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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Family Time Line

William Russell Burdette
1806–1871
Elizabeth Coleman
1811–1865
Marriage: about 1831
John Burdette
1832–
Melissa Burdette
1834–
Coleman Burdette
1836–
Nannie Burdette
1840–
Allen Burdette
1842–
John Burdet
1843–
Melissa Birditt
1845–1875
Catherine Burdet
1845–
William Coleman Burdett
1847–1932
Francis M Burdett
1851–
Francis Anderson Burdette
1852–1931
Nancy J Burdett
1853–
Allen Green Burdette
1854–1941

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)

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1810

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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