William Russell Burdette

Brief Life History of William Russell

When William Russell Burdette was born on 21 March 1806, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States, his father, Spencer Burdette, was 33 and his mother, Jemima Holtzclaw, was 32. He married Elizabeth Coleman about 1831, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1871, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 65.

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William Russell Burdette
Elizabeth Coleman
Marriage: about 1831
John Burdette
Melissa Burdette
Coleman Burdette
Nannie Burdette
Allen Burdette
John Burdet
Melissa Birditt
Catherine Burdet
William Coleman Burdett
Francis M Burdett
Francis Anderson Burdette
Nancy J Burdett
Allen Green Burdette

Sources (5)

  • William R Burdett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • W.R. Burdett in entry for W. Coleman Burdett, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963"
  • W R Burdett, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


On 1 Apr 1810, Rockcastle County was formed from Knox, Lincoln, Madison and Pulaski Counties. The county was named for the Rockcastle River, the boundary between Rockcastle and Laurel County.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: altered form of Burdett .

Altered form of French Burdet, a cognate of Burdin . Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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