John Burgess of Henry Co., Virginia

John Burgess of Henry Co., Virginia

[Haplotype R1b1]

 

Note: This family is affiliated with that of Green Burgess of Williamson Co., Tennessee.

 

John Burgess was born about 1740 in Gloucester (later Mathews) Co., Virginia. He married Mary Davis in 1764 in Gloucester Co., Virginia. He settled in Henry Co., Virginia, about 1784, and is listed there in the personal property tax records from 1784-1806. He died on 28 July 1806 at Burgess Creek, Henry Co., Virginia, having had three sons:

 

*1. Davis Burgess (1765-1828) of Henry Co., VA
2. John Burgess Jr. (1771-1839?) of Henry Co., VA
3. Willoughby Burgess (1774- ) of Henry Co., VA, died young

 

First Branch: Davis Burgess

 

Davis Burgess was born on 26 June 1765 in Gloucester (later Mathews) Co., Virginia. He married Lucinda “Lucy” Page on 26 January 1794 in Henry Co., Virginia (she is still living in 1860 in Henry Co.). He moved with his father to Henry Co. in 1784, and is listed there in the tax records from 1784-1828, after which his widow is recorded as head of the family. No census records exist for Henry Co. prior to 1820, and he has not been found in 1820, although a blurred and smeared record at the top of the second “B” page may well be him. He died in Henry Co. on 27 February 1828, having had four sons:

 

*1. John Burgess III (1800-1836) of Henry Co., VA
2. Davis Hewlett Burgess (1801?-1833+) of Henry Co., VA; he is listed with two sons under the age of 5 in the 1830 census
3. Thomas P(age?) Burgess (1804?-1849?) of Henry Co., VA
4. William Burgess (1805?-1828+) of Henry Co., VA

 

First Son of Davis

 

John Burgess III was born on 7 April 1800 in Henry Co., VA. He married Mary “Polly” Weaver on 22 October 1825 in Henry Co. He is listed in the personal property tax records there (as “John Burgess Jr.”) from 1829-36, and also in the 1830 census. He died in Henry Co., Virginia, on 10 October 1836, having had at least one son:

 

1. John Henry Burgess (1831-1914) of Henry Co., VA

 

John Henry Burgess is the ancestor of J. G. Burgess and J. W. Jamerson.

Test results received from two representatives in this line match each other; they have a common male ancestor, John Henry Burgess. They also match the numbers of a descendant of Green Burgess of Williamson Co., Tennessee; they have a common Burgess ancestor, name unknown.

 

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