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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 March 1861  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • I have seen John's middle name as both William and Wesley. This birth record doesn't even list his name as John. "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917 P65," Wm. Burress 10 Mar 1861 Tazewell, VA. Parents: Wm. and Sarah Burress.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1929  Jones Chapel Cem. Richlands, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John's obit says he was buried in Jones Chapel Cemetery, his death certificate says Cliffield (assuming Earls Family Cemetery, since I think that is where his 1st wife, Sarah Earls, is buried and it is where his son John T. Burress is buried) So, it's unclear which of these two cemeteries he is in, but regardless of which one, it's an unmarked grave.
    Died 24 May 1929  Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obit

      JOHN BURRESS, RICHLANDS, DIES Native of Tazewell County Had Been Bedfast from Rheumatism For Past Six Months; Funeral Today Richlands, 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
       
    John W. Burress Death Certificate
    John W. Burress Death Certificate
    Person ID P992  Burress Genealogy of Virginia
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Sarah Elizabeth Pack,   b. 18 Sep 1842, Floyd County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 July 1922, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 10 May 1860  Pounding Mill, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Matilda "Tildie" Rose Earls,   b. Abt 1861, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA 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 09 Sep 1879  Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Husband's Name John Burress Husband's Age 18 Husband's Birthplace Tazewell County, Virginia Husband's Residence Tazewell County, Virginia Husband's Condition Single Husband's Father William Burress Husband's Mother S.E. Burress Husband's Occupation Farmer Wife's Name Matilda Early (sic) Wife's Age 16 Wife's Birthplace Tazewell County, Virginia Wife's Residence Tazewell County, Virginia Wife's Condition Single Wife's Father S. Early Wife's Mother A Early Marriage Date 09 September 1879 Marriage Place Tazewell County, Virginia Performed By J.R. Sparks
    Children 
     1. Raleigh "Raul" Hamilton Burress,   b. 28 Aug 1880, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1964, Bristol, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Henry Preston "Bud" Burress,   b. 30 May 1883, Clinch River, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1964, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Rosa Cansas "Sis" Burress,   b. 30 May 1883, Clinch River, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 1958, Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  []
     4. Sarah Melvina "Sallie" Burress,   b. 23 Apr 1885, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1967, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  []
     5. Mary Frances Burress,   b. 28 Feb 1887, Cedar Bluff, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1943, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)  []
     6. John Thomas Burress,   b. 11 May 1889, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1958, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  []
     7. Flora Mae "Florrie" Burress,   b. 17 Jul 1891, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1978, Greenbelt, Prince George, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
     8. Dora Belle Burress,   b. 26 Jul 1893, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1972, Jasper, Walker, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Eugene Newton "Newt" /Burress Burroughs,   b. 15 Sep 1895, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1963, Bristol, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  []
    Histories
    Burress & Combs Family History
    Burress & Combs Family History
    Written by Matilda Burress Bledsoe, Raleigh's daughter.
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jennie Vance Chambers,   b. 2 May 1867, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 April 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, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Burress and Jennie Chambers Marriage
    John Burress and Jennie Chambers Marriage
    Children 
     1. Robert Burress,   b. Aft 1896, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 1 years)  []
     2. Beatrice Burress,   b. 1901, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Photos
    John W. Burress and 2nd Wife Jennie Chambers
    John W. Burress and 2nd Wife Jennie Chambers
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 March 1861 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 09 Sep 1879 - Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1896 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1929 - Jones Chapel Cem. Richlands, Tazewell, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 May 1929 - Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Tazewell Marriage Register, Book 3, Page 52, Line 71.