Logenia Hastine <I>Schrimpshire</I> Burt

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Logenia Hastine Schrimpshire Burt

  • Birth 9 Dec 1872 Clarke County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 21 Jan 1940 Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Clarke County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 37236432

Logenia Hastine (Jean) Schrimpshire was one of 8 children born to Newton McDonald Brown Schrimpshire and Mary Ann Mahala Sikes Stewart
Schrimpshire. At the age of 19 she married Elijah Keen Burt on 15 November 1891 in Clarke County, MS. Jean would bear him one daughter oand six sons. Lige was a farmer and they barely eked out a living. However things would get even worse for Jean when Lige unexpectly died of an infection that got into the blood stream, causing blood poisoning. This left Jean a widow with 7 children to raise and no means of a livehood. This meant the children had to go to work at very early ages in the nearby cotton mill at Stonewall. Later the family would migrate one by one to Laurel, Jones County, MS
and work in the Laurel Cotton Mill there.
As the last of her children married and left home
Jean gave up her own home and spent time with each of her children. She would visit around, spending 3 or 4 months at a time with each child.
I can remember her visits in our home in Laurel.
She was a very quiet mannered person, never speaking harshly or raising her voice. She would always make tea cakes for my brother and me. At the age of 68, she was visiting with her son Alphus Burt in Meridian, when she took pneumonia and died. Her body was returned to Clarke County to be buried in Elim Cemetery beside her husband Elijah Keen (Lige) Burt.


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  • Maintained by: William Price
  • Originally Created by: Emma Lou Burt Price
  • Added: 18 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37236432
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Logenia Hastine Schrimpshire Burt (9 Dec 1872–21 Jan 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37236432, citing Elim Cemetery, Clarke County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by William Price (contributor 47121479) .