Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

My McBurnett research continues. Right now I am studying Nicholas McBurnett’s oldest child, James McBurnett.  Yesterday, I found Confederate Pension records for James. His date of birth, date of death, financial details, even his physical condition. Poor guy had a pretty severe inguinal hernia, or so his doctor said:

JamMcBurnett ConfedPension4

All of this should be just wonderful, you say? One minor problem: there are apparently at least 2 and possibly 3 James McBurnetts, all born in Carroll County, Georgia about 1830. 2 may have served in Co H, 41st Georgia Infantry, both may have been captured at Vicksburg on 4 July 1863 and 1 or the other applied for a Confederate Pension.

So, how do I know if I have connected the correct James McBurnett to Nicholas McBurnett and hence to me? A lot more research, for sure!

Stay tuned!

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One thought on “A wonderful find at Ancestry! (I think…)

  1. Anne Kemp says:

    Hello! I am a descendant of Daniel McBurnett’s other son Thomas. Am currently living in Carroll County. Would love to correspond.


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