William Thomas Burrus

Male3 September 1846–14 December 1934

Brief Life History of William Thomas

When William Thomas Burrus was born on 3 September 1846, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, Lee Hammond Burrus, was 31 and his mother, Rachel Whitaker, was 26. He married Hulda Victoria Cockerham on 4 February 1869, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Siloam, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Marsh Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 December 1934, in Rockford, Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Rockford Baptist Church Cemetery, Rockford, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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William Thomas Burrus
Hulda Victoria Cockerham
Marriage: 4 February 1869
John J. Burrus
John Burrus
Rev. George Edgar Burrus
Lee Woodson Burrus
Molly Jane Burrus

Sources (35)

  • William Burnas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Burrus, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • William Thomas Burrus, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 February 1869Stokes, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 7

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 24

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): variant of Burrows .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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