speaking of Burkett, there is a historic marker in a cyclone fenced pen,
on the Right of Way of either Hwy 80 or Interstate 20. In this pen is
the first Burkett pecan tree in Texas- larger and softer shell than
native pecans. Was your kin a nurseryman or orchard worker? Seems the
tree is between Thurber and Eastland- may be across Eastland County line.
Dad and grandma used to taly of a Burkett family, 1930-40's.
Also, pecans in Walnut Springs city - old Katy- park werer budded and
grafted by Ross Wolfe of nursery fame, and a Mr. O'Brien of the Selden
community-second place from the Selden Road & Pleasant Hill ( Chigger
Hill) Church. Mr. O'Brien had grafted all kinds of fruit trees on the
sandy peanut type land. Mr. O'Brien was apparently related to Capt.
Cherry of Civil War, who married one of the Ben F. Wyly family- and
bought land fri=ommy trandad in 1914.
Was your Burkett associated with RossWolfe or Mr. O'Brien or Fitgerald?
This is a wild shot, but might help you.
Charles Augustine Wyly