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Capt. Samuel Cabell Burks

Birthabt 1792
USA Army / Captain / War of 1812
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Aged: 79 years
"Capt. Samuel C. Burks breathed his last on the 12th inst., at his residence in Arnolds Valley, almost on the very spot where, eighty years ago, he was first rocked in his cradle. It cannot be denied that, like all of us, Capt. Burks was a sinner, but it can be truly said of him that he served his Country gallanty and faithfully in the war of 1812, that he lived for nearly forty years in the most perfect harmony and affection with the bride of his youth; that his children were all very dear to his heart, still more, a large hereditary slave holder, his character exhibited many of the traits of the Old Virginia Cavillier. He was gallant, polite and social. Fond of chat and of the joke, fond of a fox chase and of a deer hunt, of the merry dance and the conivial party, of a good dinner, and of a mint julep and apple toddy, and he had no puritanical prejudice against an innocent game of whist with a laughing circle of friends on a and discharged all the offices of a host with a natural cordiality and grace which a Chesterfield would have envied. No one ever enjoyed the delightful hospitality of his well spread board and merry * This seems in accord with "Family History" that says it is thought Alexanda Hairston Burks' mother died soon after his birth. Alexander was given his father's silver-headed cane. He gave it to his son, Franklin Taliaferro Burks, who gave it to his son, Frank, lr., who gave it to his son, Samuel Cabell Burks. He is called Cabell, and his grandmotha, Hortense Burks, laughingly claimed he was named for the cane.

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses

Theresa Amanda 

12/29/1819aft 1880  VA, Rockbridge Co Samuel Goode Parks 

Charles Richard 

01/1834  VA, Roanoke Co, Bonsack Bettie Stoner 
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