(L-R) (Back) Ben, Jesse H, Sadie, (Front) Walter, Mary F. Pepper and Ruth
Ben and Mary Burgess moved to Lawrence County and the City of Moulton just before 1900. This was the beginning of a major Burgess presence in Moulton and nearby communities. He bought a number of tracts of land, giving some of them to his sons as they reached adulthood.
Mary died in 1931 and Ben died 2 years later. They are buried in a Moulton cemetery along with a number of other members of the Burgess Family.
Many of their decendents still live in the area. Ben and Mary had 6 children who lived to adulthood. Some stayed in Moulton while others went to Missouri, South Alabama & possibly to Georgia.