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Elizabeth Rowland

Birth01/14/1764
 
Death03/1843
 
Aged: 79.1 years
Elizabeth born to Willian and Sarah Potts Rowland,in Botetout,Viginia,Married Isham Burks Jan 6 1781,born eleven chidren Charles,Sarah Sally,Betsey,Robert Rowland,Nancy,Isham,John Wesley,William,Mahala,Wesley,John Payne Burks..
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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Charles 

10/11/178108/12/1853  VA, Botetourt Co Mary Ann Thurman 
2

Sally 

07/15/178202/24/1845  VA, Botetourt Co George Harlan Sexton 
3

Betsey 

02/27/17861876  VA, Botetourt Co  
4

Robert Rowland 

05/06/178912/20/1791  VA, Botetourt Co  
5

Nancy 

07/23/17911871  VA, Botetourt Co Elias Fletcher 
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Isham 

11/08/179406/1843  VA, Botetourt Co Martha ___, Ann Young 
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John Wesley 

07/29/179707/23/1822  KY, Cumberland Co, Burkesville Temperence Moore 
8

William 

09/28/18001900  KY, Cumberland Co  
9

Mahala 

12/03/180212/10/1879  KY, Cumberland Co Rowland Frost 
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Wesley 

05/27/180601/14/1876  KY, Cumberland Co Agnes Wright 
11

James Pane 

05/29/1808  KY  
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  • Other, : Green County Kentucky was formed in 1793, from Lincoln and Nelson Counties. Green County, once was one of the largest counties in Kentucky, but between 1796 and 1860 parts of the county were divided and formed the following new counties: Cumberland, 1796, Barren, 1798, Adair, 1801, Hart, 1819, Monroe, 1820, Taylor, 1848, and Metcalf, 1860.

    Samuel, Isham and John Burks arrived in Jefferson Co., Kentucky very early.

    The first I find on Isham Burks is as follows:

    June 6, 1786, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, Court Order Book 2, pg. 17, Peter Coleman vs John McDuff. Defendant was rendered up by Isham Burks, his surety but the plaintif appearing, ordered that the recognizance be dismissed.

    November 3, 1791, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, Court Order Book 3, pg. 67, Deed from Isham Burks to Jacob St? was acknowledged and ordered recorded.

    The first emigrants to Green County Kentucky were held in high standing in the old States from which they came; especially so the settlers from Virginia. Samuel Burks was named as one of the first settlers to the county. The first deputy sheriffs of the county were Archibald Kenedy and Isham Burks.

    In the Cumberland County, Kentucky, Deed Book B, 1813 - 1814, shows the following:
    Isham Burks, James Gholson and James W Taylor, commissioners for Samuel Burks, decd. to Henry L. Sheffey of Wyeth Co., Virginia.
  • Query, : "29 Aug. 1829. Boone Co. Mo. Isham Burks, Sr. declares he left Burksville,
    Cumberland co., KY, in March 1818 or 1819 to move to the Black Water with about
    thirty-one children and grandchildren. By the time they reached Franklin Co.
    Tenn., he found he had incurred considerable expense in traveling and concluded
    to stop for a season. He raised a crop and owing to the high price of grain and
    other necessaries he had nearly expended all his money. He and his children
    moved to Jackson's Purchase in the upper end of Alabama. When he left Tennessee
    he had only $17 left of the money he brought from Cumberland County. There he
    found corn and meat and salt higher in price than in Tennessee and was
    compelled to contract a considerable debt in order to keep his family from
    suffering. He sent his eldest son Charles Burk to Kentucky to collect money
    from Thomas Emmerson who owed him $1000 in two bonds but could not get one
    cent. Charles bartered one bond to Peter Simmerman for dry goods worth $500 and
    20 per cent on the goods above their selling price. The proceeds went to pay
    his debts and support his children. Since 1818 he has lost by death eight
    horses and mares and six milch cows. He sold his wagon and gear to John Burks
    and was to receive $100. Shortly afterward he was murdered and his estate was
    not sufficient to pay his debts. He lost his wagon also. Three years ago in
    November he started from Jackson co. Ala. To Boone Co. Mo., in a two-horse
    stage with his son-in-law George Sexton and his wife. He brought his property
    and four persons in the stage 600 or 700 miles. Since then most of his wants
    have been supplied by a tender son-in-law and daughter." .(20)
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