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William H. "Billy" Burress

William H. "Billy" Burress

Male 1832 - 1897  (65 years)

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  • Name William H. "Billy" Burress 
    Born 1832  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Court 29 Aug 1847  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1850 1850  Western District, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court 1856  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Court 29 Mar 1858  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Court 26 March 1860  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1860 3 Aug 1860  Western District, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 1 Nov 1863  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1870 1870  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witness 1879  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880 1880  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1897  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Age 65 years 
    Siblings 9 siblings 
    Histories
    Sarah and William Burress
    Burress Family History / Written by Matilda Burress Bledsoe, daughter of Raleigh & Cana Combs Burress
    Person ID P1020  Burress Genealogy of Virginia | My Ancestors

    Father James "Jimmy" Burress
              b. April 1807, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Jun 1883, Headwaters Clinch, Tazewell, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Frances "Franky" Neel
              b. 1808, Burkes Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1869, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1830  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet

    Wife Sarah Elizabeth Pack
              b. 18 Sep 1842, Floyd County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Jul 1922, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 10 May 1860  Pounding Mill, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Children 10 children 
    Family ID F220  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1832 - Russell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - William and James are plaintiff's against Wysor Adkins. These records don't indicate what the problem was only that it was eventually resolved by the parties. - 29 Aug 1847 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - Not sure where the rest of this record is. This is the only reference to this particular case of Grand Larceny. I'm assuming this was pertaining to the case that finally came to court in 1858. - 1856 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - An indictment against William H. Burress for forgery. Key witnesses don't show up, jury finds him not guilty. - 29 Mar 1858 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - The commonwealth vs. William H. Burress, Defendant - Indictment for Fornication. Assuming this was with Sarah as they were married two months after this. - 26 March 1860 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 May 1860 - Pounding Mill, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 01 Nov 1863 to 31 Aug 1864 (Dated 30 Dec 1864); Appeared on Register or Payments September 1, 1863 - October 31, 1863. - 1 Nov 1863 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1870 - 1870 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWitness - Witness in the divorce of William & Rebecca Pack. Rebecca claims William Burress lied for the price of a horse and witnesses are brought in against William's character. - 1879 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1880 - 1880 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1897 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-942496882] Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014.Original data - Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.Original data: Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.).

    2. [S-1444881229] Court Records, Burress VS. Adkins (Case), 1844-1859.
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 87
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 108 and 109
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 126
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 143
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 176

    3. [S-1444881211] Tazewell County Court Order Book, Court Order Book; Page 25.

    4. [S-1444881209] Tazewell County Law Order Book 1844-1859, William Burress (Forgery), 29 Mar 1858.
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 451
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 455
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 456
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 458
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 460
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 465

    5. [S-1444881208] Tazewell County Law Order Book 1859-1878, William Burress (Fornication), 26 March 1860.
      Law Book 1859-1878; Page 27
      Law Book 1859-1878; Page 46

    6. [S-1444881212] Military Records, Civil War Soldiers and Saliors System, 1863.
      37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry (also known as Dunn's Battalion Partisan Rangers) was organized about August 2, 1862. Company B was composed of former members of the 4th Regiment South Carolina Infantry, Company F of North Carolinians, and Company K was formerly Captain Pack's Company, 21st Regiment Virginia Cavalry. Company H was transferred to Swann's Battalion Virginia Cavalry by S.O. No. 130, Hdqrs. Dept. W.Va. and E. Tenn, dated December 28, 1864. In November it was changed to regular cavalry. It was assigned to W.E. Jones', McCausland's and W.L. Jackson's Brigade. During April, 1864, it totaled 300 effectives and by June had increased its strength to ten companies. It was involved in various operations in western Virginia and East Tennessee, then saw action in the Shenandoah Valley. The unit disbanded in mid-April, 1865. Lieutenant Colonel Ambrose C. Dunn and Major J.R. Claiborne were in command..

      Others in this unit were Calvin C. Pack, Flem Pack, Tinsley Pack and William Pack

    7. [S-1387031155] Virginia Chancery Books Library of Virginia.
      Full content can be downloaded from the Library of Virginia website here:

      http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=185-1880-022

    8. [S-1444881210] Notes.
      Not listed in the confederate veterans roster of Tazewell - assuming died before then.

    9. [S-1279700944] U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com. U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.).
      Death date: Death place: Tazewell County, Virginia Marriage date: Marriage place: Tazewell County, Virginia Residence date: 28 May 1903 Residence place: Tazewell, Virginia

    10. [S-1444881244] Marriage Record, Tazewell County Marriage Register, Book 3, page 11, line 27, 10 May 1860.

    11. [S-1279700944] U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com. U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.).
      Birth date: abt 1843 Birth place: Floyd County, Virginia Death place: Tazewell County, Virginia Marriage place: Tazewell County, Virginia Residence date: 28 May 1903 Residence place: Tazewell, Virginia