Sarah Mahala Burnett

Sarah Mahala Burnett

Female 1857 - 1944  (87 years)

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  • Name Sarah Mahala Burnett 
    Born 1 Mar 1857  Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Mar 1944  Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hurst Cemetery Gepp, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I618749597  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2012 

    Family James Bird Deatherage,   b. 5 Sep 1856, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1906, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1876  Louden County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:

    • Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 about James Detherage
      Name: James Detherage
      Spouse: Sarah Burnett
      Marriage Date: 15 Oct 1876
      Marriage County: Loudon
    Children 
    +1. William Alexander Deatherage,   b. 8 Nov 1877, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1940, Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Katy Mae Deatherage,   b. 1 Aug 1880, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1909, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +3. Rebecca Alzira Deatherage,   b. 17 Sep 1884, Howell County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1975, Jackson County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. James Lester Deatherage,   b. 23 Dec 1886, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930, Sedgwick County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +5. Homer Brown Deatherage,   b. 14 May 1889, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1920, Swifton, Jackson County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +6. Samantha Jane Deatherage,   b. 10 Feb 1892, Gepp, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1978, Ojai, Ventura County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. Walter Columbus Deatherage,   b. 27 Feb 1894, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1950, Swifton, Jackson County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     8. Deborah Alice Deatherage,   b. 14 Jun 1896, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1985, North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     9. Arizona Frances Deatherage,   b. 25 Jun 1899, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1987, Gepp, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. Amos Deatherage,   b. Dec 1905, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1905, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F547384241  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1857 - Roane County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Oct 1876 - Louden County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Mar 1944 - Fulton County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hurst Cemetery Gepp, Fulton County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Sarah Mahala Burnett Deatherage
    Sarah Mahala Burnett Deatherage
    From "lwaters4" in Ancestry
    L-R: Samantha Jane Deatherage, Sarah Burnett, Arizona Frances Deatherage
    L-R: Samantha Jane Deatherage, Sarah Burnett, Arizona Frances Deatherage
    From "lwaters" in Ancestry

    Headstones
    James Bird Deatherage and wife Sarah Burnett
    James Bird Deatherage and wife Sarah Burnett
    From "Laura Valenzuela" in Find a Grave

  • Notes 
    • 1880 Census Bennetts Bayou, Fulton, Arkansas as S DETHERAGE
      1900 Census Bennetts, Fulton, Arkansas as Sarah DEATHERAGE
    • From "lwaters4" in Ancestry:

      Stories told by Samantha Jane Deatherage:

      Grandma?s parents, James Bird Deatherage and Sarah Mahala Burnett were married in Roane, Tennessee and her mother?s father, whom she said had money, gave her a start with horses and pigs. When Sarah and James Bird ?Jim? moved to Arkansas in a covered wagon, in 1878, her mother cried and cried. Sarah had a younger half-sister that she had helped raise and she missed her bad when she moved. She never saw her family again.

      Sarah and Jim homesteaded near the Missouri county line in Fulton County, Arkansas. There were wild pigs there. Her father, Jim, was a farmer and he could play the fiddle. He would also play a peach tree leaf and put it between his lips and make music with it. He sang in the First Baptist Church and one of his favorite songs was ?Nearer my God to Thee.?

      Samanthy remembered how jealous she was when her sister Alice was born in 1896. She was four years old and enjoyed her role as the baby in the family. Her father caught her one time trying to hurt the new baby. He took her up on his knee and told her Mama had a new baby, but that was alright because she could be his baby. She remembered how that made her feel better.

      When mother would go away and leave him to watch the children, her dad would let her dress up in her mother?s clothes. She would dance and he would play the fiddle for her.

      In the mornings when Sarah would make the bed, she would put a big white sheet over the bed and that was the children?s sign to stay off. They were not allowed to play on the bed. She said she and her sister Alice for years slept at the foot of the bed (the only bed they had) until they got too big.

      Often the family would go to pick cotton for money. The children had to pick enough cotton to buy their shoes for school. Sometimes it took so long to pick enough cotton that there would be frost on the ground and one time grandma got her toes frostbitten. School was only for 3 months of the year, in the winter, and Samanthy did not like school much. She especially did not like geography. She did not mind ciphering too much. She only went as far as the eighth grade.

      The family raised pigs and chickens. They had a roost for the chickens but did not pen them up. The chickens wandered where they pleased, even in the house. They had a garden, mostly corn, which they fed to the hogs. The men and the boys would hunt for wild animals for the dinner table. They had hunting dogs; Walkers and Blue Tick hounds. Samanthy always wanted to go hunting with her brothers but was not allowed to because she was a girl. She resented that she could not go hunting. Later after she married she became a very good shot with a gun. She used to say that she could shoot a matchstick off a snow bank at 50 paces when she lived in Idaho.

      Grandma (Samanthy) loved dolls and would later would admire the dolls of her great granddaughters. When we would visit her she would always be glad if I forgot a doll at her house because she would prop her up on her bed and say she kept her company. When she told me that, I made a point of ?forgetting? my doll at her house more often so she would not be so lonely. She said the reason she liked dolls so much was when she was little she never had a nice store-bought doll. She used to make her dolls out of corn husks, corn cobs or clothes pins and make their hair out of corn silk.


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