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James Burk[1]

Male 1773 - 1842  (69 years)


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  • Name James Burk  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Alt. Birth 1760  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Born 6 Feb 1773  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID 9KPJ-8S1 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9KPJ-8S1 
    Died 16 Feb 1842  Bowmanville, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Buried Burk Cemetery Plot, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I1565  Main
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2020 

    Father Frances Burk,   b. 1725, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Eunice Merck,   b. Abt 1720,   d. 1769  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Family ID F749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane McCann,   b. 1 Aug 1782, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Abt 1797  Darlington, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Children 
     1. George Burk
     2. Josia Burk
    +3. Joseph Burk,   b. 1801, Durham Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1872, Oshawa, Durham Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +4. James Burk,   b. 17 Jun 1806, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1892  (Age 86 years)
     5. Asa Burk
     6. William Burk
    +7. Theron Burk,   b. 25 Jul 1819, Darlington, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1906, Kalamazoo Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2003 
    Family ID F1335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - 1760 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Feb 1773 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Feb 1842 - Bowmanville, Ontario Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • From Graham Stewart's web page:

      JAMES BURK
      (1773-1842)
      "Our great-great-grandfather"
      by Harry Douglas Stewart

      "James was an infant at the outbreak of the American Revolution. He was raised to young manhood in that hostile atmosphere that harassed the families of the loyalists. Marrying Jane Mccann, James followed his older brother John into the wilderness of Upper Canada to receive a land grant in the same concession as that of John, in Flarlington Township. James was twenty-two years of age and Jane was twenty-one when, daringly, they joined the growing ranks of the United Empire Loyalists entering Upper Canada or, as it was more frequently called, Canada West.

      Jane gave birth to ten children (see chart) one of whom, geneologically most pertinent to this paper, was Jesse. This name appears alternately as Jossiah, Jessie or Jesse."

      ...

      "James Burk, brother of the pioneer John Burk, after receiving lot 16 broken front, held onto this 'and until his death in 1841, whereupon he wij led portions of the land to his family: Jane his wife, James Jr. and Theron, two of his Sons and Assa his daughter. Also, before his death in 1841, james Burk bought lot 17 in two steps Upon his death James willed the land of lot 17 to three of his sons: William Burk who received the north 100 acres, Jessie Burk who received the west portion of the south 90 acres and Theron Burk who received an east ten acres of the south portion."


      From Maurice Dean Lincoln's email:

      "James Burk born 1760 His wife Jane McCann born 1783 had 7 children" [8, 13]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S625] Josia Burk 1867 letter to David F. Burk, Josia Burk, (4 Mar 1867).

    3. [S1735] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 22 Aug 2018), entry for James Burk, person ID 9KPJ-8S1.

    4. [S862] Peggy Doyle, (http://www.windsor.igs.net/~pegdoyle/genealogy.htm pegdoyle@kelcom.igs.net), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mdoyle&id=I0234.

    5. [S965] Maurice Dean Lincoln, Jr., email to JSH 14 Jun 2004.

    6. [S965] Maurice Dean Lincoln, Jr., email to JSHJr 13 Oct 2004.

    7. [S862] Peggy Doyle, (http://www.windsor.igs.net/~pegdoyle/genealogy.htm pegdoyle@kelcom.igs.net), Born 1750 http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mdoyle&id=I0234.

    8. [S969] Graham Stewart, (gstewart8@cogeco.ca), http://home.cogeco.ca/~gstewart8/362.htm.

    9. [S862] Peggy Doyle, (http://www.windsor.igs.net/~pegdoyle/genealogy.htm pegdoyle@kelcom.igs.net), Died 1827 http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mdoyle&id=I0234.

    10. [S965] Maurice Dean Lincoln, Jr., email to JSHJr 13 Oct 2004.


      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: MDEANLINCOLN@aol.com [mailto:MDEANLINCOLN@aol.com]
      > Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 8:37 AM
      > To: jhowell@jhowell.com
      > Cc: shawjan@sympatico.ca
      > Subject: Line Data verified Burk and Lincoln updates for Jhowell Burk
      > section
      >
      > Burk men:
      > James Burk The first
      > Born : --- --1760 Penn. USA
      > Died : Feb. 16, 1842
      > Burial place : Burk Cemetery Plot Durham, Ontario
      >
      > James Burk the Second
      > Born: June 17, 1806
      > Died: Dec. 15,1892
      > Burial Place: Burk cemetery Harwich Twp., Ontario
      >
      > Solomon Burk The First
      > Born: July 23,1828
      > Died : Aug. 09,1916
      > Burial Place: Burk Cemetery Harrwich Twp., Ontario
      >
      > William Burk The first
      > Born: May -- 1862
      > Died: March 16, 1934
      > Burial Place : Coe Twp., Michigan ,SAlt River Cemetery
      >
      > Connecting family member:
      > Mary Ellen Burk
      > Born: Nov. 09 1886
      > Died : Aug 24, 1957
      > Burial Place : Rosedale Memorial Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
      >
      >
      > Burk Women:
      >
      > Jane McCann
      > Born: --- -- 1783 Penn. USA
      > Died : Aug 01, 1866
      > Burial Place : Burk Cemetery Plot in Durham county, Ontario
      >
      > Dorothy Hartford
      > Born: Dec 25, 1811
      > Died: Aug 02,1883
      > Burial Place : Burk cemetery Harwich Twp., Ontario
      >
      > Mary Patterson
      > Born: --- -- 1836
      > Died: Aug 02,1883
      > Burial Place: Burk Cemetry Harwich Twp., Ontario
      > 2nd wife of Solomon:
      > Harriet Dennis
      > Born: July 01, 1850
      > Died: May 05,1929
      > Burial Place: Burk Cemetery Harwich Twp., Ontario
      >
      > Millie Sullivan
      > Born: --- -- 1869
      > Died: --- -- ----
      > Burial Location: Unknown
      >
      > 2nd Wife of William Burk
      > Eva Mae Wertz
      > Born: --- -- ----
      > Died: July 04,1943
      > Burial Place: Salt River Cemetery, Coe Twp., Michigan
      >
      >
      > Now for the Lincoln's
      >
      > Augustus H. Lincoln
      > Born: July -- 1843
      > Died: July 09,1931
      > Burial Place: Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California
      >
      > John D. Lincoln
      > Born: Jan 20, 1870
      > Died: Nov.15, 1925
      > Burial Place: Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California
      >
      > Rollin A. Lincoln
      > Born: Oct 26,1893
      > Died: Feb 14, 1972
      > Burial Place: Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beech, California
      >
      > Maurice Dean Lincoln Sr.
      > Born: Oct 11,1927
      > Died: Aug 07, 1962
      > Burial Place: Rosedale Memorial Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
      >
      > Maurice Dean Lincoln Jr.
      > Born: March 23,1952
      > Died:     not yet, Thats Me!

    11. [S862] Peggy Doyle, (http://www.windsor.igs.net/~pegdoyle/genealogy.htm pegdoyle@kelcom.igs.net), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mdoyle&id=I0237.

    12. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 22 Aug 2018), entry for Jane McCann, person ID 9KPJ-83M.
      ;Contributor: Charles E Lowe Jr, celowejr@austin.rr.com

    13. [S965] Maurice Dean Lincoln, Jr., email to JSH 15 Jun 2004.