Emery Wilson Burgess

2 May 1837–27 January 1925 (Age 87)
Dexter, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Emery Wilson

When Emery Wilson Burgess was born on 2 May 1837, in Dexter, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, his father, Hiram Burgess, was 34 and his mother, Betsey Placeway, was 30. He married Marcelia S Woodin on 1 January 1859, in Gratiot, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pine River Township, Gratiot, Michigan, United States for about 20 years and Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 January 1925, in Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emery Wilson Burgess
1837–1925
Marcelia S Woodin
1842–1912
Marriage: 1 January 1859
Elberon C Burgess
1860–1860
Etta O Burgess
1861–1950
Clark Burgess
1864–1866
Maud Burgess
1866–1867
Lillian M "Lillie" Burgess
1871–
Glenn Hiram Burgess
1878–1962

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1859
Gratiot, Michigan, United States
children

(6)

    Elberon C Burgess

    Male1860–1860Male

    Female1861–1950Female

    Clark Burgess

    Male1864–1866Male

    Maud Burgess

    Female1866–1867Female

    Lillian M "Lillie" Burgess

    Female1871–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Hiram Burgess

    Male1802–1879Male

    Betsey Placeway

    Female1806–1891Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 10

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1863

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Emery Burges in household of Hiram Burges, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emery Burgess in household of Charles M Wilhelm, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emery W Burgess, "United States Census, 1900"

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