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Descendants of Addington & Burk






Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 ADDINGTON,SR (Source: The Addingtons Of Virginia by Nancy Clark Brown and Rhonda Robertson.) was born Abt. 1750 in LONDON ENGLAND, and died 09 February 1805 in WILLIAMSBURGH VA..  He marriedMARGARET CROMWELL 1774 in CULPEPER CO VA., daughter of WILLIAM CROMWELL and CHLOE KELLEY.  She died WFT Est. 1779-1835.

Notes for WILLIAM ADDINGTON,SR:

  William Addington was born in London, England, and grew up to young manhood in that city.  He had excellent educational opportunities, and in consequence thereof, acquired a good education.  About the time he reached the age of twenty, a steady stream of emigrants was then flowing from the city of London and other parts of Great Britain Into the North American Colonies.  Young Addington was also seized with the desire to join the throng and emigrate to America, much against the wish of his parents.  They tried to dissuade him from going but failed.  At length his father, seeing that he was determined on making the adventure, furnished him with money to pay his passage overseas and supply his needs for some time afterward.  On landing at Norfolk, he traveled widely through eastern Virginia and North Carolina, and finally located near Culpepper Courthouse, Va.  Here he married Margaret Cromwell, about the year 1774.  When the Revolutionary War began, William Addington volunteered, and was made a commissary officer in Washington's Army.  He served in this capacity until the Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, October 19, 1781, an event which he witnessed.
  Soon after the War, William Addington moved to Caswell County, N.C., where he remained a short time.  Hearing of a rich country in southwest Virginia where the land was good, the range fine, and bear, deer, and wild turkeys in abundance he decided to seek this wonderful country.  In the summer of 1785, he, in company with twelve other families, come to Russell County, Virginia where he located in the Vally, north of the mountain, near Hyter's Gap.
 

More About WILLIAM ADDINGTON,SR:
Committed: 12 July 1802, Williamsburg Va. Lunatic hospital
Land: 26 July 1792, 100 Acres Russell Co. Book 1 pg 118.

Children of WILLIAM ADDINGTON and MARGARET CROMWELL are:
2. i. CHARLES CROMWELL2 ADDINGTON, b. 10 October 1777, Culpepper County  Virginia; d. 18 July 1882, Copper Creek Bluff, Scott County Virginia.
 ii. WILLIAM ADDINGTON,JR., b. 09 September 1783.
 iii. MARTHA ADDINGTON, b. Abt. 1787.
 iv. ELIZABETH ADDINGTON, b. Abt. 1785.
 v. MARGARET ADDINGTON, b. 1797.
 

Generation No. 2

2. CHARLES CROMWELL2 ADDINGTON (WILLIAM1) (Source: (1) Marrage License- Charles Cromwell Addington & Susan Moore  January 1869,  (Scott County  Virginia. Cort House)., (2) The Addingtons Of Virginia by Nancy Clark Brown and Rhonda Robertson.) was born 10 October 1777 in Culpepper County  Virginia, and died 18 July 1882 in Copper Creek Bluff, Scott County Virginia.  He married (1) ANNA DOTY 02 January 1802 in Russell County Virginia.  She was born 1784, and died 1828.  He married (2) SARAH BUCHER 15 March 1840, daughter of JACOB BUTCHER and HANNAH BEVERLY.  She was born 1810, and died 1868.  He married (3) SUSAN MOORE 04 January 1869 in Scott County Virginia.  She was born 1831 in Washington County Virginia.

Notes for CHARLES CROMWELL ADDINGTON:
Charles was a boy about eight years old when his father located on the southwest Virginia frontier.  Among the immigrant families from North Carolina which settled about Hyter's Gap, was one named Doty; Anna, a daughter of this family, became the wife of Charles on January 2, 1802 and , in April of the same year, he located on Clinch River, within the present limits of Scott County, at a place known as the William Gillenwaters farm.  This farm that had about ten acres of cleared land; the river bottoms were wet and marshy.  During his residence there, the family contracted fever and ague, in consequence of which the location was adjudged unhealthful, and he remover to Copper Creek in the spring of 1805, where he lived until his death in 1882.

More About CHARLES CROMWELL ADDINGTON:
Fact: 92 Years old at time of marrage to 3rd wife

More About SUSAN MOORE:
Fact: 38 years of age at time of Marrage to 92 yrear old Charles.

