Rebecca Burgess

Female 1667 - 1734  (67 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Burgess 
    Born 1667  [1
    Gender Female 
    Alt Birth 1670  Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Alt Death 1734  Hanover County, Virginia, British Colonies of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Also Known As Rebekkah Burgess  [1
    Died 1 Apr 1734  New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    Person ID I16821  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2018 

    Father Peter Burgess,   b. 1630, the Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1665, the Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Patience Lewis 
    Married (~1655)  [4
    Family ID F9904  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Paul Harralson,   b. 1664, St Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Apr 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1687  Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6
    Children 
     1. Peter Harralson,   b. ~1683, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1733, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     2. Judith Harrelson
     3. Rebecca Harrelson
     4. Anne Harrelson
     5. Paul Harrelson
     6. Dorothy Harrelson
     7. William Harrelson
     8. Benjamin Harrelson
     9. Andrew Harrelson
     10. Joseph Harrelson
     11. Nathaniel Harrelson
     12. Prudence Harrelson
     13. Mary Frances Harrelson
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F5832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - 1670 - Hanover County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1687 - Hanover County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Death - 1734 - Hanover County, Virginia, British Colonies of America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Apr 1734 - New Kent County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Michelle,
      Rebekka Burgess was my 6th great-grandmother. Here's what I have, including conflicting info and speculations that may stimulate hours of pleasant researching. I've suppressed the footnotes to save space; most sources are secondary at best, so if anyone has different and more reliable information, please let us know. I think I've sorted out the Peter/Paul confusion correctly.

      melquiades



      PAUL1 HARRELSON (son of PETER HARRALSON) was born 1665 in Denmark, and died Apr 01, 1734 in St. Paul Parish, Hanover Co./New Kent Co., VA. He married REBECCA BURGESS Abt. 1690 in Hanover, VA, daughter of PETER BURGESS. She was born Abt. 1665 in Denmark, and died Aft. 1734 in Hanover, VA.

      Notes for PAUL HARRELSON:
      See the book "Haralson-Harrelson Family History and Lineage" 3rd edition, includes the lines of all lineages bearing the name in the Americas. The book is $60.00 plus $3.50 for shipping to Danny Haralson, 828 Kimball Lane, Safford, Arizona 85546; email klech@zekes.com.


      More About PAUL HARRELSON:
      Date born 2: Abt. 1650, Denmark
      Date born 3: Abt. 1655, Denmark
      Date born 4: 1669, Denmark or Holland
      Immigration: Abt. 1670, North Carolina (?)
      Naturalization: Mar 24, 1702/03, Petition to the House of Burgesses, VA
      Residence: Abt. 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co., VA
      Will 1: Aug 18, 1718, Date signed; St. Paul's Parish, New Kent Co.
      Will 2: Apr 05, 1734, Proved; Hanover Co., VA

      Notes for REBECCA BURGESS:
      Rough check of name frequency at rootsweb.com suggests that Rebecca and/or her parents were born in what is now the UK. Holland was a frequent stop for Brits escaping religious persecution.
      The cohesion of such refugees suggest that the Burgess family may have travelled with the Lewis family; Patience Lewis, whose father John was born in Wales, married Paul Harrelson II.
      Alternatively, BURGESS might have been anglicized from BERTGES.

      More About REBECCA BURGESS:
      Name 2: Rebekkah BURGESS
      Date born 2: Holland
      Date born 3: Abt. 1670, Hanover, VA?
      Died 2: 1728

      More About PAUL HARRELSON and REBECCA BURGESS:
      Marriage 1: Abt. 1690, Hanover, VA
      Marriage 2: Bet. 1678 - 1689, VA
      Marriage 3: Bef. 1718, Denmark

      Children of PAUL HARRELSON and REBECCA BURGESS are:
      i. PETER2 HARRELSON, b. Abt. 1690, Denmark or Holland; d. 1733, Hanover Co., VA; m. MARY CHAMBERS, 1715, St. Paul's Par., Hanover, VA; b. 1694, VA; d. 1752, Albemarle Co., VA.

      Notes for PETER HARRELSON:
      'On page 22 of "Walter Chiles of Jamestown" Joanne states (after Paul's will),"In the same Will book (Hanover County, Virginia Court Records 1733-35) we find the will of Peter Harralson, father of Paul Senior, dated 25 Jan 1733. Paul Sr. and "my friend Henry Chiles" were appointed executors. Paul Harrelson, Sr.'s will was acknowledged 5 April 1734 by Henry Chiles and Paul (jr.) Harralson.' (http://genforum.genealogy.com, Harrelson forum)

      See also 'WILL BOOK B PAGE 46-47 ST PAULS PARRISH NEW KENT CO. VA 189 AUG 1718'

      from www.rootsweb.com (family trees, Nathaniel Harrelson):
      In the book LINEAGE AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WESLEY HARRELSON OF MARION CO, SC 1756-1984 by Brent Holcomb, pub in 1984 mentions the family of Paul Harralson, who petitioned the House of Burgesses in Virginia for Naturalizaton March 24, 1702/03. The early records of Hanover County and of New Kent County have been destroyed but one record book of Hanover Co survives in which are two wills for early members of the Harrelson family. The will of Paul Harrelson "of St. Pauls Parish in New Kent County" dated Aug. 18, 1718 names a daughter Judith Harrelson, a daughter Anne Childs, two sons Peter and Paul Harrelson, as well as a granddaughter Reb ekka Sims. The will was proved in Hanover Co., April 5, 1734. The will of his son, Peter, "of St. Pauls Parish of the County of Hanover" in which he names a wife Mary, sons Paul, Burgess, John, and Nathaniel, and daughters Elizabeth, Agness, and Sarah Harralson. The will was dated in 1733/34 and proved March of the same year.

