Note: 1860 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1870 U.S. Federal Census [see mother's listing]
1880 U.S. Federal Census [see mother's listing]
1900 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, West Virginia Legg Burgess, John head Jul 1856 43 Burgess, Nancy C. wife May 1857 43 married 18 yrs mother of 8, 7 living Burgess, Bertha B. daughter Dec 1882 17 Burgess, Oren C. son Oct 1884 15 Burgess, Ernest K. son May 1887 13 Burgess, Essa E. daughter Jun 1889 10 Burgess, Inie P. daughter Feb 1892 8 Burgess, Murlie M. daughter Jan 1899 1 Note: Icy Lura appears to have been missed in this census listing. The daughter born in 1889 died in 1900, possible that she died before the census and was mistakenly listed.
1910 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, West Virginia Burgess, John N. head 52 Burgess, Nancy C. wife 52 Burgess, Ina P. daughter 18 Burgess, Isa L. daughter 15
1920 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, West Virginia Legg Burgess, John M. head 62 Burgess, Nancy C. wife 62 Burgess, Icy L. daughter 24 (132-11 in file)
1930 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, West Virginia Poca Burgess, John M. head 73 Burgess, Nanny C. wife 73 Burgess, Ark K. brother 75 Note: Ark was John's only living brother.
Death Record Name: John Burgess Sex: male Death Date: 25 Apr 1936 Death Place: Kanawha, West Virginia Age at Death: Burial Place: Burial Date: Cemetery: Funeral Home: Birth Date: Birth Place: Marital Status: Spouse: Occupation: Address: Residence: Mother: Emma Samuels Mother's Birth Place: Father: John Burgess Father's Birth Place: Informant: (in file)
***** The following is from the Sissonville book:
The Reverend John Newton Burgess and Nancy Catherine Martin settled on Grapevine Creek following their marriage on 14 December 1881. Reverend Burgess was a Methodist circuit rider and also pastored Baber Agee Methodist Church on Rocky Fork, serving two terms there in the years 1920 and from 1924-1925. During his pastorate, the couple resided in the church parsonage across the creek from the church and a grocery store. John Burgess is remembered as a kind and loving individual, as was his wife. He was a minister for 45 years until his death in 1935 (sic, 1936).
John Newton Burgess was born in 1857 in Kansas City, Johnson County, Missouri. His mother, Emily Samuels Burgess, came east with two sons (John being the youngest) after her husband and older son had been killed and their home and store burned during the "Bloody Kansas" events during the Civil War. Older family members relate that she was escorted back to what had become West Virginia by the infamous James brothers of outlaw fame. She settled in the Sissonville area with Francis "Ark" and John, along with her daughter, Georgianna.
John and Nancy parented seven children: Bertha (Sigmond), Ina (Griffith), Icy Lura (Robinson - my grandmother), Ernest, and Orin Cleveland. Two other daughters died as small children. Following the pastorate at Baber Agee, the couple moved to Pigeon's Fork of Grapevine Creek and homesteaded a small farm there. After their deaths, John Franklin and Icy Lura Burgess Robinson moved with their children into the homeplace. The house is now in ruins, having fallen into disrepair after my grandfather's death, but the old cellar still stands.
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