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Agnes Aness Cannon Burgess
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1812
Bulloch County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 1883
Brooks County
Georgia, USA

Aness, wife of James Dillard BURGESS, as on her headstone, is Agnes Aness/Aniss CANNON according to many researchers.

Curiously, on the 1927 death certificate of her son, James Madison BURGESS,she is named as "Annie BROOKS." She was first listed as BURGESS, lined out, and BOONE entered underneath. The informant was L. L. BURGESS of Berlin, Georgia, who was also the undertaker. This is the only record or research this compiler has seen that lists BOONE as Aness BURGESS' maiden name. Interestingly, Aness' son, William Wesley BURGESS, married Susan C. BOONE on 25 July 1857 in Thomas County, Georgia. Their maiden surnames may have been confused by the informant in 1927. Other research consistently lists her as the daughter of Archibald CANNON, Jr., and Mary CRIBBS. [Did Agnes Aness "Annie" Burgess possibly remarry before her death in 1883?]

NOTE: Posted research has variances in dates and places of events in Aness' life. Other than the BOONE maiden name anomaly, they generally agree that Agnes Aness CANNON married James Dillard BURGESS about 1831 in Dooly County, Georgia.

The family of Aness and Dillard is enumerated in the 1840 census. Names inserted are not in the census itself but matched to age ranges from other sources.
1840 U.S. Census, Georgia, Dooly County, 2-District; Series: M704 Roll: 40 Page 104:
Line 28 BURGESS Dillard 1M 5-10 (William Wesley), 1M 30-40 (Dillard); 2F 0-5 (Mary Ann & Samantha), 1F 5-10 (Unknown, John, 9, in 1850?), 1 F 20-30 (Agnes Aness).
The housholds of Josiah, age 70-80, Robert, age 20-30, William, age 20-30, and S. T., age 30-40, BURGESS are in close proximity.

In 1850, Aness, 37, and Dillard, 42, are in Sumter County, Georgia with six children: William, 17; Mary, 16; Samantha, 11; John, 9; James, 6; and Stephen, 3.
Next door are John W. and Mary CANNON, age 24 and 21, and their two daughters. Two homes away is Osborne BAKER, 20, in the home of James BAKER, 27. Osborne would marry Aness and Dillard's daughter Mary on 10 November 1850.

By 1860, Aness, age 45, and family are in Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia. Two more children, Robert, 10, and Jane, 5, are in the family.

Between the 1860 census and her death, no record of Aness BURGESS has been found by this compiler.
[Robert Louis Daniell]
Family links: 
  Dillard Burgess (1801 - 1865)*
  Mary Ann Elizabeth Burgess Baker (1835 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Brooks County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: Robert Louis Daniell
Originally Created by: Robert Strickland
Record added: Mar 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35304249
Agnes Aness <i>Cannon</i> Burgess
Added by: Robert Strickland
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- Linda
 Added: Dec. 22, 2015
In Remembrance of the grandmother of many who came after her.
- Winnette
 Added: Feb. 5, 2012
Roses for my Great-great-grandmother.
- Robert Louis Daniell
 Added: May. 7, 2010

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