William Burgess Sr

20 May 1794–20 November 1880 (Age 86)
Argyle, Washington, New York, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Burgess Sr was born on 20 May 1794, in Argyle, Washington, New York, United States, his father, Johann Christian Burgess, was 40 and his mother, Hannah Newland, was 36. He married Violate Stockwell on 8 October 1812, in Washington, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 November 1880, in Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Pine Valley Cemetery, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Burgess Sr
Violate Stockwell
Marriage: 8 October 1812
Harrison Burgess
Horace Burgess
Rosina Burgess
Hyrum Burgess
Abraham William Burgess
William Burgess Jr
Hannah Burgess
Fredrick George Burgess
Philip Burgess
Melancthon Wheeler Burgess
Violate Vilate Burgess

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  • Marriage
    8 October 1812Washington, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 3
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 6
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 25
    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. 

    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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    A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM BURGESS, SR. (1794-1880) A Pioneer of Kirtland, Nauvoo, Salt Lake City, St. George, Pine Valley (Entering the Salt Lake Valley September 22, 1848) William Burge …

    Sources (40)

    • William Burgess, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Burgess in entry for Melancthon Burgess, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Burgess, "United States Census, 1850"

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