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Conner Otis Burress

Male 1888 - 1952  (64 years)


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  • Name Conner Otis Burress 
    Born 20 Feb 1888  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900 1900  Bluestone, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910 1910  Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 3 Mar 1910  Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1912  Bluefield, Mercer County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 12 Jul 1913  St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 15 Jul 1913  Graham, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1915  Bluefield, Mercer County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 11 May 1915  Graham, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 12 May 1915  Graham, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Draft Card 5 Jun 1917  Akron, Summit, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920 1920  Graham & Blueston, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 5 Nov 1920  Bluefield, Mercer County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 6 Nov 1920  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 7 Nov 1920  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 26 Nov 1920  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Conviction 27 Nov 1920  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 28 Nov 1920  Graham, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 1 Dec 1920  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 11 Jan 1921  Bluefield, Mercer County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 14 Jan 1921  Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 3 Oct 1928  St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 6 Aug 1929  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census_1930 1930  Clearfork District (Bluestone?), Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1934  Bluefield, Mercer County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940 1940  St. Clair, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Draft Card 1942  Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Feb 1952  Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 64 years 
    Buried Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    Person ID P990  Burress Genealogy of Virginia

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet

    Wife Elaine Thompson Reynolds
              b. 26 July 1898, Lebelon, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 December 1953, Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1922  Mercer County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F155  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Feb 1888 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Cutting and Shooting Affray.... - 12 Jul 1913 - St. Clair's Crossing, Tazewell Co., Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - St. Clair Assault Bluefield Daily Telegraph - 15 Jul 1913 - Graham, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Nearly Two Yenrs Since He Was charged With Attempting Assult The arrest Sunday of Connor Burress by Pocahontas officers caused considerable talk and comment in Graham yesterday. The charge upon which he was arrested was an alleged assault upon Mrs. Dale Martin nearly two years ago. Soon after the time of the alleged assault the accused left this section and was supposed to be somewhere in Illinois. It seems that for some months he has been coming to the home of his parents near St. Clair and would remain for a short time, but the reports indicate that his coming and going were kept a secret. It had been so long since the assault was supposed to have been made that tho local officers thought the matter had been disposed of. Some weeks ago it appears that a Pocahontas officer asked a Graham official if there was a warrant for Burress, but the Graham officer had no knowledge of such a paper being in existence. It now appears that the matter was taken before the grand jury at a term of court soon after the trouble came up and an indicment was returned against Burress. Saturday the Pocahontas officials phoned to Sergeant Havens that they had Burress and when it was found that there was a indictment against him Officer D. N Matthews went to Pocahontas Sunday and brought the prisoner to Graham and placed him in jail until yesterday afternoon when he was taken to Tazewell and lodged in jail to await trial at the next term of court. From all reports it seems that the defendant was intoxicated at the time he is charged with having attempted to commit the crime. He does not seem to have discussed the merits of the case with his friends in this section. (Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Aug 4, 1911) - 11 May 1915 - Graham, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - The Graham officials rather took the friends of Connor Burress by surprise by taking him to Tazewell Monday in an automobile rather than wait for the Clinch Valley train yesterday morning. It seems that it was the opinion among his friends that he would be held here a day or so and that a chance to procure bond would be given him, but when Sergeant Havens phoned to Commonwealth's Attorney Harman at Tazewell he was told to bring the prisoner to the county jail at once, as an indictment was there charging him with a felony. - 12 May 1915 - Graham, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Card - WWI Draft Card - 5 Jun 1917 - Akron, Summit, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Kelly Hancock dead as result of pool room fight, Conner Burress surrenders to authorities, claims self defense and applies for bail. - 6 Nov 1920 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Nov 7, 192O Conner Burress, of St. Clairs, charged with being responsible for the death of Kelly Hancock in a fight here Tuesday night, was admitted to bail in the sum of $2,000 by Bail Commissioner Archie Buchanan Friday. J.T Barnes went on Burress' bond. Burress submitted the claim of justifiable homicide in that he acted in self-defense. - 7 Nov 1920 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - The Conner Burress case is set for today. Burress is charged with being responsible for the death of Kelly Hancock. The two men fought with cue sticks, it will be recalled. - 26 Nov 1920 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConviction - Conner Burress, 29, White Male. Present and last know address: W. Graham, VA. Height, eyes, hair and marks: Has pistol shot in right arm. Occupation: Painter; Offence: Murder. Court in which convicted: Tazewell Circuit Court. Date of conviction: 27 November 1920 COB #1P359 From Register of Persons Convicted of Felony found in the Tazewell County, Courthouse - 27 Nov 1920 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Conner Burress, the Graham man, indicted for killing a Graham man with a billiard cue, was tried this week and given one year in the penitentiary. Argument will be made by his counsel to set the verdict aside. - 28 Nov 1920 - Graham, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Conner Burress who was given one year in the penitentiary for having caused the death of Kelly Hancock with a cue stick, has taken an appeal & Judge Kegley will render his decision on Saturday. - 1 Dec 1920 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Charlie WATKINS charged with shooting with intent to kill his wife, Clara WATKINS and brother in law, Connor BURRESS, was released today under a five thousand dollar bond pending preliminary hearing. The shooting occurred at an early hour Sunday Morning at WATKINS home in this city. The woman was shot through the body and is in a critical condition at the local hospital. BURRESS was shot through the right arm. Another shot passed through the lapel of his coat and glanced under his chin, severing the skin of his throat. BURRESS was recently tried in Tazewell County, Va. for the murder of Kelly HANCOCK, at Graham. Conflicting stories have been told by all the participants in the affair at the WATKINS house early Sunday morning. - 14 Jan 1921 - Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jun 1922 - Mercer County, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Conner Burress draws $50 dollar fine...... - 6 Aug 1929 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Card - WWII Draft Registration - 1942 - Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Feb 1952 - Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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