James BURK
Male Abt 1735 - Bef 1783


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  • Birth  Abt 1735  Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1768  , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He appeared on the 1768 Rowan County Tax List next to James Burk (Sr) and Joseph Burk. 
    Residence  1771  , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He appeared on the 1771 tax list. 
    Residence  1774  , Surry, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    "Benjamin Burk and brother James Burk are found on the 1774 Surry County Tax list of Martin Armstron 
    Residence  1776  , Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    "At the time of James and John Burk's enlistment, they were living on the Yadkin River in Wilkes Cou 
    • "At the time of James and John Burk's enlistment, they were living on the Yadkin River in Wilkes County NC [L. Tate's note - Wilkes was formed from Surry County and District of Washington in 1777].
    Military  Mar 1776  American Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He enlisted, as a Patriot, with his 15-year-old son for a three month tour under Captain Jesse Walton.
    Will  4 Nov 1782  , Surry, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He was named in his father's will and expressly disinherited due to "disobedience." 
    Died  Bef 28 Oct 1783  , , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • I find conflicting dates for his death. His, John, states in a military pension record that his father died in Aug 1776, during service in the American Revolution. However, he is also named in his father's will, which is dated 04 Nov 1782.
    Military  28 Oct 1783  , Surry, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Military 
    • James' son, John (as his heir), was granted 640 acres in Surry County, NC for James' service in the Continental Army. James was credited with 84 months service.
    Person ID  I2452  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified  8 Jul 2010 

    Father  James BURK,   b. Abt 1705, , , Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1783, , Surry, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary BANE,   b. 1710, Goshen, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1748, Drapers Meadow, Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Jul 1730 or Sep 1730  Goshen Meeting House, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F223  Group Sheet

    Family  Amey 
    Children 
     1. John BURK,   b. 23 Jul 1760, , Rockbridge, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1836, , Wayne, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F693  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S515] PlanetMurphy.org, personal website (http://www.planetmurphy.org/index.php), "James Burk (Burke), Virginia Frontiersman"; (Reliability: 2).
      http://www.planetmurphy.org/pagebuild.php?pagebody1=BurkeJas.htm

    2. [S227] L. Tate [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] to Tonia Kendrick, e-mail; privately held by Kendrick [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE, "Re: WorldConnect: James Burk Jr and son John"; (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S212] The North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution, editor, Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), 238 (Reliability: 3).
      Link to record on Ancestry.com




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