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James Burgess (1716 - 1789)

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James Burgess
Born in Branford, New Haven County, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Oct 2016
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Categories: Old Judea Cemetery, Washington, Connecticut.



James Burgess, son of John and Mary (Tyler) Burgess, was born on 9 Feb. 1716 at Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut.[1]

He married Sarah Dunk.[1]

James died on 9 Feb. 1789 at Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut and was buried at Old Judea Cemetery, Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut. His memorial has photos, biographical material and links to those of family members.[1]

Children of James and Sarah

  1. James Burgess (b. May 11, 1745 in Branford, CT) married Lydia Bennett.
  2. Ezra Burgess (b. April 3, 1747 in Branford, CT)
  3. Ebenezer Burgess (b. June 16, 1749 in Woodbury, CT)
  4. Sarah Burgess (b. August 9, 1751 in Woodbury, CT) married Jonathan Churchill.
  5. Irene Burgess (b. August 9, 1752 in Woodbury, CT) married Robert Lemmon.
  6. Hannah Burgess (b. August 9, 1754 in Woodbury, CT)
  7. Mary Burgess b. 1756 married Benjamin Troop.
  8. Jane Burgess (b. in Woodbury, CT - baptized Nov. 16, 1760)
  9. Nathan Burgess (b. before August 9, 1752)[2]

DNA Note

Test results received from one representative of this family match the markers of descendants of Joseph Burgess of Bergen Co., New Jersey, and James Burgess of Sussex Co., England; they have a common Burgess ancestor, name unknown.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave Memorial# 50690089 James Burgess
  2. Children at FInd A Grave.
  3. John Burgess of New Haven Co., Connecticut at Burgess DNA.

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