John Garner Burrus

(06/08/1845 - 20/03/1926)

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Born: 06/08/1845 at Rockford NC Certified Father: Lee Hammond Burrus (00/00/1815 - 00/00/1899)
Died: 20/03/1926 of Cancer of Face Certified Mother: Rachel Whitaker
Children: Iris S. Burrus (03/01/1873 - 21/09/1895)
Dr. John Tilden Burus (00/00/1876 - 00/00/1936)
Mallory Vinson Burrus Dr (10/09/1879 - 24/08/1918)
Ethel Burrus (22/07/1884 - 27/07/1906)
Siblings: Nancy Jane Burrus (29/06/1843 - 19/05/1909)
George Martin Burrus (30/06/1844 - 09/09/1926)
William Thomas Burrus (03/09/1846 - 14/12/1934)
Louise Adeline Burrus (22/05/1848 - 15/01/1898)
Lee Hammond Burrus Jr. (13/02/1850 - 26/05/1943)
Charles Miley Burrus (09/03/1851 - 16/01/1923)
James Monroe Burrus (Born 00/00/1852)
Martha Elizabeth (Betty) (Burrus) Bland (21/12/1852 - 08/07/1923)
Henry Columbus Burrus (17/12/1855 - 04/04/1941)
Francis Marion Burrus (10/04/1857 - 25/05/1858)
(Jack) Andrew Jackson Burrus Reverend (25/06/1860 - 05/03/1937)
Robert Newton Burrus (05/01/1862 - 03/09/1924)



Wife: Elizabeth (Betty) Reece; Children: Iris, Dr. John Tilden, Dr. Mallory, and Ethel. 1. Operator of Burrus/Grant Hotel, Rockford, NC, where he also lived. 2. He was moderator of Yadkin Baptist Association, help found the Surry Baptist Association, and was Sunday School Superintendent for 54 years, and he worked to get a High School at Rockford in 1909. He is said to be buried in his Confederate uniform, and is buried at the Rockford Baptist Church Cemetery. Also, he was an enthusiastic Mason. (This was an amazing man considering that two of his sons became Doctors, plus two highly educated daughters, in a society where many if not most of the citizens could not read and write.)

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