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When I started this quest of finding my ancestors I thought this was easy.o.k.I have all my family down.Then I realized I knew nothing about 1700-1800-.All I knew was maybe 3generations.Then I was asked for surnames and I got that one right.Then I was working on my tree and I realized after 5cousin I was lost.So here I sit with a book and .Moma talked aboutd removed .Something about 10years and being a relative of your grandmother.Then she said something about twiced removed ,I think that was your great gran other and ok somebody refresh myory .These Cobb webbs I'll dust off and yes why couldn't I have paid more attention?too many pots a boiling on the camp fire.Moma always told me pay attention this is important!Hobbies are like that expand your knowledge.Please book make it simple !Ive got a book to write and it will be a while before my research is through!Thank heavens it's wrote and no it's on the stories of my family.
They really were Comical.So if you can help,I appreciate it.This research is for my family and they are excited to find out who our line descends through.
'''A phorosm of the children ofAwa-Linger not by the fire of Pawhero,''for no man may know when the spears of the enemy shall force open the gates of Hades.Maruiwi folk were quite possible the earliest people of PoriruaN.Z.Their is no hard evidence that they ever occupied these soils of N.Z.It is possible that the original people(old timers)were the people who killed and ate the giant Moa.They left their bones in the Middens and sands of Titahi.Paremata andMiramar.Moa were still roaming these soils and thriving.The first settlers or immigrants (thirty generations ago)Ten generations later the Moa was a thing of the past(extinct)The tribe which carries the name Tori -also his people are suspected of being responsible .This is a taboo subject and as the people say (silence)When the second settlers came 700 years back-this peninsula was an island.Ten generations later a shock of an earth quake (Called Hao-whenua)This earthquake changed the shape and raised it..On 1929 at 10:17am7.8magnitude hit Nelson Westport grey mouth reported damaged.Loads of soil erosion lingered for years.Amazingly new hot springs were observed.On 26 Oct.The barque Subraon set sail for Sydney and hit rocks and many lives were lost.These tribes that lived here lived off the forest land.Their wasn't suitable land to grow much here.The ocean was the source of preferred meat .These tribes were expertly taught to spear the fish.They taught the white man how to fish .the tribes also taught settlers how to preserve their food for later.The Uncivilized land land will be tamed by a white man.(N.Z.Wellington Districts)1460a.D.Edison estimates shock occurrd or earthquake.In1773 only one harbor entrance.James Cook explored island then and wrote findings down.Theirs an old story of how Ira the heart eater was driven from the east coast districts !As theis tribe increase they spread into westward to occupy Wellington and Torirua districts.(Intermarriage known as Ngati- parciallyKahnu-hgu Ngati -Tara-and rangitane with a light strain of Maruiwi blood.These tribes went on a murderous crusade that threaten territories far and wiTheirs an old story of a tribe that walked the shores of Porirua N.Z.Welligton districts)They have past away into the Mist from the summit of Tararua.They were expelled from these shores.The Wairarapa natives they could tell them the story but it will be buried with the silence of the spirit that is buried with those who died.the spirit of the extinct tribe lingers almost an eerie feeling as the waves crash against the rocks ..
Sitting here with my cup of coffee I had to smile.I felt like a kid at Christmas who just got a new present.This past week I got a real gift.I met a new family member.If you read my journals you'll see my mother aunt Elsie I listed.Her daughter gave me 4pieces of paper with the information out of her mothers Bible.I had tears in my eyes as I remembered Elsie .When I was small she would be at the store my grandfather ran.I was so blessed that she took her time to write this down for me.My biggest accomplishment was meeting her daughter.We talked awhile and she told me Elsie s birthday was August 7The same as my grandfathers.I shared with her how I had seen her mother Elsie right before she died.Elsie said I know you!I knew she did but I couldn't place who she was.Then one day after she died I remembered who she was .The biggest hurdle has been learning to talk to other family.My older sisters remember some but 1800 is a whole new ball game.Right now we are tring to identify some old pictures listed on Facebook on my profile page.Some are so old but you still can see them.Sure would be a shame not to know who that tall dark headed lady whose picture is beautiful.She has such Burrell features.Then again she may O r. may not be.Even if she doesn't theirs a sweet story waiting to unravel!
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!