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Erastus J. Burk

Erastus J. Burk[1, 2, 3]

Male 1816 - 1897  (81 years)

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  • Photos
    Erastus Burk and Family
    Erastus Burk and Family
    (Judi Wallbridge McCrae collection) Notation on back: Fred Burk married Miss Freer, Bell Burk Foster, Julia Burk Gates, Mirrette Burk Campbell, Ada Burk Stevens, Grandma Burk (Mathilda Turner), Grandpa Burk. (from left to right but it doesn't say)
    Erastus Burk
    Erastus Burk

    Documents
    Mirrette Eunice Burk Campbell - death record
    Mirrette Eunice Burk Campbell - death record
    Ada Jane Burk - Death record
    Ada Jane Burk - Death record
    1870 Census - Erastus Burk Family
    1870 Census - Erastus Burk Family

  • Name Erastus J. Burk  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born 29 Feb 1816  Darlington Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1858  Bleheim, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    General Store Owner 
    Alt. Death Bef 1872 
    FamilySearch ID KHYL-LNC 
    Lived in Coloma, CA 
    Occupation Darlington Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer with his mother 
    Occupation California Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    successful Fruit Grower 
    Relationship John's Ancestor 
    Died 25 May 1897  Coloma, El Dorado County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Person ID I575  Main
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 

    Father John Burk,   b. 25 Jan 1785, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Jane Brisbin,   b. Nov 1790,   d. 1866  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1807  Darlington Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Twenty-eighth December, 1807 married, John Burk, Junior, of Darlington, to Jane Brisbin, of Whitby, with the consent of her sister and brother-in-law. Present John Burk, Senr., David Stevens, and David Burk. [17]
    Family ID F1336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matilda Turner,   b. 1 Jul 1822, Tavistock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1905, Mountain View, Santa Clara Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1842  Darlington Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 18, 19, 20
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Possibly married in Leeds, ON abt 1842 [21]
    Children 
    +1. Ada Jane Burk,   b. 14 Mar 1844, Bowmanville, Clarington, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1929, Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Mirrette Eunice Burk,   b. 27 Aug 1845, Canda West, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1924, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Mary Julia Burk,   b. 20 Apr 1850, Darlington, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1922, Mountain View, Santa Clara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Isabella Burk, "Bell",   b. Abt 1853,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Frederic Lister Burk,   b. 1 Sep 1862, Blenheim, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1924  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - General Store Owner - 1858 - Bleheim, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - successful Fruit Grower - - California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 May 1897 - Coloma, El Dorado County, CA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • From Evening Sentinel, Santa Cruz, CA 27 May 1897

      "Erastus Burk, aged 81 years, died at Mountain View as a result of injuries received while riding a bicycle."

      From History of Bowmanville, Part 3:

      "In this country families do not remain long in one place. Among all the numerous descendants of the Burk connection on the mail side of the family, there are only three remaining among us. Mr. Marvin Burk , our energetic townsman, the venerable Harvey W. Burk, ex M. P., and Mr. Erastus J. Burk who owns and cultivates a large acreage of the paternal land."

      From Jan McEachran:

      "The Erastus in "Notes of Farm Life", he was son of John Burk II and grandson of John Burk the Pioneer. Erastus farmed in Darlington Township, Durham County, and moved to Blenheim sometime before 1858 as he is mentioned in the Blenheim Business Directory at this time as owning a General Store. He married Mathilda Turner. In 1869, he sold or turned over this store to his son-in-law, Nathan Stevens, and his daughter, Ada(Burk). Erastus and Mathilda moved to California wher he became a successful fruit grower. Erastus was born in Darlington, Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada in 1816."

      From ivclb1 (Ancestry.com)

      Erastus Burk - was born Feb. 29, 1816 in Canada near Lake Ontario. He managed his mother's farm after his fathe's death in 1832. He married Matilda Turner in 1842. In 1852, he started store keeping in Morpeth, Ontario. Just after leaving the farm, he decided to go to the States, sold out everything. While in St. Louis Mo., he took sick and decided to return to Canada. Again in 1869 he left Canada. This time he located in California at Loomis, Placer Co., later moving to Leong Garden, then respectively to Sacramento, Berkeley and finally Mountain View where he died in May 25, 1897. Erastus and Matilda Burk celebrated their Golden Wedding in 1893 - all children being present. Matilda Burk need Turner died Sept. 1905 at Mountain View. Their children were Ada Jane, Eunice Mirrette, Mary Julia, Isabella Maude, Frederic Lister.

      Ada Jane Burk - was born Mar. 14, 1843 (1844) near Bowmanville, Canada. She married Nathan H. Stevens in 1867. They lived in Chatham with the exception of one year in California.They had nine children; Rollin; Harry; Fred; Joaquin, Lloyd; Douglas; William; Grace; Starr.

