March 15th, 2011

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 08:05 pm
It's so preliminary.

But I am still in squee mode.

I have a new bunch of leads to run down in my forever quest to find the parents of William Burris, born about 1785 in what we think may have been North Carolina.


You know how you have those brick walls you keep on coming back to? Because you really enjoy banging your head against brick walls...

So I got to thinking on my drive home from work...

William was too young to have served in the Revolutionary War.

But his daddy wasn't.

So I fired up Footnote.

I found three Burris/Burriss/Burrus men from Virginia and North Carolina (some researchers say he came from Virginia, and one of his grandsons said in a 1937 letter that his grandfather, William [s]ettled in Pennsylvania. Scotch Irish. Sent to Virginia.


So, lookie what I found in Solomon Burriss' Revolutionary War pension file...


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They had the following children:
Taylor born December 28, 1784.
William " August 23, 1786.
Gracy " July 5, 1788.
Joshua " June 4, 1790.
Elizabeth " [June] 2, 1793.
Judith " December 16, 1795.
Solomon " August -- 1800.
Ann " February 3, 1804.
Obedience " [February] 6, 1808.



And they lived in Stanly County, NC.

I know, I know...

But now, I have so many leads to check.

The journey is good.