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Tabitha Sumner Burris
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Birth: May 14, 1789
Surry County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct., 1834
Mooresville
Morgan County
Indiana, USA

The third of at least four children born to Caleb Sr and Mary (Cook) Sumner, Tabitha was a Quaker. She married Bowater Burris, a non-Quaker, on 24 Jun 1809 in Highland Co OH. Her marriage took place only three months after the family arrived in OH from NC.

In OH, four children were born to Tabitha and Bowater, one son and three daughters. By the 1830 Census, the family was living in Morgan Co IN and had grown to seven children, two sons and five daughters.

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 5, OH:
Fairfield Monthly Meeting, p. 215-
"1810, 4, 28. Tabitha Burris (formerly Sumner) dis mcd"
[disowned, married contrary to discipline]

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 5, OH:
Fairfield Monthly Meeting, p. 215-
"1809, 3, 25. Caleb & son, Caleb, roc from Westfield MM, N.C., dtd 1808, 1, 12."
"1809, 3, 25. Mary & daughters, Mary & Tabitha, roc Westfield MM, N.C., dtd 1808, 11, 12."
[received on certificate]

Note: The above records are in the Old Fairfield Quaker Friends Meetinghouse, located in Leesburg, Highland Co OH. The records dated 25 Mar 1809 show Caleb Sr, his wife Mary and two of his daughters received into the Highland Co church after their move from NC. These records led to the identity of Tabitha's parents.

The family of husband Bowater was Quaker. In 1805, four years before he married Tabitha, he was not only disowned, but "removed". This indicates he no longer wanted any affiliation with the Quaker faith, of his own acord.

Tabitha is my 3rd paternal Gr-Grandmother.

Many thanks to Julie for Tabitha's tombstone pictures.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Caleb Sumner (1751 - 1831)
  Mary Elizabeth Cook Sumner (1747 - 1809)
 
 Spouse:
  Bowater Burris (1784 - 1841)
 
 Children:
  Hester Ann Burris Moore (1816 - 1889)*
  Caleb Burris (1822 - 1891)*
  John Burris (1827 - 1866)*
 
 Siblings:
  John B Carson (1768 - 1840)**
  Jacob Carson (1772 - 1854)**
  Bowater Carson (1775 - 1848)**
  Mary Sumner Beeson (1783 - 1860)*
  Tabitha Sumner Burris (1789 - 1834)
  Caleb Sumner (1792 - 1850)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
White Lick Cemetery
Mooresville
Morgan County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63963549
Tabitha <i>Sumner</i> Burris
Added by: J.Sullivan
 
Tabitha <i>Sumner</i> Burris
Added by: J.Sullivan
 
Tabitha <i>Sumner</i> Burris
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