Children of CHARLES ADDINGTON and ANNA DOTY are:
 i. CYNTHIA3 ADDINGTON, b. 21 November 1802; m. JOHN KILGORE.
 ii. JOSEPH ADDINGTON (Source: The History Of The Family Of Addington In The United States And England by Hugh Addington), b. 25 August 1805; m. NANCY EASTERLING, 29 October 1826.
 iii. CHARLES CROMWELL ADDINGTON, JR., b. 15 November 1807; d. 1893; m. JANE LAWSON, 07 November 1830, Scott County Virginia; b. 02 October 1807; d. 26 April 1885.

More About CHARLES CROMWELL ADDINGTON, JR.:
Religion: Methodist Episcopal

 iv. MARY ADDINGTON, b. 06 February 1810; m. ANDERSON C. QUILLEN, 23 January 1836; b. 14 November 1816.
3. v. WILLIAM ADDINGTON, b. 06 May 1812; d. 20 September 1882, Scott County Virginia.
 vi. MARGARET ADDINGTON, b. 02 June 1814; m. GEORGE DINGUS, 29 April 1831.
 vii. JOSHUA ADDINGTON, b. 01 July 1816; m. SARAH MEAD, 05 January 1840.
4. viii. JANE ADDINGTON, b. 03 July 1818, SCOTT COUNTY VA.; d. 06 November 1889, SCOTT COUNTY VA..
 ix. ANNA ADDINGTON, b. 06 August 1820; m. MARTIN BIRD QUILLIN, 06 June 1838.
5. x. JOHN L. ADDINGTON, b. 24 January 1823; d. 1908.
 xi. ELIZABETH ADDINGTON, b. February 1825; m. IRA QUILLIN, 02 June 1843.
 xii. HULDAH ADDINGTON, b. 29 February 1828, Scott County Virginia; d. 16 September 1899, Morgan County Ky.; m. WILLIAM H. LAWSON IV, 04 September 1845; b. 25 November 1825; d. 12 January 1899, Morgan County Ky...

Children of CHARLES ADDINGTON and SARAH BUCHER are:
 xiii. HENRY3 ADDINGTON, b. January 1841.
 xiv. SUSAN ADDINGTON, b. 17 February 1844; m. E. S. NICKELS.
 xv. DAVID J. ADDINGTON, b. 30 May 1846; m. (1) MARY L. MCCONNELL; m. (2) ELLA MCCONNELL GILLIAM.
 xvi. GEORGE WASHINGTON ADDINGTON, b. 24 January 1849; m. ROSANNAH MCCONNELL.
 

Generation No. 3

3. WILLIAM3 ADDINGTON (CHARLES CROMWELL2, WILLIAM1) was born 06 May 1812, and died 20 September 1882 in Scott County Virginia.
He married ELIZABETH STALLARD 23 January 1836, daughter of RAWLEY STALLARD and MARY HUTCHINSON.  She was born 22 May 1813 in Scott County Virginia, and died 29 May 1899 in Scott County Virginia.

Child of WILLIAM ADDINGTON and ELIZABETH STALLARD is:
 i. JOSEPH J4 ADDINGTON.

4. JANE3 ADDINGTON (CHARLES CROMWELL2, WILLIAM1) was born 03 July 1818 in SCOTT COUNTY VA., and died 06 November 1889 in SCOTT COUNTY VA..  She married HENRY LAWSON 23 January 1836 in SCOTT COUNTY VA.,
son of WILLIAM LAWSON andNANCY BAKER.  He was born 13 April 1812 in BIG MOCCASIN SCOTT CO., and died 11 June 1879 in SCOTT COUNTY VA..

Children of JANE ADDINGTON and HENRY LAWSON are:
 i. MARY V.4 LAWSON, m. STEPHEN FLOYD EPPERSON.
6. ii. NANCY BAKER LAWSON, b. 28 April 1836, SCOTT CTY. VA.; d. 21 November 1913, DUNGANNON VA. PORTER CEM..
 iii. GEORGE F. LAWSON, b. 28 May 1837; m. HANNA F. FULLER, 07 November 1866.
 iv. CHARLES A. LAWSON, b. 08 September 1838; d. 07 May 1865.

