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I'm gonna list these because I feel they are my great grandmothers people.May Gods Angels rest in Peace.Bessie Mae Tessner Burrell .notice spelling.The other spelling my uncle Herbert said was a different set.Bessie born April 6th1897.Died May 13-1934-Charlie my great grandfather b.Dec26-1891-died-June11-1976-This grave yard was behind the church.Ingleside BaptistChurch.I road in my car from my cousin Elizebeths house (which use to be Papa Burrells house)Go to town of Campobello.Take right at caution light .Go about 2miles and turn left onto blackstock road.keep going straight and cross bridge church is located on right.Fenced in these graves are behind church.LandrumSC.Children ofJ.B.Tessner-Bobby DonaldMay -1st-1938- no other info.given.Margaret Lois -march-16-1940All info given.-All Died May 21st-1951-Brown Jr.b.march24-1942-Died-May21st-1951-Peggy Jean Oct.16-1949-Died nov.25-1949-Goldie Brenda Tessner-b-Aug.-15-1943Died Jan.6th1944-Tammy W.Dau. OfLloyd and Peggy Tessner.born dec.25th1970-April14th1971-
John BrownTessner BornJune17th1915-died Jan.15th1986-Dorothy Marie Tessner Dec.15th1921-June14-1998
What beautiful names !I love Goldie Brenda Tessner name! If anybody remembers these let me know .I am Bessie Mae Burrell Cooper s Daughter.Granddaughter of Carl and lula Burrell.Great granddaughter of Charlie and Bessie Burrell!
Daddy job was Superintendent of field crew.Sometes he was gone a long time on his job.Time went by fast growing up.Their never seem to be enough time to play.I remember my sister and I had a push car .All day we would push it up the hill and laugh as we road down.On this particular day a neighbors dog came over.It had snowed and school had been canceled.Our friend who lived near us walked over to our house.Then their I stood building the best snowman you had ever seen.My sister sure could roll snow good.She had just rolled enough snow for Frosty head.Then their the dog name Shag went cocking his leg up .We screamed and ran.The Dog ran and we left our friend standing their.Outside we could hear the phone ring.We hadn't had a phone long.It was Daddy calling we could hear Moma Talking.All of a sudden we heard Mississippi.And then silence.Girls come in she said.I'm going to Mississippi.Then next thing cousin Libby came and brought her stuff.They left Greenville Spartanburg Flying Delta .at our house this was special for Moma Fore she always stayed home,Daddy had told Moma that he had gotten a piece of steel in his hand at work.Some how it had swollen up and they had admitted him in the hospital their.ms had never flown and she said years later that she loved to fly.To us girls we had fun too.The stories Moma told us were great.She said , herand Dad would walk and you could hear people playing Music.Dad and her would smile every time we talked about Mississippi.
Searching for the Burrells Wasn't hard !Then as I hit the 1800 tracing down the right decedent of my family was the hardest!Just how many Georges are in Austrailia?I guess the brick wall for me is the writing is so different,it's hard to understand!What is stow or chr?Ok we didn't learn this in English!I I have enjoyed finding my grandparents .Charlie Albert and Bessie Tessner Burrell-Charlies 2nd wife Annie Wolfe.Peter and Emeline Burrell.I have been looking for Carl Robert Burrells wife my grandma Rays parents!I have been looking in weaverville.Could use some help here.thank you happy researching.
I was always told we were Cherokee .Moma I think looked it.High cheek bones and black hair.Dark Skin.I have seen Ray on the rolls but never a Burrell?Shawnee I have reason to believe a Burrell could possible be.Research shows they were in Tennessee after or shortly after trail of tears .I'm still reading book.Let you know what I find out.I won't say that I visited Cherokee a lot when my children were coming up such amazing spirit.Even if these claims were wrong I think I learned a lot by the myth.
The year was 1954or 1955.Moma talked about when my sister was born!Mary pictures were so sweet.She looked like the sunbeam girl off of the bread.Moma said She stayed with aunt Olsie a lot.I think she wanted to stay around aunt Olsie cause they got along so well.Back then women who had children were made to give them up.Aunt Olsie wanted to adopt my sister but Moma loved her so!She longed to know her biological daddy but I don't think she ever did.Right before she died she told me shevwas glad she was our sister and I cried!One of the last things she did was to come and see me.We sat and talked and went to breakfast.She was really in bad shape.When she left and turned around I swore she looked like Moma.Mary Lynn said I won't see you again!Of course I turned around and cried.That was Sunday .Friday evening Angelay sister called and said It's not good .Mary Lynn died 7-29-We all gathered together at the church and cried.When your parents are gone you only have each other!Somehow I know Momas little Sunbeam girl is smiling with no more sorrows!