Telling my family's history...one story at a time.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
My dear Aunt "Burnzie". Though I didn't know her very well or for very long, I do remember her well. I was 13 years old when she died.
I always felt she was beautiful - even exotic! She just had such a gorgeous look, beautiful long, black hair, and a mysterious coloring to her skin. Perhaps she may have even had some Native American heritage. I can see why my father's brother, George Russel Clemens, fell in love with her.
Aunt Burnzie had a large family of eleven children, and lost at least five of them as babies. It was hard to have good care in the coal camps of West Virginia.
Aunt Burnzie is buried in Limestone Cemetery, Carter County, KY.