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Jonathan Burke
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1797
Russell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 1875
Scott County
Tennessee, USA

He is buried at Station Camp on the Chariot Creek Hostel.



MARRIED: 3-31-1820 Wayne County, Kentucky

Nancy Cooper was born 1803 Wayne County, Kentucky and died 1880 Temple, Bell County, Texas



1. Peter 1821 Wayne County, Kentucky x 1899
(m1) Eliza Ann Lewallen
(m2) Susan Millican

2. Susanne "Susan" 1823 Wayne County, Kentucky x 1851 Deerhead Cove, Dade, Georgia
(m1) William Cooper
(m2) James Cooper
(both William & James Cooper are sons of Isaac Cooper & Mahala Jane Blevins)

3. John Granville 5-1828 Wayne County, Kentucky x 1900 Wayne County, Tennessee
(m1) Anna Blevins
(m2) Nancy Bell

4. Haden 5-7-1828 Wayne County, Kentucky x 3 1903 Crowder, Pittsburg, Oklahoma
(m) Nancy Lewallen

5. Elizabeth Betsy 11-1831 x 1910 Massey, Pittsburg, Oklahoma
(m) William Riley Hatfield

6. Harman 1834 Wayne County, Kentucky x 1911 Massey, Pittsburg, Oklahoma
(m) Polly Ann Smith

7. Mary "Polly" Elizabeth 1835 Wayne County, Kentucky x 1900
(m) Rene Cyrenos Carson

8. Jonathan "Johnny" 1-1837 Wayne County, Kentucky x 11-29-1913 Canadian, Pittsburg, Oklahoma
(m) Mary Jane Milican

9. Sarah "Sally" 10-13-1838 Wayne County, Kentucky x 3-24-1904 Canadian, Pittsburg, Oklahoma
(m) William A. "Bill" Millican

10. Lewis 2-23-1841 Wayne County, Kentucky x 2-23-1903 Scott County, Tennessee

11. William


From Ella Mae Burke Perkins:

"The part of Wayne County they (the Burkes) lived in is now in McCreary County, Ky. I have pictures of the graves of Benjamin Burk, his wife Elizabeth and their daughter Sarah. They are buried in what is now called the Smith Kidd Cemetary on the north side of Rock Creek, 1100 ft. elevation, due west on the north side of Rock Creek, which is in McCreary County, Ky. Their son Allen Burk known as "Baldy Burk', and his wife Elizabeth are buried in a cemetary near there. My father Elmer D. Burke , his father Henry Harrison Burke, were born and grew up in the area. When McCreary County was established in 1912, this land became part of McCreary County. There are two forks of the Cumberland River: Little South Fork in Wayne Co., Ky. and the big South Fork, which runs through Ky., Tn., etc. The Burks originally lived on Rock Creek, which suns along with several other branches and creeks between the big and Little South Forks of the Cumberland River. The Blevins, Burks, Hatfields, and some of the Kidd families migrated from Rock Creek/Bill Hill (?) area of Rock Creek in what was then Wayne Co., Ky. to Scott Co., Tn.... I grew up in this area, learned to swim in the Big South Fork of the Cumberland, fished and played in Rock Creek and knew and have heard about them all my life."

From Alma Burke Mason:

Jonathan built a large log house west of the river between Parchcorn and No Business Creeks and they were living there when the battle was fought in 1862 at That Place. Two guerilla bands led by Tinker Dave Beaty and Capt. Ferguson clashed forces at That Place in 1863. Capt. Larue fled into the river, and his body was found and buried in the big island of the river on No Business Creek, four miles from the scene of the conflict.

Jonathan Burke's tomb was discovered and excavated in Sept, 1967, hidden under leaves and dirt. The old homestead consists of grown up fields and logs, near the river bank, with nothing visible now to mark the tombs of Rebels who fought and died there.

In 1876, Jonathan's widow, Nancy COOPER BURKE, left Scott Co, TN with her son PETER BURKE enroute to OK via TX. There is no record of her people, or where she came from. It is said that her children were three-quarters Indian.

Jonathan and Nancy Cooper Burke had six boys and three girls (four counting SUSAN BURKS who married William COOPER son of ISAAC COOPER and JANE BLEVINS of Wayne Co, Ky who migrated to Marion Co, TN and Dade Co, GA..gcd). They had thirty-seven grand children (make that forty counting Susan's three..gcd). The thirty seven grew up together and were playmates and schoolmates. In the fall of 1885, they all went to school under a cliff on Parchcorn Creek, taught by J.C. Slaven. Newton Terry, son of Rev. C.C. Terry and Ruthie Slaven Terry, were the next school teachers of No Business and Station Camp. He and Rev. A.M. Gregory taught school in the early 1900's and Isaac King taught for nearly half a century. Three generations received their education from Isaac M. King who lived from 1887 to 1957.

