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James Franklin Burdett

The Atlanta Constitution 24 Feb 1934 p 6.

James F. Burdett Dies At Age of 94

Widely Known Pioneer Succumbs in House Here He Bought in 1865.

James Franklin Burdett, one of the best known pioneer citizens of Fulton county, died Friday night at his home on Mount Perrin road. He was 94 years of age.

He had been in declining health for some time, but had been ill for only three weeks. He died in the home he purchased during the War Between the States where he settled with his family in 1865.

Mr. Burdett was widely known in Fulton county and was one of the pioneer developers of the northern section of the county. He was extremely active in church work and was a member of the Mount Parran Baptist church for 63 years. 52 years of which he served as a deacon.

He enlisted in the Confederate army in 1862 and was a member of Major Laden's artillery, ninth Georgia battalion. He served throughout the duration of the war and in 1865 he and a number of companions, including the late widely known pioneer, John S Heard, walked back to Atlanta from West Virginia to begin reconstruction.

He is survived by 144 direct descendents. His three daughters are Miss Alice Burdett and Mrs. J O Casey, of Atlanta, and Mrs. C A Willingham, of Sycamore, Ga., and his five sons are the Rev. W F Burdett, pastor of the Lilburn Baptist church: T A, L I, S F, and C C Burdett. There are 48 grandchildren and 88 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons are to act as pallbearers at the funeral services which will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Mount Parran church. The Rev. Ernest Haney and the Rev. R M Donehoo will officiate and burial will be in the churchyard, with Harry G. Poole in charge.

Mr. Burdett also was active in Masonry and was a past worshipful master of the Sardis lodge, No. 107, F & A M, of which organization he was the eldest member.





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