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David E. Burden (#47343389)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 30 days
terry roberts
RE: Opal Evelyn Foster Marsh

Arthur, my uncle, is buried at the Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery on East Highland in Shawnee, OK I believe Virgil's middle name is Ross.
Thank you David for your help with these additions.


Added by terry roberts on Mar 04, 2014 6:58 AM

Blytha & Donald Ellis
RE: William M. Dennis
Thank you!

Added by Blytha & Donald Ellis on Sep 22, 2013 4:34 PM

Rose H
McCullough Cemetery
Do you live near Triplett?? The Cemetery board is looking for Families who have people buried there but they have no current person to contact. You might be of help to them. I live in CA and we have family buried there. Contact Carrol Sutton, 524 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO 65236. They have an Annual meeting on 20 July 2013 at Sherry's Home Cookin' in Brunswick at 10:00 AM. "God Bless You"

Added by Rose H on May 13, 2013 12:40 PM

Laura Hermann
RE: Duncan photos
You are most welcome, still snowy, but stones are clear.


Added by Laura Hermann on Jan 21, 2013 4:11 PM

RE: Doris June Martin
Hi David,

I found her obituary archived in the Oologah Leader. Thought it might help with your research.

Doris June Martin, 63, of Collinsville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007. She was born in Oklahoma City on Dec. 29, 1943 to Violet and Thomas Laughlin. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Martin; one daughter, Renee and her husband Danny Pilgrim of Oologah; two sons, Steve Martin of Tulsa and Kevin Martin and wife Darla of Talala; one brother, J.T. Laughlin of Shawnee; one sister, Cloma Hoekstra of Oklahoma City; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were held Feb. 26 at Miracles of Faith in Collinsville with Pastor Jim Carney officiating. Services were under the direction of Collinsville Funeral Home.

I updated her bio to reflect her parent's names and added location of birth and death.



Added by Melody on Oct 05, 2012 10:26 AM

Doris June Martin
Hi David,

I received your SAC regarding Doris Martin. I added the information and linked her husband. Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Have a great day!


Added by Melody on Oct 05, 2012 8:49 AM

Linda Brown 47388779
Geraldine Esther (Marsh) Burden
Hi David,

I have copied the guidelines from the FindAGrave site with their suggestion as how best to handle a situation such as your mothers.

Submitting Information / Creating Memorials

What if someone was cremated or does not have a traditional 'grave'?

We believe everyone should be remembered equally and have built our site to support most of the common alternatives to burial. These include cremation, lost or buried at sea, and donated to medical science. If the individual's body was lost or their ashes were scattered, but they do have a cenotaph or memorial marker in a cemetery, please add the memorial page as if they are buried in the cemetery and add a Note this is a cenotaph and what happened to the individual's remains (if known). If there is NO KNOWN existing cenotaph or memorial marker, you must use the Family and Friends form to add the memorial with one of the alternatives to traditional burial. If there is a memorial site or cenotaph listing on Find A Grave for someone whose body was lost at sea, donated to science, is missing, etc., please do not create another memorial page with the "Body lost at sea" or other unknown burial location. Roadside accident memorials are not an accepted burial disposition.

When you include your mother's memorial in the Memphis Cemetery where you placed the beautiful stone next to her parents, people will find it much easier than where it is now, and will be less likely to create a duplicate memorial as I have.

And of course I will be glad to delete the memorial that I created for her.

Thanks, Linda Brown

Added by Linda Brown 47388779 on Mar 29, 2012 6:43 PM

John Andrew Meyer
RE: Burden Family
I try to verify everything with census, birth and death records etc.

my e-mail is

Added by John Andrew Meyer on Mar 19, 2012 11:30 AM

John Andrew Meyer
RE: Burden Family
Have you seen this,

Burden Family Travels

ABRAHAM Burden is the first name that we have in this line. He was born in South Carolina and married Elizabeth A Young in South Carolina. They moved from Abbyville, South Carolina to Choctaw County, Mississippi. They were parents of Alfred (Alford) who married Mary E Young in 1842; Volentine; Maryan Catherine "Polly"; Nancy Margaret; John; Samuel; James F; Isaac Young who married Janie Margaret Elizabeth Wilcox in South Carolina; Francis Elizabeth; William Riley; Thomas Andrew Jackson; and Joseph Jones. The first nine children were born in South Carolina, and the last three in Mississippi. William Riley was the first child born in Mississippi in 1837 and Frances Elizabeth was born in 1835 in South Carolina, which suggests their move was made around 1836.