More About CHARLES A. LAWSON:
Fact: DIED IN CIVIL WAR

 v. WILLIAM L. LAWSON, b. 12 July 1841; d. 03 July 1863.

More About WILLIAM L. LAWSON:
Military service: DIED IN CIVIL WAR AGE 22.

 vi. JOHN U. LAWSON, b. 24 December 1842; d. 19 May 1862.

More About JOHN U. LAWSON:
Military service: DIED IN CIVIL WAR

 vii. RHODA A. LAWSON, b. 07 February 1844; m. WILLIAM F. FRANCISCO, 08 November 1863.
 viii. SARAH C. LAWSON, b. 1847, SCOTT COUNTY VA.; m. (1) G. W. STRONG, 06 March 1864; m. (2) HUGH E. PORTER, 11 April 1866; b. 22 October 1844, BREWSTER VA.; d. 19 June 1908, CASTLEWOOD VA..

Notes for SARAH C. LAWSON:
SCOTT COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS LIST HER AS SARAH STRONG, AGE 19 WIDOW DAUGHTER  OF HENRY LAWSON.

More About HUGH E. PORTER:
Military service: CAPTURED IN CIVIL WAR , IMPRESIONED IN OHIO

 ix. HARRIET LAWSON, b. 1849; m. W. D. PORTER, 11 August 1866.
 x. HENRY WOOD LAWSON, b. 01 May 1851, SCOTT COUNTY VA.; m. LAURA WALLACE, 08 September 1876; b. 07 July 1858; d. 03 September 1928.
 xi. ALMIRA JANE LAWSON, b. 1858; m. (1) RICHARD J. FULLER; m. (2) LAFAYETTE MEAD.

5.  JOHN L.3 ADDINGTON (CHARLES CROMWELL2, WILLIAM1) was born 24 January 1823, and died 1908.  He married POLLY HILTON 07 November 1844.  She was born 1824 in SCOTT COUNTY VA., and died WFT Est. 1859-1919.

Child of JOHN ADDINGTON and POLLY HILTON is:
 i. NANCY A.4 ADDINGTON, b. 21 March 1856; m. HIRAM TAYLOR DOUGHERTY, 09 March 1874, SCOTT COUNTY VA.; b. 09 May 1848.
 

Generation No. 4

6.  NANCY BAKER4 LAWSON (JANE3 ADDINGTON, CHARLES CROMWELL2, WILLIAM1) was born 28 April 1836 in SCOTT CTY. VA., and died 21 November 1913 in DUNGANNON VA. PORTER CEM..  She married SAMUEL PATTON PORTER 11 November 1853 in SCOTT CTY. VA., son of SAMUEL PORTER and MARY MOORE.  He was born 05 October 1834 in SCOTT CTY. VA., and died 11 February 1909.

More About NANCY BAKER LAWSON:
Religion: PRESBYTERIAN

More About SAMUEL PATTON PORTER:
Ocupation: FARMER-CONF. SOLDIER
Religion: PRESBYTERIAN

Children of NANCY LAWSON and SAMUEL PORTER are:
 i. GEORGE5 PORTER, m. NELIA BYERS.
 ii. RHODA PORTER.
 iii. LAURA E. PORTER, b. 1856; m. FLEETWOOD NASH, 15 February 1935; b. 1851.
 iv. FLORENCE PORTER, b. 1861; m. REV. REV. A.H. TOWE, 05 September 1883; b. 1865.
7. v. MARY VICTORIA PORTER, b. November 1861, Scott County Virginia.; d. 26 August 1934, Scott County Virginia. Burried  Bush-Morris Cemitary..
 vi. LULA PORTER, b. 17 March 1864.
 vii. CHARLES E. PORTER, b. 1866; m. MARGARET E. CULBERTSON.
 viii. SARAH PORTER, b. 1868, SCOTT CTY. VA.; m. JAMES GLENN, 22 November 1888; b. 1866, RUSS CTY..
 ix. HENRY C. PORTER, b. 1871; m. DORA ELEANOR ADDINGTON, 20 February 1892.
 x. JOHN W. HACKNEY PORTER, b. 1877.
 xi. BAYS PORTER, b. 1878.


Descendants of Burk






Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 BURK  He married ANN HUTCHINN.

