Posted By:Craig Nelson
Subject:Re: A Burk Question
Post Date:December 02, 2005 at 16:17:50
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Forum:Adair County, MO Genealogy Forum
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Hi Laura,
Thanks for your response to my post. Re your Anna Burk Wayne Co., KY. My 3rd great-grandmother was Diza/Dicey Burk born ca 1807 TN and died ca 1855 Wayne Co., KY. She married 27 May 1822 Wayne County Pleasant Anderson. Dicey was the dau of Benjamin Burk and Elizabeth Troxell. All the Burk(e)'s in Wayne Co seem to be related so it's very likely we share a common Burk(e) ancestor. Here's some more info I copied off a Wayne County site I belong to. You'll see an Anna Burk born 1793 Washington Co., VA marries Wayne County an Edward Dolen. Could this be your Anna?
Elizabeth McCarver c. 1796 married Riley Burk 11 Aug 1814 Wayne Co., Ky. Nathaniel McCarver---Surety

June Bork's Wayne Co., KY records. Volume One: Riley BURK and Elizabeth CARVER. Surety by Nathaniel MCCARVER. Bond dated 11 August 1814. Minister return missing.

11 June 1814
White Co., TN
..... this is to certefy that i now concent to the
marage of my daughter elizabeth and ayley burk given from under my hand and seal this day and date above mentioned by jashua carver - witness, nahaniel(X) myane".

Thomas BURK , b: 1745 in VA , d: 1822 in Wayne Co. , Kentucky . m: Rebecca TUTTLE in 1785 in Montgomery Co. , VA. Benjamin was born ca 1765, VA died 23 Sept 1828, buried at Smith-Kidd-Burk Cemetery, located on Rock Creek, in the Hemlock Grove Community, McCreary Co., KY. He was in War of 1812, Pvt. in Cap't. Patrick Gray's Co., Lewis Regt. KY Volunteers-5 Aug. 1812-14 Oct 1812. He is in the 1810-20 Wayne Co., KY census. Elizabeth was born ca 1752,VA. died 15 March 1851, buried Smith-Kidd-Burk Cemetery. Her birth date is calculated as 1752, because she is living with her son Peter Burk in the 1850 Wayne Co., KY census, age 98. Jean Burke of Oneida, TN visited this cemetery in 1991 and says there are at least 8 unmarked graves surrounding Benjamine and Elizabeth's graves.

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth Burk:
Riley Burk m. Elizabeth McCarver 11 Aug 1814 Wayne Co., Ky. Nathaniel McCarver- Surety.

Anna / Anne Burk b:1793 Washington, VA. m. Edward Dolen Wayne Co., Ky.

Jonathan Burk b: 28 Aug 1797 Va. died 14 Aug 1875, buried Station Camp Creek, Scott Co., TN m. Nancy Cooper 31 Mar 1820 Wayne Co., Ky.

Peter Burk m.

James Burk m. Anne Robins 01 Oct 1804 surety by William Mullins Wayne Co., Ky.

Disa Burk b: 1807 m. Pleasant Anderson 27 May 1822, Wayne Co., KY *** [My direct line]

Benjamin F. Burk Jr. m. Rebecca Anderson
Anderson info:
Moses Anderson, wife Elizabeth, of Scotch descent, first pioneer family out of Va. settled Wayne Co., Ky., (1800). Children:

Nancy b:1799 TN, married Joseph Bell.

Pleasant (1799) married Disa Burk.

Russell married ?, listed in Fentress Co., TN 1830 census.

Rebecca (1814-1906) married Benjamin F. Burk, Jr.

Swimpfield / Winfield married 27 Mar 1834 Lucinda Roberts. He died before 1848.

I was impressed that you checked out my posting history. You noticed that I've done many, many posting on "Bell" research. I would like to give you background on this via personal email ... if that's ok with you. I'll take the liberty to use your personal email address and apologize in advance if that causes any problems.

If you're gonna be doing some Wayne Co research, I can send you an invitation to a "MyFamily" website (administered through It's the "Wayne County Kin" site. It's about 1 1/2 years old and we have a ton of info on this site about Wayne Co., KY families. It's by invitation only ... but totally free to use by members. Let me know if you'd like an invitation.

I'll be emailing you via your pers email address concerning the Bell connection.

Thanks again for your response.

Craig Nelson