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William Burgess (1830 - 1917)

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William Burgess
Born in Windsor Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Lawrence County, Ohiomap
Descendants descendants
Died in Glenwood, Mason, West Virginiamap
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Y-DNA and the Eckart Y-DNA Project have concluded William Burgess' line is of male Acord/Eckard/Eckart descent from the Casper and Peter Eckart line's of Pennsylvania.

Based on Y-DNA matches, it was narrowed down that he was more than likely the child of one of the son's of John "Old Jack" Acord and Rachel Combs. Which one of their many sons though, was the question.

After much research, autosomal DNA has proven William Burgess is the son of John "Jack" Acord (1796-1898). DNA was triangulated between a descendant of William Burgess, a descendant of William Floyd Acord (Jack's son) and a descendant of Nicatie Cherokee Acord (Jack's daughter).

All three descendants shared the same chunk of DNA on chromosome 15 for approximately 12cM.


William Burgess
Mary Pinkerman
July 3 1848
Lawrence County, Ohio [1]

Burial: Union Ridge Cemetery Cabell County West Virginia

From cemetery survey records his stone lists his birth as May 9 1832. Majority of Census records indicate he was born in May of 1830, the same year of his wife. This would also make much for sense that he had just turned 18 before he was married, not 16. His military records also coincide with birth year of 1830.

Buried in this cemetery by his daughter Sarah E. (Burgess) Mount, who was also later buried in this cemetery with her husband.

Married Mary Ann Pinkerman on July 3, 1848 in Lawrence County, Ohio.

Official Roster of The State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion:

Name - Burgess, William
Rank - Private
Age - 32
Date entered service - Sept. 6, 1862
Period of Service - 3 years
Remarks - Mustered out with company July 25, 1865

U.S. Surviving Union Soldiers of the Civil War:

Name: William Burgess
Private Company F Regiment 1 Ohio Heavy Artillery
Date of Enlistment: September 6, 1862
Date of Discharge: August 5, 1865
Length of Service: 2 years 11 months

U.S. Veterans Pension Payment Card:

Services: Pr-F-1-OHA
Law: Act of May, 11 1912 (Sherwood Act)
Disability: Severe deafness of both ears
Died: January 9, 1917

Mary's cousins John Pinkerman, John Washington Pinkerman and Alexander Pinkerman also served in Co. F Reg. 1 Ohio Heavy Artillery with him.

1850 Census Windsor, Lawrence, OH:

He & his wife both age 20
No children yet, living beside a couple dozen of her Pinkerman relatives.
It's recorded that both of his parents were born in Virginia. It also indicates that neither he nor his wife can read or write.

1860 August Lawrence, OH:

Census record was so lightly recorded it's unreadable

1870 June 22 Census Windsor, Lawrence, OH:

His age 40 wife 39
Does not include birthplace of his parents

1880 Census Windsor, Lawrence, OH:

He & his wife both age 50
Birthplace of William's parents are both recorded as Ohio

1900 Census Windsor, Lawrence, OH:

He & his wife both age 70
Birthplace of William's parents are both recorded as Virginia

1910 April 20-21 Census Windsor, Lawrence, OH:

Age 79
Widowed - Living with sons Jeff and Jackson Burgess
Indicates he is a survivor of the Union Army
Birthplace of William's father is recorded as Kentucky and his mother as Ohio

Their Children:

Sarah Elizabeth (Burgess) Mount b. Jul 15, 1851
Jackson Alexander Burgess b. Jul 22, 1854
Virginia Alice (Burgess) Hayes b. Dec 22 1859
William J. "Jeff" Burgess b. Apr 7, 1863
Lydia Burgess b. about 1866
Melissa Ellen Burgess b. Sept 9, 1871

All children were born in Ohio


  1. Marriage
  • Marriage Books 1-6, Lawrence County Ohio Marriages

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