Does anyone know the parents of William Burks (1750-1830)

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I am looking for the parents of William Burks (1750-1830). He married Elizabeth (Eliza) Cade in Virginia around 1767. They had eight children, including my ancestor Willis Burks (1784-1870).

The other childrens' names were Elizabeth Mary, Roland, George, Allen James, Levi, Nancy and Frances.

I am happy to provide clarification, answer questions or help with your genealogy if mine overlaps. Thanks in advance for your help.
in Genealogy Help by Roger Burks G2G Crew (590 points)

4 Answers

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Hi Roger:

I found this note online:

From Harrodsburg Historical Society:

Lincoln County KY Early KY Householders 1787-1811
Shows dates when counted:

•Burks, Allen:  09Aug93, 10Apr95, 01Jun96, 04Aug02, 06Jun03, 06Aug04, 23Aug06.

•Burks, George:  28Jun87, 18May89, 02Jun90, 23Jun91, 20Aug93, 20May94, 19Jul00, 04Aug02, 06Jun03., 07Aug04, 08Jul05, 23Aug06.

•Burks, Levi:  06Jun03, 26Aug04, 16Aug05, 23Aug06, 10Jul09, 1811.

•Burks, Mathew/Matthew:  22Jun09, 1811.

•Burks, Rollin/Rolling/Roland/Rolen;  18Jul98, 02Jul99, 31Jul00, 13Jul01, 26May02, 18Jul03, 04Aug04,16Aug05,28Jun06.

•Burks, William:  24Aug87, 19May89, 02Jun90, 21Jun91, 28Sep92, 10Aug93, 04Jul99, 09Jul01, 12Aug02, 1803, 07Jun03, 07Aug04, 16Aug05.

•Burks, WILLIS:  16Aug05, 04Aug06, 1811.

•Burk, William Jr:   09Jul01.

I gather some believe that William Burks was the son of Samuel Burks Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Albemarle County..but a possible additional child (William) was not mentioned in Samuel Jr's will. (Which doesn't completely rule him out as a son because some other provision may have been made for this child. I have seen this before in wills/deeds).

Albemarle Co., VA, WB 2:l0-11, written 5 Jan l743; proved 13 July 1753.


Sorry not to be more helpful.


by Ann Carmel G2G6 Mach 3 (30.3k points)
Hi Ann, this is very helpful - thanks for taking the time to answer. This has been our branch of the family's "block" for a long time now, and this provides some context.

There's also a William Burks who married an Elizabeth Cade in Wilkes County, Georgia in 1818, but that's obviously not the same William or Elizabeth.

Thanks again, and I'll update as I find more information.

Hi Roger:

Here is the link to the information I shared - more there.

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Hello Roger,  My name is Ginny Butcher Kish and William Burks (1750-1830) was my 5th GG.  Most of my info and family tree is on Wiki Tree. According to family records William married 'Eliza' in Virginia in 1766.  I show his parents as Samuel Burks (1725-1784) and Elizabeth Petit (1725-1780)

I've traced this line back to John Burks (1635-1735). Born in County Mayo, Ireland,he Immigrated to Virgina in1658.

Your Question has  already helped me by giving me 'Eliza's full name. Thank you.

I would be happy to share and compare infomation.
by Ginny Kish G2G Rookie (260 points)
edited by Ginny Kish
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Hi Roger,

My cousin has done a lot of family tree research.  On his tree on, he lists the father of William Burks as:

Samuel King Burks III (1753-1784)

And his parents as:

Samuel King Burks II & Elizabeth Leigh

One thing that doesn't correspond with some of the other answers is that his tree is showing the spouse of William being:

Nancy Webb (1788 - 1870)

Father on Nancy Webb being:

Jesse Webb (1760 - 1835) & Didamia Townshend (1765 - 1846)

Hope this information is useful.

Steve Burks
by Steve Burks G2G Rookie (230 points)
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Samuel King Burks 1680-1756, father of: Samuel Burks 1707-1553, father of: Samuel Burks 1725-1784, father of: William Burks 1750-1830, father of: Willis Burks 1784-1870, Allen James Burks 1771-1870.
by Anonymous Dunkin G2G Rookie (230 points)

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