Thomas Andrews Burditt

Male 1827 - 1886  (59 years)


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  • Name Thomas Andrews Burditt 
    Born 5 Feb 1827  Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Dec 1886  Hazlehurst, Copiah Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1850 in Roxbury,MA; 1860 in Rock Island,ILL; 1870 and 1880 in Hazlehurst,MS as Store bookkeeper

      From the Mississippi Archive there is the following:
      William A. Stone was born March 12, 1804, in Livermore, Maine, the son of Polly Chase and Jesse Stone. He received an A.B. from Bowdoin College in 1825 and studied law with Peleg Sprague in Hallowell, Maine. Admitted to the bar in 1828, he began his practice at West Prospect, Maine. Some time later, he moved to Holmesville, Pike County. While there, he was appointed by Governor McNutt to fill the unexpired term of circuit judge Walker. He served as a Pike County member of the state House of Representatives from 1838 to 1839. In 1839 he moved to Natchez, where he married Hannah M. Merrick, widow of Phineas P. Merrick. She died on June 14, 1841, and in that same year, Stone moved to Monticello. He served as a state senator from Marion and Lawrence counties from 1848 to 1854 and again from 1856 to 1858. In 1860, he moved to Hazlehurst and served as mayor of that town. He was also a Copiah County delegate to the 1865 Constitutional Convention. William S. Stone died on November 13, 1877.

      Little is known about Thomas A. Burditt. He was born February 5, 1827, and died in Hazlehurst, December 31, 1886. In 1855 he established with Samuel Sanger a mercantile business in Boston, Massachusetts, but by 1864, at least, was in Hazlehurst, presumably farming and in business. Possibly he was Stone's son-in-law.

      This collection can be divided into two parts: papers of William Stone and diaries of Thomas A. Burditt containing entries about Stone. The papers consist of correspondence related to Stone's legal practice (collection of overdue debts, contracts, bankruptcy, etc.); one letter is written to him by a stepson, C. F. Merrick, who was attending Bowdoin College; and there is a manuscript copy of a Stone letter to Jefferson Davis requesting Judah P. Benjamin's address and a photocopy of a letter of introduction to Benjamin from Davis on Stone's behalf. A few of these items relate to T. A. Burditt. Also a part of this collection is a newspaper, Lewiston Evening Journal (Lewiston, Maine) June 28, 1894, devoted to Bowdoin College. In this issue is a memoir of the 1875 reunion of the class of 1825, including Stone.

      The second part of the collection consists of three diaries kept by Thomas A. Burditt in Hazlehurst, beginning in 1864 and continuing until a few days before his death. The diary entries are made in volumes that were also (or had been) used as account books. Entries are terse, and weather observations predominate. However, crop notes, family news and the peregrinations of Stone, referred to as Judge, are also included. Interspersed are short phrases commenting on the Civil War and Reconstruction. One of the series of account entries deals with piano and organ sales.
    Person ID I24831  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2013 

    Father Henry Burditt,   b. ca 1796, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1882, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Deborah Andrews,   b. 27 Mar 1800, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1882, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1821  Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara Belle Stone,   b. Jan 1831, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 Jul 1849  Rose Hill, Lawrence Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Deborah Andrews Burditt,   b. 11 Oct 1850, Jamaica Plains, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Clara Stone Burditt,   b. 31 Oct 1852, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1919, Hazlehurst, Copiah Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. William Aurelius Stone Burditt,   b. 21 Apr 1854, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1856, Rock Island, Rock Island Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +4. Henry Field Burditt,   b. 24 Jan 1857, Rock Island, Rock Island Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910  (Age < 52 years)
    +5. Sarah Taliafero Burditt,   b. 24 Mar 1865, Hazlehurst, Copiah Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1948, Hazlehurst, Copiah Co., Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F7428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Feb 1827 - Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jul 1849 - Rose Hill, Lawrence Co., Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
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