Joseph BURKE Pleasant Joseph BURKE William N BURKE Martha BURKE Francis Marion BURKE Nancy BURKE Sarah BURKE Mary E BURKE John M BURKE Green W BURKE Susan A BURKE Julia BURKE Allen R BURKE Julia Elizabeth LLOYD Mary MANTOOTH Mini tree diagram

John BURKE1,2,3,4

9th Oct 18131,2,3,4 - 2nd Jan 18942

Life History

9th Oct 1813

Born in Tennessee.1,2,3,4


Birth of son Pleasant Joseph BURKE in Tennessee.2

9th Mar 1839

Birth of son William N BURKE in Cocke County, Tennessee.6,2

about 1841

Birth of daughter Martha BURKE in Cocke County, Tennessee.6,3


Birth of son Francis Marion BURKE in Cocke County, Tennessee.1,2,6,3,7,8

about 1845

Birth of daughter Nancy BURKE in Cocke County, Tennessee.6,3

about 1846

Birth of daughter Sarah BURKE in Cocke County, Tennessee.6,1,3

about 1849

Birth of daughter Mary E BURKE in Cocke County, Tennessee.6,3,1

about 1851

Birth of son John M BURKE in Cocke County, Tennessee.3,1,8

about 1853

Birth of son Green W BURKE in Cocke County, Tennessee.1,2

8th Jul 1856

Birth of daughter Susan A BURKE in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.9,10,11,12,13,14,1,2

about 1858

Birth of daughter Julia BURKE in Cocke County, Tennessee.1,3

Sep 1861

Birth of son Allen R BURKE in Cocke County, Tennessee.15,1,16

25th Mar 1885

Death of son Pleasant Joseph BURKE in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2,5

2nd Jan 1888

Death of Julia Elizabeth LLOYD in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2,2

2nd Jan 1894

Died in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2

after 2nd Jan 1894

Buried in Arkansas County, Arkansas

Other facts


Married Julia Elizabeth LLOYD


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    The Burkes were a strong family in Cocke County, Tennessee, along with the Mantooths, his mother's family.  They may have had some interaction with another primary family line in this genealogy, my mother's family, the Gregorys.

    Dock Gregory and his related Gregorys and his wife's lineage of Strange were old families in this area.  John went to Arkansas County, Arkansas, while the Gregorys and some of the Stranges went to north Texas, then Indian Territory.

    I have not discovered a marriage link between the Gregorys or Stranges and the Burkes, in Cocke or neighboring Jefferson County.  Some of John's children and Dock Gregory's children were born in Newport, the county seat of Cocke County, near the border line with Jefferson County, where many of the Stranges and Gregorys lived.   Dock Gregory's farm was apparently on the Jefferson side near the county line.

    -- Orville Boyd Jenkins

    1850 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee, 4 September, p 735 (scan 368), Hse/Fam #343
    John Burke 35 M Farmer No Real Estate Value Rptd b Tenn [b abt 1815]
    Betsy Burke 31 F b Tenn [b abt 1819]
    - page 736 -
    William N Burke 11 F b Tenn [b abt 1839]
    Martha Burke 9 M b Tenn [b abt 1841]
    Francis Burke 7 M b Tenn [b abt 1843]
    Nancy Burke 5 F b Tenn [b abt Jan 1845]
    Sarah Burke 4 F b Tenn [b abt 1846]
    Mary Burke 1 F b Tenn [b abt 1849]

    1860 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee, 24 July, P O Taylersburg, District 8, page 146, Hse/Fam #1061
    John Burk [sic] 46 M NO Occup Stated $2000 Real Estate $975 Personal born SC
    Elizabeth Burk 42 F born TN
    Martha Burk 20 F born TN
    Marion Burk 17 M Laborer born TN
    Nancy Burk 15 F born TN
    Sarah Burk 13 F born TN
    Mary Burk 11 F born TN
    John M Burk 9 M born TN
    Green W Burk 7 M born TN
    Susanah Burk 4 F born TN
    Julia Burk 2 F born TN

    1870 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee, 24 August, Judicial District 8, PO Newport, page 11 (scan 443), Hse/Fam #80
    Burk [sic], John 56 M W Farmer $1500 Real Estate $200 Personal  b Tenn
    Burk, Elizabeth 52 F W Keeping House born Tenn
    Burk, Marion 26 M W Farm Laborer born Tenn
    Burk, Mary E 21 F W Seamstress born Tenn
    Burk, John M 19 M W Farmer born Tenn
    Burk, Green W 17 M W Farm Laborer born Tenn
    Burk, Susan 14 F W born Tenn
    Burk, Julia 12 F W born Tenn
    Burk, Allen R 9 M W Farm Laborer born Tenn
    Burk, Sarah 21 F W Farm born Tenn
    Burk, Victoria 10mos F W born Tenn

    Francis Marion was away in Mississippi in the Civil War, and was captured at Vicksburg.  He was in prison of war camp for a few days in Illinois, before being released on his parole.  He is back with the family.

    Sarah appears to be their daughter, though by previous age reports, she should be 23 or 23, not 21., which is the same age reported here for Mary, who was born after her.  From the order of the entries, it appears the baby Victoria is Sarah's daughter.  Since both Sarah and Victoria have the last name Burk(e), it appears that Sarah bore Victoria out of wedlock, very unusual for that period.

    John moved his family to Arkansas County, Arkansas.  Most members of the family are buried in the White River Chute Cemetery in DeLuce Township, Arkansas County.  John has no grave there, as is the case with his wife Julia Elizabeth Lloyd, but his memorial by Ed Burke appears on Find a Grave.  The memorial reports the death date, but burial information is unknown.

    John Burke
    Birth Oct 9, 1813 Tennessee
    Death Jan 2, 1894 Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Joseph Burke (1761 - 1856)
    Mary Mantooth Burke (1788 - 1856)
    Spouse Julia Elizabeth Lloyd Burke (1819 - 1888)

    Pleasant Joseph Burke (1837 - 1885)
    William Newton Burke (1839 - 1906)
    Francis Marion Burke (1843 - 1905)
    Green W Burke (1856 - 1900)
    Susan Burke West (1856 - 1925)
    Rebecca Burke Ball (1805 - 1877)
    William Burke (1824 - 1895)
    Burial Body lost or destroyed
    Created by Ed Burke Mar 13, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #66849207,


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