French Inez BURT

F, b. 26 January 1914, d. 21 June 2002
Mother of John Kennedy BROWN Jr.
Author's Pedigree Chart
     French Inez BURT was born on 26 January 1914 in Cedar Grove, Bibb County, Alabama, daughter of Irby Leon BURT and Birdie Clyde WATTS. French Inez BURT also referred to among her brothers and sisters by the name of Betty.
     French Inez BURT appeared on a census, enumerated 1 June 1920, in the household of Irby Leon BURT and Birdie Clyde WATTS in Scottsville, Bibb County, Alabama.1
     French Inez BURT appeared on a census, enumerated 15 April 1930, in the household of Irby Leon BURT and Birdie Clyde WATTS in Beat 2, Bibb County, Alabama.2 On 29 April 1940 French Inez BURT lived in Centreville, Bibb County, Alabama, where she boarded with Dorris Steele in Martin's Boarding House. She was employed at the County Board of Education.
     French married John Kennedy BROWN, son of Francis Horatio BROWN and Frances May ABNEY, on 6 September 1943 at Belview Heights Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. Their wedding announcement reads: "Miss French Burt and John K. Brown, of Maplesville, Ala., were married at 8:30 Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the parsonage of Belview Heights Presbyterian Church with Dr. J. Allen Anderson officiating. Only members of the immediate family were present. The bride wore a soldier blue suit and her flowers were in a shoulder corsage. After a wedding trip, Mr. Brown returned to Davisville, R. I., where he is stationed with U. S. Navy and the bride will return to Centerville where she is employed."3 She was secretary to Francis B. Pratt, superintendent of Bibb County Board of Education on 13 September 1944 in Centreville, Bibb County, Alabama.
     French Inez BURT was mentioned in the obituary of George Edsel BURT on 12 April 1945 in the Centreville Press. She was living in Oxnard, Callifornia at that time.4
     French Inez BURT was mentioned in the obituary of George Edsel BURT on 28 October 1948 in the The Centreville Press. She was living in Fayette, Alabama by this time.5
     French Inez BURT appeared in a newspaper article 31 March 1955 in the Fayette County Times, published in Fayette, Alabama. Mr. and Mrs. John K. Brown have had as guests the past week Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Burt, parents of Mrs. Brown, of West Blocton and 2 brothers, Vincent and Vonor [Varner] Burt. Also, Friday and Sunday guests were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dale and daughter, Sandra, of Birminigham. Mrs. Brown is a patient in the Fayette hospital and relatives are getting acquainted with the newest member of the Brown family, John Kennedy Brown, Jr.
     On 13 December 1962 French Inez BURT and John Kennedy BROWN were living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
     French Inez BROWN appeared in a newspaper article 18 November 1965 in the Prattville Progress, published in Prattville, Alabama. "Mrs. B. E. Guthery was hostess at a morning coffee on Thursday, November 18th, at her home to honor a newcomer to Prattville, Mrs. John K. Brown, formerly of Mobile."6
     French Inez BURT witnessed the obituary of Mallory McCoy BURT on 2 February 1999 in the Birmingham News.7
     French Inez BURT died on 21 June 2002 at Prattville Baptist Hospital in Prattville, Alabama, at age 88. She was buried in Prattville Memorial Gardens.
     French's obituary was printed on 23 June 2002 in the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper, published in Montgomery, Alabama. It read: "French Burt Brown, 88, a resident of Prattville, AL, died on Friday, June 21, 2002 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 24, 2002 at 1:00 p.m., from the First United Methodist Church, with Dr. Gorman Houston, Reverend Ed Henne, and Reverend Gail Baughman officiating. Burial will follow in Prattville Memorial Gardens with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents, Irby Leon Burt and Birdie Watts Burt, and her belovd husband, John Kennedy Brown, Sr. She is survived by her one son, John Kennedy Brown, Jr., Prattville, AL; two sisters, Ferry Dale, Adamsville, AL and Wynell Welsh, Gadsden, AL and two brothers, Vincent Burt and Varner Burt, both of West Blocton, AL. Pallbearers will be Larry Owens, Bill Boykin, A. V. Welsh, Billie Burt, Kyle Burt, Keith Burt and Kendall Burt. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Myrtis Rice Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, memory donations may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, c/o the Building Fund, 100 East Fourth Street, Prattville, AL 36067. The family will receive friends at Prattville Memorial Chapel on Monday morning prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m."
Last Edited=25 Mar 2020

Child of French Inez BURT and John Kennedy BROWN


  1. [S245] 1920 U. S. Census, Bibb County, Alabama, Irby Leon Burt household, Vol. 1, ED 3, Sheet 7, Line 54.
  2. [S475] 1930 U. S. Census, Bibb County, Alabama, Irby L. Burt household No. 133, ED 4-3, sheet 8A, pg. 31.
  3. [S247] Birmingham News, September 1943, Newspaper clipping.
  4. [S279] Centreville Press, 12 April 1945, "Pfc. George Burt Killed in Action."
  5. [S279] Centreville Press, Final Rites - 28 Oct 1948.
  6. [S160] Autauga Ancestry, Vol. 24 No. 4 (2015), pg. 17 Source: Prattville Progress 18 Nov1965.
  7. [S278] Birmingham News, 2 February 1999, pg. 4B, Obituary of Mallory McCoy Burt.

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