Introduction I have found Peggy Silvers' book to be a tool of inestimable value in my research. And like most others who have a copy, I never put it away. It stays on the desk beside my computer, or during the busiest times, lying on the floor beside my chair.
We all owe Peggy a tremendous debt of gratitude for the many hours she devoted to the composition of this book, three and one-half years, in fact. She made many sacrifices during this time, but it was a labor of love.
In her own words, "The material contained herein is really not meant to challenge, but to list what I found in the records and in talking with you. There are errors in every family history, and this one is no exception. I do not proclaim it to be 100% error free, but a sincere attempt to document, record and preserve as accurately as possible the ancestry of the Burgin family."
Peggy has requested that I post the "known errors" on the Burgin Website. This would be for those who did not receive a list of corrections at the time of purchase and for others who have lost theirs, or simply wish to have an updated copy.
NOTE: Corrections are written in "first person" as in the originals.
p. 1 Para. 5, line 4 - Jacob O. Burgin (not O')
p. 6 Queeny (derived from Quinney) Sutton, was a man
p. 8 & 10 Benjamin Burgin was born Nov. 30, 1741 and christened on Dec. 25, 1741. A transcript of Shrewsbury Parish records mistakenly lists birthdate as Dec. 25. Only in the original copies do you find the correct date of birth and christening.
p. 17 Late in September of 1993, Robert Lytle of Manhattan Beach, California called me. He told me he had the old Burgin family Bible. He xeroxed several pages of records and sent them to me. One page lists the births of "Pioneer" Ben's children. This is the first original list that I have seen and the only one that I know of. The following list names the children of Pioneer Ben, their birthdate (also their correct Burgin number).
1521 John Burgin, born Oct. 15, 1774These numbers are for your knowledge. It would be a monumental task to try to change all the numbers to correspond to the birth order of this one particular generation. It can be done however.
1522 James Burgin, born Sept. 9, 1777
1523 Benjamin Burgin, born Dec. 16, 1779
1524 Jesse Burgin, born March 11, 1782
1525 Merrit Burgin, born July 10, 1784
1526 Robert Burgin, born Jan. 13, 1787
1527 Abner Burgin, born March 18, 1789
1528 Martha Burgin, born Dec. 8, 1791
1529 Leah Burgin, born Feb. 15, 1794
152A Alney Burgin, born March 14, 1797
152B Rebecca Burgin, born Jan. 30, 1799
p. 21 Harriet E. Burgin and Samuel Young had a daughter, Minnie Monroe. Source: #584 in Heritage of Henderson County, NC. Vol I, written by Linda Young Murdock.
p. 25 Thomas Jacob Burgin had 5 children.
p. 26 Jacquelyn McCorkle b. in Catawba Co., NC., m. Carl Dellinger Oct. 22, 1959.
p. 26 Benjamin Dellinger died May 29, 1979
p. 26 Betty Wood Burgin & Paul Moore have a daughter: Perry Ann Moore.
p. 26 Robert G. Burgin married a 2nd time on 12/09/1966
p. 26 Robert G. Burgin was born February 19
p. 26 Mary Ruth (#1521286231) has one child: Coleman Michael
p. 26 Forrest Ross was born October 7. He married Kathy Hilton, later divorced. Two children: Elizabeth, born 9/22/1977 and Sarah Catherine, born 2/10/1982.
p. 26 Michael Todd Ross was born 12/30/1961 Lincoln County, NC. He married Marsha Lineberger, one child: Hannah Eileen, born 10/3/1987.
p. 28 Samuel Francis died June 26, 1963
p. 28 Jacob Alexander Burgin III
p. 30 Martha Angelee
p. 32 Samuel John died in March
p. 32 George Jacob married Nancy Payseur in 1951
p. 34 #152128A54 Sara married Allen T. Leary June 30.
p. 34 Sam Burgin Kale married June 3 to Sara Verdery Rhyne
p. 34 Samuel Burgin Kale, Jr. & wife Mary Lou have 3 children, the 3rd being Carrie Leigh, born Jan. 15, 1980. He is a computer analyst in Morehead, NC.
p. 42 Elisha Carson Neal, instead of Elisha Clayton Neal.
p. 43 Lucy Neal died March 17th (not March 10th)
p. 46 Bible records list Joseph Hamilton Burgin's birth as December 6, 1861 and Thomas Logan Burgin's birth as May 23, 1833.
p. 48 Mary P. Burgin was born August 1, 1903. She married Loy Roberts, and had two children. Lives in Madison County, NC.
p. 49 Lydia Adaline was born born November 12th, not the 17th
p. 50 Dora Rachel Wilson, wife of Frank Mitchel Burgin, went by the name Dora.
p. 50 Martha Matilda Garren, born ca. 1849, died January 14, 1924, in Spindale, NC. Buried in the Neilsville Cemetery. Daughter of John Garren.
p. 50 William Hamilton Burgin should be #1521493, and his older sister should be #1521492 (just switch the numbers).
p. 62 Max Hunt, born 1906 - died 1977
p. 63 Ellen Alexander Burgin was born May 11.
p. 63 Alonzo Claud Beehler married Leilani Burkett June 20, 1987.
p. 65 Elisha Jane should be Eliza Jane and her correct birth date is December 28.
p. 65 Robert Vernon Hunter was born in Spartanburg, SC., not McDowell Co. NC.
p. 70 Sara Selina died in 1892
p. 70 Elizabeth Lucinda died May 26, 1890
p. 71 #1521C, Elizabeth "Eliza" Burgin was born with a deformed hand. Her husband, L. C. Clayton, died in 1866. .
p. 73 The new-found Bible proves Abner to be born March 10, 1789,
and he was the son of Pioneer Ben.
p. 76 Major Ben Burgin was a Mason (with a capital)
p. 98 Josiah B. Burgin, was born May 9 (not the 8th)
p. 98 & 132 Robert H. Burgin was born December 10.
p. 103 Mary Joyce Holland McCoyle has a daughter: Joyce Ann McCoyle, born 10/31/1970. She married Danny Ray Martin 4/15/1989.
p. 104 Linda Burgin Robbins has a son: David Patton Robbins, born 10/29/1980.
p. 104 Robert G. Burgin, Jr. married Royce Kay Punch. They have three children: Amber Royce Burgin, born 11/23/1979, Landon Robert Burgin, born 10/15/1981 and EvaEllen, born April 10, 1994.
p. 104 Mary Jane Burgin Burleson has a son: Everett Scott Spratt, born 6/7/1967.
p. 104 Thomas Harry Burgin's two youngest children: Caleb Fletcher Burgin, born 6/8/1987 and Gabriel Burgin, born 6/23/1989
p. 108 Jasper Howell Burgin, first married C. Melvina Gunter, February 24, 1881. C.M. was 16 (McDowell marriage records). Melvina's brother, Elbert Gunter, married Nancy J. Ross in 1879. Her brother Jeff married Mary Ross in 1886. Ronda Gunter of Toe Valley Genealogical Society, knows this Gunter family.
p. 111 Donald Newton married De Ann Matlock, June 15, 1985.
p. 111 Ronald Allen Newton married first to Janice, not Janie.
p. 111 Dusty Allen Vernon was born May 7, 1987, his parents were married on December 22, 1985.
p. 112 Florence Campbell, not Florence Campbell Thurman.
p. 113 Alexia Laurae Love, not Louise
p. 114 Austin Byrd Burgin does NOT have a child.
p. 114 Lewis Carter Burgin died June 18, 1987
p. 115 David William Burgin born in Germany.
p. 115 James Lewis Burgin's first wife (Jane Beaver) died and he remarried Sandra.
p. 116 Robert Logan Burgin married a second time in 1982 to "Kitty".
p. 118 Sallie Lytle (#15232231) married Earl Taylor.
p. 118 Earl Taylor (#152322312) married Dorothy ______.
p. 118 Lucille Taylor Wortner had 3 children: Gerald, Billie and Loreatta.
p. 118 Nellie Mills Lytle married first to Joe Cooksey, and then to Charles Cannon.
p. 119 Martha Sue Lytle married first to L.M. Davis.
p. 120 Alfred Gilliam Lytle married Vada Byers.
p. 120 Barry Charles Lytle, not Berry
p. 121 Dana Gilliam Lytle, not Dona.
p. 121 Perlie Mae Lytle married Claude Hicks Frady, not Fracy.
p. 122 Margaret Jeanette Frady married James Thomas Kirby and had two children: James Edward, who married Mary Jane Kellett, and Meri Lynn Kirby, born 5/24/55.
p. 125 Robert Lester Burgin, Jr., married Jane Elizabeth Kluttz
p. 125 Nancy Eileen has two children.
p. 125 Richard Edward is NOT DEAD. He lives in Boone.
p. 126 William Hurst Burgin died March (23?) 1992, Haywood County, NC. Buried Greenhill Cemetery.
p. 127 Page Conner Worsham, born October 8, 1980. Luke Ronald Worsham, born May 6, 1983.
p. 127 Jean Marie Worsham married John Howell.
p. 128 James Daniel Green has 5 children as listed in book.
p. 128 Cameron Meta Green - should be Carnerine Meta Green.
p. 130 Mary Otis Burgin was born October 7, 1944.
p. 130 Mary Otis Burgin married Gregory Lee Ostrom, not Ostrum.
p. 131 Constance Jane Crisp married Coy Payne.
p. 131 (Ommitted from book) #1523225512 Charles Allen Crisp
(son of James Allen Crisp) was born 2/20/1969 in Lexington, KY
p. 131 Update: Minne Cumi Burgin, died Jan 31, 1994. Her husband Walser
died in 1990.
p. 131 Sara Margaret Burgin died December 16, 1990.
p. 132 Erik Ross Phillips was born 3/4/1955.
p. 132 Omitted was the 3rd child of Laura Ruth Burgin and Arnold Phillips: #152322613, Nancy June Phillips, born June 1930, married Mehlon Graham Price. They have three children: Deborah, born 12/20/1951; Leigh, born 4/21/1955 - 6/24/1965; and Leslie M., b. 5/23/1961.
p. 137 Roy Hickman Burgin, born March 4th instead of March 8th. He died in 1994.
p. 138 Stephen Robert Cohran, should be spelled Cochran.
p. 140 Mary Helen Burgin died in 1928, not 1930.
p. 140 Govan Whitlock Burgin is spelled with an "O" in records, but Flora Burgin Smith spelled it as Gavan.
p. 144 #152342723 Edward Arnold Burgin.
p. 145 Belvia Lockwood Burgin was born 1886. According to granddaughter Alice.
p. 145 Alice Hood Burgin was born in 1889. According to granddaughter Alice Cook.
p. 148 #152343113, Sandra Gail Burgin married Dick James.
p. 148 #152343114, Ella Mae Burgin married Charles Kimbo.
p. 148 #152343115, Midgie Faye Burgin should be spelled Midzie, married Herman Morton Ridgeway.
p. 149 #152343116, Barbara Ann Burgin married Larry Cantrell.
p. 150 Alice Hood Burgin was born 8/3/1889, died 6/23/1983.
p. 151 Omitted #15234343, should be Gladys Lyda (daughter of Emma Burgin Lyda). Also, daughter Nancy is not a Lyda - she's a Mayo.
p. 151 Belvia Lockwood Burgin was born in 1886.
p. 152 Winfred Sherman Burgin died in 1992.
p. 152 Flora Jean Burgin was born June 30. She first married William Dan Galasso. He died in 1951, in a flight over the Atlantic. His daughter Gloria Jean was born November 14, 1951. On August 24, 1952, Jean married Arliss D. Moses. They had a daughter, Nora Mae. Flora Jean died July 4, 1993.
p. 152 Helen Elizabeth Thompson is now married to Jimmy Daggs.
p. 152 #152343531 & #152343532 should be Steve & Michael Thompson.
p. 153 Madge Lenora Robinson was born August 17, 1918.
p. 155 Rosaline Burgin married Samuel Asbury Bird. The birthdate under his picture (following page) should be 1848, not 1881.
p. 155 Dianne Kimberly Burgin married on May 22, 1983.
p. 157 Birthdate under picture of Carroll Bird and wife should be 1887 not 1881.
p. 158 Lucille Bird's second marriage was to Roy Anderberg.
p. 158 James Authur Bird, married first to Margie Lou Woods and had one child. Married a second time to Barbara Taupert and they have six children.
p. 158 Jerry Bird married Dwight Nunn.
p. 158 Doak Bird married Emmagene Williams. They have four children.
p. 158 Bruce Bird married Alice Beth Pittman. They have three children.
p. 158 Carol Bird married Wayne Crume. They have one child.
p. 158 Mary Bird married Buford Jones, Cliff Baily & John Winters. Now divorced. She had five children by Jones. (Bird line continues in Bird file)
p. 159 Flora Angeline Burgin, not Adeline.
p. 160 Annie Willams Smith married Charles Buchanan not Buchanon.
p. 163 Denny Lee Buchanan married Laverne Tallant.
p. 163 Should be Trey Kaiser, not Troy.
p. 164 Clovis Braddy died in 1987, also Graham, TX is a town in Young County.
p. 165 Under Clovis Gail Braddy, Louise Dawley is a daughter, not a son.
p. 168 Garland Smith served with the Navy during WWII and Korean Conflict.
p. 170 Phillip Shane Edward should be Shane Edward (delete Phillip)
p. 171 Mary Constance Smith died March 13, 1981.
p. 172 (additional) Johnny Kozma died January 1989.
p. 173 Jack Groves' daughter is Marckette.
p. 173 Billie Christine Howell Casstevens lives in Sherman TX., not Great Falls, TX.
p. 173 Janice Ann Groves married Roy D. Alsup, not Alsop.
p. 174 Gene Howell married Pauline Grantham. Their daughter's name is Paula, not Pauline.
p. 174 Donald Howell married Bertha Collier. They have three children: Roger, Karen and Lynn. Roger (#152325751) married Sue Ellen Crevier and has two sons. Karen married Donald Keith. Lynn married Gary Lee Ivy. Betty Jane Howell married Carl Hard and has four children: Rebecca, Robert, Debra, and Richard. Rebecca married Don Harris and has a son and daughter. Robert married Deborah Howard and has two daughters. Debra Christine married in 1989. Richard Lee Hard, married Martha Robles and has three children: Ryan, Christopher and Megan.
p. 177 Under Rachael Lydia Burgin, delete Rachael. Lydia had a twin sister, Rebecca. Reference - newly found Bible record.
p. 178 Julius Whitaker was killed by bushwhackers in 1864, not 1869. More on Whitaker line in Whitaker file).
p. 182 William Taylor Burgin did not die in infancy, but lived and raised a family in Asheville, NC. He was born February 16, 1903 and died July 16, 1990.
p. 184 Bonnie Clare Burgin married Darrold Greene (with an "e")
p. 185 #152371242, Mariam Wrenn should be spelled Miriam (with an "i")
p. 186 Alleny Paxton Burgin birth and death ref. #'s 292 & 294, not 293. Marriage from ref. #395.
p. 187 Sara Jane Burgin Lyda died June 3, 1920.
p. 188 According to Grace Burgin, Columbus Straley Burgin had an 8th child (Garland) who died as a child after having swallowed a cartridge shell. No date.
p. 188 Columbus Straley Burgin did not marry Ann Solomon. I misread Burgis as Burgin.
p. 188 #152374, Martha Caldonia Burgin, married John Mills Lytle (not Miller).
p. 195 According to Grace and others in the family, William Alexander Burgin was born in 1878, not 1876 as listed on his death certificate. His mother in-law was Louise Hoyle Halford. (Rebecca's death certificate had "Lauriziz" spelling)
p. 211A The Masonic letters on Merritt's tombstone are SSW-E
p. 213 Mary Black Burgin died in Russellville, TN (not Del Rio)
p. 216 John Wiley Burgin's second wife, Ellizene was buried in Varner Cemetery.
