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John Burke and
and Mary Stevens

John Burke b about 1758 Goochland Co VA d 29 Mar 1839 Lee Co VA; m. 3 May 1786 Bedford Co VA to Mary Stevens b 1767 Bedford Co VA d 30 Oct 1846 Lee Co VA; d/o Thomas Stevens (aka Stephens) b England and Lucy Windsor b England. Children of John Burke and Mary Stevens;

1. Thomas Burke b 1788 Bedford VA

2. Lida Burke (aka Lydia) b 11 Jan 1788 VA

3. John Burke b 14 Jan 1790 VA

4. Catherine Burke b 15 Mar 1793 VA; m. Unknown Phipps

5. Robert Burke b 29 Sept 1797 VA

6. Lucy Burke b 9 Aug 1800; m. 9 Feb 1924 Scott Co VA by Rev Robert Kilgore to John Reuben Anderson b 1800 Scott Co VA d about 1843 Pike Co KY

7. David Burke b 11 Apr 1804 VA


More About John Burke

Note: John Burke made a pension application made 19 - August - 1818, in the County of Washington, Commonwealth of Virginia. He stated that he enlisted at Hagertown, Maryland as a private under Captain Thomas Beal of the First Maryland Regiment on continental establishment, commanded by Colonel Thomas Rawlings in the year of 1779 for one year. He continued on service at Port Pittsburg in the 9th Virginia regiment for three years, when he was removed to Annapolis under General Smallwood. Was discharged at Annapolis, Maryland. The troops with which he served were at Fort Pitt, Fort McIntosh, and Detroit, for the purpose, as he understood, of keeping Indians in check. He spent the greater part of his time at these forts and was not engaged in any battles with the British. (pension #14723)

Sources:
bond dated 3-May-1786. Signed by Phillip Owens and John (X) Burk, Bedford Co. Va.

More About Mary Stevens Burke

Note:
She (Mary Stevens Burke) made application for a widow's pension, 17, Jun 1844, in Lee County, Virginia, and it was granted. Her son Thomas, a resident of Lee County, Virginia, appeared before Joseph Doff, Justice of the peace, age fifty one years of age in September, made his affidavit, that he is son of John and Mary Burk and the fourth child born to them. Her declaration was taken by Joseph Doff, Justice of the peace (Order book 5, pps 322&323)

He was made administrator of his mother's estate 21-March-1848. He stated at this time that Mary Burk was the widow of John Burk, Revolutionary War and she received a pension. That she died 30th day of October, 1846 and that she left 7 children only whose names are John Burk, Thomas Burk, Lida Burk, Catherine Phipps, Robert Burk, Lucy Anderson, and David Birk and that they still survive. (OBK 6, p. 95)

Sources:
Title: Gary Stevens (mercury@vantek.net)
bond dated 3-May-1786. Signed by Phillip Owens and John (X) Burk, Bedford Co. Va.


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