Saturday, March 24, 2012

Surname Saturday - Ancestor #12 - Nancy Elgin Burton


One of my goals for 2012 is to use the Surname Saturday blogging prompt as a way to assure that I spend some time researching each of my family lines and that I have appropriate source citations for the genealogical facts related to my ancestors. I’ve decided to use my ahnentafel report and work back through the generations starting with my grandparents, writing a summary of each ancestor. If you discovered this post through a search engine and find one of your ancestors listed here, please leave a comment to let me know.

My maternal great-grandmother Nancy Elgin Burton was born 9 June 1846, in Kentucky,[1]  the oldest child of James H. and Margaret (PARSONS) BURTON.[2]

The Burton family resided in Floyd County, Kentucky, in 1860,[3] but following the Civil War moved to Minnesota where Nancy married Michael Yawman on 12 June 1866 at Kingston in Meeker County, Minnesota.[4]

Michael and Nancy had eleven children:
  • James Andrew (1867-1911)[5]
  • Catherine Margaret (1869-after 1900)[6]
  • William Lee (1870-1948)[7] – my grandfather
  • Chris Bell (1872-before 1880)[8]
  • Mary Elizabeth (1874-unknown)[9]
  • Michael Hamen (1875-1922)
  • Nora Yawman (1878-1968)
  • Martha Henrietta (1879-1948)
  • Charles Frederick (1881-1956)[10]
  • Georgia An (1882-1968)[11]
  • John Joseph (1885-1959)

Nancy died on 14 July 1919 in Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, and was buried on 16 July 1919[12] at Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons, Labette County, Kansas.[13]

Like most of my female ancestors, I know very little about Nancy’s life. I hope I can glean additional information through my continued research into the lives of her husband and children.




[1] Oklahoma State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, death certificate 58273 (stamped) (1919), Mrs. Nancy E. Yawman; Oklahoma Department of Health, Oklahoma City.
[2] 1850 U.S. census, population schedule, Floyd, Kentucky, p. 469A, dwelling 788, family 788, household of James Burton; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 Feb 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432, roll 200.
[3] 1860 U.S. census, population schedule, Floyd County Kentucky, p. 14 (penned), dwelling 84, family 84, James Burton; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Mar 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M653, roll 367.
[4] Meeker, Minnesota, marriage certificate no. A2-40 (1866), Yowman-Burton; Meeker County Treasurer's Office, Litchfield.
[5] findagrave.com, digital images (www.findagrave.com : accessed 23 Aug 2011), James Andres Yawman, Memorial #21259152, created by Gary Yawman, 30 Aug 2007. 
[6] 1900 U.S. census, Todd, Minnesota, population schedule, Eagle Bend, enumeration district (ED) 189, sheet 6B, dwelling 123, family 123, household of Robert G. Brickey; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 Nov 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll T623_794.
[7] Los Angeles County, California, death certificate no. 1659 (1948), William Lee Yawman; County of Los Angeles, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Norwalk.
[8] "Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905," database and images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 Nov 2009), entry for Michael Yawman.
[9] 1880 U.S. census, Grayson, Texas, population schedule, Denison, enumeration district (ED) 8, p. 7, dwelling 24, family 26, household of Michael Yawman; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 Nov 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll T9_1306.
[10] findagrave.com, digital images (www.findagrave.com : accessed 23 Aug 2011), Charles Frederick Yawman, Sr., Memorial #21259398, created by Gary Yawman, 30 Aug 2007.
[11] findagrave.com, digital images (www.findagrave.com : accessed 23 Aug 2011), Georgia A. Yawman, Memorial #61622753, created by Steve McCray, 14 Nov 2010.
[12] Oklahoma death certificate 58273 (stamped) (1919), Mrs. Nancy E. Yawman.
[13] findagrave.com, digital images (www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial #21259657, Nancy Elgin Burton Yawman, created by Gary A. Yawman, 30 Aug 2007.


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