Child of JOHN BURK and ANN HUTCHINN is:
2. i. HENRY2 BURK, b. 1696, Middlesex Co. Ca.; d. 1777, Caroline Co. Va..
 

Generation No. 2

2. HENRY2 BURK (JOHN1) was born 1696 in Middlesex Co. Ca., and died 1777 in Caroline Co. Va..  He marriedJUDITH CLARK 13 August 1719 in Middlesex Co. Ca..  She was born 1687.

Notes for HENRY BURK:
 
 

COPIES OF EXTANT WILLS FROM COUNTIES WHOSE
RECORDS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED

By George Harrison Sanford King

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Will of Henry Burke of CAROLINE County, Virginia

In the name of God Amen. The 5 day of April, 1777. I Henry Burk of Carolime County being sick and weak but in perfect mind and memory thanks to God: therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing its appointed once for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last will arid Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that give it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in Christian decent burial at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. First My desire is that all my just debts be paid as soon as possible after my Death. I give to my son John Burk two hundred Acres of Land more or less as I purchased of Fisher together with four Negroes (VIZ) Ben and Lucy his wife young Lucy and Sukey and their Increase to him and his forever.  I give to my son Thomas Burk Negro Anaba and Amhrose (as he has sold) together with Gilbert and Rose and their increase to him and his heirs forever. But in case any debts should come against my estate from  son Thomas Burk as I was security for him then the said Thomas Burks Negroes Gilbert and Rose is to be sold to pay those debts as it is not my desire that the rest of my children shall suffer on that account.   I give to my son Henry Burk's children VIZ John Burk seventy Pounds Current money as my son John Burk is to pay to the said John Burk son of my son Henry Burk for the consideration of two hundred acres Land as he my son John is to have pos-session of at my death which land I purchased giving to the said John my son Henry's son. Likewise I give to Ann Burk my son Henry's Daughter two Negroes (VIZ) Sarah and Fanney and their increase to her and her heirs forever. I lend to my daughter Judith Hundley four Negroes (VIZ) Phillis, Esther, young Jack and Mary and their increase during her natural life and after her decease to her children as she had by George Prddie to be equally divided amongst them to them and their heirs forever. I lend to my daughter Ann Burton four Negroes (VIZ) Old Jack' Charlotte, Glocester, Rachel and their increase during her natural life & after her death to be equally divided amongst all my children hereafter named to them and their heirs forever. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Cross four Negroes Hannah, Milley, Edmund & Amy & their increase to her and her heirs forever. I give to my daughter Jane Southworth four Negroes (VIZ) Daphmy, Mingo, James and Peg and their Increase to her and her heirs forever. My desire is that all my Personal estate be sold and equally divided among all my Children (VIZ) John Burl; Thomas Burl; Judith Hundley, Ann Burton, Elizabeth Cross and Jane Southworth, & my son Henry Burk's children (VIZ) John Burk and Ann Burk is likewise each of them to have an equal part of my personal estate to them and their heirs forever. I hereby constitute and appoint my son John Burk and my son in law Joseph Cross, Execu-tors of this my last will and testament whereby revoking all other will or wills as witness my hand and seal the day and day before written.
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Henry Burk * Seal *
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Signed Sealed Published & Declared as my last will and testament in
presents of us

William Brown
James Mayo
George Humphrey Halley
Willimam Southworth jr.

At a Court held for Caroline County on Tuesday the l0th day of July,
1777.
This Will was proved by the oaths of William Brown and Humprey Haley two of the witnesses & ordered to be recorded. On motion of John Burke and Joseph Cross the executors therein named a certificate for ob-taining a probate is granted them they having taken the Oath of Executors and together with Robert and John Gatewood their securities entered into and acknowledged a Bond which is Ordered to be recorded,

Teste:
 

A Copy Teste

Will : Nelson, Clerk.

John Pendleton, Clerk.
 
 

More About JUDITH CLARK:
Religion 1: Christ Church Parish
Religion 2: 27 March 1687, Baptized

Children of HENRY BURK and JUDITH CLARK are:
3. i. JOHN3 BURK, b. 27 February 1720, Middlesex Co. Va.; d. 1790, Caroline Co. Va..
 ii. JUDITH BURK, b. 25 April 1723.
 iii. ANN BURK, b. 1725.
 iv. ELIZABETH BURK, b. 1727.
 v. JANE BURK, b. 1729; d. Abt. 1808; m. WILLIAM SOUTHWORTH, JR..

