Finding Aid to the Burford Family Account Books

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
BURFORD FAMILY ACCOUNT BOOKS
The collection includes the account books of Petticus D. BURFORD and of his son,
William D. BURFORD, who were undertakers in Amherst County, Virginia. The
accounts are records of payments for coffins and burials.
FOLDER 1 Account Book, including Burial Records, Petticus D. Burford, Amherst
County (1893-1904, 1906)
FOLDER 2 Account Book, including Burial Records, William D. Burford, Amherst
County (1907-1952)

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
PETTICUS D. BURFORD (ca.1844/1848-1903)
Petticus D. BURFORD, son of William BURFORD and Elizabeth BOWLING,
was born ca. 1844-1848 in Amherst County, Virginia. He married 20 October 1885
Alice T. CARTER, daughter of Richard CARTER and Mary DAWSON of Amherst
County. According to his tombstone, BURFORD served in Shoemaker's Company,
Virginia Horse Artillery, during the Civil War. He began his undertaking business ca.
1893. He died in 1903 in Amherst County. In his will, he asked that his executor, A. H.
TURNER, continue the undertaking business at Monitor in Amherst County, with
BURFORD's son, William D. BURFORD, as manager. Petticus D. BURFORD was
buried in the BURFORD family cemetery.
["Marriage of William Burford and Elizabeth Bowling," Bailey Fulton Davis, Amherst County, Virginia,
Court House Miniatures: Marriage Bonds and Returns 1801-1854 (Amherst: Compiler, 1965), p. B-17;
1850 Census, Amherst County, VA, National Archives and Records Service, M-432, Roll 933, p. 104.
Petticus D. Burford age 6 years (born ca. 1844); 1900 Census, Amherst County, VA, National Archives and
Records Service, T-623, Roll 1699, p. 49. Petticus D. Burford, age 42, born "Jan. 1848"; Bureau of Vital
Statistics, Department of Health, Virginia, Marriages 1853-1935, Amherst County, VA, Reel No. 3. The
marriage record lists Petticus D. Burford as "widowed" but no previous marriage has been located; Mary
Frances Boxley, comp., Gravestone Inscriptions of Amherst County, Virginia (Amherst: Compiler, 1985),
p. 79; "Will of Petticus D. Burford," Bailey Fulton Davis, Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse
Miniatures...Will Books 1761-1919...B Section (Amherst: Compiler, 1962), p. 55, Will Book 24, p. 34,
written 15 October 1903, probated 21 December 1903.]

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
WILLIAM DUVAL BURFORD (1887-1965)
William Duval BURFORD, son of Petticus D. BURFORD and Alice T.
CARTER, was born 17 January 1887, in Amherst County, Virginia. Following his
father's death in 1903, he became manager of the undertaking business established by his
father in ca. 1893. He married 12 April 1905 in Amherst County Emma C. HUDSON,
daughter of Benjamin Franklin HUDSON and Mary A. SCURRY. BURFORD served as
a supervisor for the Courthouse District in Amherst County for thirty years and was
chairman of the Welfare Board in Amherst for twenty-two years. He died 12 November
1965 and was buried in the Amherst Cemetery.
[Obituary, Amherst New-Era Progress, 11 November 1965, p. 1 col. 5; "Will of Petticus D. Burford,"
Bailey Fulton Davis, Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures...Will Books 1761-1919...B
Section (Amherst: Compiler, 1962), p. 55, Will Book 24, p. 34, written 15 October 1903, probated 21
December 1903; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Department of Health, Virginia, Marriages 1853-1935, Reel
No. 3; "Marriage of Benjamin Franklin Hudson and Mary A. Scurry," Lynchburg, VA, Marriage Register
No. 3, 14 November 1883, p. 23; 1900 Census, Amherst County, VA, National Archives and Records
Service, T-623, Roll 1699, p. 199, Connie Hudson, born Nov. 1886, daughter of Frank and Mary A.
Hudson; Mary Frances Boxley, comp., Gravestone Inscriptions of Amherst County, Virginia (Amherst:
Compiler, 1985), p. 234.]

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Dublin Core

Title

Finding Aid to the Burford Family Account Books

Subject

Finding aids
Burial records

Description

Finding aid to the Burford Family Account Books held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. The books include records of payments for coffins and burials in Amherst County, Virginia to undertakers Petticus D. Burford and William D. Burford.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Date

2024

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

JMLMS2073FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.), “Finding Aid to the Burford Family Account Books,” Digital Collections, accessed June 13, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/798.