W.H. (Huse) Blevins (1869-1964) wrote:

"In the 1880's PETER BURKE loaded an ox wagon and took his mother AUNT NANCY (NANCY COOPER BURKE, wife of JONATHAN BURKE..gcd), and went to OK. They were nine weeks on the road. Aunt Nancy rode through on a little bay mare whose name was Teen. I can't forget how she looked when I last saw her. Her last words to my mother were, and I quote,'Farewell, we'll meet again.' Aunt Nancy was a good Christian woman."

Of Jonathan and Nancy's posterity, there were eight sets of twins: son Peter had twins, a boy and girl, Zeda and Thurman; Grandson Isaac Burke had twin boys, Dewey and Hughie; Isaac's son Ausbun Burke had twin boys; Isaac's great granddaughter, Eliza Ellen Howard Grey had twin boys, Chris and Clark; and Isaac's granddaughter, Rosie Burke Smith had a boy and giel, Claudell and Wanell; Jonathan's great grandson Isaac King had two sets of twins, the first a boy and a girl, both died--his second set was girls, Martha and Mary. Isaac was the grandson of Elizabeth "Betty" Burke and William R. Hatfield. Jonathan's great-granddaughter Linda Kay Hendrix had twins, Kimberly Lynn Key and Kelly Michelle Key.

Scott Co, TN was made a county in 1849, out of portions of Fentress, Pickett, Morgan and Campbell counties. The Kentucky line at one time reached from the northern portion of what is now Scott County about seven or ten miles south within the county border. It may have been that No business and Station Camp, located in the northwest part of the county, were a portion of Kentucky when the 1850 census was taken. Scott Co, TN regained that portion some time later, which may have been about 1870.

Deed selling the home of Jonathan and Nancy Burke:
This indenture, made and entered into this the 15th day of August, 1876, between PETER BURK senior party of the first part, and George Pennington, party of the second part, both of the County of Scott and State of Tenn. Witnesseth; That the party of the first part hath this day sold to the party of the second part a certain tract of land containing (One Hundred) acres more or less for the sum of $50.00 Fifty Dollars paid in hand and receipt of which is hereby acknowledged said land being and lying in the County of Scott and State of Tenn. and on the waters of the Big South Fork of Cumberland River in Dist. No. one.
Beginning as follows to wit:
Beginning on a sugar tree and beech near Big Island, running South to the Peter Burk corner, with the Peter Burk line to the top of the Ridge on a black pine near the Bold Spring, thence South fifteen East to the Monticello Road north, then East with the Monticello Road to a flat rock in the road and a white oak at side, North twenty West to the William line, thence with said line to the Beginning, so as to include one hundred acres more or less.
To have and to hold together with all appurtenances there unto. In bind myself my heirs and agrees to warrant the title hereby acknowledge as covenanted with general warranty.
I hereby set my hand seal the day and year above written.

Witness: James x Smith; Elijah x Smith: Peter Burk (Seal)
Attest: William Kidd, Sr.
State of Tennessee)
Scott County ) I, W.A. Newport, Clerk of County Cort for the County and State
aforesaid certify that the foregoing deed of conveyance from Peter Burk to Geo. Pennington was on the 25 day of Aug. 1876 produced to me in said county and acknowledged before me to be his act and deed.
W.A. Newport Clerk
State of Tennessee)
County of Scott )
Family links: 
  Benjamin Burk (1765 - 1828)
  Elizabeth Troxell Burk (____ - 1851)
  Nancy Cooper (1803 - 1880)*
  Peter Burke (1821 - 1899)*
  Haden Burke (1828 - 1903)*
  Elizabeth Burke Hatfield (1831 - 1910)*
  Harmon Burke (1834 - 1911)*
  Jonathan Burk (1837 - 1913)*
  Lewis Burk (1841 - 1908)*
  Jonathan Burke (1797 - 1875)
  Allen Burk (1803 - 1888)*
  Mary Burk Milligan (1806 - 1886)*
  Benjamin Franklin Burk (1812 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Burke-Hatfield Cemetery
Scott County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: cjgriffith
Record added: Apr 02, 2002
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Jonathan Burke
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- cjgriffith
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013
Jonathan and Nancy (Cooper) Burke were my ggg grandparents. Their son John Granville Burke married Anna Blevins. And their daughter, Margaret Burke married John Wesley Boyatt. Their son, James Columbus Boyatt married Martha Jane Foster, my grandparents.
- Sue Hasty
 Added: Mar. 31, 2012
To my ggg uncle. Love to you.
- Burke descendant
 Added: Feb. 21, 2012
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