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Mrs. Mary Y. Burks

Died at her home in Miller township, Aug. 14th, 1897, Mrs. Mary Y.  Burks, aged 81 years 3 months and ? days.  Mrs. Burks was born in Anson County, North Carolina.  She moved with her parents when quite young to Alabama.  When only thirteen years of age she professed religion and joined the Methodist church in which she lived a consistent member till her death. 

In 1832 she married William Greenlees.  In 1851 she moved with her husband to Arkansas and settled within two miles of this place and since 1851 she has never lived ten miles from here.  From this marriage there were nine children born five of whom, Mrs. E.G. Culpepper of the place, Mrs. Belle Dixon, of Randall, and J.M., W.J., and R.H. Greenless, survive her.  Her husband Mr. Greenlees, died in 186? and some years after she married Mr. John Burks with whom she also lived pleasantly until 1874 when he passed away.  Soon after the death of her husband her daughter, Mrs. Mary J. Wintz died leaving orphan children.

Submitted by Belinda (Brown) Winston

Source: Cleveland County Herald, 19 Aug 1897