Mississippi Family Group Sheet for the Thomas BURRESS Family


Husband: Thomas BURRESS
Birthdate: September 18, 1808
Birthplace: Anderson Co., SC
Death date: November 28, 1895
Place of death: Prentiss Co., MS
Burial: Mt. Olive Cem., Prentiss Co., MS
Father: John BURRESS
Mother: Elizabeth unknown

Marriage date: before 1834
Marriage place:

Wife: Sarah Anthony BERRY
Birthdate: November 29, 1809
Birthplace:
Death date: November 11, 1869
Place of death: Prentiss Co., MS
Burial: Mt. Olive Cem., Prentiss Co., MS
Father: William BERRY
Mother: Elizabeth HALBERT

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: John William BURRESS
Sex: M
Birthdate: May 27, 1834
Birthplace: TN
Death date: July 19, 1900
Place of death: Prentiss Co., MS
Burial: Old Masonic Cem., Baldwyn, Prentiss Co., MS
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Spouse's name: Sarah A. HUNT

Child No. 2: Henrietta L. BURRESS
Sex: F
Birthdate: January 4, 1840
Birthplace: SC
Death date: February 22, 1923
Place of death: Prentiss Co., MS
Burial: Old Masonic Cem., Baldwyn, Prentiss Co., MS
Marriage date: August 16, 1859
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: W.D. "Woody" BURGE

Child No. 3: Luther Rice "L.R." BURRESS
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1843
Birthplace: SC
Death date: March 4, 1927
Place of death: Jonesboro, AR
Burial: Jonesboro Cem., AR
Marriage date:
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Spouse's name: Annie BALL

Child No. 4: Susan E.A. BURRESS
Sex: F
Birthdate:
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Spouse's name: unknown SPENCER
 
 
Documentation:
* Thomas and his family traveled by wagon train in Oct., 1850 to Mississippi only stopping on Sunday for worship and rest. It took approximately 6 weeks until they arrived in late November and established was became Geeville after the McGees. He was a Baptist Church planter and was instructmental in beginning Mt. Olive Baptist Church (June 1851) with others who came to that area on the wagon train. In 1852 the first black members joing Mt. Olive Church. They were the slaves of Thomas Burress. His second wife after Sarah died was Francis "Fannie" H. Phillips.
 

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