Burris was born in 1805 in Orange Co, NC., the son of Burris (Burroughs) Estes (Estridge) Sr and Martha "Patsy" Lloyd.
He grew up in a family of 3 boys and 6 girls (He named 2 of his sons after his 2 brothers: Tom & John, and both of his brothers named a son Burris).
In 1820-25 when Burris was 15-20 his father (Burris Sr) moved the family from North Carolina to Henry Co, Tn, where he had inherited his uncle Moses's bounty land from the government as a result of Moses' service in the Rev. War.
(Henry Co. was formed in 1821).
A history of northeast Ark says, "Burris Estes [Sr] was an officer in the War for Independence, and had in the same army with himself eleven cousins of the same name and some of one father. He drew from the government 600 acres of land, and located his claim in Henry Co., TN, where he passed his last days."
Here in Paris, Burris Jr married in 1825 to Martha "Patsy" Morris who was born in Nashville. They lived about 8 miles east of Paris in Henry Co. (Possibly in the Sunny Side or Oakland communities, or the Elkhorn area.)
His son, Tom, wrote in 1910: "Mother belonged to a Baptist Church somewhere from 6 to 10 miles east of Paris, in the then neighborhood of the Manly's, Randle's, Burton's, etc. I think the church was on a little sandy hill. Will some brother tell me if the church still stands? I remember the preacher's name was Browning."
1830 census of Henry Co, TN, 
p18 Burris Estes 30001 / 00001
. . . . 1 male 20-30 (Burris Jr.-25)
. . . . 1 female 20-30 (Mary-26)
. . . . 3 males - 0-5 [Archibald-2, Thomas-<1]
[Looks like they may have had a boy born abt 1826 who died after 1830]
p 19 Thomas Estes - 011002 / 210001 [Burris' brother]
. . . . 2 men - 30-40 [Thomas-31, not sure who the other man was]
. . . . female 30-40 [Milly-27]
. . . . male 10-15 [Burris-9]
. . . . male 5-10 (James M-9]
. . . . female 5-10 [Sarah-5]
. . . . 2 females 0-5 [Mary-3, Susan-1]
p19 - Martha Estes - 00020 / 00010001
Estes, Martha - 50-60 (she was 58) [Burris’ mother]
. . . . 2 males - 15-20 (John-22)
. . . . 1 female - 15-20 (Dicey-19, Delilah-17)
[should be 1 male and 2 females]
He was on the 1837 Tax list of Henry Co, Tn.
Burris Estes - 100 acres, value 600, Tax 30, no slaves, ?? , tax 12 1/2, state tax 42 1/2, total state ? 1.40
His parents both died in Tennessee.
He moved to Ark. in 1839 with his brothers, Thomas & John, and sister Martha & Lemuel Morris.
In 1840 all three brothers were living in Lebanon twp, Lawrence Co, Ark.
Burris Estes 30-40 [Burris-35]
. . . . woman 30-40 [wife Martha-36]
. . . . 2 boys 10-15 [Archie 12, Tom 10]
. . . . 1 girl 10-15
. . . . 1 boy 10-15
. . . . 2 girls 5-10 [Mary 8, Eliza 6]
. . . . 1 boy 0-5 [John 3]
. . . . 1 girl 0-5 [Martha 4]
In July 1844 he bought 80 acres in Section 17 of Sharp Co (Twp 18N, R6W).
Since Ash Flat was in the south part of section 10, Burris (in Section 17) was abt 2 miles W-SW of Ash Flat. Seems like this would be on what is now Gin Hill Road—on the south side of the road, maybe about where it turns from west to south.
There were many more land purchases by Burris (though there was more than one Burris, so it's difficult to know which one).
1850 - Richwoods twp, Lawrence Co, Ark., p 195:
Estes, Burres - 45 NC, farmer 1000
. . . . Martha - 46 NC
. . . . Eliza - 16 Tn
. . . . Martha F. - 14 Tn
. . . . John C - 11 Tn
. . . . James K. - 9 Ark.
Four of his siblings moved to Washington/Oregon/California.
Thomas Estes, 1799–1886, Walla Walla, Washington
Martha Estes Morris, 1800–1870, Santa Ana, CA
John H. Estes, 1814–1856, Polk Co, Oregon
Delila Estes Kinchelow, 1814-1868, Walla Walla Co, Washington
He was a leading agriculturist and died leaving considerable property in land and slaves. He and his wife were members of the Baptist church.
Burris died March 1, 1863, maybe in Lawrence Co., Ark. (however, they had been in Ouachita Co in 1860, so it's possible he was buried there.)
David Spurlock (his son-in-law) was appointed administrator of his will. The case was transferred to Sharp County (from Lawrence) when Sharp County was created in 1868.
Martha died 9 years later (1872). The Estes family lived 2 miles west of Ash Flat and are probably both buried in Wiles Cemetery on the north side of Ash Flat (abt 3 miles from their home), but there is no stone. Lots of Estes family were buried in this cemetery.
Two of their daughters were buried in the Shiloh cemetery (Anna Eliza in 1872 and Mary M. in 1882), but they both married Spurlock men and lived in the Liberty Hill/King's Mill neighborhood.
Two of their sons moved to Idaho in 1874. 3 of Burris Jr's siblings moved to Walla Walla, Washington bet 1853 and 1861: -Brother Thomas and 3 daughters moved to Wash. -Sister, Martha "Patsy" Estes Morris moved to Wash. -brother John H. Estes moved to Wash.
-3 of sister Hannah's sons moved with Thomas' family, but settled in Oregon: Archibald, Burris & John Hastings.
2 of Burris Jr's sons moved to Idaho: Archibald & James Karr Estes.
Daughter, Delila also moved to Washington.
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