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Brogdon - Baker Families

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William H. Brogdon
b. 04 May 1804 NC
d. 23 Apr 1856 Grayson Co., TX
buried:  Brogdon Cemetery
One of the original Peters Colonists who came from Madison Co., TN with his wife Nancy J. (Sturdivant?) and several children to a 613 acre site just east of Sherman in 1839.  He bought and sold several parcels of land in the area in the next few years, and in 1853 purchased a couple of adjacent parcels in the Joseph Strickland Survey further west.
This is what is considered the old Brogdon homeplace, and is the site of the Brogdon Cemetery.

John T. Brogdon
b. 1845 Grayson Co., TX
d. @ 1890-1895 in Grayson Co., TX
buried:  Brogdon Cemetery
View his footstone

John T. was the second of the children born after the family came to Texas.  He married Minnie Rice Burgess on 27 August 1885 in Grayson Co.   Three children of this marriage:  Mary "Nannie", Dennie A., and Emmett Cleon.  John died in about 1890 of undulant fever.  Minnie remarried to John's brother, Henry L. in about 1896.

John Brogdon

Minnie (Burgess) Brogdon, her son Emmet, Emmet's son Ralph
, who is holding my mother, Carol Jean.

Henry L. Brogdon, Minnie's second husband, and their children Beaulah and Lawrence.

This is the same Lawrence Brogdon pictured in the WWI photograph on the previous page.

Sarah "Sallie" Rice Burgess (nee: Conner)
b. 15 Nov 1836 MO

d. 24 Jan 1918, Pottsboro, Grayson Co., TX
buried:  Georgetown Cemetery

Sallie was the wife of John Burgess and daughter of Lavendar W. and Zibba (Rice) Conner.
  They were parents of Conner, Zibba, Minnie (m. John Brogdon), Rachel, Althea and Mary Burgess.
She died during the 1918 flu epidemic.

Sallie Burgess

Biography Index

Transcript of a conversation recorded in December 1977 by Ralph Brogdon
& his uncle, George Patrick "Pat" Baker

Brogdon Cemetery list 

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