The Sons of the American Revolution are planning a ceremony on October 31, 2015 to honor the Revolutionary War service of ARCHIBALD BURDEN, SR. who died in Elbert Co., GA but has many descendants in both Hart and Elbert (and elsewhere, of course.) (Anyone with BURDEN connections in the South is likely to be related.) The ceremony (to which the public is invited, but especially descendants,) will be held in the Burden Family Cemetery on Pulliam Mill Road, Dewy Rose, GA (also near Bowman, GA). There is an intersecting Hart Co. road from 13 Forks Rd. down to Pulliam Mill Road (near old Locust Tree School area.)
in recognition of this great honor, an effort is underway to collect family data to be added to a memorial record being created to be placed in the National and Georgia Archives, SAR and DAR Libraries, Elbert and Hart Libraries. This is not a money making project as it will not be sold. (Efforts will be made to make it electronically available for those wishing to have a copy.) Historical pictures, documentation of any sort, Bible records, family records, family remembrances, obituaries, cemetery pictures, lists of descendants are invited to be included. (No charges are involved.) (Electronic submissions are also possible.)
Ann Holloman, longtime member of the Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society, and an avid genealogist, has been asked to prepare this family record. Several others, including Mrs. Sallie Seymour of Dewy Rose who has been so faithful in keeping the Burden Cemetery in an accessible and presentable condition for many years, are also helping. Everyone is invited to participate, in the same spirit with which we have had several successful reunions in the past.
Mrs. Holloman (a 4th Great Granddaughter) and her daughter, Mrs. Tuck, who now live in Birmingham, AL, will be at the upstairs meeting room of the Library in Hartwell on Friday, July 24th from 2-6 PM to meet with anyone having material to be used. (Side door can be used if desired.) They will have copying, scanning and photographing equipment. Since “time is of the essence,” please do not delay. Anyone with questions or contributions to be added is invited to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, write her at 2751 Altadena Rd., Vestavia, AL 35243 or call her at 706-540-3420. (Be sure to add the 706 area code since it is a cell-phone, not in the local Hart and Elbert area.)
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