William Burgess of Montgomery Co., Maryland

William Burgess of Montgomery Co., Maryland

[Haplotype R1b1a2a1a1b3 – confirmed by test]

 

Note: This family is affiliated with that of :
Edward Burgess of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
James Burgess of Jackson Co., Tennessee
Samuel H. Burgess of Calhoun Co., Florida
Austin Burgess of Laclede Co., Missouri
Edward Burgess of Monongalia Co., (West) Virginia
 

William Burgess was born by 1738 (he had to have been 21 years of age in 1759). He married Mary __ by 1759. He lived in Prince George’s and Montgomery Cos., Maryland, the former from at least 1760-64. William Burgess died after 1764, having had at least two sons and one daughter, Mildred (born 7 December 1764 in Prince George’s Co., may have married Thomas Hartley on 9 October 1787 in Rowan Co., North Carolina, and may have died on 7 April 1828 in Davidson Co., North Carolina)—however, Austin Burgess [1774-1850+] of Laclede Co., Missouri, may also be another son, as well as Elisha Burgess, who married Mary Harvey in Prince George’s Co. on 29 January 1780:

 

*1. Josiah Burgess (1760-1834) of Jasper Co., GA

*2. Elias Burgess (1762-1843) of Franklin Co., GA

 

First Branch: Josiah Burgess

 

Josiah Burgess was born on 27 March 1760 in Prince George’s Co., Maryland (according to his birth record in the Prince George’s Parish Register, just north of present-day DC; this church was later called the Rock Creek Parish, and still later St. Paul’s Parish). He enlisted on 19 April 1778 as a Private for three years in Capt. Beatty’s and Capt. Jones’s Companies, 1st Maryland Regiment, Revolutionary War, being discharged on 19 April 1781, and receiving a pension for his service on 4 April 1831. He married Verlinda (or Virlinda) Bean on 18 November 1783 in Montgomery Co., Maryland. He is listed on the 1785 personal property tax list of Halifax Co., Virginia (as “Josias Burges”), before briefly moving to North Carolina (his oldest son was born there); he is listed on the 1790, 1798, 1800, 1802, and 1806-08 tax lists of Franklin Co., GA, and on the 1820-30 censuses for Jasper Co., Georgia (the 1790-1810 censuses for Franklin Co., where he was living at the time, having been lost). He is listed on the 25 October 1793 muster roll of Captain Ben Easley’s Company of militia in Franklin Co. He served on a jury there in June 1802, and sold land there in 1810. He received two Cherokee Land Lottery grants in 1832 in Jasper Co., the deeds being dated 29 April 1833 and 9 September 1837 (posthumously). He died there on 6 (or 12) March 1834, having had at least three sons; his will, which was dated 24 August 1833, was probated in neighboring Putnam Co., Georgia, and mentions his three sons and six sons-in-law: Burton Brooks or Denton Burks (Priscilla), Enoch Bragg (Sarah), Matthew Robey (unknown), Thomas Bailey (Nancy), John Anthony (Ann), and William D. Green (Malinda) [note: a fourth son, George, is mentioned by some researchers, but without attribution; his existence cannot be verified]:

 

*1. William Bean Burgess (1784-1864) of West Feliciana Parish, LA

*2. Bazil Burgess (1790?-1853) of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

3. Thomas Burgess (1794?-1833+) of Jasper Co., GA; he served on 4 November 1823 and 6 March 1827 on the Jasper Co. Grand Jury. He appears to be listed with his father in the 1820 census. A bounty of $200 was put on his head by the Governor of Georgia on 15 January 1828 for allegedly killing Champion “Champ” Terry in Jasper Co., Georgia, and he was said to have fled the state; he has not been found in any further record, although he is mentioned as a legatee in his father’s 1833 will

 

First Son of Josiah

 

William Bean Burgess was born on 29 August 1784 in Virginia (his date of birth from his descendant’s Sons of the American Revolution application, his place of birth according to the census records). He is listed first in his father’s will. He served with his brother in Johnson’s Company, 10 & 20 Consolidated Regiment, Louisiana Militia, during the War of 1812, and later receiving a land grant for his service in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. He married Elizabeth C. Richardson about 1817. He is listed in the 1820 census for Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and in the 1830-60 censuses for St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish. He died there on 8 February 1864, having had at least two or three sons, of which only one has been identified:

 

*1. Louis A. Burgess (1830-1903) of Iberia Parish, Louisiana

 

Only Known Son of William Bean

 

Louis A. Burgess was born on 3 August 1830 in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. He served as a Private in Company C, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, Confederate Army, during the Civil War, enlisting in 1861. He married Caroline Maes on 7 March 1865. Louis Burgess was a physician in Louisiana all of his life. He is listed in the 1860 census with his father, in 1880 in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, and in 1900 in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. He died there on 15 January 1905, being buried with his son, two daughters, and wife in the Rose Hill Cemetery, New Iberia, Louisiana:

 

1. Charles Maes Burgess (1866-1890) of Iberia Parish, Louisiana; probably died childless

 

Second Son of Josiah

 

