Parents of William Burgess

Started by Laura Elizabeth McLean on Monday, November 8, 2010

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11/8/2010 at 10:32 AM

According to this well annotated source:
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bruce...

the parents of William Burgess are not documented and based totally on speculation or a misreading of records. How do we feel about cutting his parent ties?

1/15/2011 at 10:21 PM

Have you checked the account in the M.A. Acheson records and again in Widows- a Mormon Family. They give William Sr.s parents as Johannes Borges and Catherina Magdalena Prebers Borges from Fischbach Germany? Still not concrete but all I've come across.

1/17/2011 at 7:21 AM

No, I hadn't seen those sources. Are they available online?

1/17/2011 at 1:06 PM

Hi Laura,
I got the info from ancestry.com free trial and from a few e-mails from other people at the same dead end. If this is the same William Burgess I have to his leaving Germany as a Hessian soldier to fight for the British, then switching sides when he reaches America, and marries Hanna Newland.

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