Re: Joseph Cavin, TN to MO family
Betty, the book by Dr. Burdette is two spiral-bound volumes in the Tennessee Archives about the Burdette family of Bedford County, Tennessee.This Burdette family was very close to the Joseph Cavin (b. 1797)family, and I believe their farms were next to each other in TN, although I'm not sure of my memory here.Dr. Burdette wrote just a few pages about the Cavins because of the close relationship between the two families.This Joseph Cavin was married to two or three Keele womenfrom TN(we haven't been able to document the first Keele wife, supposedly a Polly Keele) and a Margaret Woodard of MO.He and his immediate family left Bedford Co. in about 1845 and moved to Polk County, MO, which is just north of Springfield.Eventually, all or most of his grown children and their families moved there, also.Some of the children and families moved to Texas during or after the Civil War
If you have any additional information on this Joseph Cavin, I would love to see it.