More About WILLIAM SOUTHWORTH, JR.:
Fact: Witness to Henry Burk's 1777 will.

 vi. HENRY BURK,JR., b. 1730, Caroline Co. Va.; m. SARAH GEORGE.
4. vii. THOMAS BURK,SR., b. 1732, Caroline Co. Va.; d. Aft. 1812, Georgia.
 

Generation No. 3

3.  JOHN3 BURK (HENRY2, JOHN1) was born 27 February 1720 in Middlesex Co. Va., and died 1790 in Caroline Co. Va..

Notes for JOHN BURK:
 

Will of John Burk of Caroline County, Virginia

       In the name of God Amen of Twentieth Day One thousand Seven hundred & Seven.
I John Burke of Caroline County & Parish of Saint Margarets being infirm but of perfect mind & memory praised be God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing it is 'appointed for all once to Die do make & ordain this my last will & Testament, that is to say first and Principally I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors
here after mentioned Nothing Doubting but at the General Recuition I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God, and am Touching such worldly Estate wherewith it Hath Pleased God to Bless me with in this life I Give & dispose of in the following manner & form, Viz: That all my just debts he payd by my Executors out of my Estate.
Item: I Give to my son Henry Burke all my land I hold in Albermarle County as also twelve Negroes mentioned by names, viz: Daniel, Win, Harry, Suckey & her four children, Elick & Dicas, Lucy & her young child & Phillis to him and his heirs if any lawfully begotten and is not to bring any claims against my Estate. I also Give him all the stock of horses Cattle hogs house-hold furniture, towels, the crops of all kinds on the land if it should so happen that I dye before the crop is wade as also one Feather bed and Furniture belonging to my Estate in this County the sd Bed which Bed is to be not the best or the worst but about the middle sort & if the said Henry Burke dyes without heir then it is to return to his Brother Thomas Burk and his heirs, nor Henry Burk is not to pay anything I have left charged against him.
As all so the said Negro Dinah and I have lent to the said Caty after her decease to return to my son Henry & his heirs as also one hundred current money is to be paid to him out of my debts, Viz: I give to my son Thomas Burke all my land I hold in Caroline County as also fourteen Negroes mentioned by names, viz: Jeane, Miney, Grace & Charles, Giles, Juda, Rubin, Gilburt, Sebeny, Prosper, Beck & her three children, viz: a Milly &c: to him and his heirs if any lawfully begotten & is not to bring any claim against my Estate nor to pay anything of any charged by me against him as also the stock of all kinds and household furniture in Caroline County, except one Bed and furniture that my son Henry is to have & I lend to Caty Troulk Sukey & Dina & a Good feather Bed and furniture and one hundred acres of land and the house where I formerly lived for her natural life if she continues to live on that land and then Suckey to return to my son Thomas or Tommy Burke and his heirs as also the said hundred acres of land & what I have lent to her and what I shall hereafter mention that is I shall direct that the said Thomas shall fund the said City a Horse or mare & a cow or two and the first year four hundred weight Pork and six barrels corn, viz:
I lend to Betty Gatewood twelve negroes and after her decease I give them and their increase to he equally divided amongst all her children, viz:
Joe. Ben, Jolley, Pal, James, Fildy, Chaney, Blanch, Robinson, old Lucy, and her daughter Lucy, Amey.  I appoint Henry Burk and Thomas Burk my two sons Executors to this my last will and Testament this 31 day January, 1788, as also all the Rest of my Estate Both real and Personal besides wats mentioned I give my son Thomas or Tomey Burk this 31 day January, 1788.
 

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Children of JOHN BURK are:
 i. HENRY4 BURK, d. 1803.
5. ii. THOMAS BURK, d. 24 January 1807.
 iii. ELIZABETH BURK, m. REUBEN GATEWOOD.

4. THOMAS3 BURK,SR. (HENRY2, JOHN1) was born 1732 in Caroline Co. Va., and died Aft. 1812 in Georgia.  He married ANN GEORGE.

