|Burris Family Tree by descendant Pam Holbrook|
When I type the name Judith Taylor into my family tree, the same exact lady comes up not once, not twice, but 4 times! That is because I have 4 separate ancestrial lines back to Judith and her husband, Solomon Burris. It's easy to say I probably have more dna from Judith Taylor Burris than any other 5th Great Grandmother in my family tree as she is my 5th Great Grandmother times 4! And all 4 lines lead to my paternal grandfather.
Let's see if I can draw this out.
Judith Taylor and Solomon Burris
Joshua C Burris Taylor Burris Nancy Ann Burris Solomon Burris Jr.
1790-1878 1784-1856 1804-1879 1800-1873
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Susan Honeycutt Nancy Morton Benjamin F Hathcock Sarah Morgan
Mary Anna Burris Soloman Burris III Obedience Hathcock Gideon Green Burris
1833-1880 1822-1897 1828-1880 1831-1898
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C. M. 'Kin" Honeycutt Elizabeth Morton Gideon G. Burris Obedience Hathcock
Ellen Honeycutt Sarah Ann Burris David T. Burris David T. Burris again
1856-1930 1850-1885 1851-1928 1851-1928
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David T. Burris Rufus A. Lambert Ellen Honeycutt Ellen Honeycutt
Rowena Burris Elias M. Lambert Rowena Burris Rowena Burris
1872-1915 1875-1943 1872-1915 1872-1915
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Elias M Lambert Rowena Burris Elias M. Lambert Elias M. Lambert
Burley Melvin Lambert 1915-1986 all 4 Rows.
Now, add to the fact that Charles McKinley "Kin" Honeycutt and Mary Anna Burris were 1st cousins through the Honeycutt line and that there are two Mortons in there, who may connect at some point, and you have a very limited gene pool. It's as if Red Cross, Stanly County was an island with no one else for thousands of miles.
I've posted on my Burris family several times before.
The Burris Reunion About one of the family's yearly reunions and what brings us together.
Rowena About my Great Grandmother.
David and Ellen About my Great Great Grandparents.
Making Bricks without Straw About Ephraim Tillman Burris.
My Theory on Mary Anna Burris About my 4th Great Grandmother.
The McCamie Willis Cemetery About Obedience Burris Willis and the cemetery cleanup.
Jenny and Delilah About two G. G. Aunts
What happened to Jezebel Whitley? She married a Burris.
The Estate of Gideon Greene Burris About one of my 3rd Great Grandfathers.
Hello Dolly: The Search for Dolly Burris Burris A Great Great Aunt. Yeah.
Black Sheep Sunday: Druken Duncan About Rowena's brother, who ended up being my Grandmother's Stepfather. Yes, my Grandparents were first cousins by marriage, but not biologically related, thank goodness. This would make Duncan my Great Great Uncle and my Step-Great Grandfather.
A bit confusin? Try being me. And yes, I have blogged about them alot.
As far as Judith goes, the concensus is not in on who her parents were. I've seen a Robert Taylor as her parents. In my Dad's research, he had a James Taylor and wife Lucy as her parents, which I guess I will leave in my tree until it's disproven as this was inherited genealogy.
Judith was born about 1766 in North Carolina. She was married to Solomon Burris, one date given, is December 12, 1783, in Surry County, NC. Their oldest son, Taylor Burris was born the next year.
Solomon Burris was a Revolutionary War Soldier. Judith recieved a pension after his death.
|Birth Year:||abt 1765|
|Home in 1850:||Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina, USA|
|Cannot Read, Write:||Y|
In the 1850 census, Judith was living with her daughter, Obedience Burris Willis. Obedience and her husband , McCamey "Mac" Willis, were childless. With them besides Judith were a neice and a nephew.
Judith passed away on April 18, 1856 in Stanly County. She was 89 years old.
Below is a story from The Stanly County Heritage Book. There are some inconsistencies in the story, for instance, the German part. I believe his lineage is most likely Engliah as it derives from the Anglo-Saxon Burroughs or Burrows. In the early years, some of the Burris family spelled their name Burroughs.
From: Stanly County Heritage - North Carolina, Vol.1 - By: Stanly County Heritage Book Committee #720
Happy Mother's Day Grandma Judith. I'm probably more like you than anyone else of your era.