1860 Banks County GA (Homer PO) Census: William L. (T.?) Burts, head, age 26, born SC Mahaly E. Burts, wife, age 28, born SC Martha A. Burts, dau, age 6, born GA William T. Burts, son, age 2, born GA Lut___(?) L. Burts, dau, age 7 mo., born GA
1870 Jackson County GA (Harmony Grove PO) Census: Subdiv 71 Roll M 593_159 Page 392, dwelling/family # 1616 Mahala Birts, head, age 35 Martha Birts, dau., age 16 William T. Birts, son, age 12 Lutitia G. Birts, dau, age 10 Harriett Birts, dau, age 8 All are listed as born in GA.
I am descended through Etta/Etter Burts/Birts/Burch who married James John "Jimmy" Cheatham.Etta died abt 1890, Jimmy died about 1902.Their son, Norman, was my grandfather. He was born 1890. Mahala/Mahaly/Mahalee/Mahalie Burch was living with Jimmy and Etta in 1880.In 1900, Mahalie (Birt) lived with James M. and Marth A. Hutchins.Mahala died 1908.William T. (Mahala's son) married a Fannie and had a dau., Minnie A., according to 1880 Jackson Co. census. Since name spelling was essentially left up to the Census takers at the time, the family name could be Burtz. I'm looking for William L's and Mahala's roots in SC, and any information on Lutitia.