William Thomas Burrus

3 September 1846–14 December 1934 (Age 88)
Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life 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 5 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, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Burrus
1846–1934
Hulda Victoria Cockerham
1838–1888
Marriage: 4 February 1869
John J. Burrus
1869–1955
Rev. George Edgar Burrus
John Burrus
1870–
George Edgar Burrus
1871–1963
Lee Woodson Burrus
1873–1954
Molly Jane Burrus
1884–1964

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 February 1869
Stokes, North Carolina, United States
children

(6)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

    Nancy Jane Burrus

    Female1843–1919Female

    George Martin Burrus

    Male1844–1936Male

    John G Burrus

    Male1845–1926Male

    Male1846–1934Male

    Louise Adeline Burris

    Female1848–1898Female

+10 More Children

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.
1863

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: probably a variant of Burrows . Compare Burris .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Burnas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Burress in household of Le? H Burress, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William T Burrus, "United States Census, 1930"

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