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Hester Burgress and Joseph W.Clark

Hester Burgress and Joseph W.Clark

Posted: 23 Nov 2012 11:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to verify if Hester Burgress who married
Joseph W Clark is our Joseph Clark.Also if there are
graves site on Jim Atkins property

Re: Hester Burgress and Joseph W.Clark

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 9:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Burgess Clarke
I had at one time asked Mr. Atkins if there were gravestones on his property, which, since you're asking, you probably know was once referred to as the Burgess Mill property. He told me that he knew where the graves were but that no stones had survived.

Here's a link to the familysearch.org database of Virginia marriages showing the marriage of Hester and Joseph. Lists his parents, if that helps:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XR7J-QNR

I know quite a bit about the Burgess family of that area, at least after the late 1700s. Don't know how they connect to other Burgess families in the area before then.

Thanks,
Scott

Re: Hester Burgress and Joseph W.Clark

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 3:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Scott for your reply.I didn't know the property was
known as Burgress Mill.I have a old map showing some
property owners back in the 1800's.Burgress name on the map shows it near the Carsley Church.Do you have road name or
address?I am trying to connect location to Clark property
in same area.I would be interested in any information
you might have concerning propert ownership in the 1800's.
I am trying to locate the graves of Charles Henry and
Manerva Clark.Any information would be appreciated.
Thanks again for your help.

Re: Hester Burgress and Joseph W.Clark

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 3:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Burgess Clarke
If you look for Carsley, VA in Google Maps, it will basically put you there. The intersection of Carsley Road and Otterdam Road is where Carsley Church is, and the mill pond (now known as Atkins Pond) is northeast of that intersection.

That's about all I really know about property ownership in the area. I know later the Burgesses came to own land on what's now Blackwater Road. There's a small Burgess family cemetery in the middle of a cotton field on that land. Hester's uncle Peyton Burgess and some of his descendants are buried there - I think there are six or eight stones.

I do know that Hester's great grandfather Miles Burgess successfully petitioned the Governor of Virginia for a land grant based on service in the Virginia Militia during the Revolution of his uncle William, but I don't know where the land grant was located.

Thanks,
Scott

Re: Hester Burgress and Joseph W.Clark

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 5:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Burgess Clarke Clark
Wondering if you ever got any further with this. I was recently contacted by someone else looking into the same information and didn't know if you were connected.

Thanks,
Scott

Re: Hester Burgress and Joseph W.Clark

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 11:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Scott,I think you have been talking to my Aunt.
We have been working on this together.Her name is
Lucy melton

Re: Hester Burgress and Joseph W.Clark

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 12:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Burgess Clarke Bishop
Yeah, that's who I've been talking to. I probably haven't been a whole lot of help to her. Has she shared what I've sent her with you? Really the only thing I've helped her with is Hester's possible sister Eva Burgess. I have a whole bunch of info on her, but none of it is definitive.

If Lucy hasn't shared our correspondence with you, please let me know by private message.

She did mention a deed that Hester, Eva, and other sister Emma Bishop were on. I'd like to get a copy of that if possible. There may be enough information on it to determine where it is based on what I know of the area today.

Thanks,
Scott
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