Gerry, From my records, I find your Harriet and as you stated the parents are David Newsome Burkhalter and Ann Eliza Short. Davids parents are John Burkhalter Jr. and Sarah(Hardin) Loyless. John was b. 1760 married May 29, 1792. The next generation is John Burkhalter Sr. b. 1723 probably in Berne, Switzerland, and Sarah Milledge.John Sr. was the son of Michael Burkhalter Sr. b. 6 April 1694 Lutzelfluh, Bern, Switzerland. He married Aldelheit Kobel and secondly Barbara Walthuer about 1719 in Switzerland and then some records sayhe married Martha Newsome in 1760. Michael was the original immigrant to Ga. coming to Savannah in 1735. Michael died in 1762 at the age of 67. He was a planter. The children of Michael are not known for sure but he probably had five sons and two daughters, one being Margaret from his first marriage. Some of his sons MAYBE, Abraham, Joshua and George. He also mentions children of his "first and second bed" meaning from both marriages that produced children.