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James BURK

James BURK[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1705 - 1783  (~ 77 years)

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  • Name James BURK 
    Born Abt 1705  , , Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    FAN Isaac Bane 
    FAN Methusalem or Methusaleh GRIFFITH 
    Residence 1730  Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    tax list 
    Military 1742  , Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He "joined the Augusta County militia in Virginia and was in Captain George Robinson?s Company."
    Residence 1742  , Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • He was one of the first landowners and residents of the area around the Roanoke and James Rivers. He "held the land on both sides of the river above Mason's creek where he lived before going to Burke's Garden and North Carolina."
    Probate 18 Mar 1746  [1, 5
    He "qualified as administrator of the estate of his brother-in-law, Isaac Bane." 
    Miscellaneous 19 Nov 1746  , Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • "He, his brother-in-law James Bain (Bean), Methuselah Griffiths and sons, and others are ordered to construct a road from a ridge dividing the waters of New River from the waters of the South Branch of the Roanoke. This road would lead over the Blue Ridge Mountains. . .James Burk on the following day protested to the colonial administrator at Staunton. As a matter of fact, he protested so much and with such language, he was charged as a 'common swearer' in the Augusta Parish Registry Book. Later he was pronounced by a Grand Jury as a 'common swearer' and fined several pounds."
    Miscellaneous May 1748  , Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "Burk is charged with disturbing divine service, and the case is brought to Augusta County Court several times from which he is absent. Finally, it is settled by paying one pound to the Sheriff for Burk?s fine in 1755, almost eight years later."
    Occupation May 1748  Southwest Virginia And Eastern Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He was employed as part of a survey and exploring party, working as an axman or chaincarrier, organ 
    • He was employed as part of a survey and exploring party, working as an axman or chaincarrier, organized by Colonel James Patton that surveyed the Holston and Clinch River Valleys.
      He was employed as part of a survey and exploring party, working as an axman or chaincarrier, organized by Colonel James Patton that surveyed the Holston and Clinch River Valleys.
    Property 20 Sep 1748  , Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    He was the grantee for two land patents for 190 acres on the south side of Goose Creek and 400 acres 
    Property 13 Dec 1748  , Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    He purchased "an heel" at the estate sale of Daniel Monohan. 
    Residence Abt 1749  , Fincastle, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "The Ingles, Drapers, Adam Harman, Henry Leonard, and James Burke, removed from the James River and settled near the present town of Blacksburg in Montgomery County (alternate site at Pulaski, Pulaski County, Virginia); they called the place Draper?s Meadows."
    Misc 1753  Burke's Garden, , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • While on a hunting expedition, he discovered the area that would later come to be known as "Burke's Garden."
    Property 18 May 1753  , Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    • "James Burk deeded 117 acres to James Bane, part of a tract patented to Burk, 20th September 1748, on Goose Creek, a branch of the Roanoke River."
    Residence 1754  Burke's Garden, , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • "Burke moved with his family into the Garden in 1754. . .and in the fall of 1755 was driven out on account of fear of Indians."
    Misc 1755  , , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "On his way out with his family he camped one night in an old hunter's cabin near what is now Sharon Springs in the now County of Bland, Virginia. The Indians followed him, and on their way killed two hunters in their camp. On approaching Burke's cabin and seeing several horses, and the tanned hides rolled up in the cabin, they came to the conclusion that there were too many people for them to attack, and contented themselves with the cutting of the throat of one of Burke's horses."
    Military 1 Sep 1758  , Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He was paid for 108 days military service, possibly as an Indian scout.
    Property 1 Jul 1760  , Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12
    • "James 'Birk' and Lucretia, of Cumberland County, North Carolina, deed to Thomas Walker of Albemarle for 40 pounds, 100 acres on Goose Creek adjacent William Campbel's line. Witnesses were William Ingles, James Bane, John Hawkins and the document was delivered by Thomas Madison on 11 March 1763."
    Property 21 Dec 1761  , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "James Burk was deeded 440 acres in Rowan County, North Carolina. This land is located on both sides of Joseph?s Creek and extends north along the west bank of the Yadkin River. This creek is now thought to be the Forbush Creek, in present-day eastern Yadkin County."
    Miscellaneous 10 Oct 1765  , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Miscellaneous 
    • He presented a claim to the Rowan County Court for wolves, panthers, and cats.
    Miscellaneous 17 Oct 1766  , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "Rowan County court ordered a road to be laid out from Shallow Ford upon the Yadkin River to the Ford, called the Etkin Fork. Names for the road jury included Robert Forbush and James 'Bourk.'"
    Residence 1768  , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He appears on the 1768 Rowan County tax list next to Joseph Burk and James Burk (Jr.). "On the same page is 'Daniel Boon.'"
    Residence 1774  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    appeared on the tax list with 1 poll 
    Property 14 Feb 1775  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    James Burk, Sr. deeded 200 acres on both sides of Joseph Creek to Joseph Burk by quit claim. 
    Residence 1782  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    appeared on the tax list with 220 acres 
    Will 4 Nov 1782  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    will signed 
    • His will was signed on 04 Nov 1782 and entered into court in Feb 1783. It is recorded in Surry County Will Book 2, page 1.
    Died Between 4 Nov 1782 and 11 Feb 1783  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 13
    • This is the old Surry County; the area is now in Yadkin County.
    Probate 1783  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    made a purchase from son Benjamin's estate 
    Probate 11 Feb 1783  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    his will was proved in court 
    Probate Aug 1786  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    estate inventory returned 
    Person ID I2336  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2015 

