John Burk[1]

Male 1779 - 1860  (80 years)


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  • Name John Burk 
    Born 21 Aug 1779  Caroline Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 19EAE26B902D4E8489A733E72E07C17392C0 
    Died 1860  Clayton, Adams, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2558  Our Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2016 

    Father Thomas Burk,   b. 11 Aug 1735, Caroline Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Ann George,   b. 18 Mar 1735, Caroline, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years) 
    Married 1785  Caroline, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A descendant of John Burke and Rebecca Vermillion Burke, Mary E. Skelton of Marietta, Georgia, wrote the following on October 15, 1984 to I. F. Burke of Lexington, KY: "I am descended from John Burke, brother of Fleming Burke, Senior, and his wife (John's) Rebecca Vermillion of Russell Co. (VA). They went to Illinois in 1830 and lived out their lives there. They and many of their descendants are buried in a beautiful country cemetery 1/2 miles from where I was born and raised. (She does not state where that is). We were there in early Sept. (1984) for the first reunion of the one-room country school I attended. Land for it was given by one of John's sons, another son gave land for the local Methodist Church, and my great-grandfather Burke gave land for another country school down the road. Robert E. Burke (now I remember) probably mentioned Imogene Verdal, P.O. Box 754, St. Paul, Virginia 24283. I have corresponded with her for some time. She is descended from Fleming Burke, Junior through his son Samuel Burke, Isaiah Nathaniel Burke, Samuel Jesse Burke. Her Samuel Burke and your Isaiah F. Burke were brothers. If I have your line correct it is: Fleming Burke, Senior, b. Nov. 29, 1767 - d. 23 Feb.,1848, wife/Rebecca (Miller? Bush?). Fleming Burke, Junior, b. 1802, d. after July 1870, married Nancy Jessee. Isaiah Fuller Burke, b. ca 1832, d. 1877/78, m/Martha A. with known children: David, b. 1854; Mary C., b. July 1856; Henry S.F. or L., b. 8 April 1860; and a dau. b. ca 1857, evidently died. You say he m. a second time SARAH HOLDWAY and they had a family: Isaiah Fuller Burke (1 of 10 ch.)" (Note: This letter was written to I. F. Burke, III.) She continues with some notes about Polly, the daughter of Fleming Burke, Senior, who married Isaiah Fuller. I will place those notes in Polly Burke's biographical sketch. The Russell Co., VA, Will Book 5:220 lists a will June 30, 1839 by BURK: one of the legatees is "Rebecca, daughter of Jessee Vermillion".

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Ancestry Family Trees, Ancestry Family Trees.



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