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  • ID: I215
  • Name: Elizabeth BRANDON
  • Surname: Brandon
  • Given Name: Elizabeth
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 17 Dec 1781 in , Burke County, North Carolina 1
  • Death: 29 Jan 1862 in , McDowell County, North Carolina 2
  • Burial: Bethel United Methodist Church, Old Fort, North Carolina 3
  • _UID: EEF83C1151BF7E409FB4AE0510D755EF3229
  • Census: 1850 , Moore County, Tennessee 4
  • Census: 1860 Marion, McDowell, North Carolina 5
  • Note: !BIRTH: from Brandon Bible Reprinted in "Ansearchin News" - Published by the Tennessee Genealogical Society; Vol 20; No 5; July-Sept 1973
  • Change Date: 21 Mar 2013 at 01:00:00

    Father: Josiah BRANDON b: 26 Jun 1761 in , Burke County, North Carolina
    Mother: Rachel BROWN b: 19 Jul 1767 in , Rowan County, North Carolina

    Marriage 1 Major Ben BURGIN Jr. b: 16 Dec 1779 in , Burke County, North Carolina

      1. Title: Find A Grave, Inc.
        Author: Find A
        Publication: Digital images.
      2. Title: Find A Grave, Inc.
        Author: Find A
        Publication: Digital images.
        Note: Their marriage produced twelve children, all born in Burke county (now McDowell), North Carolina:

        Josiah Benjamin/9 May 1803
        John W/17 Jul 1804
        Rosamond/26 Jan 1806
        Rachel/5 Apr 1808
        Robert Hoard/10 Dec 1809
        Eliza/22 Mar 1812
        Infant twin male/19 May 1814
        Infant twin female/19 May 1814
        Lydia/27 Jul 1815
        Rebecca/27 Jul 1815
        Thomas B/28 Jan 1818
        Benjamin Logan/18 Jan 1820

        The following is a copy of her 1862 obituary from an unknown newspaper source that was once in the possession of her great-great-great grandson, William Jennings Burgin:

        Died, in McDowell County, N. C. , January 29th, 1862, in the eighty-first year of her age, Elizabeth Burgin, consort of Maj. Benj. Burgin. Sister Burgin was born in Burke County, now McDowell. She was the daughter of Josiah Brandon, who was a Methodist preacher in the local ranks, who removed to Lincoln County, Middle Tennessee, in the fall of 1805.

        She gave her heart to God in the days of her youth, joined the M. E. Church and lived an acceptable life member for sixty-four years. None knew her but to love her. I visited her during her illness, and conversed freely with her, and on asking her with regard to her hopes beyond the grave, her reply was, "I have been preparing to die for upwards of sixty years, and now I look upon death as a welcome messenger."

        Her house was home for the way worn itinerant. I knew something of her hospitality. Often has my heart been lightened in conversing with this eminent saint. I never visited her without feeling bettered by her pious counsel. But Grandmother (as she was familiarly called) is no more. I could but weep when on my round, I stepped into the Church and found Sister Burgin's seat vacant. But she is gone to swell the ranks of the redeemed in glory; and, thank God, we shall meet Grandmother Burgin again, where parting is no more.

        ***NOTE: Her maiden name is spelled Branon on their headstone.
      3. Title: Find A Grave, Inc.
        Author: Find A
        Publication: Digital images.

        Tombstone Inscription

      4. Title: 1850 United States Census (on-line database)
        Note: Name: Elizabeth Burgin
        Age: 68
        Birth Year: abt 1782
        Birthplace: North Carolina
        Home in 1850: McDowell, North Carolina
        Gender: Female
        Family Number: 379
      5. Title: 1860 United States Census (online database)
        Publication: Provo, Utah:, Inc., 2004.
        Note: Name: Elizabeth Burgin
        Age in 1860: 78
        Birth Year: abt 1782
        Birthplace: North Carolina
        Home in 1860: Marion, McDowell, North Carolina
        Gender: Female
        Post Office: Marion
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