|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1822|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1892|
Son of William Jr & Mary (Dunston) Burks.
He was first married to Amelia Ann Friddle on 8 Feb 1844 in Newton Co GA. They were the parents of Mecie Ann Burks Carroll, John Brinkley Burks, Silas Asberry Burks, Joseph William Burks, Thomas Jefferson Burks, James Henry Wilson Burks and Dock Edward Burks. About 1863 the family moved from Henry Co Ga to Fayette Co GA. Permelia Ann died there on 1 Sept 1881.
His second marriage was to Martha Emma Gilbert. They were the parents of Lelia Octavia Burks Martin, Rev Gilbert Cleveland Burks, and Emma Lenora Burks Bennett. The family was living in Cullman Co Al by 1892.
CULLMAN CO AL EARLY DEATHS DEC 1886 - DEC 1908, p 14. Wm G Burks, b. GA, d. 24 Jan 1892, Holmes Gap, m. age 69 yrs, bur Mt Zion Ch, Dr J H Walling attendant.
Cullman Tribune, issue of 28 Jan, 1892:
Mr Wm Burks died at his residence near Holmes' Gap, this county, last Friday night, aged about 69 years. He was a highly respected citizen, a christian gentleman, and a worthy member of the Masonic fraternity, by whom he was buried at Mt Zion Cemetery, Sunday evening last, in the presence of a large concourse of his neighbors and friends. Mr Burks leaves a large family to whom we tender our sincere sympathy.
Amelia Ann Friddle Burks (1823 - 1881)*
Martha Emma Gilbert Burks (1858 - 1915)*
Mecie Ann Burks Carroll (1845 - 1906)*
John Brinkley Burks (1846 - 1919)*
Silas Asberry Burks (1848 - 1927)*
Thomas Jefferson Burks (1853 - 1907)*
Dock Edward Burks (1860 - 1931)*
Lelia Octavia Burks Martin (1885 - 1920)*
Gilbert Cleveland Burks (1887 - 1960)*
Lenora Emma Burks Bennett (1892 - 1981)*
Mount Zion Methodist Church Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 10, 2013
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