Ancestors of Donald Burford: From Burford, England...to Juneau, Alaska, and a few places in between
Genealogy of this Burford family. Starting with the immigrant in the family, William Burford (1637-1656), this book traces the line, from Burford, England; to Virginia; to Missouri; to California; and finally, to Juneau, Alaska.
Ten generations of this family are fully documented, including Daniel Burford and his wife Sarah Miles; James Burford and his wife Molly Rucker; and Benjamin Burford and his wife Perleta Boatman. Information is included about the ancestors of the wives, and each of the children, along with dozens of fascinating stories.
This book includes over 200 pictures, including the homes in which some of these people lived; the churches where they worshipped; old land deeds; old newspaper articles; census reports; maps showing where they lived; many of their gravestones and obituaries; and numerous photographs of the people themselves.
This book also includes detailed stories about Ambrose Rucker; James John "Jack" Floyd (the founder of Louisville); outlaw Bill Stuart; Rev. James Fears; Levi "L.B." Clark and his wife Jane Haworth; The Virginia Ranch (now at the bottom of Collins Lake); Charles E. Hooker; Jay "J.C." Silverstone; John T. Spickett; The Denny Party; Nettie Low Foster (the first white child born in Seattle); B.M. Behrends; and Burford's Corner in Juneau.
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