Notes for THOMAS BURK,SR.:
 

Willed by his father four Negro slaves, two of which he had already sold, prior to his fathers  death. The other two slaves Gilbert and Rose were his providing he had not made any debts against his father's estate, if so these two slaves were to be sold to pay these debt's. (See More About Henry Burke for copy of Will.)
  The fathers Personal estate was to be sold and divided among his children with some grand children sharing as children.

Children of THOMAS BURK and ANN GEORGE are:
 i. HENRY4 BURK, b. 08 August 1758, Caroline Co. Va.; d. 18 May 1840, Decatur Co. IN.; m. MCCORMACK; b. 1782.

More About HENRY BURK:
Fact: 1787, Purchases 190 acres Russell CO. Va.

 ii. THOMAS BURK,JR., b. 1762, Caroline Co. Va.; d. 1821, Wayne Co. Ky.; m. REBECCA TUTTLE; b. 1765, Ulster Co. N.Y..
 iii. ROBERT BURK, b. 1764.
6. iv. FLEMING BURK,SR., b. 29 November 1767, Caroline Co. Va.; d. 23 February 1848, Russell  Cty. Va..
 v. MARY POLLY BURK, b. 1772.
 vi. JOHN BURK, b. 1779.
 

Generation No. 4

5.  THOMAS4 BURK (JOHN3, HENRY2, JOHN1) died 24 January 1807.  He married (1) ANN A. GRAY.    He married (2) FRANCES HOLLODAY.  She was born 01 March 1773, and died 1804.  He married (3) ELIZABETH MUSE PIERCE 1805.

Children of THOMAS BURK and ANN GRAY are:
7. i. THOMAS H.5 BURK, b. 03 October 1800, Caroline Co. Va.; d. 27 March 1829.
 ii. JOHN MUSE BURK, b. 1793; d. 1835.
 iii. WILLIAM FAUNTELROY GREY F. BURK.

6. FLEMING4 BURK,SR. (THOMAS3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born 29 November 1767 in Caroline Co. Va., and died 23 February 1848 in Russell  Cty. Va..
He married REBECCA BUSH 1791 in Georgia.  She was born 20 December 1776, and died 14 July 1840 in Russell  Cty. Va..

Notes for FLEMING BURK,SR.:
  Fleming came to Russell CO. Va. around 1794-95, based on the birth of his second child in 1794-95 in Russell Co. and a 1794 deed in Georgia.  Flemming appears on a 1797 Personal Property list in Russell CO., but the first land purchase was in 1880, 50 acres on Ceder Creek from Charles and Mary Cromwell.  He purchased additional 148 acres from Samuel Ewing in 1804.  In 1809 he purchased 185  additional acres adjoining his land on Ceder Creek from his brother Henry Burk.  In 1811, he purchased 300 acres from Robert McReynolds, this land also on Ceder Creek. Russell County, Virginia

Will Book 6, page 121 Proven 05 April & 21 May 1848.

Burk, Fleming, Senr.-dated March 26, 1846; beneficiaries: children: William, John, Nancy Vermillion, Jane Jessee, Robert and Fleming (two other children noted as being deceased); other relatives: children (unnamed) of dau. Polly Fuller, dec'd, and children (unnamed) of dau.  Sally Browning, dec'd:  Isaiah Fuller (son-in-law): signed by mark: witnesses: John Grace and James P. Carrell; probated April 5, 1848, Russell County: page 123.
  For details of items willed see more about information for each child.  In addition to willing to his children he released (Freed) his Negro house keeper
Betsy which reads I liberate, manumit, and forever set free  my Negro woman slave Betsy, now upwards of forty years of age, in consideration of her faithfulness in serving and attending to me and my family; and I set apart out of my estate the sum of fifty dollars to be placed in the hands of my son William, as trustee for her, or in case of his death or refusal to take charge of it, then in the hands of my executor, to be applied for the use and benefit of said Betsy, as said trustee or executor may think proper to apply it, until it may all be exhausted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Married to a Rebecca Bush or Miller, Madin name not confirmed. No wife mentioned in will and must assume she had passed away or divorced?

Children of FLEMING BURK and REBECCA BUSH are:
 i. NANCY5 BURK, b. 1792; m. VERMILLION.

