|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1832|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1907|
son of Simeon "Sim" Edward Burgess - Marena Roper
Ben Burgess came to Texas as a young man with a cousin, Josh West in the 1850s. Burgess joined the Texas Rangers and was discharged to join John Bell Hood Brigade to fight in Civil War.
Ben settled in Collin County near McKinney in 1865. He married Mary Ellen Walters on 5 January 1862 at Collin County, Texas. There were four children born to this couple before her untimely death in 1869. She is buried near McKinney, Texas.
James Burgess, left Young County and little is known of his family.
John William Burgess
Sara Ellen Burgess
Mary Elizabeth, who died in 1869 in childbirth.
Ben Burgess married his wife's older sister, Sarah Ellen Walters on 12 September 1869 at Collin County, Texas. There were five children born to this couple.
Most of the 1870s were spent in Collin County farming. B.E. Burgess bought land in Stephens and Young Counties from bankrupt farmers and left Collin county in 1878. Benjamin farmed and ranched in Young County for 29 years. He kept being up land until he amassed 5,000 acres. Benjamin raised cotton, corn, wheat, tobacco and all the family mfood, as well as breeding livestock: horses, cattle and hogs. He died of kidney failure.
Information from Kyle Caudill and Mrs. Bill "Betty" Burgess.
Simeon Ellis Burgess (1811 - 1888)
Marena Roper Burgess (1811 - 1886)
Mary Ellen Walters Burgess (1847 - 1869)
Sarah Ellen Walters Burgess (1845 - 1921)
John William Burgess (1864 - 1942)*
Mary Elizabeth Burgess Duncan (1869 - 1941)*
Roxanna Jane Burgess Reed (1871 - 1952)*
Josh Burgess (1873 - 1947)*
Margaret Alice Burgess Upham (1875 - 1967)*
Lurenia Georgia Burgess Copeland (1878 - 1969)*
Simeon Ellis Burgess (1880 - 1946)*
Benjamin Edward Burgess (1832 - 1907)
Mary Jane Burgess Clark (1837 - 1909)*
Veal Creek Cemetery
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Jan 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46728886