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William H. "Billy" Burress

William H. "Billy" Burress

Male 1832 - 1898  (~ 66 years)

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  • Name William H. "Billy" Burress 
    Born ca 1832  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Court Records Aug 1847-1849  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1850  Western District, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Legal / Court 1856  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Legal / Court 29 Mar 1858  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Western District, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Legal / Court 26 Mar 1860  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military Civil War 1864  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1870  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Between 1883 & 1898  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • Stoney Ridge Mountain? Allegedly where Sarah and William build their home (log cabin)
    Person ID P1024  Burress Genealogy of Virginia
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2015 

    Father James "Jimmy" Burress,   b. April 1807, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 June 1883, Headwaters Clinch, Tazewell, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Frances "Franky" Neal,   b. 1808, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1829-30  Russelll County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Elizabeth Pack,   b. 18 Sep 1842, Floyd County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 July 1922, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 10 May 1860  Pounding Mill, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Marriage Register

      Husband's Name William H. Burress Husband's Age 26 Husband's Birthplace Russell County, Virginia Husband's Residence Tazewell County, Virginia Husband's Condition Single Husband's Father James Burress Husband's Mother Mary Burress Husband's Occupation Farmer Wife's Name Sarah E. Pack Wife's Age 19 Wife's Birthplace Floyd County, Virginia Wife's Residence Tazewell County, Virginia Wife's Condition Single Wife's Father John Pack Wife's Mother Matilda Pack Marriage Date 10 May 1860 Marriage Place Tazewell County, Virginia Performed By Bird Lockhart
    Children 
     1. John Wesley Burress,   b. 10 March 1861, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1929, Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Matilda Frances Burress,   b. Dec 1863, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1923, Elbert, McDowell, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)  []
     3. Mary Ellen "Mollie" Burress,   b. 1 Jan 1865, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1945, Belle, Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  []
     4. Cynthia Ann Burress,   b. 1 May 1868, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1942, Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  []
     5. James H. "Jim" Burress,   b. 13 Mar 1869, Liberty Hill, Baptist Valley, Tazewell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     6. Caldona "Callie" Burress,   b. 1870, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  []
     7. Laura Belle Burress,   b. 21 Jun 1876, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1953, Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  []
     8. Charles P. Burress,   b. 22 Nov 1877, Clinch River, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     9. Olla Elizabeth "Ollie" Burress,   b. May 1880, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     10. George Washington Burroughs,   b. 15 Dec 1882, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1948, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  []
    Histories
    Burress & Combs Family History
    Burress & Combs Family History
    Written by Matilda Burress Bledsoe, Raleigh's daughter.
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca 1832 - Russell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Records - Wm Burrass, Plaintiff VS. James Burrass, Defendant - Aug 1847-1849 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal / Court - This day James W. NEEL, jailer of this county producded to the cour an account against the Commonwealth for keeping William BURRESS amounting to 2.30, charged with grand larceny, which we found to be just by the oath of said NEEL, and was admitted and allowed by the court, and ordered to be certified to the auditor of public accounts for payment. - 1856 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal / Court - An indictment against William H. Burress for forgery - A true bill. (Not Guilty) - 29 Mar 1858 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal / Court - William Burress (Fornication) Law Book 1859-1878; Page 27 March 26, 1860 The Commonwealth, Plaintiff VS. William H. Burress, Defendant - Indictment for Fornication. This day came the parties by their attorneys and the defendant in the case pleaded "not guilty" to which the attorney for the Commonwealth replied generally, and the trail of the issue is continued till the next term. Law Book 1859-1878; Page 46 August 28, 1860 The Commonwealth, Plaintiff VS. William H. Burress, Defendant, Fornication. This day came the parties by their attorneys and thereupon came a jury to wit: John A. Brown, John Necessary, John Woods, James McBrown, John D. Peery, John B. Harman, Solomon C. Turley, John D. Rutherford, Ephraim Claypool, Robert Barrett, and William McGuire (11 by consent) who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined on their oaths returned the following verdict. "We the jury find the defendant guilty and assess the fine at $20.00." It is therefore considered by the court that the commonwealth recover against the said defendant, $20.00 the fine aforesaid and the costs of this prosecution. - 26 Mar 1860 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 May 1860 - Pounding Mill, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Civil War - 01 Nov 1863 to 31 Aug 1864 (Dated 30 Dec 1864); Appeared on Register or Payments September 1, 1863 - October 31, 1863. Paid the sum of 24 dollars on October 10, 1864 by P.P. Barbour; Appeared on a report of absentees from Co. K, 37 Batt'n Virginia. Absent on 28 November, 1864, residence, Tazewell Co., Virginia. Enlist Date May 10, 1863 Where Enlisted Tazewell County, Virginia Enlist Rank Corporal Enlisted By C.C. Pack Discharge Rank Corporal State Served Virginia Company 5 Unit 37 Bat'l Virginia Cavalry (Dunn's Bat'l Partisan Rangers) Army Confederacy Enlist Date 10 June 1863 Enlist Place Greenville, South Carolina Enlisted By Lt. Wallis Period 2 Years or the War Last Paid By Captain Dunn To What Time 31 October 1863 Absent or Present Present Remarks Pay due him for his horse up to 01 Oct 1864 Entitled to 6% bond Rank Private State Served Virginia Company B Unit 37 Bat'l Virginia Cavalry (Dunn's Bat'l Partisan Rangers) Army Confederacy 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 - 1864 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 1883 & 1898 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Sarah Pack & William Burress
    Sarah Pack & William Burress
    Sarah, being the oldest, grew up and married a man named William (Bill) Burress. As time went along, Sarah and Bill built a log cabin on the mountain we now know as Stoney Ridge.

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Tazewell Law Order Book.
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 87; 1844-1859; Page 108 and 109; 1844-1859; Page 126; Law Book 1844-1859; Page 143; 1844-1859; Page 176

    2. [S34] Tazewell Law Order Book, 25.

    3. [S34] Tazewell Law Order Book.
      Law Book 1844-1859; Page 451, 455, 456, 458, 460, 465

    4. [S34] Tazewell Law Order Book, 46.

    5. [S35] Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System.

    6. [S36] Based on Sarah's Widow Pension Application.

    7. [S33] Tazewell Marriage Register, Book 3, Page 11, Line 27.