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John Wesley Burress

John Wesley Burress

Male 1861 - 1929  (68 years)

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  • Name John Wesley Burress 
    Born 10 Mar 1861  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870 1870  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900 1900  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910 1910  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920 1920  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 May 1929  Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Age 68 years 
    Buried 25 May 1929  Jones Chapel Cem. Richlands, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 9 siblings 
    Histories
    Burress Family History / Written by Matilda Burress Bledsoe, daughter of Raleigh & Cana Combs Burress
    Person ID P987  Burress Genealogy of Virginia | My Ancestors

    Father William H. "Billy" Burress
              b. 1832, Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1897, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F220  Group Sheet

    Wife 1 Matilda "Tildie" Rose Earls
              b. 1861, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Nov 1895, Cavatts Creek, Tazewell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1879  Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 9 children 
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet

    Wife 2 Jennie Vance Chambers
              b. 2 May 1867, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Apr 1936, Mattie Williams Hospital, Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1896  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 2 children 
    Photos
    John W. Burress and 2nd Wife Jennie Chambers
    Family ID F187  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1861 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1870 - 1870 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Sep 1879 - Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1896 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1900 - John with 2nd wife Jennie & children, Rosa, Henry, Sarah, Mary John, Flora, Dora and Jennies daughter, Mollie B. Chambers Farmer, can read/write, renting farm. - 1900 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1910 - John, living with 2nd wife Jennie, daugher Bettie and step daughter Mollie Chambers. Renting house, can read/write coal miner - 1910 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1920 - Living with wife Jennie (no children listed) Occupation: Teacher (holding classes in house) Rent, can read/write - 1920 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 May 1929 - Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 May 1929 - Jones Chapel Cem. Richlands, Tazewell, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-1444881255] Death Certificate, Death Certificate, May 24, 1929.
      Name of Deceased: John Burress Race: White Sex: Male Date of Death: May 24, 1929 Place of Death: Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia Cause of Death: Chronic Cardiac Dilatation Father: Billy Burress Mother: Sarah Pack Birth Date: Not Stated Birth Place: Virginia Occupation: Laborer Marital Status: Married Surviving Spouse: Jennie Burress Name of Informant: H. Shortridge Burial: Cliffield, Virginia Date of Burial: 25 May 1929 Undertaker: M.P. Farmer

    2. [S-1444881251] Obituary, Newspaper, 24 May 1929.
      JOHN BURRESS, RICHLANDS, DIESNative of Tazewell County Had Been Bedfast from Rheumatism For Past Six Months; Funeral TodayRichlands, VA, May 24 -- John Burress, 68 died at his home one mile northeast of Richlands early this morning from rheumatism, from which he had been bedfast for the past six months. He was a native of Tazewell County and was twice married. His first wife was a Miss Tilda Earls of near Gillespie. His second wife was a Miss Cinthia Chambers of near Richlands. He was known quite well among the people of Tazewell County as the "horse trader" on account of his good judgement of horses.He is survived by his wife and the following children: John Burress, Jr.; Raleigh Burress of West Virginia; Newton Burress of North Tazewell; Mrs. George Quesenberry of Pounding Mill; Mrs. Henry Shortridge and Mrs. Vergil Reedy of Richlands. Funeral will be held at the home Saturday and interment will be in the Jones Chapel cemetery near Cedar Bluff

    3. [S-1444881244] Marriage Record, Tazewell County Marriage Register, Book 3, Page 52, Line 71, 09 September 1879.

    4. [S-1444881244] Marriage Record, Marriage Certificate, 23 September 1896.