My three times great Aunt Rebecca Burke was born in Dallas County, Alabama About 1889. Rebecca and her husband George Tompkins were instrumental figures in the Bromley, Alabama community. In 1920 Rebecca began teaching in the one room school called The Blakeley school aka the Little Red School House. Her husband George turned an old farm truck into a school bus to take neighborhood children to school. Rebecca accumulated more than 50 years of service in the Baldwin County School system. Rebecca Burke Tompkins is part of my black history.
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Every Day in the month of February I will post some information about my family history on my social networking sites, here’s what I have thus far.
My great grandmother Mary Jane Burgess born Jan 25th 1895 in (Natchez) Monroe County, Alabama. She married Lonnie Wesley and together they had 11 children. After his death in 1937 Mary Jane was left to raise 10 Children on her own and had to find work as a farmer to support her family. Mary Jane Burgess Wesley is part of my black history.