ISAAC YOUNG Burden and his wife Janie Margaret Elizabeth Wilcox were parents of ten children, all were born in Mississippi. He had moved to Mississippi with his parents about 1836, then he returned to South Carolina to marry. The fact that all children were born in Mississippi indicates an early-in-their marriage move from South Carolina where they married in 1855 to Choctaw County, Mississippi where their first child was born in 1856. Their children were Margaret, James, William, Franklin Edward, Mary Francis, Mattie Leona, Georgia, Newton Isaac, Charles Clarence, and Benjamin. In 1860 they were living in Choctaw County, Mississippi; in 1870 in Attala County, Mississippi. Margaret died in 1888 and is buried in Carroll County, Mississippi, which might indicate they were living there at that time. They did have a daughter, Mary Francis, who lived in Carroll County until 1901. Margaret, James, and Mary Francis all died in Mississippi; William, Franklin, and Benjamin died in Texas; Mattie Leona, Georgia, Newton Isaac and Charles Clarence died in Oklahoma.

FRANKLIN EDWARD Burden married Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Huddle in 1888 in Mississippi. It is still a mystery regarding how they might have met. She lived in Lamar County, Texas, and he lived in Attala County, Mississippi. But they married in 1888 in LeFlour County, Mississippi according to the Marriage Records. They were parents of nine children, seven of whom lived to adulthood: William Young (Bill), Infant, Eula Mae, Altha Louise, Infant, Clarence, Virgil, Alberta, and Janie Elizabeth. Sarah Elizabeth died in 1906 in Lamar County, Texas. Franklin married Mattie Love Brown in 1909 and she brought to this marriage children from her first marriage. Some of his children also lived with them at different times. They had four children together, John, Ila, Ellen and Janalee. Mattie died in California in 1933, and Franklin lived with his children at various times after her death. He died in the home of Eula in Collingsworth County, Texas.

ISAAC NEWTON Burden was the eighth child in this family; He married Flora Belle Strother in Lamar County, Texas. About 1909 they moved to Oklahoma either with his brother Ben or shortly after. Newt made arrangements to move their belongs to Oklahoma by train but this did not work out well as the train wrecked on the way. No information was left to determine if everything was lost, or just some things. After they arrived in Oklahoma they had an address in Greer County, and the Census showed they lived in Jay, Oklahoma. About 1913 Ben and his family traveled to Collingsworth, Texas, and Newt purchased the farm which Ben had owned. Newt and Flora lived on this farm until their deaths. It remained in the Burden family until 2004.

JANIE ELIZABETH & "LIZZIE" Burden grew to womanhood in Oklahoma and there she married William James Deadmon on August 15, 1927. They lived for a short time in Greer County, Oklahoma and then moved to Jackson County, Oklahoma. They were parents of one son. They lived in the Victory Community until their their deaths.

Added by John Andrew Meyer on Mar 16, 2012 9:38 PM

John Andrew Meyer
Burden family
The name Zilpha is extremely rare. I would love to know why they named him that. My 3rd great grandmother was Zilpha Johnston. The Burden's and Allen's were living in what was called Zilpha District, Carroll County Mississippi at one time. The name comes from my 3rd great grandmother. Its the only place in the country with the name Zilpha.
The name repeats many times down line in the family. You
Do you have Indian blood. Prudence Allen who married William Riley Burden is believed to be at least 1/4 Chickasaw Indian. Her grandfather was William H. Allen who was a Chickasaw Indian Agent in Mississippi in the early 1800's.
Search William H Allen in Mississippi. He is buried at Sporiles (sp) Cemetery.

John meyer

Added by John Andrew Meyer on Mar 15, 2012 9:07 PM

John Andrew Meyer
Burden family
Well, I know a great deal about the Burden family. All of the Burdens that I follow are descended from William Riley Burden and Prudence Ann Allen. Prudence is the sister of my 2nd great grandfather Wesley Dowe Allen. The Allen's and Burden's were both in Attala County Mississippi before heading to Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.

I have 139 Burden family members in my tree.

What would you like to know and are you related to the Burden family?

John Meyer

Added by John Andrew Meyer on Mar 15, 2012 8:54 PM

Pam Witherow
Bertha & John F. Benstine
David, I looked to see who was listed in Linville under Benstine. I did not find a Bertha there--however--I think it was her that Brent didn't recall seeing a gravestone for. John had one, so I am thinking something may have happened to hers if none was there--I can't help but think that she surely had one if he did. Who knows? I did not go to cemetery to look, Brent is usually right on with that kind of info so I trusted his memory. LINVILLE is on her death certificate as place of burial. I am STILL guessing that they WERE married--to each other. I even looked in the Edina Sentinel file--no luck on them--but they could still be listed in some of the old papers and just not able to be put in the file cabinets. It was too warm in the back room to look today. Sorry I was not more help. If I can look anything else up let me know. Pam

Added by Pam Witherow on Aug 09, 2011 5:57 PM

Pam Witherow
Bertha & John Benstine
Hi, David,

Sounds like you are having a wonderful summer! I do not know if Bertha & John are beside each other, I have them connected as H & W--mostly so I know who I am looking for--if not H/W then I will undo. I had meant to connect them, guess I forgot. Mrs. A. C. Benstine signed both DC's--that was John's mother--and they both died of pneumonia--ironic isn't it how young they were and to "go" together a few days apart. I have to wait until first of week when courthouse opens, then I can call or go over and ask Brent--he will do his best to give me an answer to see if they are together or not and the map of the cemetery should show where in cemetery to look. Don't always find a stone, but if I can find them on the map at least that will give us some answers. I guess if I don't find them together then the question remains--who WERE they married to! Will get back to you with an answer as soon as I find one. Continue to enjoy your journey!


