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Josephine "Josie" Mae Burress

Female 1882 - 1962  (79 years)


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  • Name Josephine "Josie" Mae Burress 
    Born 16 Jul 1882  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900 1900  Clear Fork District, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 1962  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jun 1962  Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Jun 1962  Draper, Pulaski, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age 79 years 
    Siblings 10 siblings 
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    Person ID P1227  Burress Genealogy of Virginia

    Father John Wesley Burress
              b. Sep 1849, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Jan 1920, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Mary Margurite Hall
              b. 28 Apr 1854, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Dec 1917, Graham, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1867  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F185  Group Sheet

    Husband Frank Roland Cook
              b. 18 Jun 1879, Giles County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 May 1940, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1901  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F339  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jul 1882 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1901 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - VIRGINIA: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County of Tazewell, the 2nd day of July, 1962. In Re: PROBATE OF LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOSEPHINE BURRESS COOKE, DECEASED. A writing dated the 23rd day of December, 1948, purporting to be the last will and testament of Josephine Burress Cooke, was this day presented in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Tazewell County, Virginia, by Clyde C. Cooke, son, who is named therein as Executor and Trustee thereof, and offered for probate. It appearing from the evidence introduced that the said Josephine Burress Cooke died on the 4th day of June, 1962; that at the time of her death, she had a known place of residence in Tazewell County, Virginia, and owned real and personal property therein. Thereupon came Paul. S. Hudgins, one of the subscribing witnesses to said writing, who, after being duly sworn, stated that the said writing was signed and acknowledged by the said Josephine Burress Cooke as and for her last will and testament in his presence, and in the prescience of B. M. Newman and Virginia Mae Armes, the other subscribing witness thereto, all four being present together at the same time, and that he, the said Paul S. Hudgins, and B.M. Newman and Virginia Mae Armes, signed their names thereto as subscribing witness at the request of the said Josephine Burress Cooke and in her presence and in the presence of each other, all four being present together at the same time, and that in his opinion, the said Josephine Burress Cooke was of sound mind at the time thereof. It, therefore, appearing that the said writing was properly executed as a will is required to be executed under the law and that the same has been legally proven, the same is hereby admitted to probate and ordered to be recorded as and for the last will and testament of Josephine Burress, Cooke, deceased. Thereupon, Clyde C. Cooke, son and who is named in said writing as Executor and Trustee thereof, moved that he be appointed Executor and Trustee under the last Will and testament of Josephine Burress, Cooke, deceased, which motion was granted, and the said Clyde C. Cooke is hereby appointed Executor and Trustee under the Last Will and Testament of Josephine Burress Cooke, deceased. Thereupon, Clyde C. Cooke qualified as such Executor and Trustee by taking and subscribing the oath required by law and by entering into bond in the penalty of Six Thousand (6,000.00) Dollars, without surety, said bound being payable and conditioned according to law, the said testatrix having requited in said will that no security be required of him. On motion of Clyde C. Cooke, Executor and Trustee, as aforesaid, and it appearing from the evidence introduced that Josephine Burress Cooke owned no personal property other than a small amount of household and personal effects of a value of approximately $50.00, no appraisers are appointed to appraise said estate. Given under my hand this 2nd day of July, 1962 Rhea F. Moore, Jr. Clerk Virginia: In the clerk's office of the Circuit court of the County of Tazewell: Estate of Josephine Burress Cooke, deceased. I, the undersigned, who this day qualified before the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County of Tazewell as Executor and Trustee under the last will and testament of Josephine Burress, Cooke, deceased, late of the County of Tazewell, Virginia, on my oath do say that I have made diligent inquiry and that I believe the following to be a true and correct list together with the ages and addresses of the heirs of my decedent, Josephine Burress, Cooke, who died in testate on June 4, 1962. Clyde C. Cooke, 58, Son, Bluefield VA. Helen C. Hudgins, 56, Daughter, Bluefield VA Vernon L. Cooke, 54, Son, Bluefield, Va Edith Whisman, 52, Daughter, Knoxville, Tn Alvin W. Cooke, 22, Grandson, Bluefield, Va Suzanne Cook, 19, Bluefield, Va Given under my hand, this 2nd day of July, 1962 Clyde C. Cooke Executor and Trustee Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 2nd day of July 1962 RHEA F. MOORE, JR, Clerk - 1962 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jun 1962 - Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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