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W. H. Burk b.1829 son of Thomas & Sarah (Givens) Burk
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: October 12, 2003 at 17:26:22
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 736, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"W. H. BURK was born in Carroll County, Indiana, January 7, 1829, and is one of the fourteen children born to THOMAS and SARAH BURK, natives of Giles County, Virginia. The father was born February 22, 1795, and was the son of W. H. BURK, a native of Ireland, who died in Warren County, Indiana, at the age of eighty-eight. THOMAS BURK married SARAH GIVENS, who was born February 19, 1804, and they came to Pulaski County in 1847; here MRS. SARAH BURK died in November, 1852, and THOMAS BURK in August, 1854. He had served all through the war of 1812, and was the father of fourteen children - REBECCA, ELLEN, MARY, LUCINDA, WILLIAM H., MARGARET, MARTHA, ELIZA, NANCY, JOHN J., AMANDA, JAMES, and two daughters who died in infancy. W. H. BURK, in 1849, purchased his farm of 125 acres in this township, and, February 1, 1852, married ELLEN WILSON, who was born in Miami County, Ohio, August 1, 1830. This lady died January 22, 1878, and November 20, 1879, MR. BURK married MRS. DELILAH JONES, widow of ROBERT JONES, born in Fayette County, Ohio, March 19, 1830, and the daughter of CHRISTIAN and MARTHA BARGER. His children numbered nine, and were all born of his first wife, as follows: ELIZABETH A., MARTHA J., MARION F. (deceased), RUNEY A., MARY F., ESTHER C. (deceased), DELLA F., DORA B. and CORA E. MR. BURK is quite an extensive stock-dealer, as well as general farmer. He is an Odd Fellow, and has filled the office of Township Trustee."

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