    Mother Margaret MCDOUGLE,   b. 1688, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1730 or Sep 1730  Goshen Meeting House, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marriage of Mary Bane to James Burk
    Marriage of Mary Bane to James Burk
    Goshen Meeting House Minutes
    Children 
    +1. Mary BURK,   b. Abt 1732, Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 4 Nov 1782, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    +2. Honour BURK,   b. Abt 1733, , , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1775 and Nov 1782, , Randolph, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     3. Sarah BURK,   b. Abt 1734, Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 4 Nov 1782  (Age ~ 48 years)
    +4. James BURK,   b. Abt 1735, Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Oct 1776  (Age ~ 41 years)
    +5. Captain Benjamin BURK,   b. 1736, Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1780, Huntsville, Surry, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +6. Captain Thomas BURK,   b. 1741, Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1808  (Age 67 years)
     7. Joseph BURK,   b. 1745, Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Naomi BURK,   b. 1 Feb 1746, Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lucretia REES,   d. Abt 1786 
    Married Bef 29 Aug 1751  , Augusta, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 17
    • "On August 29, 1751, Augusta County records state that Lucretia Griffith was administrator for her husband and had since married James Burk."
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    James Burk on the Virginia Frontier
    James Burk on the Virginia Frontier
    James Burk Sells Virginia Land
    James Burk Sells Virginia Land
    James Burke Indian Story
    James Burke Indian Story
    A close call. . .

  • Sources 
    1. [S507] PlanetMurphy.org, personal website, "James Burk (Burke), Virginia Frontiersman"; (Reliability: 2).
      http://www.planetmurphy.org/pagebuild.php?pagebody1=BurkeJas.htm

    2. [S294] A History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory, 14 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S294] A History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory, 31 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S397] Kegley's Virginia Frontier; The Beginning of the Southwest; the Roanoke of Colonial Days, 1740-1783, 91-94 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S397] Kegley's Virginia Frontier; The Beginning of the Southwest; the Roanoke of Colonial Days, 1740-1783, 188 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S397] Kegley's Virginia Frontier; The Beginning of the Southwest; the Roanoke of Colonial Days, 1740-1783, 95 (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S141] Land Records, Virginia Land Office Grants and Surveys; digital images, Library of Virginia, Archives, Burk, James, grantee; Augusta County, 190 acres on the south side of Goose Creek, 20 Sep 1748; (Reliability: 3).
      http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/DKGGH7FDGDIRS7IGDBLEICDU6CBIUGKHYY5INXNL2TM4LENN73-57423?func=full-set-set&set_number=007595&set_entry=000024&format=999

    8. [S141] Land Records, Virginia Land Office Grants and Surveys; digital images, Library of Virginia, Archives, Burk, James, grantee; Augusta County, 400 acres on the west side of the Blue Ridge, 20 Sep 1748; (Reliability: 3).
      http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/DKGGH7FDGDIRS7IGDBLEICDU6CBIUGKHYY5INXNL2TM4LENN73-61932?func=full-set-set&set_number=007595&set_entry=000025&format=999

    9. [S397] Kegley's Virginia Frontier; The Beginning of the Southwest; the Roanoke of Colonial Days, 1740-1783, 186 (Reliability: 2).

    10. [S397] Kegley's Virginia Frontier; The Beginning of the Southwest; the Roanoke of Colonial Days, 1740-1783, 102 (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S294] A History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory, 30-31 (Reliability: 2).

    12. [S397] Kegley's Virginia Frontier; The Beginning of the Southwest; the Roanoke of Colonial Days, 1740-1783, 298 (Reliability: 2).

    13. [S667] Surry County NC Wills 1771-1827 Abstracts, 43 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S507] PlanetMurphy.org, personal website, "James Burk (Burke), Virginia Frontiersman"; (Reliability: 2).
      _Webtag

    15. [S667] Surry County NC Wills 1771-1827 Abstracts, 74 (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S667] Surry County NC Wills 1771-1827 Abstracts, 77 (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S397] Kegley's Virginia Frontier; The Beginning of the Southwest; the Roanoke of Colonial Days, 1740-1783, 100 (Reliability: 2).