|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1844|
JAMES K. BURGESS, druggist, was born in Putnam County, Ind., October 12, 1844, and is the third child in a family of seven children born to Dawson and Catherine (Holbert) Burgess, natives of Kentucky, the former of German and the latter of Irish descent. Dawson Burgess received his early education in his native State. While yet a young man, he removed to Putnam County, Ind. Here he bought 100 acres of wild land, and improved a farm, upon which he resided until December, 1868, when he removed to Stilesville, Hendricks Co., Ind., where his death occurred August 12, 1878, in his sixty fourth year. James K. Burgess, the subject of our sketch, received a fair common school education, and was employed on the home farm until he was twenty years old.
In October, 1864, he enlisted in Company H, Forty third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served with that regiment in all its marches and engagements until the close of the war, being mustered out at Indianapolis in June, 1865. After his return from the army, he farmed the home place on shares, and ran a threshing machine for three years. He then removed to Hendricks County, Ind., near Stilesville, where he remained one year, then returned to Putnam County, and engaged in agricultural pursuits until March, 1880. He then came to Eminence, Morgan Co., Ind., where he has since engaged in the drug trade. He was married, October 14, 1869, to Elizabeth Dobbs, a native of Putnam County, Ind. Two daughters have blessed their union, viz., Dora and Claudia. In politics, Mr. Burgess is a Democrat
Catherine Holbert Burgess (1818 - 1889)
Elizabeth Dobbs Burgess (1849 - 1929)*
Dora Burgess Watson (1870 - 1951)*
Claudia Burgess Watson (1875 - 1955)*
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Record added: Apr 03, 2014
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