p. 219 Wanda Lennis Burgin, (not Lennie)
p. 220 Clara Mae Burgin's adopted child was named Turley Crisp (not Turkey)
p. 224 Oscar Bell Burgin is buried in Liberty Hill Cemetery. (L.H. is NOT a town)
p. 227 Robert Leo Burgin's second wife, Ruby Eula (Henry) Burgin, was born September 14, 1914 and died September 8, 1988.
p. 227 Samuel Andrew Burgin was born in Hamblen County and died in Knox County. Eula, his wife was born in Knox County.
p. 228 Dwight Gordon Webb married Jama Bruner (not Jane)
p. 231 #15264192 Frank Burgin was born in Fort Worth, TX in 1908. He married Amy Kathleen Bell. Kathleen was born May 6, 1911. They had three children.
p. 231 #152641921 Donald Frank Burgin, born May 21, 1930 in Kingsport, TN.
p. 231 #152641922 Robert Joseph Burgin, born May 29, 1933 in Kingsport, TN.
p. 231 #152641923 Faye Ruth Burgin, born November 6, 1936 in Greenville, SC.
p. 232 Mack Anders Burgin's wife, Mae, died in Asheville NC, not Winston Salem.
p. 232 Dennis Mackie Weaver married Teresa Ponder (not Pond)
p. 233 Leon Nelson Burgin was born in Belmont, NC. After divorcing Donna, he married Sonia Moss in September 1984. They live in Asheville, NC.
p. 234 Susan Ester Burgin married Felknor the first time. Married Pryor 12/9/1916.
p. 235 Robert Lee Burgin is now married to Helen Moore. They have a son, Robert Gregory Burgin, born in 1986.
p. 236 Douglas Albert Kirk married Catherine Ann Fauconnet. They live in Baltimore.
p.236 Margaret Kirk married Larry Sherrod, July 28, 1984. They live in Memphis, TN where she works as a model.
p. 238 #152641D353 Patrick Scott Burgin and Melisa were divorced in 1990. Pat remarried. He and second wife Angela have sole custody of Wesley and a total of four children.
p. 239 Lucille Burgin Flatford is buried in Ridenour Cemetery.
p. 241 Emily Burgin married Warren Wills, 8/26/1858, in Greene Co. TN.
p. 243 Cocke County, Tennessee Historian is Mary Ruble, now deceased. The account of the silver dollar is in the book "Christy" by Catherine Marshal.
p. 246 The children of Merritt Burgin are numbered wrong. A numeral 1 was omitted from all of them. They should be numbered as follows:152653121 Vernon Burgin
152653122 Anita Louise Burgin
152653123 Mary Katherine Burgin
152653124 Carolyn Burgin
152653125 Tonya Jane Burgin
p. 247 Mary Burgin married Millard Janes not James.
p. 255 Robert McDuffy Burgin died 1/21/1932 in Hickory, NC.
p. 259 #152657631 full name is Chad Landon Burgin.
p. 259 Shannon LeAnn Scott was born 10/24/1969, in Alexander County, NC. Joseph Lee Scott was born 9/4/1974, Iredell County, NC.
p. 260 Robert Lee Burgin, Jr. was born April 25, 1950.
p. 264 Edward Jones Burgin's correct number is 152666.
p. 265 Sarah Matilda Burgin (not Sarah Melinda)
p. 266 #1526665 Should be James Greenlee Burgin, not James Logan Burgin. James Greenlee's correct birthdate is December 20, not 28th.
p. 269 Christopher Cathell Burgin and Laura Reynolds married in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
p. 271 Phillip Raines Wise, Jr. was born June 29.
p. 271 Olin Michael Wise married Karen Fletcher July 21, 1986.
p. 283 Jean Kolb did the typing of the letter on page 284.
p. 288 Joseph Daniel Burgin married Dovey Jane Geer (not Greer)
p. 288 Nonie Gertrude Burgin's delayed birth record gives birth as 3/25/1906, family list 1900.
p. 289 Hazel Burgin was born August 19.
p. 290 Nora Bell Burgin never married. She died in Roger Huntington Nursing Home.
p. 290 Johnny Brisco Harwood married Betty Talbert, 9/21/1929.
p. 290 Paul Edmund Mabry was born in 1982 not 1962.
p. 290 Thomas Theodore Mabry was born in 1985 not 1965.
