Reuben Burriss

Male20 February 1807–18 December 1884

Brief Life History of Reuben

When Reuben Burriss was born on 20 February 1807, in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Burriss, was 25 and his mother, Jane Davis, was 24. He married Delilah Burriss on 29 March 1828. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and Savannah Township, Anderson, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 December 1884, in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Burriss
Delilah Burriss
Marriage: 29 March 1828
Pinckney Burriss
Elbert B Burriss
Louisa Burress
William A. Burress
Levi J. Burress
Sarah Amanda Burriss
Elmina Elizabeth Burriss
Reuben J. Burriss
Margaret M. Burriss
Dock Joeberry Burress
Zera Lafayette Burriss

Sources (8)

  • Ruben Burress, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Reuben Burriss, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ruben Burriss in entry for Dock Joe Burriss, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 March 1828
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (19)

    +14 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1822 · Slave Rebellion

    Age 15

    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

    1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

    Age 22

    In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Burris .

    Probably also an Americanized form of German Börries or Borries or some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

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

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