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James "Jimmy" Burress

James "Jimmy" Burress

Male 1807 - 1883  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name James "Jimmy" Burress 
    Born April 1807  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Legal / Court 24 Apr 1838  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Deed 16 Jul 1844  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Deed 23 Sep 1845  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Legal / Court 29 Aug 1847  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1850  Western District, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Western District, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Clear Fork, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 9 Nov 1872  Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1880  Clear Fork, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1883  Grapefield, Bland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • "The decision to place him in this cemetery is from a Indenture/Deed Dated July 16, 1844 James and Mary Frances "Franky" Neel Burress put up 1/8th of the land for a loan from a Mr. Browne for the sum of $19.46, this was the land they were living on." This is information from Orval Hodges, a Neel researcher. This information is found on Find-a-grave.
    Died 7 June 1883  Headwaters Clinch, Tazewell, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Place of Death Tazewell County, Virginia Name of Deceased James Burress Race White Sex Male Age 76 Date of Death June 7, 1883 Place Head Waters of Clinch Cause of Death Cancer Name of Parents Not Stated Birth Place Not Stated Occupation Farmer Consort Of Married Name of Informant Neighbors and Children Relation of Informant Friends and Children Commissioner of the Revenue G.F. Perry Date Record Files Between 1883 and 1896
    Person ID P938  Burress Genealogy of Virginia
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2015 

    Father Micajah "Cager" Burress,   b. Abt 1777, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. July 1852, Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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 
    Children 
     1. William H. "Billy" Burress,   b. ca 1832, Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1883 & 1898, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     2. Thomas Jefferson Burress,   b. Abt 1834, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)  []
     3. George Washington Burress,   b. Mar 1837, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1916, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  []
     4. James R. Burress,   b. 1838, Burkes Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1862 and 1865, Bland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  []
     5. Rebecca Jane Burress,   b. 1840, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1874 and 1880, Virginia or West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  []
     6. Margaret J. Burress,   b. Abt 1845, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Julia Ann Burress,   b. Abt 1846, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     8. Wiley Burress,   b. 1850, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     9. John Wesley Burress,   b. Sep 1848, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 January 1920, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     10. Benjamin Rush Burress,   b. 30 Sep 1857, Burkes Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1937, St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  []
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Polly Cox,   b. 1833, Floyd County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Nov 1871  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Marriage Register

