The BURNUM FAMILY HISTORY website was created on 10/1/2005 and is dedicated to the memories
of my father CHARLES GWIN BURNUM and my grandmother LENA ESTELLE YOUNG BURNUM.
Without their many decades of tireless genealogical dedication this website
would not be possible. All research they did was pre-Internet and consisted of
numerous trips to the State Archives in Montgomery, Alabama, local archives in
North Alabama, as well as countless weekdays and weekends visiting cemeteries
and local libraries or archives throughout the South. With the advent of the Internet age I
have expounded on their original works and added many details and photos acquired through the years.
As you can imagine, my Burnum website will always be a work in progress. I have
hundreds of photos and stacks of information yet to upload over the months and
years ahead. Due to website limitations, much information was initially
incorrectly formatted on upload from my computer and is being corrected day-by-
day as time is available. Much information that is posted is an amalgamation of
decades of work that is either original work by myself, my father and my
grandmother, or may have been constructed from the works of my many interested
relatives, living and deceased.
For their invaluable contributions which may have confirmed my original
information or may have been partially added to the creation of this website I
would like to thank the following relatives and friends for their input over the decades:
Frances Jones Young (Young family lineage); Dena Burnum (William
Henry Burnum lineage); Rebecca Jane Fields (Louisa Toles Burnum Fields
lineage); Bruce Burnum (the Tennessee Burnums we can't quite connect up
with as of yet); Kathleen Burnum & Louise Sanders (Joel
Washington Burnum lineage); Neal Burnham (Searcy Grover Burnum/Fredrick
Burr Burnham family); Nell Duncan (Nancy Burnum Elliott lineage);
Charlotte Wooten (Postmaster Mary Burnum and Wooten connections); Dr.
Mac Stiles (Allgood lineage); Paula Burnum Salter (James Marion
Burnum lineage)as well as many, many others. If you find anything in this
website that is unintentionally uncredited or unsourced, then please contact me
and I would be glad to credit the information and/or remove it, as requested
and as time becomes available.
PLEASE DO NOT take the work at my Burnum website as the ultimate literal or factual
truth about family lines. My intent is to be as exact and educated as possible
in my presentation of the Burnum Family History. However, mistakes and errors
inevitably occur. As with any research --- fact check, fact check, fact check.
"AS ALWAYS, GENEALOGY WITHOUT METHODOLOGY IS MYTHOLOGY."
Please note that this website is for personal use and is not to be used for
commercial purposes. All genealogical information, including photos, is not to
be used other than for personal enjoyment only. NO GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION
OR PHOTOS SHALL BE POSTED TO ANY OTHER WEB SITES OR REDISTRIBUTED OR
DISSEMINATED WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE WEBMASTER IN ANY FORMAT WHATSOEVER.
Please feel free to send me information, corrections, or pictures at:
|John Eric Burnum:||JohnEBurnumLaw@aol.com|
I hope that all of ya'll enjoy reading about our family history as much as I
do. We have a rich, family tradition that all of us can be proud of.