Major Benjamin BURGIN 

Major Benjamin BURGIN[1]

Male 1779 - 1874

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  • Prefix  Major 
    Birth  16 Dec 1779  Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • 16 Dec 1779 -> tombstone
    Burgin Family Bible - Births
    Burgin Family Bible - Births
    Photocopy of the Births page of the old Burgin Family Bible.
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1850  , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • "Benj'n" Burgin (70) appeared on the 1850 census as head of household. He was a farmer, with real estate valued at $4,050 (compared to a neighborhood average of $1,587). The only other person in his household was his wife, Elizabeth (68).
    Military  War of 1812  [5
    Will  Y  [5


    • Research note: look for the will
    Died  27 Nov 1874  , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    • 27 Nov 1874; McDowell County, NC -> Burgin Family Bible
      1874, Old Fort -> Western North Carolina
      29 Nov 1874 -> tombstone
    Burgin Family Bible - Deaths
    Burgin Family Bible - Deaths
    Buried  Aft 27 Nov 1874  Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery 
    Major Ben Burgin and Elizabeth Brandon
    Major Ben Burgin and Elizabeth Brandon
    Notes 
    • Name:
      Major Ben Burgin -> tombstone
    Person ID  I2308  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified  15 Jan 2012 

    Father  Benjamin BURGIN,   b. 30 Nov 1741, Shrewsbury Parish, Kent, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1823, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Leah MANN,   b. 1754, , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1837, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Nov 1772  Old Fort, Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F42  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth BRANDON,   b. 12 Dec 1781, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1862, , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1799  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Their tombstone reads:
      "Major Ben Burgin. . .his wife Elizabeth Branon."
    Children 
     1. John BURGIN
    >2. Josiah B. BURGIN,   b. Abt 1803, , , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Robert Hoard BURGIN,   b. Abt 1810, , , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Benjamin Logan BURGIN,   b. 18 Jan 1820, , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1862, , McDowell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F808  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Major Ben Burgin's Knife
    Major Ben Burgin's Knife

  • Sources 
    1. [S412] Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery (Old Fort, North Carolina; Latitude: 35.575094, Longitude: -82.187608), ; , ., Major Ben Burgin and Elizabeth Branon; 19 August 2011; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S37] Burgin Family Bible, Births (Reliability: 3).
      Benjamin Burgin, born Decem. 16th, 1779

    3. [S412] Bethel UMC-Old Cherry Springs Cemetery (Old Fort, North Carolina; Latitude: 35.575094, Longitude: -82.187608), ; , ., Major Ben Burgin and Elizabeth Branon; 19 August 2011; photographed by Tonia Kendrick (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S574] 1850 U.S. census, McDowell County, North Carolina population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432 (http://www.ancestry.com), roll M432_636; p. 281, dwelling 379, family 379, Benj'n Burgin. (Reliability: 3).
      http://tinyurl.com/lxycc9

    5. [S429] Don Burgin, Voices from the Past: A Burgin Genealogy Website (http://www.theburginfamily.org : accessed ), ., accessed; 23 December 2011; "Family Matters: Granddaughter Flora talks about Major Ben," http://www.theburginfamily.org/familymatters/matters03.html (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S37] Burgin Family Bible, Deaths (Reliability: 3).
      Benjamin Burgin departed this life November 27 1874.

    7. [S364] F. A. Sondley and Theodore F. Davidson, Asheville and Buncombe County (Asheville, NC: The Citizen Co., 1922), ; digital images, Google Books (http://google.com/books : accessed ., accessed; 14 May 2011; 143; this book refers to many original records which offer primary information although it does not include source citations as such (Reliability: 2).




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