Cocke County TNGenWeb
Coleman and Asbury Burgess
Coleman and his brother Asbury
enlisted in the Civil
War on Sept.
10, 1862 at Newport, Cocke Co. TN. Coleman enlisted in
“Rowan’s Reg. 80th Inf.”
and Asbury in the “62nd Inf.” Coleman died at Vicksburg Miss.
6, 1863 and is buried at “Soldiers Rest” and Asbury was Paroled in the
field. Thanks to the daughters of the Confederacy, Coleman’s
marked--but not until a Doctor’s partial record of the Confederate
Interred was discovered almost 90 years later, about 1950.
have been researching to find the family of my g-grandmother Mary Jane
Burgess. In my research I have discovered she is
Coleman Burgess. She was born in 1859 in Cocke Co., Tn., and
shown in the 1860 Census, her name being spelled “Burgis”, P021-33.
is Mary Jane’s father Coleman's family; Joseph, Purcy and
In the 1850 census Coleman is
in this home, listing #775-795.
mother is listed as “Feroby
Burgis, age 29 in the 1860 Census, and she
has two siblings; Martha
C. Burgis, age 5, herself at age 1, and Joseph
M. Burgis at 2/12.
I believe the family went to
Greene Co. and are listed in the 1870 Census which I have been unable
to obtain. I don’t know her mother’s maiden name or if her parents were
married, and when Mary Jane died in Knoxville, TN, her husband said he
didn’t know her mothers name or where she was born.
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