Notes for NANCY BURK:

  Willed by her father the following.  One bed and furniture, one bureau in my (Fleming Burk) room where the fire place is , a Negro woman slave named Priscilla and two hundred dollars in cash. Plus one eighth part of estate remaining after items willed.

 ii. JANE BURK, b. 1794; m. JESSEE.

Notes for JANE BURK:

 Willed by her father the following. Negro woman slave named Tempe; also one bureau in my (Fleming Burk Sr.) back room, one bed and furniture, and one hundred and forty nine dollars in cash, she having already received fifty one dollars.  Also one eighth part of estate remaining after items willed.

 iii. WILLIAM BURK, b. November 1797.

Notes for WILLIAM BURK:

  Items willed by his father as following. A Negro boy slave named Aaron which he has had in possession for several years; also a Negro slave named Ben, about 24 years of age.  I also give him and his family the privilege of using water out of the spring near my dwelling house in the same manner that they have heretofore had that privilege, so long as they may desire the same so as not to injure any property on the place in procuring the water; and I also give him and his family the privileges of hauling timber from his or their land through the tract of land and plantation I now live on, so as not to injure my crop that may be growing on the plantation at the time. Plus one eighth part of estate remaining after items willed.

8. iv. FLEMING BURK,JR., b. 1802, Russell  Cty. Va.; d. Aft. 1871.
 v. ROBERT BURK, b. 1805; d. 18 June 1865, Russell County Virginia.

Notes for ROBERT BURK:

  Willed to Robert by his father one eight part of estate remaining after items willed to others.
  Robert was Murdered by a John C. Lintecum, on June 18 1865. ( Russell County Law Order Book,
08 October 1865 )

 vi. JOHN BURK, b. 1808.

Notes for JOHN BURK:

  Willed by his father the following, tract of land and plantation upon which my (Fleming Burk Sr,) dwelling house stands, subject to the privileges granted to one half acre of land for a burying place, and the privileges  named to my son William and his family.  I also give to my said son John one ox-cart with its fixtures now used upon my plantation. Plus one eight part of estate remaining after items willed.

 vii. POLLY BURK, m. ISAIAH FULLER.

Notes for POLLY BURK:

Willed to Polly's children by her father, since Polly had since deceased the following.  One Negro boy named Harvey about 12 or 13 years of age, one bed and furniture and two hundred dollars in cash; in which they are all to have an equal interest or share.  Also one eight part of estate remaning after items willed.

Notes for ISAIAH FULLER:

  Was appointed executor of Fleming Burk Sr.'s will.

 viii. SALLY BURK, m. BROWNING.

Notes for SALLY BURK:

  Willed to Sally's children (Sally deceased) by her father the following.  One Negro woman slave named Peggy, about 15 or 16 years of age, one bed and furniture and two hundred dollars in cash, in which they are all to have and equal interest or share.  Plus one eight part of estate remaning after items willed..
 

Generation No. 5

7.  THOMAS H.5 BURK (THOMAS4, JOHN3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born 03 October 1800 in Caroline Co. Va., and died 27 March 1829.  He married SUSAN ELIZABETH KNOX WASHINGTON 05 December 1821, daughter of MAJOR WASHINGTON and DOROTHEA WASHINGTON.

Notes for THOMAS H. BURK:
 

         Will of Thomas H. Burke of Caroline County, Virginia

  I Thomas H. Burke of the County of Caroline and State of Virginia do make this my last will and testament herby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made, in manner and form following, to-wit:
  First:  After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses I loan to my wife Susan E. K. Burke all of my estate both real and personal to do as she pleases with so long as she remains my widow should my said wife marry then it is my wish that she should have one third of my estate during her natural life and her decease to go to my children.
  Second:  I leave my said friend Hill Johnes choice of my horsed and my new saddle and bridle.
  Lastly, I leave my said wife Susan E> K. Burke my sole Executrix ( and it is also my wish that no security shall be required by the court) to this my will this twenty third day December 1828.  Given under my hand and seal.

