Mary Lougenia Burnett

Brief Life History of Mary Lougenia

When Mary Lougenia Burnett was born on 15 July 1865, in Cherokee Springs, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, Jefferson Reed Burnett, was 48 and her mother, Mary Lougenia Hensdale Burnett, was 29. She married James Roland Willingham in 1883, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 16 October 1951, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Roland Willingham
1864–1934
Mary Lougenia Burnett
1865–1951
Marriage: 1883
Zeno Corvasso Willingham
1884–1969
John Jefferson Willingham
1887–1969
Elford Clyde Willingham
1889–1967
Carrie A Willingham
1893–1964
Jesse Newton Willingham
1896–1989
Elbert Arthur Willingham
1899–1969
Mary Sue Willingham
1902–1926
Hattie Lorea Willingham
1904–1978

Sources (22)

  • Mary Willingham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Lougenia Burnett - Published information: birth-name: Mary Lougenia Burnett
  • Mary Lou Burnett Willingham, "South Carolina Deaths, 1944-1955"

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1871 · KKK Supression

In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Tyrone and Antrim): descriptive nickname of Norman origin, from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ (see Brown ), or possibly in some instances a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of burnete, a high quality woolen cloth, originally dark brown in color.

Probably also an altered form of English Barnett .

In some cases also an altered form of French Burnet ; compare Burnette .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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