Harrison Joseph Burgess

Brief Life History of Harrison Joseph

When Harrison Joseph Burgess was born on 13 June 1851, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Harrison Burgess, was 36 and his mother, Amanda Melvina Hammond, was 24. He married Emma Lucretia Snow on 17 November 1873, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Iron, Utah, United States in 1900 and St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 21 June 1931, in Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Harrison Joseph Burgess
Emma Lucretia Snow
Marriage: 17 November 1873
Nina Burgess
Joseph Clawson Burgess

Sources (26)

  • Harrison Joseph Burgess, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harrison Joseph Burgess - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Harrison Joseph "Jode" Burgess
  • Harrison Joseph Burgess, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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Historical Boundaries: 1855: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Washington, Utah, United States


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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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Story Highlight

Story Told by Benjamin Hammond Burgess To son David Martin Burgess

Note: Dave's son Elmo told several incidents about Pine Valley that his Dad told him: After the Burgess family was called to go to Pine Valley, Harrison and his boys were hauling a load of lumber out …

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