Burket Family Stories and Genealogy
Samuel Burket Family
Taken in 1916
Samuel Reuben Burket and wife Ella Jane Mosher and family.
The boy with the dog and BB gun is James Peter Burkett.
Arnold's father, the other kids are all girls, daughters of Sam and Ella.
School pictures was taken that day that is why my father and the biggest
girls were nicely dressed, I also have the school picture.
My father was born 1905, so he is 11 years old in the picture.
This picture was taken about 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon after the kids came
home from school, it was about a mile up the hill atop Mt. Pleasant.
My father stated the BB guns them days was often excellent
quality, very accurate, he shot a lot of rabbits with the BB gun.
Behind is my grandfathers team of horses, all fancied up with fancy
work harnesses. My grandfather loved the horses.
THIS "LITTLE" TREE
BY ARNOLD BURKETT,
A LOT OF THE INFORMATION WAS RESEARCHED BY ARNOLD BURKETT, ALSO CLARENCE H. LITTLE ,AND HIS WIFE MAE SCOTT, THEIR CHILDREN AND CLARENCES SISTERS. CLARENCE LITTLE DESCENDS FROM JOHN LITTLE, BROTHER TO ARNOLD BURKETT'S GREAT GRANDMOTHER NANCY LITTLE KELLY. THIS IS NOT THE TOTAL INFORMATION I HAVE, JUST A BRIEF OVERVIEW TO SHOW THE LITTLE LINEAGE BACK THRU THE GENERATIONS.
I WILL BEGIN BEFORE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR., SAY BEFORE 1776.
HUGH LITTLE, THOUGH NOT RESEARCHED AND PROVEN
COMPLETELY SEEMS TO BE THE FATHER OF
ARNOLD BURKETT'S 4TH GREAT GRANDFATHER REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER JAMES LITTLE THAT CAME FROM LOUDEN COUNTY VIRGINIA AFTER THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND SETTLED IN ARMSTRONG COUNTY, JAMES LITTLE WAS MARRIED TO SARAH BRATTON, THEY HAD TWO SONS, JAMES AND WILLIAM, WILLIAM DISAPPEARED WHILE A TODDLER SITTING IN A CLEARING PLAYING WITH HIS FATHERS WATCH, HIS FATHER JAMES LITTLE WAS CATCHING HIS COWS. THE BOY WILLIAM WAS NEVER FOUND, INDIANS TOOK HIM, NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN. AFTER REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER JAMES LITTLE PASSED AWAY, HIS WIDOW MARRIED JONATHAN BLACK, SARAH HAD 8 CHILDREN TO JONATHAN.
( I HAVE ALL THE NAMES OF THE BLACK CHILDREN AND THEIR WIVES.)
LITTLE, SON OF JAMES LITTLE AN SARAH BRATTON, ARNOLD'S 3RD GREAT GRANDFATHER
JAMES LITTLE BORN 1782, DIED 1868 MARRIED ELIZABETH WARNER 5 DEC, 1810, ELIZABETH WAS BORN 1788, DIED 1868. ELIZABETH WARNER'S PARENTS ARE
REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER PETER WARNER AND WIFE JUDITH SHOEMAKER , JUDITH'S PARENTS WAS GEORGE SHOEMAKER AND WIFE ANNA MARIA BARBARA THAT CAME FROM LOUDOUN COUNTY VIRGINIA AND SETTLED NEAR ROSSITER IN NORTHERN INDIANA COUNTY.
REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER PETER WARNER , 12 VIRGINIA REGIMENT IS ALSO ARNOLD BURKETT'S 4TH GREAT GRANDFATHER. HIS FATHER WAS ALSO PETER WARNER OF VIRGINIA AND HIS WIFE IS UNKNOWN THIS IS ARNOLD'S 5TH GREAT GRANDPARENTS.
JAMES LITTLE AND WIFE ELIZABETH WARNER'S CHILDREN,
ISSAC, CATHERINE, WILLIAM, PETER, NANCY, THIS NANCY MARRIED PETER KELLY, JOSEPH , SARA , JAMES.
JAMES W. LITTLE BORN 13 SEPTEMBER,
1811, DIED SEPT, 1897, MARRIED MARY POLLY ROOF 29 AUGUST, 1835.
ARNOLD'S GREAT, GREAT, GRANDFATHER.
JANE LITTLE MARRIED JOHN SINK,
HANNAH LITTLE MARRIED PORTER KELLY,
JOHN LITTLE MARRIED MARIAH JEWART,
MARGARET LITTLE MARRIED JAMES CROOKS
CLARK LITTLE MARRIED ADA POTTS
MARTHA LITTLE MARRIED CONRAD LUKEHART
NANCY LITTLE MARRIED OTH KELLY
NANCY LITTLE, ARNOLD
BURKETT'S GREAT GRANDMOTHER.
NANCY LITTLE MARRIED OTH/OATH KELLY
ALICE PRISCILLA KELLY, ARNOLD BURKETT'S GRANDMOTHER
ALICE PRISCILLA KELLY, ARNOLD BURKETT'S GRANDMOTHER , DAUGHTER OF NANCY LITTLE AND OTH/OATH KELLY MARRIED SILVANUS JONES OF PUNXSUTAWNEY, HIS WIFE ALICE KELLY WAS FROM
AN AREA CALLED WHITE OAK FLATS NEAR PLUMVILLE, PA.