      Husband's Name James Burress Husband's Age 58 Husband's Birthplace Montgomery County, Virginia Husband's Residence Jeffersonville, Virginia Husband's Condition Widowed Husband's Father Micajah Burress Husband's Mother Rachel Burress Husband's Occupation Farmer Wife's Name Polly Cox Wife's Age 38 Wife's Birthplace Floyd County, Virginia Wife's Residence Jeffersonville, Virginia Wife's Condition Widowed Wife's Father Wife's Mother Marriage Date 15 November 1871 Marriage Place Tazewell County, Virginia Performed By William H. Kelly
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1829-30 - Russelll County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - April 1807 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal / Court - Tuesday, April 24, 1838 The Commonwealth VS. James Burriss (No. 1) On an indictment for breach of peace The Commonwealth VS. James Burriss (No. 2) Same The attorney for the Commonwealth, with the assent of the court, saith that he will not further prosecute in these causes. - 24 Apr 1838 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - James Burress Indenture/Deed July 16, 1844 This Indenture, made the sixteenth day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty four between James Burrass (sic) and Franky, his wife of the County of Tazewell and State of Virginia of the one part and George P. Thompson of the same County and State of the other part, witnesseth: that whereas the said James Burrass is justly indebted to George W. Browne in the just and full sum of nineteen dollars and forty six cents, the payment of which with interest the said Burrass is willing and desirous, effectually to assure and secure to the said Browne. This Indenture therefore witnesseth, that the said Burrass and Franky, his wife, as well in consideration of the premises aforesaid as of one dollar to him in hand paid by the said Thompson, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said James Burrass and Franky his wife, have granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said George P. Thompson, all the right, title, interest and claim of them, the said James Burrass and Franky, his wife, in and to the real estate of Alexander Neel, deceased, the said Franky being a daughter of said Alexander Neel and as such entitled to the eighth part of his estate, with all the appurtenances. To have and to hold the said interest in said parcel of land, with all the appurtenances unto the said Thompson and his heirs, to the sole use and behoof of the said Thompson and his heirs, and the said James Burrass and Franky his wife, for themselves and their heirs, the said right, title and interest in the said parcel of land, with all the appurtenances to the said Thompson and his heirs against the claim of them the said James Burrass and Franky his wife, and their heirs, and all other persons whomsoever shall, will and do by these present warrant and forever defend, in trust, never the less, that if the said James Burrass, his heirs, executors or administrators, do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid to the said George W.G. Browne, his heirs or assigns the said sum of nineteen dollars and forty six cents on or before the 16th day of December next together with the expenses of drawing and recording this indenture and the tax thereon, then and in that case, this indenture, and everything herein contained shall become void and of no effect; But if the said Burrass shall fail to pay the said sum of money or any part thereof, on or before the said 16th day of December, next, then it shall be lawful for the said Thompson, and full power and authority is hereby given him to proceed to sell the said interest and claim in said parcel of land with all the appurtenances, so soon after the said 16th December next as he may be requested by the said Browne, at public auction for ready money, to the highest bidder, at Tazewell Court House, having previously advertised the time and place of sale at least twenty days by advertisement affixed for that space of time to the front door of said Court House and the proceeds of such sale after paying thereout all the expenses attaining the execution of this trust including a commission of 5 percent on the amount of sale to the said trustee for his trouble in executing the same shall be applied by the said Thompson towards the discharge and payment to the said Browne of the aforesaid sum of nineteen dollars and 46 cents, with interest on so much of said sum with interest as may remain unpaid, and in further trust, that until such sale shall be made it shall be lawful for the said Burrass and wife, and their heirs, to hold and occupy the said granted interest in said land and premises and to take and receive, the rents, issues and profits thereof to their own proper use and benefit, and also, that the said Burrass his heirs, executors, or administrators, will pay and discharge all taxes, impositions, assessments and other charges, whatsoever which may or shall become chargeable thereon, during his or their possession thereof. And the said Thompson doth covenant on is part, that he will faithfully execute the trust hereby reposed in him. In testimony whereof, the parties hereunto have to these presents set their hands and affixed their seals, the day and year first in this indenture written. His mark, James Burrass (seal) G.P Thompson (seal) Virginia : In the Clerk's office of Tazewell County Court , July 16, 1844. James Burrass and George P. Thompson parties to the within deed personally appeared before me in my said office, and acknowledged the said deed to be their act and deed and the same is admitted to record. Teste. J.E. Chapman, D.C. - 16 Jul 1844 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - Franky Burress Indenture/Deed September 23, 1845 This indenture, made this twenty third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five between James Burrass (sic) and Franky, his wife of the county of Tazewell, and state of Virginia of the one part and George W.G. Browne of the other part, witnesseth: that the said James Burrass and Franky, his wife for and in consideration of the sum of forty dollars current money of the United States to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do grant, bargain and sell unto the said George W.G. Browne, all their right, title and interest in a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Tazewell on the Muddy fork of Wolf Creek, which formerly belonged to Alexander Neel, and in which as the daughter and heir of said Alexander Neel, the said Franky is entitled to one eighth part with all the appurtenances: To have and to hold the said interest in said tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances unto the said George W.G. Browne, and his heirs, to the sole use and behoof of him the said BrownE and his heirs. And the said James Burrass and Franky his wife for themselves and their heirs, do covenant, with the said George W.G. Browne, that they the said James Burrass and Franky his wife the said interest in said parcel of land, with all the appurtenances unto the said George W.G. Browne, and his heirs, against the claims of them the said James Burrass and Franky his wife, and every other person or persons whatsoever, shall warrant and will forever defend. In witness, whereof the said James Burrass and Franky, his wife have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals the day and year first above written. Her Mark, Franky Burrass (seal) Tazewell County , to wit: We, Erastas G. Harman and William Cox, Justices of the Peace in the County aforesaid, in the state of Virginia, do hereby certify that Franky Burrass wife of James Burrass, parties to a certain deed, bearing date on the 23rd day of September 1845 and hereunto annexed, personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid, and being examined by us privately and apart from her husband, and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her, the said Franky Burress, acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and declared that she had willingly by signed, sealed and delivered the same, and that she wished not to retract it. Given under our hands and seals this 23rd day of September 1845. E.G. Harman. JP William Cox, JP - 23 Sep 1845 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1871 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1883 - Grapefield, Bland County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 June 1883 - Headwaters Clinch, Tazewell, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Tazewell Law Order Book, 1832-1844; Page 243.

    2. [S30] Tazewell County Deed Books, Deed Book 8 Page 266.

    3. [S30] Tazewell County Deed Books, Deed Book 8 Page 463.

    4. [S34] Tazewell Law Order Book, Page 87, 108, 109, 126, 143, 176.

    5. [S30] Tazewell County Deed Books, Deed Book 15 Page 110.

    6. [S37] Find a Grave, findagrave.com.

    7. [S38] Death Register, Tazewell County Death Register 1872-1896.

    8. [S33] Tazewell Marriage Register, Register 3; Page 34; Line 80.