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Subject: Re: [BURGESS] Re: BURGESS-D Digest V05 #138
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 19:09:31 EDT
Yes, I am aware that William W. Burgess' father is Richard Burgess who was
born in 1782 in Burke County, NC and died 1861 in Benton County, Arkansas. As
for this Richard being the son of William Burgess of Franklin County,
Alabama, I know that this is a widely held belief, but no one seems to be able to
show proof of this. I would enjoy hearing what you have that links these two.
Several major problems I have with this link as it is usually described are:
1. There are multiple Richard Burgess' from Bedford County, Tennessee. This
is reflected in three different sets War of 1812 military records for three
Richard Burgess'. There is also a William Burgess from Bedford County,
Tennessee, but his death date indicates that he is NOT the one living in Franklin
County, Alabama (at the same time). My William W. Burgess is also from
2. There is a Richard Burgess in Alabama with a wife of Mary Elizabeth
Kimmons (or something like that), but "my" Richard Burgess was married to an
Elizabeth Hall 1809 in Burke County, NC. Again, it is possible that one Richard
had two wives at the same time, but to me this is a problem.
3. I can not find a William Burgess in Burke County, NC during the 1782
period when my Richard was born.
4. I have no record that "my" Richard lived in South Carolina.
I would love to hear that someone has resolved all these problems because
that would mean I have found the next generation.
In Reference to your William W. Burgess of Ark b ca 1819, I have his father
as Richard Burgess 1882, who was the son of William Bill Burgess of Franklin
William Bill Burgess was in the Revolutionary War and I first found him in
SC, he then moved his whole family to Tennessee and from there to Alabama
he is buried at the Burgess Cemetery, Belgren, Franklin Co., AL. William
Bill is my great grandfather (several times removed) through his son
Burgess from Greenville, SC. If this is your line I would like to hear
you. I am always looking for relatives from other lines from this
William Bill has never been proven to be in the Revolutionary War but his
headstone states that he was. Trish Hyatt Henson
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