William Thomas Burrus

(03/09/1846 - 14/12/1934)

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Born: 03/09/1846 at Rockford, NC Certified Father: Lee Hammond Burrus (00/00/1815 - 00/00/1899)
Died: 14/12/1934 Certified Mother: Rachel Whitaker
Children: John J. Burrus (31/12/1864 - 26/04/1956)
Molly Jane Burrus (19/07/1868 - 13/02/1934)
George Edgar Burrus (15/05/1871 - 03/03/1963)
Lee Woodson Burrus (05/03/1873 - 24/10/1954)
Siblings: Nancy Jane Burrus (29/06/1843 - 19/05/1909)
George Martin Burrus (30/06/1844 - 09/09/1926)
John Garner Burrus (06/08/1845 - 20/03/1926)
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)

Mehulda Cockerham Certified


Married twice: 1st, Mehulda Cockerham; 2nd, Fannie Richardson; He was a farmer. Uncle Tom and Aunt Hulda lived on Snow Creek, Surry County, NC. After her death, Thomas returned to Rockford. Their children were John J. Burrus, Molly Jane Burrus, Lee Woodson Burrus, and George Edgar Burrus. All children were by first wife. It was Thomas that gave the land for the Rockford Baptist Church and Cemetery. Buried at the Rockford Baptist Church. In later years, he became almost blind, and was led around by family members. Buried at Rockford Baptist Church Cemetery, with legible marker at his grave.

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Uncla Tom's death cert.
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