William H Burgess

Male26 September 1817–6 September 1890

Brief Life History of William H

When William H Burgess was born on 26 September 1817, in Ramseur, Randolph, North Carolina, United States, his father, John A Burgess, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Curtis, was 23. He married Mary Ann ALLRED Burgess on 11 October 1847, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Columbia Township, Randolph, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 6 September 1890, in Franklinville, Randolph, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Ramseur, Randolph, North Carolina, United States.

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William H Burgess
Mary Ann ALLRED Burgess
Marriage: 11 October 1847
John Henderson Burgess
William Dennis Burgess
Nancy Sophia Burgess
Millard F Burgess

Sources (17)

  • Wm H Burgess, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William H Burgess - Obituary: birth-name: William H. Burgess
  • William H Bowman, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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  • Marriage
    11 October 1847Randolph, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 13

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.


    Age 29

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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