Posts Tagged With: maternal linage

Four Ancestors In One Place

Some people may see some old headstones but I see my maternal linage, my ancestors, my history. I only wish I had pictures of these women to go along with their headstones. In 2008 I found out some of my mother’s maternal and paternal ancestors were buried in Westview Cemetery, a small hidden cemetery located in Bromley Baldwin County, Alabama, talk about hitting a genealogy jackpot with this one. The first headstone belongs to my mother’s father’s side, great grandmother Lillie Rauzy Walker died just six months after my grandfather Wilson was born. Next is my great great grandmother and Lillie’s mother Emma Rauzy Watson, she married James Watson Sr. in 1877 in Mobile County, Alabama. Now to my mother’s maternal side, Minnie Belle Burke Stacks is my great great grandmother and the woman who raised my grandma Clittee in East Youngstown, Ohio. Last but not least Diniah Johnson Burke also known as Mother Burke is my great great great grandmother and Minnie’s mother, she was born in Wilcox County, Alabama.

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