      Immigrated: 1715, From Holland (? -- doesn't comport with Naturalization request above)

      More About PETER HARRELSON:
      Date born 2: Abt. 1680, Denmark
      Date born 3: Abt. 1685, New Kent Co., VA
      Date born 4: 1689
      Date born 5: Abt. 1695, Denmark
      Died 2: 1732, St. Pauls Parish, Hanover Co., VA
      Died 3: Jan 21, 1732/33, Hanover, Hanover Co., VA
      Immigration: 1715 (?), from Holland
      Military service: Captain in Danish Army. Came from Holland. Or vice versa?
      Will 1: Mar 1733/34, St. Paul's Parish, County of Hanover

      More About MARY CHAMBERS:
      Date born 2: Abt. 1690, VA
      Date born 3: Abt. 1697, York Co., VA

      More About PETER HARRELSON and MARY CHAMBERS:
      Marriage: 1715, St. Paul's Par., Hanover, VA

      ii. PAUL HARRELSON II, b. Abt. 1682, VA; d. Aft. 1755, Fredericksborough Twp., SC; m. PATIENCE LEWIS, Bet. 1710 - 1720, VA; b. 1682, Poropotank Creek, New Kent Co., VA; d. Abt. 1750, Watertree, SC.

      Notes for PAUL HARRELSON II:
      William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 21,
      No. 1. (Jul., 1912), pp. 47-63. "RECORDS OF HANOVER COUNTY", p. 58:

      Jan. 25, 1734 Paul Harralson of St. Paul's to Henry Power of Parish of James City in Co. of James City 150 acres (same land whereon Paul Harrelson decd., father of Paul Harrison lately lived).

      Taken from one of two old books in the clerk’s Office of Hanover County, Va: The Small Book, 1734 and 1735.

      More About PAUL HARRELSON II:
      Date born 2: Abt. 1719, Denmark
      Died 2: 1754, SC
      Deed: Jan 25, 1733/34, 150 acres where Paul senior lived, to Henry Power
      Residence: 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co., VA

      Notes for PATIENCE LEWIS:
      See Book: "The descendants of Joshua Gore" by Otis Prince

      More About PATIENCE LEWIS:
      Date born 2: Holland or Denmark

      More About PAUL HARRELSON and PATIENCE LEWIS:
      Marriage: Bet. 1710 - 1720, VA

      iii. REBEKKA HARRELSON, b. 1690, New Kent Co., VA; d. Culpeper Co., VA; m. THOMAS SIMS.

      Notes for REBEKKA HARRELSON:
      at www.rootsweb.com, family tree of Nathaniel Harrelson, Brent Holcomb (LINEAGE AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WESLEY HARRELSON OF MARION CO, SC 1756-1984; 1984) is quoted as stating that Rebekka SIMS is the granddaughter of Paul HARRELSON.

      More About REBEKKA HARRELSON:
      Name 2: Rebecca HARRELSON
      Name 3: Rebekkah HARRELSON
      Date born 2: Abt. 1696, VA
      Date born 3: Abt. 1700

      iv. ANNE HARRELSON, b. 1699, New Kent, Hanover Co., VA; d. 1761, Halifax Co., VA; m. HENRY CHILES.

      More About ANNE HARRELSON:
      Name 2: Ann HARRELSON
      Name 3: Anna HARRELSON
      Date born 2: 1690, New Kent Co., VA
      Date born 3: Abt. 1721
      Died 2: Abt. 1760
      Land Patent: 1751, 245 acres on Staunton river, including the mouth of Hills creek.

      More About HENRY CHILES:
      Land Patent 1: 1745, 104 acres, s. side of Staunton River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Land Patent 2: 1746, on Staunton River opposite Otter Creek, Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Land Patent 3: Four tracts on Falling River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Land Patent 4: Two tracts of 250 and 300 acres, n. side of Staunton River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Position 1: Commissioner of the Peace, Amelia Co., VA
      Residence: Pittsylvania

      v. JUDITH HARRELSON, b. Abt. 1702, VA; d. Bef. Sep 08, 1748, Goochland Co., Va; m. CHAMBERS.

      More About JUDITH HARRELSON:
      Date born 2: 1690, New Kent Co., VA
      Date born 3: Abt. 1695
      Date born 4: Abt. 1723
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  • Sources 
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