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 Dolly Sumner <I>Lunt</I> Burge Parks

Dolly Sumner Lunt Burge Parks

Death 26 Oct 1891 (aged 74)
Burial Oxford, Newton County, Georgia, USA
Plot 148
Memorial ID 37916077 · View Source
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Dolly Sumner Lunt was a relative of Charles Sumner, a New Englander, member of Congress and ardent foe of the southern cause before, during and after the War Between the States. Dolly came from New England and lived with her sister to teach school in Covington. Dolly met and married a plantation owner, Mr. Burge, residing some six or seven miles east of Covington. Mr. Burge died in the late 1850s leaving Dolly with the plantation and over a hundred slaves. OXFORD ECHOES by C. C. Jarrell has an interesting account of Dolly's encounter with Sherman's army on its way to Savannah from Atlanta 1864-1865.

Dolly married Rev. W. J. Parks, a prominent Methodist Minister soon after the war. Her daughter, Sadie Burge, married another Methodist minister, J. D. Gray. Their daughter, Ida married Merrit J. Morehouse; they begat Dutton Morehouse. The Morehouses were prominent financiers in the Chicago area for many years before returning to Newton County in 1980s.

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  • Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
  • Added: 4 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37916077
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dolly Sumner Lunt Burge Parks (23 Sep 1817–26 Oct 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37916077, citing Oxford Historical Cemetery, Oxford, Newton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Locklin Taylor (contributor 46921363) .