Bazil Burgess (also called Basil Burgess, Bazel Burgess, Bazelul Burgess, and Basile Burgess) was born about 1790 in North Carolina, according to the 1850 census. He is listed second in his father’s will. He served with his brother in Johnson’s Company, 10 & 20 Consolidated Regiment, Louisiana Militia, during the War of 1812. He married Lucretia McFarland Hobgood, widow of John Hobgood, on 13 April 1812 in Wilkinson Co., Mississippi. He is listed in the 1820 census for Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, in 1830 in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and from 1840-50 in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. He died there on 20 September 1853, having had five sons:

 

1. George Wesley Burgess I (1813-1870+) of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; he married Martha P. Tabor on 4 November 1838 in Wilkinson Co., Mississippi, but is listed in the 1850 census for West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana (as “G. W. Burgess”), working as an overseer and living alone; he may have died childless

2. Andrew Jackson Burgess (1815-1848) of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; he married Elizabeth C. Chambers on 12 April 1838, and is listed in the 1840 census for East Baton Rouge Parish (as “A. G. Burgess”); his family is listed with his father in the 1850 census, with one son, Robert (born about 1839)

*3. Milton Burgess (1818-1909) of Livingston Parish, Louisiana

4. John Wesley Burgess (1823-1908) of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; he married Martha C. Britton on 21 March 1850 in Lexington Co., South Carolina, and had two sons, George W. (born 1852) and William B. (born 1854); he was an attorney

5. Thomas Burgess (1821-1831) of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

 

Third Son of Bazil

 

Milton Burgess was born on 8 March 1818 in (Wilkinson Co.?), Mississippi. He married Louisa Jane Peak on 16 June 1858 in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. He is listed in the 1850 census with his father, and in the 1860-80 censuses of Livingston Parish, Louisiana. He died on 30 June 1880 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana (buried with his family in the Amite River Baptist Church Cemetery), having had four sons:

 

1. Bazil Henry Burgess (1861-1953)

2. Thomas Milton Burgess (1865-1948)

3. George Wesley Burgess II (1873-1876) of Livingston Parish, Louisiana

4. Leonard Burgess (1876-1910) of Livingston Parish, Louisiana

 

Second Branch: Elias Burgess

 

Elias Burgess was born 4 September 1762 in Prince George’s Co., Maryland. He married his presumed first cousin, Sarah Burgess, daughter of Edward Burgess of Prince George’s Co., Maryland and Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, on 19 December 1785 in Pittsylvania Co. He is listed on the 7 November 1785 Pittsylvania petition to the Virginia Assembly against an assessment for religious teaching, on the 1788 personal property tax list of Halifax Co., Virginia, on the 1790, 1798, 1800, 1802-03, 1806-08, 1811, 1818, and 1819 tax lists of Franklin Co., Georgia, and on the 1830-40 censuses there (the 1790-1820 censuses for Franklin Co. having been lost). He is listed on the 25 October 1793 muster roll of Captain Ben Easley’s Company of militia in Franklin Co. He died there in June 1843, having had at least seven sons, four of whom are mentioned in his will—James, Samuel, Evan, and Benjamin. Of the others, Joel had already died, John may have died, and Ezekiel may have already received his inheritance:

 

1. John Burgess (1786?-1812+), married Jenny Wicher on 30 January 1812 in Jasper Co., GA

2. James Burgess (1790?-1850+) of Pickens Co., AL

3. Samuel Burgess (1792?-1860+) of Franklin Co., GA; he may have served in the 1st Regiment (Harris’s), Georgia Militia, during the War of 1812; he deeded his interest in his father’s estate on 10 June 1843 to the three children of “E. M. Burgess” (i.e., Elias Minyard Burgess and his wife Mary), the likely son of one of his deceased brothers (either John or Joel): Ann H. Burgess, Elizabeth C. Burgess, and William H. Burgess; Samuel is listed in the 1860 census for Franklin Co., aged 75 years, but has not been found in any other census record; he apparently died there childless after 1860

4. Ezekiel Burgess (1796?-1850+) of Franklin Co., GA, he is listed in the 1818 tax list of Franklin Co., and also on the 1850 census there

5. Joel Burgess (1798?-1830) of Franklin Co., GA

6. Evan Burgess (1800?-1847) of Franklin Co., GA

7. Benjamin Burgess (1804?-1870+) of Clay Co., NC

 

James Burgess is the ancestor of R. S. Burgess; Ezekiel Burgess is the ancestor of C. S. Burgess; Benjamin Burgess is the ancestor of J. H. Burgess.

Test results received from three representatives in this line confirm a genetic relationship between these cousins; they have a common male ancestor, Elias Burgess. They also match the markers of male descendants of Edward Burgess of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, Edward Burgess of Monongalia Co., (West) Virginia, Samuel H. Burgess of Calhoun Co., Florida, Austin Burgess of Laclede Co., Missouri,and James Burgess of Jackson Co., Tennessee; they have a common Burgess ancestor, name unknown. The numbers do not match those of any other Burgess Project family.

 

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