Several months ago Stuart Johnson, President of the Aaron Burr Association, contacted me regarding people in our area that might be descendants of the former Vice President of the United States. He had found historical documents that Burr had been in Adairville and decided to check out the possibility. When Mr. Johnson called me I answered that indeed Burr had been here on several occasions and had generations of Burrs here to prove it.
Mr. Johnson and his lovely wife came from New York this week to arrange for a national convention of Burrs, to be held in Nashville next October, and to visit Adairville and see if Burr's descendants really did exist. Well I can tell you that Johnson and his wife went away very happy because they found evidence of probably the largest concentration of "the real" Burrs in America.
Gloria Gamble Warden, formally of Adairville joined us from Florida. Gloria furnished several documents tracing some of the Burrs in the Adairville and Springfield areas. She also knew where a Burr cemetery was located and many other helpful bits of information. (She also discovered she was indeed a cousin of the President of the Burr Association.)
Adairville Mayor Jim Wilkerson met with us briefly and provided a copy of a will that was excellent proof of the Burr family in our area. He also shared information as to the location of additional burial sites for Burrs in the city cemetery. Sarah Shoulders, Secretary/Treasurer of the Adairville Chamber of Commerce, also greeted the Johnsons and invited them to visit the historic home formally owned by Sarah L. McCormick.
One of last things Mr. Johnson stated before he left Adairville was that he was convinced that Adairville, South Logan County and parts of Robertson County, Tennessee, held one of if not the largest concentrations of Burr descendants in the country. (Hooray! From a former history professor, I love it!)
The Aaron Burr Association has added Adairville as a "must visit" for a day next October when they hold their national meeting. More on this in the future.
Dolly Adairville sent a nice memo regarding coming events at the busy Senior Citizens Center across from the Adairville School. Some of the information is as follows:
• Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:15. No charge.
• The seniors are preparing Christmas boxes a number of pre schoolers.
• Plans are under way to provide holiday meals for several homeless war veterans.
• The seniors hold a Birthday happiness party the last Thursday of each month.
• Several seniors are planning to help in Adairville's Quilt Barn Art Program.
• The seniors have been sending items and money to help a young 13 year old girl who is in an orphanage in Haiti.
• The seniors are collecting coupons to send to servicemen in the military.
• The seniors are making 6' x 36" mats from grocery bags for the homeless. The seniors crochet the mats.
• The center is looking for diabetic recipes to add to their book/card for the members at the center and the home bound.
Hooray for all the seniors do at the Adairville Senior Citizens! They need volunteers for a couple of hours per day. Call or drop by and see what you can do.
Time is drawing near for Adairville's big Christmas event set for Saturday December 4. The town will be decorated. The Adairville Chamber is the sponsor. Merchants and individual home owners are encouraged to decorate for the season and have it ready by the 4 of December. The event will be from 2 till 8 p.m.
Booth vending space is still available at a very low price. There will singing, a live nativity scene, Santa, story telling, lots of music, an auction and much more. Brent Holman is the Chairman.
Katherine Scott and Mildred Davis are still in the nursing home in Russellville. It will make them feel better knowing you care. The Harlands and Sarah L. McCormick are still in the nursing and assisted living facility behind WRUS Radio on Hwy. 431 in Russellville. A card or visit will make these wonderful folks feel much better.
I have run out of time but do not forget we need volunteers this Saturday to help paint several of the buildings. Come volunteer and help us. You will be a better person for doing it. I wonder where the church volunteers are?
Good night Sweet Angel Sisters and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.