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The Burgess Family

John Burgess' Design - Family Genealogy

Transcriptions of Deed and Will Records from the Henry Co., Va., Courthouse; from the same site.

THE BURGESS SURNAME DNA PROJECT DNA studies of Burgesses have shown that the Henry Co. Burgess family, including decendents of John Henry Burgess, share Haplotype R1b1. The commonest and most recently established of all the groups, R1b1, represents the underlying Celtic populations of northern Spain, France, and the British Isles.

Essay on the Family

Barbara Lee Burgess

Barbara Lee Burgess was born on 28 Jan 1931 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., WVa. and died on 18 Aug 1990 in Richmond, Va. at age 59. She married Robert Terrell Wingfield, son of Willie Bob and Amye Beatrice (Johnson) Wingfield on 30 Dec. 1949 in Tazewell, Tazewell Co., Va. He was born on 19 Jan. 1925 in Lynchburg, Va. and died 21 Feb 1985 in Amherst Co., Va. at age 60. They had six children whom they raised in Lynchburg, Va.

She was the daughter of

Robert Lee and Mary (Douthat) Burgess

Robert Lee Burgess was born on 28 Dec 1871 at Ridgeway, Henry Co., VA and died on 4 May 1962 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL, at age 90. He married Nan Tyree on 10 Oct 1906 and they had one child in Bluefield, Mercer Co., WVA. He married Mary Douthat, daughter of Charles Edgar Douthat and Nannie Elizabeth Weiser, on 12 Feb 1929 in Huntington, W.Va. She was born on 12 Mar 1889 in Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA and died 10 Apr 1978 in Lynchburg, VA, at age 89. They raised 2 children in Bluefield, Mercer Co., WVA.

He was the offspring of

John Henry and Mary Dalton (Foster) Burgess

Capt. John Henry Burgess was born on 19 Sep 1831 at Burgess Creek, Henry Co., VA and died on 22 Jan 1914 at Ridgeway, Henry Co., VA, at age 82. He married first Susannah Ziegler on 9 Jul 1854 at Henry Co., VA. He married second Elizabeth Davis on 25 Oct 1858 at Surry Co., N.C. They had 2 surviving children. He married third Mary Dalton Foster, daughter of Abram Penn Foster and Mary Jane Critz, on 2 Apr 1868 at Patrick Co., VA. She was born 16 May 1848 at Patrick Co., VA and died 1 Dec 1940 in Roanoke, VA, at age 99. They raised 11 children in Henry Co., VA.

He was the offspring of

John and Mary (Weaver) Burgess

John Burgess was born on 7 Apr 1771 at Gloucester Co., VA and died on 10 Oct 1836 at Burgess Creek, Henry Co., VA, at age 65. He married first (?). He married second Mary Weaver, daughter of John Weaver and Mary Blakeney, on 22 Oct 1825 at Henry Co., VA. She was born about 1797 at Henry Co., VA and died 26 Jun 1882 at Burgess Creek, Henry Co., VA, at age 85. They had 3 children in Henry Co., VA. She married second Othniel Minter at Henry Co., VA.

He was the offspring of

John and Mary (Davis) Burgess

John Burgess Sr was born circa 1740 at Gloucester Co., VA and died on 28 Jul 1806 at Burgess Creek, Henry Co., VA, at age about 65. He married Mary Davis on 12 Jun 1764 at Kingston Parish, Gloucester Co., VA. She was born circa 1740 at Gloucester Co., VA and died after 28 Jul 1806 at Burgess Creek, Henry Co., VA, at age about 65. They had 5 children in Gloucester Co., VA and emigrated to Henry Co., VA in about 1781.

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