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.
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:
U.S. Surviving Union Soldiers of the Civil War:
U.S. Veterans Pension Payment Card:
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:
1860 August Lawrence, OH:
1870 June 22 Census Windsor, Lawrence, OH:
1880 Census Windsor, Lawrence, OH:
1900 Census Windsor, Lawrence, OH:
1910 April 20-21 Census Windsor, Lawrence, OH:
All children were born in Ohio
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