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Home Page of Bitsey [Bailey] McAlexander

Updated January 18, 2007

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BAILEY,HENSLEY,FUNDERBURK,AYERS,UNDERWOOD,McALEXANDER,KEIFER,MOORE
Funderburk Heritage
Several books have been written, Of the Family Funderburk.The name was changed,Tradition is told,for in the days of old,it was the noble Von-Der-Burg. And the stories tell, of brave knights that fell.For in the Crusades, it's said, some lay wounded,others slain dead. In that German land,this noble band, Our ancestors they did trod.The Cause they fought, was God. these were our kin, these fierce, fighting men. But before this came about, They were forest people of the Mount,Mountain folk, they came to be, to escape the tax man, and be free. It's even been said, in the book I read, Twas of Noah's fourth son, Our beginning came. After the great mighty rain. The story went on,told about, this certain man named Devault.Twas from him, We came to be, He left the Rhine to escape the enemy, Shipwrecked on the voyage at sea,Though rescued and took along, to pay his passage, he was in bond. Twas from this men of yesterday, came the Funderburks of today. Noble professions some have took, people of God, with the holy book,Most seemed to be humble men,ever since the race began. Wanda Funderburk .....
Ennis & Deffie Funderburk- Married June 9 1924 Chickasha, Oklahoma
They moved a lot, in those early days, not much work and very little pay, in a touring car, with a canvas top, they followed in season, the cotton crop.
He went to Kansas to harvest wheat, to provide his family something to eat. Times were very bad, work of any kind was very scarce, and hard to find.
In Witchita Falls, he was to settle down, became a carpenter, in that Texas town. Life was good, for a little while, they bought new clothes, in the latest style.
Then things changed, the economy dropped down, depression struck the country around. Thousands of people, with nothing to eat, the unemployed, gathered in the street. Hunger spread across the land, lines were formed, with bucket in hand. A dipper of soup, and a slice of bread the goverment would see that people were fed. A Leaflet was given to him, which read. In far off California, was work to be found, And he knew as he read, he was westward bound. Though the price of travel, he had not at all, this for him was no reason to stall. He and brother O.C. caught a train of freight and rode that train to the paradise state,he went to work for the company of gas.
Those hungry days, were now to pass. In a letter he wrote, was a message to me. He could hardly wait for me to see, how the flowers bloomed, all year through. The weather so nice, he wrote of too. Then on to join him, children and wife here they would fair, a much better life. He took up welding, and did it with pride. His ability with torch, was known of wide. He could mend anything, and make it whole, but a broken heart, he often told. From pipelines to rockets, launched to the moon. Putting in over time, was now the tune. His leisure time, in later life more stable, allowed him the pleasure, of reading the Bible. He carrys it now, wherever he goes. And his love for God, He proudly shows.........
From 'The Family Tree' By Wanda Funderburk,Bailey,Amos
Now there's 'TEX' Ennis Royal, What a regal name! nor was it his lot in life to know great fame. He married my mother, when just a young lad, now there are seven of us that call him 'Dad'.Then Deffie Viola'another, who never achieved great fame. But good and true, this Mother to me, I note her now in this family tree.
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Descendants of John Michel Von Der Burg Generation No. 1 1. JOHN MICHEL VON DERBURG (ADOLPH VON DER1) was born 1700 in Leipzig, Germany, and died 1738. Child of JOHN MICHEL VON DER BURG is: 2. i. HANS DEVAULD FUNDERBURK, b. 1724, Germany; d. 1818. Generation No. 2 2. HANS DEVAULD FUNDERBURK (JOHN MICHEL VON DER BURG, ADOLPH VON DER) was born 1724 in Germany, and died 1818

 
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Family Photos
  • J. M. JOHNSON (17 KB)
    Civil War Soldiers, Father of Martha Johnson Underwood, wife of George W. Underwood
  • Lake,Ott,Bailey,Burbridge & Minnie Bailey. (31 KB)
    Lake,Ott Bailey and Burbridge,Minnie Bailey.
  • Funderburk (McAlexander ) Funderburk ( CREST'S) (34 KB)
    COAT OF ARMS,IT'S FIRST USE WAS FOR IDENTIFICATION ON THE BATTLE FIELD. LATER IT BECAME AN HONORARY TOKEN AWARDED TO THOSE WHO MAY HAVE SERVED IN SOME BENEVOLENT CAPACITY FOR THE KING,LORD OR COUNTRY.MANY DEEDS OF VALOR OR HONOR WERE RECORDED WITH AN HERALDIC SYMBOL.AND EVERY OBJECT AND COLOR ON A COAT OF ARMS HAS SIGNIFICANCE.
  • Bailey Boys (19 KB)
    Line up of the name, starting from the top left Thomas Issac, Georde Chambers, Humphrey, Ira, Frank Ottway, Albert, Romeo, Herbert, Orva, and My Grandfather Burbridge Barnet known as Burbie , and there were three sisters. Ollie, Mary & Rachel Abriegel, known as Abbie
  • Bailey's & Cook's (90 KB)
    From Left back row.. Mae, Belva, Cordellia, Alva, 2nd row..Minnie, Burbridge, Malcolm, Jean, 1st row..Paul, Aloma, (baby) Eydie [Wittekind]Taken 1945
  • Ralph H. Hensley Nov 26-1923/1975 (215 KB)
    Ralph H. Hensley, this one is for my brother Ralph Hording Hensley II and my sister Earla Dawn Hensley
  • Sarah Jane Underwood (17 KB)
    Sarah Underwood, Deffie & Emily Ayers
 
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  • The McAlexander History book (1 KB)
    The McAlexander History book will be ready for delivery in December 2002. You might want put a note on your site. The book can be ordered from Thomas McAlexander at Thomas.McAlexander@cobalt-corp.com. The McAlexander History book will be ready for delivery in December 2002. You might want put a note on your site. The book can be ordered from Thomas McAlexander at Thomas.McAlexander@cobalt-corp.com.
 
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