Gideon Greene Burris was likely named for Gideon Greene, another early settler in the Stanly/Anson/Union/Cabarrus area. There was a Gideon Green and a Gideon Green, Jr. They were closely connected to the Austin family, which also had close connections to the Burris's and to the Morgan's of the Morgan Mill area, south of present day Oakboro, from which G. G. Burris's mother Sarah came. They were likely a group of Baptists with ties to Haynes church, a very old church in the area in Revolutionary War days, and located close to a Green cemetery.
Thomas's wonderful account of the Gideon Green family
Gideon Green Burris, Sr and Obedience Hathcock Burris had 11 children:
1851 David T Burris (my ancestor: David T, daughter Rowena, mother of my grandfather, my Dad, Me)
1852 James Chesley Burris
1854 Sarah Jane Burris
1856 Rutha Cumire Burris
1857 Malinda Burris
1858 Martin Luther Burris
1861 Gideon Green Burris, Jr
1864 Mary M. Burris
1865 Obedience Catherine Burris
1867 Gracie Bernice Burris
1868 William Rufus Burris
I have also seen John Wright Burris attributed to Gideon Green and Obedience Hathcock Burris, but his parents were Allen Burris and Lucy Hinson Burris.
G.G Burris, Sr and Beadie Burris also raised their grand-daughter Dollie Burris born in 1881. She was the illegitimate daughter of their daughter Malinda, who passed away not long after her birth. I have seen her attributed to them as well, but they were her grand-parents. Dollie married David T Burris's son, Duncan, when she was 17. She died within a year later.
It’s amazing how you were able to track down the family’s ancestral records. This post makes me wish I knew more about my family history too.ReplyDelete