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              Thos H. Burke  * Seal *
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D. Payne
Francis V. Sutton
Jane M. Beckham
Eliza Washington
Wm. F. G. Garnett

  At court of quarterly sessions held for Caroline County at the Court House on Monday the 8th day of June 1829:
  A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Thomas H. Burke was produced in court and being proved by the oaths of Elisa Washington and William F. G. Garnett two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded.  On the motion of Susan Burke sole executrix named in said will, who made oath thereto and entered into and acknowledged to a bone in the penalty of $20,000, conditioned according to law, Certificate is granted the said Susian for obtaining a probate of said will in due form.
                      Teste
                                          John L. Pendleton, Clerk.

Child of THOMAS BURK and SUSAN WASHINGTON is:
 i. GEORGE WASHINGTON6 BURK.

8. FLEMING5 BURK,JR. (FLEMING4, THOMAS3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born 1802 in Russell  Cty. Va., and died Aft. 1871.  He married NANCY JESSEE 1824, daughter of DAVID JESSEE and CATHERINE BANNER.  She was born 1808, and died 16 September 1887 in Russell  Cty. Va. From Fever.

Notes for FLEMING BURK,JR.:

  Willed by his father one eight part of estate remaining after items willed to others.

More About FLEMING BURK,JR.:
Ocupation: Farmer

Children of FLEMING BURK and NANCY JESSEE are:
 i. CATHERINE BURK6 BURKE, b. 25 July 1825.
9. ii. JOHN BURKE, b. February 1826, VA..
 iii. SAMUEL L. BURKE, b. 1830.
 iv. ISAIAH FULLER BURKE, b. 1832.
 

Generation No. 6

9. JOHN6 BURKE (FLEMING5 BURK,JR., FLEMING4, THOMAS3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born February 1826 in VA..  He married NANCY CULBERTSON,
daughter of TYREE CULBERTSON and MATTIE VICARS.  She was born 1826 in TENN., and died 1889.

More About JOHN BURKE:
Ocupation: Farmer

Children of JOHN BURKE and NANCY CULBERTSON are:
 i. ISSIAH7 BURKE, m. ELLEN HARRIS.
 ii. ROBERT K. BURKE, m. ELIZABETH ELLIOTT.
 iii. MARY BURKE, m. GEORGE HENRY.
 iv. SALLIE BURKE.
10. v. MARTHA BURKE, b. 1849, RUSSEL  CTY. VA.; d. Bef. 1906.
 

Generation No. 7

10. MARTHA7 BURKE (JOHN6, FLEMING5 BURK,JR., FLEMING4, THOMAS3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born 1849 in RUSSEL  CTY. VA., and died Bef. 1906.  She married ROBERT W. ELAM (Source: Census Dickensonville  Township 1860 Census.) 12 November 1869 in Russell  Cty. Va., son of ABSALOM ELAM and SUSANNAH MOORE.  He was born 1850 in RUSSEL  CTY. VA., and died Abt. 1920 in RUSSEL CTY. VA..

Notes for ROBERT W. ELAM:
 

  Records show Robert Elam, and Martha (1898 ) selling to her her brother Robert K Burke their 50 Acers of land,and moving to Wise County c1900, where they ran a boarding house.

More About ROBERT W. ELAM:
Ocupation: OWNER-BOARDING HOUSE
Religion: BAPTIST

Children of MARTHA BURKE and ROBERT ELAM are:
 i. BELLE8 ELAM.
 ii. DELLA ELAM.
 iii. EB ELAM, b. 1888; m. MATILDA PHILIPS, 28 January 1908, Wise County Va.; b. 1883, Dickenson Co. Va..
 iv. SARAH ELLEN ELAM, b. 1871; m. WILLIAM A MEAD.
 v. MINNIE L. ELAM, b. 09 September 1872, Russell Cty. Va.; d. 03 April 1948, NICKELSVILLE CTY. VA.  VICARS CEM.; m. (1) GEORGE GRANT ISAACS (Source: (1) Death Cerfificate Nannie (Isaacs)Bush, File # 77-G47 Dtd. May 14. 1977, Show father's name George Isaaca, Mother Minnie Elam., (2) Census Russell Co. Virginia 1900, Shows George's age as 32 and Minnie's age as 27.), 15 January 1889, RUSSELL CTY. VA.; b. 13 March 1872, Russell  Cty. Va.; d. 08 September 1911, Middlesboro Ky.; m. (2) HENRY LAWSON, JR., 24 July 1913.

More About MINNIE L. ELAM:
Religion: BAPTIST
 
 


 
 

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