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Benjamin Rush Burress

Male 1857 - 1937  (79 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Rush Burress 
    Born 30 Sep 1857  Burkes Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860 1860  Western District, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870 1870  Clear Fork, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880 1880  Clear Fork, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900 1900  Bluestone, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910 1910  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920 1920  Graham & Bluestone, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 20 Dec 1922  Graham, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 21 Aug 1925  Clair's Crossing, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 21 Aug 1926  St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 1 Jan 1933  St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 23 Feb 1935  St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 01 Apr 1937  St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 79 years 
    Buried Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 9 siblings 
    Person ID P988  Burress Genealogy of Virginia

    Father James "Jimmy" Burress
              b. April 1807, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Jun 1883, Headwaters Clinch, Tazewell, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Frances "Franky" Neel
              b. 1808, Burkes Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1869, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1830  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet

    Wife Emeline "Emma" Cox
              b. 18 Oct 1859, Floyd County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Nov 1954, Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 09 Aug 1877  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 11 children 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Sep 1857 - Burkes Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 09 Aug 1877 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1910 - 1910 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - (Bluefield Daily Telegraph) Automobile and Radio were Forecast by Joel Old Man Joel hundreds of years ago forecast the advent of the automobile and wireless, says Ben Burress, veteran Bible student of St. Clair's Crossing. Mr. Burress maintains that every thing for its time and proves his logic from the Bible. He says that Joel spoke of these modern inventions and innovations, mentioning the "wireless" and described the Fords and automobiles by another name, knocking the bulls eye as straight as an arrow. Mr. Burress has started reading the Bible through for the sixth time to determine if possible, if there may be other modern inventions hinted at of which we have as yet been kept in the dark. While not a church member himself, Mr. Burress attends church and whenever he imagines the preacher has made a slip, Mr. Burress awaits his chance to start an argument with the minister to put him straight on that part of the sermon to which Mr. Burress does not agree. - 21 Aug 1926 - St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Ben Burress is able to be out again having been indisposed for several days. - 1 Jan 1933 - St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Ben Burress of St. Clair's Crossing, was operated on Monday at Bluefield Sanitarium and is getting along nicely. - 23 Feb 1935 - St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Apr 1937 - St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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