JONES, ARNOLD BURKETT'S MOTHER
DAUGHTER OF SILVANUS JONES OF PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA.
SILVANUS JONES PARENTS WAS JOHN DAVID JONES AND
MARY ANN BETTON , THEY CAME TO AMERICA IN 1888 FROM STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, THE JONES WERE ORIGINALLY FROM WALES, IN WALES THEY WERE THE JOHNS, IN ENGLAND THE JONES.
SILVANUS HAD SISTERS IN ENGLAND THAT WAS MARRIED
AND STAYED IN ENGLAND, SILVANUS WAS A YOUNG LAD IN HIS TEENS WHEN HE CAME TO AMERICA, IT WAS A BIG FAMILY, MANY BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
I REMEMBER MY GREAT AUNT MYRA, SILVANUS'S SISTER, SHE WAS 13 WHEN THEY CAME FROM ENGLAND, WE VISITED HER OFTEN AND LISTENED TO ALL THE STORIES ABOUT ENGLAND, SHE NEVER LOST HER ENGLISH ACCENT. MYRA WARDEN WAS A FEW DAYS OF REACHING 100 WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY.
ALICE PRISCILLA JONES MARRIED JAMES PETER BURKETT, ARNOLD'S PARENTS.
YOU HAVE FINALLY REACHED ARNOLD WAYNE BURKETT, THE KING OF THE CLAN. THE MAN WITH A VISION. THEN YOU HAVE ARNOLD'S CHILDREN AND THAT DARN ARN HAS GRANDCHILDREN
SO, THERE YOU ARE 10 GENERATIONS, NOT BAD HUH,
THAT LITTLE TREE ISN'T SO LITTLE ANYMORE.
THE JONES LINE IS MY ONLY SHORT LINE, THEY CAME IN 1888, ALL MY OTHER LINES, THE LITTLES, WARNERS, KELLY'S, BURKETT'S ALL GO BACK BEFORE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR IN AMERICA, THEY WERE ALL PIONEER FAMILIES ROUGH, TOUGH PEOPLE, THAT IS WHY I AM SO TOUGH.
THE VILLAGE OF HOME, PA WHEN GOING DOWN 119 FROM PUNXY TO INDIANA WHERE RTE 85 GOES TO PLUMVILLE, THAT WAS KELLYTOWN, NOW CALLED HOME, IN THAT INTERSECTION IS A ROAD UP OVER THE HILL TO THE WASHINGTON CEMETERY, THAT IS WHERE A LOT OF THE PIONEER LITTLES ARE BURIED, AND RELATED FAMILIES.
PETER WARNER OLD HOMESTEAD AND CEMETERY IS UP ON CANOE RIDGE, WHEN YOU GO TO ROSSITER FROM CLOE, GO DOWN THRU ROSSITER TO THE END, THEN YOU MUST TURN LEFT OR RIGHT, TURN LEFT UP OVER THE HILL, AT THE TOP TURN RIGHT TOWARD HEMLOCK LAKE , OUT THERE A SHORT DISTANCE IS A HOUSE ON THE LEFT AND A BARN ON THE RIGHT, THIS WAS PETER WARNERS OLD FARM, HE BUILT THE HOUSE, PAST THE HOUSE IS A SIGN, TO THE CEMETERY ON THE UPPER SIDE, HE HAS A HEADSTONE, MANY FAMILY MEMBERS ARE BURIED THERE.
I HOPE EVERYONE GETS SOME BENEFIT FROM THIS LITTLE FAMILY TREE, THIS IS ARNOLD'S MOTHER'S PEOPLE.
THAT DARN ARN.
The Hell's Angel of
Penfield heheee Arnold on his bike.
What? No leathers?
Rebecca J. is listed only once in the book, BURKET/BURKETT/BURKHARDT FAMILY TALES AND TRAILS 1649-1991 Volume #1 that I have about our Burkett line, she's just listed as Jacob and Angeline's oldest child. It doesn't say when she died, but she was born in PA in 1856. Our line start in Niederstoltzingen in the Schwabish region of Bararia, GErmany with JORG (George) Burckhardt & Apollina Meyer. Their son begat Andreas, who begat Andreas, who begat Johanes, who begat Johann. Johann married Polly Koontz (of Prussian Nobility), and they are the ones from out line who came to America in 1741 on the Loyal Judith. Their son, Jacob, I believe was Rebecca's grandfather, was born in Amsterdam before his parents sailed to America. One of Jacob's son's, Rebecca's uncle, John William, was the father of David, who settled in Texas.
Cut and paste this site to get
to Bess Burket Hill's manuscript on the family.
The "Big Buck"
Time for another of Arnold's "poems.."
Today I looked out my window
I seen an oak leaf fluttering by.
I thought I should write you just to say Hi.
Seasons come and seasons go,
But I think its time you should know
The leaves serve us only for a while.
Then they leave us with a smile.
They are God's plan to live and die.
That is why I wrote you,
Just to say, Hi.