Francis Marion Burgess (1828 - 1909)

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Birthplace: Gwinnett County, GA, USA
Death: Died in Sequoyah, OK, USA
Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Gloria Irene Benacci
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About Francis Marion Burgess

FRANCIS MARION BURGESS WAS ATTACKED BY BUSHWHACKERS AT HIS HOME.THEY CAPTURED HIM AND LED HIM AWAY ON HIS HORSE,SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD AND TOOK HIS HORSE.HE DID NOT DIE ,BUT WAS BLINDED .WHEN HIS SON RANDY CAME HOME FROM THE WAR HE WENT LOOKING FOR THE BUSHWHACKERS AND KILLED 26-28 OF THEM IN REVENGE OF HIS FATHER.FRANCIS WAS MARRIED 2 TIMES AND HAD 18 CHILDREN.

MAPLE CEMETERY

Maple Cemetery is one of the oldest Cemeteries in constant us in Sequoyah County. Originally known as the Court House Cemetery because the Sequoyah County District, Cherokee Nation, Courthouse was adjacent to the cemetery. The name was retained for several years after the courthouse was moved to the community of Maple. In later years the Cemetery took the name of the communtiy.To visit the cemetery from Muldrow take State Highway 64B north for 6 miles turn left on the black topped road at the four corners. Follow this road west two and one half miles. At the second road right (North) turn right and follow that road to the cemetery gate. From a mile south of four corners there are signs pointing the way. Decoration at Maple Cemetery is the third Sunday in May.

Extracted from "Burgess Family Genealogy" by John Wall http://www.johnwall.com/family/tree-burgess.htm

Francis "Marian" Burgess born October 1825 in Gwinett Co., GA and died 1909 in Sequoyah Co., OK and is buried Maple Cemetery.

The first wife of Francis "Marian" Burgess: Caroline Easterling born 1835 in GA and died February 1880 in Whorton Creek Twp., Madison Co., AR and is buried in Whorton Creek Cemetery. Her parents were Henry Easterling and Clara Baggot. They were married March 12, 1846 in Calhoon, AL. Children of Marian and Caroline:

Randy Burgess William Burgess born 1847 in Calhoon Co., AL. James Burgess born September 15, 1849 in Calhoon Co., AL and died August 28, 1903 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AR and is buried in Whorton Creek Cemetery. He married Sarah C. Shelton. She was born about 1857 in Lauderdale Co., AL and died December 11, 1896 in Whorton Creek Twp, Madison Co., AR. Children: Emma Burgess b. November 1869 Emer Burgess b. October 22, 1873 Mary Burgess b. April 25, 1875 Eliza Burgess b. 1877 William "Billy" Burgess b. January 25, 1881 Matilda Burgess b. September 25, 1883 Cinda Burgess b. September 14, 1885 Charles Burgess b. August 24, 1898 Obedience "Elizabeth" Burgess born 1855 in Calhoon Co., AL. Thomas Augustus "A.T." Burgess born November 14, 1855 in Alabama and died November 18, 1930 Claremore, OK and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. (See below for more details) Sarah Burgess born 1857 in Calhoon Co., AL. Mary J. Burgess born 1858 in Calhoon Co., AL. Franklin "Dock" Burgess born May 1861 in Calhoon Co., AL and died January 02, 1929 in Tacoma, WA and is buried in Madison Co., AR. He married Clarissa Jane Dotson 1878 in Madison Co., AR. She was born about 1861. Children: N. Burgess (Female) born about 1879 Frances Marion Burgess born May 1864 in Calhoon Co., AL. He married Mary Beth Wheeler. Greenberry "Green" Burgess born October 15, 1865 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AR and died August 17, 1915 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AR and is buried in Whorton Creek Cemetery. He died in sawmill explosion. He married Matilda Alice Casey, she was born about 1867 in AR. Children: Sarah C. Burgess born about 1894. Lisa J. Burgess born about 1898. Martha A. Burgess born about 1899. Louisa Burgess born about 1901. Abraham Burgess born about 1902. Doyl Burgess born about 1903. Callie Burgess born about 1906. Donnie Burgess born about 1908. Arina "Rena" Burgess born about 1861 in Calhoon Co., AL. The second wife of Francis "Marian" Burgess: Lean or Lee Ann "Lu" (maiden name?) Sikes born February 1858 in MO and died 1923 in Sequoyah Co., OK and is buried Maple Cemetery. Her first husband was Mr. Sikes and they had two children Elizabeth Sikes (1876) and Jane Sikes (1877). Marian and Lee Ann were married 1880 in Madison Co., AR. Children of Marian and Lee Ann:

Keller "Kell" Burgess born September 02, 1883 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AR and died August 21, 1980 in Fayetteville, AR. He married Ella Keck December 15, 1904 in Whorton Creek Tsp., Madison Co., AR. She was born about 1889 in AR. Children: Leonard Burgess born about 1908. Floyd E. Burgess born December 1909 Ella May Burgess born December 1887 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AR and died December 18, 1910 in Sequoyah Co., OK and is buried in Maple Cemetery. She married Arthur Long. Ada Florence Burgess born September 02, 1888 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AR and died December 30, 1960 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co., OK and is buried in Maple Cemetery. She married Jarrell McGlothlin October 14, 1906in Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co., OK. Audia "Andy" Burgess born August 1890 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AR and is buried in Maple Cemetery. Daverow Burgess born December 12, 1893 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AR and is buried in Maple Cemetery. Claud Burgess born December 25, 1898 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AR and died August 13, 1933 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AR. He married Lorena (Pannello) Dunlap March 07, 1928 in Muldrow, OK. Jason Burgess born December 1895 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AR and is buried in Maple Cemetery.

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Francis Marion Burgess's Timeline

1828
October, 1828
Gwinnett County, GA, USA
1846
March 12, 1846
Age 17
Calhoun, AL, USA
1855
November 14, 1855
Age 27
Calhoun County, AL, USA
1857
March 23, 1857
Age 28
Calhoun, AL, USA