John Early Burden

13 May 1881–11 March 1953 (Age 71)
Hart, Georgia, United States

The Life of John Early

When John Early Burden was born on 13 May 1881, in Hart, Georgia, United States, his father, William Lindsey Burden Sr, was 33 and his mother, Sereptha Jane Bray, was 22. He married Minnie Lee Boyce about 1904. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Greenville Township, Greenville, South Carolina, United States for about 40 years. He died on 11 March 1953, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Early Burden
Minnie Lee Boyce
Marriage: about 1904
Early Debbs Burden
Ruby Pauline Burden

Spouse and Children

about 1904
, , South Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Lindsey Burden Sr


    Sereptha Jane Bray




    William Lindsey Burden Jr




    Frances Kizzie Burden


    Ada Burden


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 12

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country):1. (of Norman origin) from the Old French personal name Burdo (oblique case Burdon), probably of Germanic origin, but uncertain meaning. 2. nickname for a pilgrim or one who carried a pilgrim's staff, Middle English, Old French bourdon. 3. habitational name from any of various places called Burdon or Burden. Burden in West Yorkshire and Great Burdon in County Durham are named with Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortified place’ + dūn ‘hill’; Burdon in Tyne and Wear is named with Old English bȳre ‘byre’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Burden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John E Burden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Burden, "United States Census, 1910"

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