Henry Burgess

10 April 1805–about 1875 (Age 69)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Burgess was born on 10 April 1805, in North Carolina, United States, his father, John Burgess, was 26 and his mother, Rhodia, was 39. He married Adra Harden on 8 February 1825, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Whitfield, Georgia, United States in 1860. He died about 1875, in Washington, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Henry Burgess
1805–1875
Adra Harden
1806–1864
Marriage: 8 February 1825
Lurany Burgess
1825–1890
Oliver Cromel Burgess
1827–1886
Olmon Milton Burgess
1829–1854
Milford Burgess
1830–
Iverson Carter Burgess
1831–1882
Henry Colman Burgess
1833–1868
Denny Burgess
1835–
Didemia Burgess
1836–1886
Henrietta Esther Burgess
1839–1906
Ambrose C. Burgess
1840–1863
Cinthia Burgess
1840–1885
Colton Burgess
1842–
Cassander Burgess
1844–1890
Sarah Jane Burgess
1849–1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 February 1825
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
children

(14)

    Female1825–1890Female

    Oliver Cromel Burgess

    Male1827–1886Male

    Olmon Milton Burgess

    Male1829–1854Male

    Milford Burgess

    Male1830–Male

    Iverson Carter Burgess

    Male1831–1882Male

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Burgess

    Male1779–Male

    Rhodia

    Female1766–Female

siblings

(7)

    Matthew Burgess

    Male1803–Male

    Male1805–1875Male

    James Burgess

    Male1807–Male

    John Burgess

    Male1808–Male

    Asor Burgess

    Male1810–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 6

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

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 and Scottish: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, Old French burgeis ‘inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a (fortified) town’ ( see Burke ), especially one with municipal rights and duties. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Burgess, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Burgess, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Burgess, "United States Census, 1850"

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