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Micajah "Cager" Burress

Micajah "Cager" Burress

Male Abt 1777 - 1852  (~ 75 years)

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  • Name Micajah "Cager" Burress 
    Born Abt 1777  Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1850 Census claims Bedford as birth place? No documented proof that Micajah is the son of William. Name can also be spelled Micager
    Gender Male 
    Promissary Note 17 Sep 1799  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Legal / Court 7 Jul 1800  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 13 Jan 1802  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate Sale 18 Jun 1804  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tax Lists 1797-1809  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1810  Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 1 May 1811  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land/Deed 1812  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military 1812  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Transfer 10 Jun 1812  Montgomery, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Estate Sale 5 March 1817  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1820  Lebanon, Russell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax Lists 1821-1824  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1830  Russell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Legal / Court 10 May 1834  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1840  Russell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Legal / Court Mar 1849  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1850  District 54, Russell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died July 1852  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • For reason appearing to the court, the estate of Micajah Burress, Dec'd is committed to the hands of the Sheriff of this county to be by him admin'ed according to law.
    Legal / Court 4 Aug 1852  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 13 Aug 1852  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • I still have questions about Micajah's second family with Elizabeth. In the 1840 census, it seems Micajah was living with two women. From ages, it looks like Rachel was still living with him at that time, and a younger woman I'm assuming is Elizabeth. They young children in the home were most likely, Temperance, Jane, Rachel and Henry, Sidney being born in 1850. According to two of those children's records (marriage, death) their father WAS Micajah, but it seems odd that Rachel would have lived in the house with her husband and another woman while he was fathering her children. It just doesn't make sense to me!
    Person ID P1057  Burress Genealogy of Virginia
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2015 

    Father William Burress,   b. Abt 1757,   d. 1815-1820?, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ellender Candler,   b. Abt 1757, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1774  Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rachel McCoy,   b. Abt 1779, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Oct 1795  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Know all men by those present that we Micajah Burris and John Louthan are held and firmly bound unto his Excellence the Governor of Virginia for the time being and his successors in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars current money to which payment held and truly to be made we bind one ?? our heirs and family by these present sealed with our seal and dated 13th day of October 1795.

      The foundation(?) of this obligation is such that ? the above bound Micajah Burris hath this day obtained a license for his marriage with Rachel McCoy (jun?) Daughter of Rachel McCoy (?) Now(?) of these should be no legal cause to ?? the said marriage then their obligation to ?? Else to remain in ?? force of virtue in ?