Added by Pam Witherow on Aug 06, 2011 1:55 PM

Michele Ball
Harold Sams
It has been quite awhile since I was at the cemetery. These stones are from the cemetery they where first buried in White Bluff. Most of them are in rows. Some of them I had to dig out with my hands and my a pocket knife because the dirt and grass has grown over them.

Many of these stones have unknown names or unreadable names so we got lucky with David's. Anyway, I put the location on his site.

You will find a list of names and locations on the green building on the grounds. This should lead you to the right area. I think they are mostly in rows together in the way back. However, some are scattered around.

Did you notice the huge cement structure in the cemetery? It has most of the names of the people who were buried in the first cemetery.


Added by Michele Ball on Jul 20, 2011 5:38 PM

Michele Ball
Elmer Sams
Social Security Death Index - Washington - Elmer Sams
Record Series: Death Records
Collection: Social Security Death Index - Washington
County: Statewide

Last Residence Zipcode: 99350
Birth Date: 01/25/1901
Death Location: PROSSER, WA
Reference Number: 538-14-5387
Social Security Number: 538-14-5387
Death Date: 04/00/1971
Lump Sum Payment Zipcode:
Verification Code:

Just thought you might like to have this information.

Michele Ball

Added by Michele Ball on Jul 20, 2011 3:25 PM

Michele Ball
Tanner and Sams
I have added your information you shared and have linked the couple.

Michele Ball

Added by Michele Ball on Jul 19, 2011 11:37 PM

Laura Barnhart Bailey
Peter Sams
David- Thank you for the information. Are you a relative? I would love to share any information and I appreciate your help! I couldn't find another memorial?? Am I looking in the wrong place?

Added by Laura Barnhart Bailey on Jul 19, 2011 11:52 AM

Eugene Cornelius
Isaac Judson Crow

I checked the death certificate for this gentlema and it shows his name as Robert Judson Crow. The picture I took of his headstone is very poor quality, but it appears that it says Robert ilo Isaac. So I am not sure if someone gave the name Isaac or not. Do you know his proper name?

I notice the link to his wife had benn previously accomplished.

Added by Eugene Cornelius on Jul 16, 2011 7:41 AM

Barb Sparks
RE: Charles Ross Tucker Memorial# 38112729
thanks David they were my neighbors

Added by Barb Sparks on Jul 16, 2011 7:40 AM

Marsha Hanson Dillon
RE: Ethel Lucille Woodsmall Parsons # 31923822
I am not related to Ethel Parsons.

I photographed all the headsstones in this cemetery a couple of years ago and then entered them all on findagrave. It is doubtful that she has a headstone.

Added by Marsha Hanson Dillon on Jul 14, 2011 5:24 PM

Pam Witherow
RE: Bertha Roush Benstine Memorial# 69171992
Hi, David! I was just thinking that we had not had a reason to "visit" for a while. Guess we really don't need a "reason" do we? Good to hear from you. I have made the correction and connections. Thank you for sending the info to me. I work off and on on Find A Grave and enjoy it. I probably spend more time doing that rather than "homework"--if you know what I mean!! :-). Again, thanks for your help! Pam

Added by Pam Witherow on Jul 14, 2011 4:26 PM

Marsha Hanson Dillon
RE: Ethel Lucille Woodsmall Parsons # 31923822

I made the change.

Added by Marsha Hanson Dillon on Jul 14, 2011 3:03 PM

Oklahoma Bob
RE: Sarah M. Marsh Memorial# 69758565
Hey David-
I decided to leave the Maple Grove memorial for Sarah Marsh. Because there is a headstone there, if I delete the memorial it may just be posted later by someone else. I updated the memorial and linked her Maple Grove memorial to her Marlow cemetery memorial. Look it over and let me know what you think.

Added by Oklahoma Bob on Jul 14, 2011 12:24 PM

Marsha Hanson Dillon
RE: Sams family
If you give me the numbers for your relatives and also your number, I would be glad to transfer them to you.

Added by Marsha Hanson Dillon on Jun 29, 2011 9:00 AM

Ruby Velma Marsh Martin
Hi David,
I fulfilled your photo request for Ruby Martin. I created a memorial for her husband, Robert Ernest "Bob" Martin and uploaded photos to his memorial as well. My husband and I did not have time to walk the entire cemetery today. It covers 15+ acres and there was no one in the office today. I will be going back next weekend and I will let you know if there are any other Martin family members buried there.

Have a great evening!


Added by Melody on May 28, 2011 7:05 PM


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