      Eunice Mirette, - was born August 1844 in Canada. She married Archibald Campbell and lived in Chatham, later in West Toronto, where she died in 1924. They had seven children; Maude, Helen, Mabel, Neil, Archibald, Douglas, Norman.

      Mary Julia, - was born in Canada, April 20, 1850. In 1871, she moved to California, married Benjamin Franklin Gates in 1876. She lived in Mountain View, died April 23, 1922. They had one daughter Mabel.

      Isabella Maude, - was born in Canada, Sept. 10, 1852. She moved to California with her mother in 1870, married Lawrence Henry- Coster, an Englishman, in an alabaster cave near her father's ranch in El Dorado Co.. They later resided in Sacramento and Mountain View, She died in 1915. They had one son Lawrence. Two daughters died in infancy.

      Frederic Lister - Was born Sept. 1 1860 in Canada. He moved to California in 1870 with his mother making his home in California thereafter. He married Caroline Frear in 1898, died in 1924. They had four sons Frear, Dean, Norval and Du Bois. [22, 23]

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  • Sources 
    1. [S656] Ted Lollis, Edward Wesley (Ted) Lollis II, (9218 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA Voice-mail: 865-690-8742 E-mail: GeoVis@erols.com).

    2. [S656] Ted Lollis, Edward Wesley (Ted) Lollis II, (9218 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922, USA Voice-mail: 865-690-8742 E-mail: GeoVis@erols.com), http://geovisualbusinessmaps.com/9130105c.htm (Reliability: 3).

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

    4. [S1735] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 22 Aug 2018), entry for Erastus J. Burk, person ID KHYL-LNC. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1735] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 22 Sep 2018), entry for Erastus J. Burk, person ID KHYL-LNC. (Reliability: 3).

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

    7. [S1291] Erastus Burk Family Photo, Judy Wallbridge McRae collection, (The notation on the back is: Fred Burk married Miss Freer, Bell Burk Foster, Julia Burk Gates Mirrette Burk Campbell, Ada Burk Stevens, Grandma Burk (Mathilda Turner), Grandpa Burk. (probably from left to right but it doesn't say.)), Notation on back: "Grandpa Burk" (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S672] IGI Index v5.0, (http://www.familysearch.org), "Erastus J. Burk" (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S1241] 1861 Canadian Census, Year: 1861; Census Place: Harwich, Kent, Canada West; Roll: C-1039-1040; Page: 41 "Erastus Burk, Merchant, b. Canada West, age 45, married" (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, California, Alameda, Oakland, District 20 "Burke E., White, Male, age 63, Head of household, married, b. Canada, parents both b. Canada. (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S690] 1870 U.S. Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 9, Placer, California; Roll: M593_76; Page: 471B; Family History Library Film: 545575 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S860] Janice McEachran, Janice McEachran, 6 Nov 2003 (Reliability: 0).

    13. [S672] IGI Index v5.0, (http://www.familysearch.org), "Erastus J. Burk, b 29 Feb 1816 Darlington, Durham, Ontario" (Reliability: 0).

    14. [S861] Blenheim Business Directory.

    15. [S860] Janice McEachran, Janice McEachran.

    16. [S672] IGI Index v5.0, (http://www.familysearch.org), "Erastus J. Burk, d. 25 May 1897" (Reliability: 0).

    17. [S974] Ontariogenealogy.com, M. Stephenson, http://www.ontariogenealogy.com/Durham/darlingt.html (Reliability: 0).

    18. [S860] Janice McEachran, Janice McEachran, email 19 Nov 2004 (Reliability: 0).

    19. [S1788] Stevens Burk Family Tree on Ancestry, ivclb1, https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/69410486/person/42196964770/media/02845b31-736a-43dc-af7b-71ec32c1b910?destTreeId=153900399&destPersonId=212034089928&_phsrc=sLZ186&_destTreeId=153900399&destPersonId=212034089928&_phsrc=sLZ184&_phstart=default (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S1600] Ellen Smart, Ellen Smart, (ellensmart@mac.com), 11 Oct 2018 email to JSH (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S860] Janice McEachran, Janice McEachran, "marriage date of about 1842 for Erastus and Mathilda. They possibly were married in Leeds Ontario. but no proof as of yet."  email to JSH 19 Nov 2004 (Reliability: 0).

    22. [S1058] History of Bowmanville, Mr. Jas. B. Fairbairn, Post Master, (1905), Part 3 - Dec 20,1905 (Reliability: 0).

    23. [S1555] Ewing Family History, (sandcastles.net).