Name: Burris (Burroughs) ESTES
Birth: 1765 in NC
Death: AFT AUG 1829 in Henry Co, TN (age about 54)
Change Date: 6 APR 2016
Or b 1771
Marriages in Orange Co, NC:
Estes, Boroughs - Patty Loyd - 26 May 1792
(bond date: May 26)
I couldn't find their marriage bond on this list of Orange Co, NC marriage bonds:
but I did find Burris as a witness a couple of times:
Elizabeth Morris & John Pitman - 1801 (witness: Burris Estridge)
Thomas Norman & Polley McCauley - 1811 (witness: Burres Estridge)
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast AR, Izard Co., Page 942
Burris Estes was an officer in the War for Independence, and had in the same army with himself eleven cousins of the same name and some of one father. He drew from the government 600 acres of land, and located his claim in Henry Co., TN, where he passed his last days.
In 1800 and 1810 they were in Orange Co., NC.
Burris' uncle, Moses Estes also died in the Revolutionary War. Moses had 640 acres of bounty land given to his heirs from the government. In 1820 Burris applied for this land. The record of his application says Moses left no issue, and his oldest brother, Thomas, was his heir.
Burris, Sr. located his claim in Henry Co., Tenn. where he and his family moved about 1823-24.
He died there near Paris, Tn. after 1829.
(The Chickasaw Indians had ceded their land in western Tennessee in 1818 opening up this area for settlement -- designed on maps as The Western Purchase, Oct 1818)
Henry County was created in Nov 1821.
In 1829 his sisters sued him for a share of the bounty land, but lost:
Henry County, Tennessee Court Minutes, Book 6, Pages 122, 123, 233-235
Elisha Estes and others vs. Burris Estes, Petition for the Division of a 640 acre tract of land
Mar 4, 1829, Petitioners Elisha Estes, Aaron Estes, James Estes, dec'd. and his heir James Estes, James Cheek and his wife Martha Estes, John Cheek, dec'd. and his wife Susannah Estes and Josiah Pitman and his wife Elizabeth Estes files suit against Burris Estes for their shares of the 640 acres inherited by Burris' father Thomas Estes, dec'd., from his brother Moses Estes who died in service with no heirs. Jun 10, 1829, Petition not granted and case dismissed.
His will, dated Aug. 6, 1829, names his wife Martha, his sons, John, Thomas & Burris Jr., his daughters, Dicy & Delila, and one grandson, William Green. Elizabeth probably had died so her son William Green was mentioned in her stead, but the other daughters were not mentioned by name, though maybe they were to be included in "my daughters." Maybe he left more to Dicy & Delila because they were younger and not married yet. The will is witnessed by James M. Carr, a close friend or relative. Burris Jr. named one of his sons James Karr Estes.
Will of Burris Estes:
August the 6th day, 1829
In the year of Our Lord 1829 and August the 6th day. In the name of God, Amen:
State of Tennessee, Henry County: I, Burris Estes, of the State and County aforesaid, being in my proper mind and memory, but low in health.
Item. I leave unto my beloved wife Martha Estes during her widow-hood the dwelling house where I now live and ninety acres of land adjoining, household furniture and stock of all kinds, farming tools, and at her death or end of her widowhood my will and desire is that the said ninety acres of land be given to my son John Estes. At the expiration of my wife Martha's widowhood or death, my will and desire is that all of the stock and moveable property be sold and equally divided amongst my daughters at the death or end of widowhood of my wife, and also the balance of the land on which I now live if any.
I give to my son John Estes one roan colt called Jinnes(?), bridle and saddle.
Item. I give and bequeath to my grandson William Green one sorrell Filly and one years schooling and his mother's part of my property.
Item. I give to my daughters Dicy & Delila one feather bed and furniture, one cow and calf each more than my other daughters.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Estes his equal share of land by deed heretofore rec'd.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Burris Estes his equal share of land by deed heretofore received.
Item. If the land lying over on big Harper River ever be got in my possession, my will and desire is that it be equally divided amongst all my children.
Item. My will and desire is that the ninety acres of land which my son John is to fall heir to at my wife's death or expiration of her widowhood be run off as follows:
Beginning at the South West corner of the farm which my house is on, running thence east to the Hazle Hollow branch. Thence down the branch to the lower corner of my barn field. Thence north to the north boundary line for the balance of the complement of the ninety acres of land.
Item. My will and desire is that Thomas Estes be my executor and that he should see that my grandson Wm. Green have his years schooling and that my children have their proportion as aforesaid.
This my last will and testament and hereby disanul and revoke all others by me made.
Signed in presence of James M. Carr and Jesse Burton.
signed Buris Estes.
[Maybe he lived in the Elkhorn area. There is a Winsett Cemetery, Easley Cem, and Weaks Cem. nearby. Also Thompson Cem. With the lake area nearby, it's possible his land and grave are under water.]
Not in Easley Cem -
Weaks Cem has many unmarked graves
Not in Thompson Cem, though there are unmarked graves -
HIs grave may also be unmarked since it is not found in the listings in Henry Co, Cemeteries --
Winsett cem is not listed
All 3 of His sons, Thomas, Burris Jr. & John (& maybe some daughters), moved to Arkansas in 1839. It's likely that their mother died before then.
Three of his children moved to Washington between 1853 and 1861:
-son Thomas and 3 daughters moved to Wash.
-daug, Martha "Patsy" Estes Morris moved to Wash., but some of her children stayed in Ark.
-son John H. Estes moved to Wash.
-3 of daug Hannah's sons moved with Thomas' family, but settled in Oregon: Archibald, Burris & John
-2 of son Burris Jr?s sons moved to Idaho: Archibald Burris & James Karr.
-daug Delila moved to Washington.
*Find A Grave Memorial# 49707964
Father: Thomas "the Tory" ESTES b: 1738 in Va
Mother: Elizabeth BURROUGHS b: ABT 1742
Martha "Patsy" LLOYD b: ABT 1772 in Orange Co, NC
in Orange Co, NC
- Elizabeth ESTES b: 1793 in Orange Co, NC
- Anne ESTES b: ABT 1795 in Orange Co, NC
- Thomas ESTES b: 11 NOV 1799 in Orange Co, NC
- Martha "Patsy" ESTES b: 1800 in Orange Co, NC
- Susannah ESTES b: ABT 1802 in Orange Co, NC
- Burris ESTES b: 1805 in Orange Co, NC
- John H. ESTES b: 5 MAY 1808 in Orange Co, NC
- Dicey ESTES b: ABT 1811 in Orange Co, NC
- Delila ESTES b: 23 JAN 1814 in Orange Co, NC