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Dr. Warren Burge, Esq.
RE: Nathaniel Hill Burge
Too long to post here Warren
Added by Dr. Warren Burge, Esq. on Jun 06, 2016 1:52 PM
Dr. Warren Burge, Esq.
RE: Thomas Bonner Burge

Note 1: Burge Plantation in Mansfield, GA. :Papers, 1832-1952; 5 boxes plus 1 reel of microfilm Dolly Lunt Burge was born in Maine in 1817. Her second husband was Thomas Burge , a planter and owner of the Burge Plantation, located east of Covington, Georgia. Dolly's diaries (1847-1879) discuss civilian life in middle Georgia during the war and Sherman's March to the Sea. Her step-daughter Louisiana Burge 's diaries (1860-1862) recount life at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, during the early years of war.
Wiley's son Thomas inherited the land from his father, and added significantly to it in the 1830's, 40's, and 50's. In the 1830's Thomas Burge built a house for his family on the site of the current family home.
In 1848 Thomas Burge 's wife Mary died, leaving him a widower with five children. In 1805 he married Dolly Lunt Lewis, a widowed schoolteacher originally from Maine who was teaching in Madison, Georgia, and brought her Burge to share in managing the farm and to be a mother to his children.
From 1848 to 1879 Dolly kept a Detailed diary which is the source of much of what is known about life at Burge and the neighboring community. The diary and excerpts have been published several times, most recently in 1997 by the University of Georgia Press, as part of the series: "Southern Voices from the Past: Women's Letters, Diaries, and Writings."
The latest editions, which was edited by a historian at Emory University, includes research and genealogical documentation on the slaves and freed people who lived and worked at Burge throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. This edition of the diary also benefits from an exceptionally informative and insightful introduction, endnotes, and newly available pictures of both black and white Burges.
Dolly and Thomas' marriage was filled with the activities of a busy farm and a large family, as well as neighborhood and church activities. In 1855 a daughter, Sadai Burge , was born. The Burges were active in the community and became founding members of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church ( still located at the corner of U.S. 278 and Georgia highway 229, a few miles away). Dolly's diary shows Burge as a modest and prosperous southern farm, with about 30 slaves in three core families. Dolly mentions the slaves only briefly, although passages in the diary reflect her struggle with the morality of slavery.

The Civil War and Sherman's Army
In 1858 Thomas Burge died of tuberculosis, leaving Dolly with sole responsibility for the family and for management of the farm. While the wartime economy imposed hardships, Dolly succeed in maintaining the farm and turning an adequate profit, with the help of overseers, her slave labor, and her own interest and involvement.

Added by Dr. Warren Burge, Esq. on Jun 06, 2016 1:49 PM
RE: Ellen Henderson
Everyone that has a marker has been listed on find a grave. I have no way of knowing who he is without finding the grave, but I will look. You are correct that the Henderson plot is near the corner of Franklin and Bacon St.
Added by SFP on Apr 01, 2016 11:18 AM
RE: Ellen Henderson
Is this grave real close to the Henderson plot? There is a driveway beside them. Is it on the same side as the Henderson plot?

Added by SFP on Apr 01, 2016 9:29 AM
RE: Ellen Henderson
I will have to walk the cemetery and see if I can locate him.

Added by SFP on Apr 01, 2016 8:50 AM
RE: Bess and George Bullock
I think that I will let you keep them. Since they were friends of yours, you were much closer to them than I am. I took the photos as a project as I enjoy working in Find A Grave. It gives me an opportunity to get out of the house and into the fresh air so to speak.
Added by Buckshot1964 on Feb 22, 2016 9:28 AM
William Kenneth Lanier
Thanks for the Edit request to update the birth and death locations for my grandfather. Are you related somehow? Cheers, --Mark
Added by Mark on Jan 11, 2015 4:51 PM
Dendy Family Cemetery
Hi Jim, I am a Dendy family researcher, and found your two listings for the Dendy Family Cemetery near Laurens. I saw a note on a family tree that this cemetery is on the "Old Jim Milam Plantation". Do you have any idea where that may be?
Added by FRRoss on Apr 07, 2014 9:59 PM
RE: G. Larry Lanier
I usually ask before transferring memorials, but time is short and I wanted to get his memorial into someone who cares hands.
Happy Researching, Bud
Added by Bud on Aug 08, 2013 4:16 PM
Kathy Ward
RE: Laniers
Thank You!
Added by Kathy Ward on Jun 26, 2013 7:38 PM
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