George Martin Burgess

2 April 1839–19 March 1923 (Age 83)
Caldwell, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of George Martin

When George Martin Burgess was born on 2 April 1839, in Caldwell, Missouri, United States, his father, Horace Burgess, was 23 and his mother, Almira Iona Pulsipher, was 21. He married Rhoda Ann Dykes on 16 April 1864, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Lund, White Pine, Nevada, United States in 1910. His occupation is listed as blacksmith and a tanner in Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 19 March 1923, in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Martin Burgess
Rhoda Ann Dykes
Marriage: 16 April 1864
George Edward Burgess
Lillie Burgess
Millie Burgess
Mary Alice Burgess
Howard Leo Burgess
Ella May Burgess
Willard Burgess
Horace Martin Burgess
Lucy Jane Burgess
Ruth Fowler Burgess
Ernest Hungate Burgess
Clarence Burgess

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  • Marriage
    16 April 1864St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 2
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    George Edward Burgess

    George Edward Burgess 1865 – 1939 George Edward Burgess was born in Pine Valley, Washington, Utah on the 7th day of May 1865. He was the eldest of 11 children, six boys and five girls, born to Ge …

    Sources (43)

    • George Burger, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Geo. M. Burgess in entry for Willard Burgess and Mary Adeline Read, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • George Martin Burgess, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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