John B. Burgess

Male1 September 1855–

Brief Life History of John B.

When John B. Burgess was born on 1 September 1855, in Richwoods Township, Washington, Missouri, United States, his father, Edward Burgess, was 52 and his mother, Eleanor Isgrig, was 33. He married Rody Mc Own on 10 February 1874, in Ray, Missouri, United States. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Boone Township, Crawford, Missouri, United States in 1880.

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John B. Burgess
1855–
Margaret Labough
1863–
Marriage: about 1879

Sources (6)

  • John Burgess, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mr John T Burgess, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Jno B Burgess in household of Edward Burgess, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1879
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1863

    Age 8

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 8

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1886

    Age 31

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, burgis, borgeis ‘inhabitant of a borough’ (strictly one possessing full municipal rights), ‘freeman of a borough’. 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 .

    Americanized form of French Bourgeois .

    History: Thomas Burgess came from England to MA c. 1630 and eventually settled in Sandwich, MA.

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

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