p. 291 Hicks Hampton Burgin's wife, Claudia Brannon was born August 24.
p. 291 Mary Jane Burgin was married on December 22, 1955.
p. 292 Cotlett is the correct spelling.
p. 292 (and page 296) Christopher Columbus Burgin was born 1857. Death certificate lists birth February 1, while the 1900 census has October.
p. 295 Laticia Rebecca Burgin was born October 25, 1850.
p. 297 John Garland Burgin stayed at a boarding house owned by William Noel Ross and wife Mary Gaspard.
p. 298 Amber Kay Hardee married Royle Duff Schmidt.
p. 298 Eileen Marie Hardee is alive. It was her brother Brian Patrick who died December 30, 1970.
p. 299 Johnson Leonard Burgin should be Johnston Leonard Burgin.
p. 304 Glenda Sue Burgin is the Nurse. Her twin sister Brenda Lou is the dietician.
p. 304 William Larry Burgin has one child, William Matthew Burgin.
p. 305 Hazel Viola Kelly was born 7/11/1939.
p. 307 Mary Williams Burgin died April 1, 1856. age 37 years, 1 month. Buried in Bethel (Cherry Springs) Cemetery. Date and age copied from tombstone.
p. 309 Paragraph 2 - inquinal hernias
p. 309 Maroney Louise Burgin Jolly was born 7/3/1860.
p. 316 Elizabeth Marie Ptacek was born 4/27/1969.
p. 316 Dennis Edward Burgin was born 12/1/1945.
p. 316 Wanda May Burgin married Robert Erwin Shaeffer.
p. 318 Henry Young Walker married Dalla Haney, not Della. They had eleven children (Leonard was omitted). Young Henry Walker died April 8, 1987.
p. 319 Forrest Edward Burgin married second Betty Carlson, not Carson.
p. 329 156463B3 Cleo Burgin married first to Helen Jones; second to Ruby Hensley. Had two children by Helen; Linda Louise Burgin, b. 08/16/50 and Romey Hubert Burgin, b. 09/03/51. Cleo and Ruby had no children. Cleo died December 10, 2003.
p. 330 Para 3, 1900 - 1910
p. 332 (bottom of page) Grace Burgin, not Gurgin
p. 336 First number at top of page should be 156468213 Karen Kay Snell.
p. 337 James Monroe Nesbitt married Justine Cook.
p. 337 Andrew Winford Nesbitt married Vanda Whicker, not Vonda.
p. 345-A (top photo) L-R: Sallie Mann Burgin, p. 101 & 276; Thomas R. Burgin, p. 103; George Aden Burgin & wife Josephine Harris, p. 332; baby is daughter Grace.
p. 347 Montaville Garfield Burgin's wife Ella Gilliam was born March 20, 1888 and died March 6, 1946.
p. 348 Amy Grant was born 12/1/1963.
p. 348 Roger Lee Souther was born December 23, 1948. His brother Paul was born November 3, 1951. They are NOT TWINS!
p. 355 (additional) Martha Burgin Wilkerson, married S.D. Williams November 3, 1872 in McDowell County, NC. (102)
p. 361 Para 1, Mary McGee Burgin was the daughter of Josiah McGee
p. 364 Elizabeth Burgin married Jim Sterling.
p. 364 Martha Burgin married William P. Brannon not Brannen.
p. 365 Winfred Elbert Burgin was born November 10, 1889, according to descendant Phillip Burgin, of CA.
p. 365 Arthur Quincy Burgin married Florence Proctor, not Proltor.
p. 365 Ona V Burgin was born March 9, 1909.
p. 365 Hinson B. Burgin was born July 11, 1921 not 1922.
p. 370 Evelyn Lee Burgin married Robert Gordon Hancock. She died ca. March 1991.
p. 376 Thomas Burgin did not build "House of 1000 Oaks". It was his grandson, William Garner Burgin.
Reference 140 is Ethel Vochko
Reference 293 is Cemetery inscriptions
Reference 337 date should be Sept. 1988
Reference 528 is the delayed birth records of son, Joe Lewis Burgin, #316 Rutherford County, North Carolina.
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