Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: New Cousins in the Burleson Line

I had the great fun of working with a young 16 year old girl who is greatly desirous of helping build her family tree.  I was looking over her shoulder as she worked.  A name caught my eye, Sarah Kessiah (Kizzie) Burleson who married John "Link" Hughes.  I have several Kessiah's in my tree and I knew if they were Burleson in Texas the chances of tying into the same tree was better than 90 percent.  I went to work.  Sure enough, Moses Burleson was the father of Mary Ann Burleson who married my William B Self and the father of William Russell Burleson who was Sarah's grandfather.  That makes my young 16 year old friend and I,  1st cousins 4th removed.  I love it when a search comes together.This was the tombstone I wanted to work on, oops...haven't gotten it done yet.  I am grateful to at least have her tombstone.  Wish it was a picture.