      Micajah Burris
      John Louthan

      Teste

      Jno. M. Tayler

      (From the record book in the Montgomery County Courthouse, Witness & Security John Loutham and William Cecil. Minster: Edward Morgan (Methodist)
    Micajah Burress and Rachel McCoy Marriage Bond
    Micajah Burress and Rachel McCoy Marriage Bond
    Children 
     1. William (?) Burress,   b. Between 1800-1810, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Daniel Burress,   b. Abt 1805, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  []
     3. 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)
     4. David Burress,   b. Abt 1810, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. Eleanor Burress,   b. Abt 1812, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age ~ 68 years)  []
     6. Margaret "Peggy" Burress,   b. Abt 1812, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Pike County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)  []
     7. Mary Ann Burress,   b. Sep 1820, Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)  []
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Francis,   b. Abt 1810, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1850  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Temperence "Temper" Burress,   b. 1838, Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Jane Burress,   b. 1841, Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Rachel Burress,   b. 1845, Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Henry Burress,   b. 1846, Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. Sidney Burress,   b. 1850, Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1777 - Bedford County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Oct 1795 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPromissary Note - 17 Sep 1799 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal / Court - 7 Jul 1800 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - 13 Jan 1802 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate Sale - Philip Hevner estate which was appraised on June 18, 1804 and at the estate sale, hatter's implements were purchased by Micajah Burress. - 18 Jun 1804 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Lists - Personal Property Tax Lists   - 1797-1809 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - 1 May 1811 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand/Deed - Bounty-Land Warrant Application Rank: Private; Military Unit: Virginia Mil, Capt James Hoges; Rejected: TRUE; Service Year: 1812; State: Virginia - 1812 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1812 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate Sale - Purchased Plow & Geers and Bacon for 8.66 from Estate of Rob Owens - 5 March 1817 - Russell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Lists - Personal Property Tax Lists   - 1821-1824 - Russell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal / Court - May 10th and 31st 1834 At a court called and held for Russell County at the court house on Saturday the 31st day of May 1834 for the trial of the complaint of William Nash against Michajah Burress, Defendant for unlawfully and againt the consent of the complaintant holding from him possession of a certain tenament containing by estimation 20 acres of land with the appurtance lying and being in the county of Russell. Present John Jasper and John Senell, gentlemen justices. This day came as well the plaintiff by his attorney as the defendant in his proper person, and a jury well selected by lot to wit: Lsarah Fuller, Jacob Tool, John Kizer, James Jasper, Samuel E. Gilmore, William Gibson, James Gilmore, John Browning, Archer Jesper, Leonard Shoemaker, John Grey, and Samuel Whitsell who having been sworn to by weather the defendant against the consent of the plaintiff holds possession of the tenement mentioned in the compmlaint filed in this cause weather the said defendant hath so hold possession thereof against the consent of the plaintiff for 3 years next before the exhibition of the said complaint, and weather the plaintiff hath the right of possession in the tenament aforesaid, and to find a true verdict thereon according to the evidence, and having retired from the bar after some time returned into cour with a verdict in these words "We the jury find that the defendant did at the time of the exhibition of the compmlaint filed in this court, hold possession of the tenametn therein mentioned against the consent of the plaintiff, that the defendant hath not so held possession thereof against the consent of the plaintiff for 3 years next before the exhibition of said complaint and that the plaintiff hath the right of possession in the tenement aforesaid" Therefore it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover against the defendant his ??? by him in this behalf expended whereupn the plaintiff pays a writ to the sheriff of Russell County to be disacted??? to cause him to have possession of the tenement aforesaid, and to him it is granted, returnable here at the next july term. John Jesper. - 10 May 1834 - Russell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal / Court - Micajah Burress and Elizabeth Francis on March 1849 for Lewdness (no further info) - Mar 1849 - Russell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1850 - Russell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - July 1852 - Russell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal / Court - Upon the information of Joseph Counts one of the overseers of the poor, it is ordered that the children of Widow Burress and of Sally Holly who are ??? (panders, not sure what is says) be bound to some ??? persons according to law. - 4 Aug 1852 - Russell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - An Inventory of Micajah Burress' Estate We the undersigned appointed by the County Court of Russell County do appraise in current money the personal estate of Micajah Burress do appraise the following property to the following prices to wit: 1 axe and wedge - 50 cent; 1 pair wool cords - 25 cents; 5 bushels of corn - $1.25; 2 books - 50 cents; 1 iron - $1.50; 1 bell - 50 cents; 1 cow and 1 calf - $17.50; 1 yearling - $5.00; 1 lot of corn in the field - $7.50. Given under our hand this the 13th day of August 1852. George C. Gose, Martin Firaly, Andrew Firaly, Isaac Vermillion, S.R.C. This inventory and appraisment of the estate of Micajah Burress, deceased, was returned to the clerks office of Russell Co on the 18th day of August, 1852 and admitted to record. James P. Carrell, C.R.C. Sale Bill of Estate of Micajah Burress, deceased which estate was committed to the Sheriff by an order of the county court of Russell at the July term 1852. James Mammon, Doctor: 1 pair wool pants - 25 cents; 1 bible - 30 cents; Andrew Willy, Dr: 1 book - 25 cents; 1 yearling - 5.12 cents; Ibby Jackson, Dr: 1 large iron - $1.00; George Gose, Dr: 1 axe & Wedge; John Wright, Dr: 1 large kettle and hanger - $1.00; Martin Firaley, Dr. - 1 lot of corn in the field - $7.35; 1 cow and calf - 18.85; 5 bushels of corn - $1.25; Andrew Farley, Dr: 1 bell - 50 cents; Total - $36.58 Isaac Vermillian, SRC August 13, 1852 This sale bill of the estate of Micajah Burress, dec'd was returned to the clerks office of Russell County on the 18th day August 1852, and admitted to record. James Carrell CRC. Will Book Vol 6 Page 511 Russell County Statement of the Estate of Micajah Burress The account of Isaac Vermillion, administrator of Micajah Burress being before me for settlement and having advertised according to law the following statement thereof is presented: Amount of sale - $36.58. Claims allowed on the estate: Fees of administration due to court - $2.25; For due compensment for settlement and clerk recording - $1.20; Tax ticket due the sheriff - $4.20; Allowance to adminstrator for personal service - $5.00; Dickerson Adderson and Co. for buying clothes saving? a fund to be applied rate??? - $2.50; To the payment of other claims of $21.43. Other claims allowed as follows: Andrews family's account - $2.90. Note executed to Napoleon B. Gray and George H. Gray and Interest $30.16; George Gose's account - $2.00; Balance of note of Dickerson Adderson and Company - $20.44. Total Debt - $55.50. All of which is respectfully reported, given under my hand, this 10th day of January 1854, At Russell Court Februrary 1854 James P. Carrell, Commissioner; This settlement of the adminstration accounts of Isaac Vermillion on the estate of Micajah Burress deceased, was reported to the court and then being no exception there to it is ordered that the same be recorded. James P. Carrell, C.C. - 13 Aug 1852 - Russell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Book/Newspaper, Vol II Page 293.
      Early Adventure on the Western Waters by Mary B. Kegle

    2. [S42] Fold3.com, Warrant Number: 55-219750 1.
      Unindexed Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1812-1855 Fold3.com

    3. [S41] Deed Books, Deed Books, Montgomery County Courthouse.

    4. [S28] Russell County Court Records, Law Order Book 10 Page 139 .

    5. [S43] Law Order Books, Book 12 page 200 (Russell County).

    6. [S43] Law Order Books, Failed to write page and book, one entry, no further info (Russell County).

    7. [S44] Will Books, Vol 6 Page 383 & 511 (Russell County).