In the preparation of “The Wilson family, Somerset and Barter Hill branch” I have discovered two lists of the names of the sons and daughters of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia, in addition to the list found in my father’s notes. None of these was arranged in the same chronological order. It was my good fortune in 1915 to find the Bible, claimed to be the Bible of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia. At that time this was in the hands of Miss Clementine Reid Wilson, Col. Ben’s great-granddaughter, and it was my privilege to copy, with the aid of a reading glass, for the ink was badly faded, the names of their children from that Bible in the same chronological order in which they were recorded. This chronological order, and military records found, support each other. I therefore believe that this sketch contains the most accurate chronological list of Col. Ben’s and Ann Seay Wilson’s children to be found outside of his Bible.
Muster Roll of Captain Samuel Burrell’s Company of Infantry in Detachment of drafted Militia of Maine, called into actual service the State, for the protection of its Northeastern Frontier, from twenty-fifth day of February, 1839, the time of its rendezvous Augusta, Maine, to the nineteenth day of April, 1839, when discharged or mustered.
A collection of portraits with biographical sketches of residents of the state of Maine who have achieved success and are prominent in commercial, industrial, professional, and political life, to which is added the portraits and sketches of all the governors since the formation of the state of Maine in 1820.
George Paul Burleigh is an attorney at law of St. Louis who is engaged in the general practice of law, specializing in trademark practice, to which he has given his attention for twenty-two years. He has the distinction of having served as the youngest member of the Missouri legislature in 1899 and has long been active in all those interests which have to do with the welfare and progress of city and state. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, June 29, 1873, his parents being James E. and Mary (Johnson) Burleigh. The father was a native of Paisley, Scotland,
La Grande, Union County, Oregon Eva L. Burleigh, 90, of Portland and a former long-time La Grande resident, died Wednesday at a Portland hospital. She was born on April 21, 1898 in Elgin to Dora and Fred Becker. She moved to La Grande from Enterprise in 1932. She was married to attorney Sylvester H. Burleigh who died Aug. 22, 1971. Mrs. Burleigh was past president of the American Legion Auxiliary of La Grande. She is survived by a daughter, Doris B. Kaiser, Portland; and grandchildren, Karen, Charles, and Clifford, Portland, and Mark and Mitchel Bass, Smyrna, GA. Private interment will
Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Fatal Accident J. F. Burleigh died at his home in this city Sunday morning, of concussion of the brain, the result of being thrown from a buggy. He was returning from Enterprise Friday evening about six o’clock and when near the limits of the town of Lostine his team became frightened and ran away. The evening was very dark and stormy, and running along the street the buggy collided with a wagon which was standing in the street and he was thrown out, lighting on his head and was rendered unconscious. He remained in that condition
La Grande, Union County, Oregon Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Presbyterian Church for Sylvester Howard Burleigh, 75, of 508 Spring Ave., La Grande. The Rev. James Jones will officiate. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Burleigh, a lawyer with the firm Burleigh, Carey & Gooding, died at a local hospital Sunday after an extended illness. He will lie in state from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Dempsey Funeral Chapel. Born in Enterprise Sept. 15, 1895, Burleigh has been a resident of Union County for 40 years. He was a member
Artemas Terrill Burleigh, who is now engaged in truck farming in Franklin, was born in this town, February 25, 1860, son of Gordon and Charlotte (Turner) Burleigh. The father, who was a native of Dorchester, N.H., accompanied his parents to Franklin when he was two years old. In early manhood he was engaged in the coal business in Boston. He subsequently returned to Franklin, and resided upon the farm now occupied by his son, Artemas T., until his death on August 10, 1891. His wife, Charlotte, who was a resident of Charlestown, Mass., became the mother of ten children, namely: