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Re: Shelton Burgess,Hendricks County, IN
Posted by: Meredith Thompson Date: February 05, 2001 at 10:23:15
In Reply to: Shelton Burgess,Hendricks County, IN by Lisa Larimore of 499

I saw Shelton's marriage in the WPA Index to Marriages in Putnam County:

--Burgess, Shelton to Eliza J. Whitecotton Aug 1 1850

However,I'm wondering if you also saw this marriage entry in the WPA Index to Marriages in Hendricks County:
--Burgess, Shelton to Celia Ayres (no date but it says it is from Book 3, page 224--other marriages in this index that are also in Book 3 occurred in 1847-1848).

I also saw in the Hendricks County marriage index:
--Burgess, Moses to Margaret A. Hutchings Apr 2 1852

Obviously this is not your Moses son of Shelton, but it could be Shelton's father.

I found Shelton on the 1850 Indiana census:

1850 census for Putnam County, Greencastle Township, page 524A:
#161-161 Shelton Burgess 36 m farmer $1000 b. KY
--Eliza 22 f NC
--John L. 1 m IN

Because this census was enumerated 19 August 1850, I think the John L. age 1 is probably a child from Shelton's marriage to Celia Ayres.

I also found him in the 1860 Indiana census:
1860 census for Hancock County, Green Township, page 454:
#146-147 Shelton Burgess 48 m w farm laborer - $100 b. KY can't read or write
--Eliza 33 f w IN
--Sarah 8 f w IN
--Athiel 3 m w IN
--Emerine 2 f w IN
--John 10 m w IN

I also found a Moses Burgess in 1860 Indiana:

1860 Hendricks County, Clay Township, page 665:
#1406-1408 Moses Burgess 53 m w farmer $400 $800 b. VA
--Margaret 33 f w IN
--Martha 8 f w IN attended school
--Sarah 5 f w IN
--Frances 4 f w IN
--Ellen 2 f w IN
--Jane 1 f w IN

I was unable to find a Moses Burgess on the 1850 Indiana census. I was also unable to find a Moses or Shelton Burgess on the 1870 Indiana census index.

I did find Shelton's widowed wife as head of household in the 1880 census:

1880 Hendricks County, Clay Township, page 636C:
#330-342 Burgess, Eliza w f 50 widowed keeps house b. IN father b. VA mother b. KY
--Moses wm ?19? [hard to read] single farm laborer IN KY IN
Craig, Atha w f 22 daughter widowed keeps house IN KY IN
Craig, Eddie w m 8 son single attended school IN OH IN
Craig, India w f 4 daughter single IN OH IN

I hope this helps you some.

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