William Burgess , b 1798 , SC married Clarinda Loveworth Knight on February 18, 1826.They lived in Shady Grove. William and Clarinda left Shady Grove in 1829 and went to Texas.They were back in Shady Grove by 1833 where they lived out their lives. There were 12 children : Julia Ann Burgess, born 1828 , married Robert A Redmon on Dec 19, 1844. Julia was deceased by 1866.
William M. Burgess, born 1831 married Sarah Lucinda Hufham on March 7, 1853. William died in 1862 in the Civil War leaving 5 children.
Rebecca Burgess, born 1828 married James Chesser on March 1, 1853.
Francis Burgess , born 1834, married Jacob Sanders.
James Burgess, born 1836, married Mary "Polly" Wingard in 1854. Died in 1866, no children
Tabitha Burgess, born 1837, married Alexander May on November 2, 1854. Tabitha died shortly after the marriage. No children
Malinda Burgess, born 1839 married John Blair on September 16, 1855. 4 children
Richard Burgess, born August 5, 1840 married Catherine Oliver on November 24, 1859.
Esquire H. Burgess, born 1842 married the widow of his brother William, Sarah Lucinda Burgess. They are the parents of 7 children, in addition to raising the 5 from Sarah Lucinda's first marriage to his brother.
Amanda Burgess , born 1844 married John B Parsons.
Missouri Burgess, born 1845 married John Davis on November 17, 1859.
Josephine Burgess , born 1851 married Judson Cary McClendon.
(I have some information on the children of these marriages but I am going to continue with my direct line.)
Of the marriage of Richard Burgess to Catherine Oliver were born 8 children.
William Henry Burgess born Oct 7, 1860 Seba Sidney Burgess born September 7 , 1865 Mary Louise Burgess born December 31, 1871 Florence Cora Burgess born August 27, 1875 James Oliver Burgess born November 22, 1877 Roland Oscar Burgess born June 18, 1880 Harvey Beagom Burgess born October 5, 1882
(At some point, Ricahrd and Catherine Burgess moved to Escambia County , Albama and raised the family there. )
Mary Louise Burgess married Thomas Joseph Dower on September 20, 1891 in Brewton, Alabama. 4 children: Mary Ellen Dower born 1894 who married Gottfried Singelmann. 1 son, George L. Singelmann Kathleen Heffernon Dower born 1896 who married John Henry Hall in 1911 and then Walter Howard Wainright in 1921. I daughter Ruth Hall Wainright.
Lawrence Patrick Dower born 1898, died 1908 Thomas Joseph Dower born 1900 married Pauline Escat and moved to Whittier, California. 4 children
Mary Louise Burgess Dower then married Commander Thomas C Odderstol, USCG in New Orleans, LA in 1909. MAry Louise Burgess Dower Odderstol died on September 16, 1918. She is buried in Brewton, Albama
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