNAS REWIS 1853-1912 is marked by a metal funeral home marker. JOHNAS (JOHN ? ) is likely the grave that John Burnett is interested in....it is easily identified and there is more than sufficient space to place a stone. (see photos of grave marker & plot on Find A Grave.
The second Rewis Family Cemetery near Collins is on Lee Tidwell Road. We also did this cemetery and found no JOHN REWIS markers. I think Renee would be best bet to receive and place a small stone...I could do it if she can't
-----Original Message----- From: Dottie Gilder To: Wiley Sent: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 3:43 am Subject: FW: Re: Rewis Cemetery
-------- Original message -------- From: Wyndy South Date: 10/30/2015 9:31 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Dottie Gilder Subject: Re: Rewis Cemetery John Burnett from Brownsville PA. It was a marker for John Rewis. He said that someone had placed a metal market there for John Rewis.
He said he remembered that there were not many marked stones and he wanted to place a remembrance stone there. Wyndy
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On Oct 28, 2015, at 2:51 PM, Dottie Gilder wrote: Wyndy whose grave was it that the man who contacted you want to put a stone on do you recall ?
Edward Carter Request at Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Hi John: Edward Carter doesn't have a headstone. Records indicate that he is in front of his son Jesse. A huge tree is in front of Jesse's grave. There are some weathered stones in the trunk and one just to the left. The one to the left has two initials carved in the back...IC. Edward's second wife was Isabella Grocey Carter. It is my personal belief that a tree was planted in his honor and it grew into the grave.
Rewis Cemetery Here is what One person stated. Looking at the #1 Rewis cemetery, I donít see a known grave for John Rewis (1770-1843). It is an old cemetery. Would the fellow know where in the cemetery John Rewis is buried? If unknown, maybe a memorial stone. Iíll get back on this.
RE: Rewis cemetery #1 I sent out a plea to find out an answer to your request. I'm in MS and they are in GA. Here is the thread of conversation. Please feel free to email Renee.
From: John Johnson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, October 09, 2015 10:14 AM To: 'Dottie Gilder' Subject: RE: Renee can you help with this
I called Faye Kennedy and she said they havenít buried anyone out there in years. It is possible no one is in charge. Tried to call Danny Rewisóno answer. Dannyís sister Hazel----she gave me a nephewís number to call who might know. So far I havenít heard back on FB. Renee
From: Dottie Gilder [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, October 9, 2015 5:41 AM To: Renee Johnson Subject: Renee can you help with this