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  • ID: I3803
  • _UID: D9F68F6B7397492C9CD80B58D29BF87D01CA
  • Name: Burris ESTES
  • Suffix: Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1805 in Orange Co, NC
  • Death: 1 MAR 1863 in Richwoods twp (Ash Flat), Lawrence Co, now Sharp Co, Ark
  • Burial: Wiles Cem, Ash Flat, Sharp Co, Ark
  • Note:

    My ggg-grandfather.

    He moved to Henry Co, Tn with his father about 1820-25. [Henry County was formed in 1821]
    Here he married and lived about 8 miles east of Paris, Henry Co. [probably in the Sunny Side or Oakland communities]
    They attended a Baptist Church about 6 miles east of Paris; pastor was named Browning (probably Elder Jacob Browning).

    They must have been on the Henry Co, TN census in 1830.

    He was on the 1837 Tax list of Henry Co, Tn.
    Burris Estes - 100 acres, value 600, Tax 30, no slaves, ?? , tax 12 1/2, state tax 42 1/2, total state ? 1.40

    Also on this 1837 Tax list is:
    Thomas Estes, John, Estes, Martha Estes.
    None of the Estes had slaves.

    I don?t know if he stopped first in eastern Arkansas as many settlers did. Maybe not, since he was one of the early settlers to the hill country of north central Arkansas.

    He moved to Ark. in 1839 with his brothers, Thomas & John, and sister Martha & Lemuel Morris.
    In 1840, all three brothers were living in Lebanon twp, Lawrence County, Ark. (census p 17)
    Burris Estes 30-40 [Burris-35]
    woman 30-40 [wife Martha-36]
    2 boys 10-15 [Archie 12, Tom 10]
    1 girl 10-15
    1 boy 10-15
    2 girls 5-10 [Mary 8, Eliza 6]
    1 boy 0-5 [John 3]
    1 girl 0-5 [Martha 4]

    There are the land records of Arkansas with Burris Estes (there was more than 1 Burris Estes):
    ESTES BURUS Sharp sec 17 - twp 18N - R 6W 80 acres 1844/07/10
    ESTES BURRIS Sharp 17 18N 6W 40 1856/03/01
    ESTES BURRIS Sharp 18 18N 6W 40 1859/07/01
    ESTES BURRIS Sharp 20 18N 6W 0 1859/07/01
    ESTES BURRIS Sharp 20 18N 6W 40 1859/07/01
    ESTES BURRIS Sharp 7 18N 6W 80.58 1859/07/01
    ESTES BURRUS Ouachita 32 14S 17W 40 1859/07/01
    ESTES BURRUS Sharp 17 18N 6W 78.02 1859/07/01
    ESTES BURRUS Sharp 7 18N 6W 0 1859/07/01
    ESTES BURRUS Sharp 13 17N 6W 80 1860/05/01
    See: http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/arkland/arkland.pl

    Since Ash Flat was in the south part of section 10, Burris (in Section 17) was abt 2 miles W-SW of Ash Flat. Seems like this would be on what is now Gin Hill Road?on the south side of the road, maybe about where it turns from west to south.

    1850 - Richwoods twp, Lawrence Co, Ark., p 195:
    Estes, Burres - 45 NC, farmer 1000
    Estes, Martha - 46 NC
    Estes, Eliza - 16 Tn
    Estes, Martha F. - 14 Tn
    Estes, John C - 11 Tn
    Estes, James K. - 9 Ark.

    Most of his siblings moved to Washington/Oregon/California.

    He was a leading agriculturist and died leaving considerable property in land and slaves. (Though the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect Jan 1, 1863, it wasn?t universally applied until the Thirteenth Amendment on Dec 18, 1865. Burris died 2 months after the Emancipation Proclamation.)

    Oct 30, 1857, ?Burris Estes of Lawrence County, Arkansas? at the land office in Batesville, ?deposited ... a certificate of the register of the land office at Batesville, whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Burris Estes.? -- ?the south half of the southwest quarter of Section 9, in twp 18 north, or Range 6 West in the District of Lands subject to sale at Batesville, Ark, containing 80 acres.?

    July 1, 1859 he bought 78 acres in Sharp Co:
    ?the northwest fractional quarter of the southwest fractinal quarter of Section 7 and the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 17, in township 18 N or R 6 west in the District of Lands subject to sale at Batesville, Ark containing 78 acres and two hundredths of an acre.

    July 1, 1859 he bought 40 acres in Ouachita Co, Ark in twp 14S, R 17W, Sec 32

    May 1, 1860 he bought 80 acres in Sharp Co, Ark in twp 17N, R 6W, Sec 13

    1860 census, Quachita Co, Ark, Lafayette twp, PO Buchanan, p 129, HH#883, Aug 29 -
    Estes, Burris - 56 NC
    . . . . Martha - 58 NC
    . . . . James K. - 18 Ark

    Their daughter, Martha Frances and her husband, Isaac Wilson, were also in Quachita Co, Ark in 1860. Perhaps Burris was just visiting his daughter?s family at this time.

    Not sure what this foray way south into Ouachita county means. He bought land back in Sharp county in May, but was on the census in Ouachita in August.

    He and his wife were members of the Baptist church.
    Burris died March 1, 1863, maybe in Lawrence Co., Ark, but since they were in Ouachita Co in 1860, maybe they were buried there.
    David Spurlock (his son-in-law) was appointed administrator of his will. The case was transferred from Lawrence Co to Sharp County when Sharp County was created in 1868.

    (However, his nephew Riley Morris, son of his sister Martha, wrote in Oct 1866 to his brother Madison in Washington, ?Uncle Buris Estes has been dead some seven years ago.?)
    This can?t be true though since he was on the 1860 census.

    Martha died in 1872. I have found no marker for them anywhere.
    Shiloh Cem is about 5 miles SE of Ash Flat near the Liberty Hill settlement where the Spurlocks lived, so that seems unlikely.
    There was a Wiles Cemetery on the north side of Ash Flat that is good possibility. Since they lived 2 miles west of Ash Flat, this would mean Wiles Cemetery was about 3 miles from them.
    OR he might be buried in Ouachita Co, Ark. where he bought land in 1859. But she was back in Sharp county in 1870 so she surely was buried there.

    *Find A Grave Memorial# 40728133
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  • Change Date: 24 MAR 2017

    Father: Burris (Burroughs) ESTES b: 1765 in NC
    Mother: Martha "Patsy" LLOYD b: ABT 1772 in Orange Co, NC

    Marriage 1 Martha "Patsy" MORRIS b: ABT 1804 in Nashville, Davidson Co, Tn
    • Married: 1825 in Paris, Henry Co, Tn.
    1. Has Children Archibald Burris "Archie" ESTES b: 2 MAR 1828 in near Nashville, Davidson Co, Tn
    2. Has Children Thomas Newton ?Tommy? ESTES b: 9 FEB 1830 in Paris, Henry Co, Tn
    3. Has Children Mary Morris ESTES b: 8 JAN 1832 in Henry Co, TN
    4. Has Children Anna Eliza ESTES b: 1834 in Paris, Henry Co, Tn
    5. Has Children Martha Frances ESTES b: 6 DEC 1836 in near Paris, Henry Co, Tn
    6. Has Children John Calvin ESTES b: ABT 1837 in Paris, Henry Co, Tn
    7. Has Children James Karr ESTES b: 1 NOV 1842 in Arkansas
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