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George Washington Burris, Sr
Birth: Jan. 18, 1856
Atkins
Pope County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1929
Atkins
Pope County
Arkansas, USA

From an October 4, 2007 newspaper article, noting the 120th anniversary of the establishment of St. Joe Freewill Baptist Church on October 7, 2007:

"In the year of 1885, George W. Burris organized a Sunday school under a bunchy top Gum Tree at St. Joe on Pea Ridge 10 miles north of Atkins. They had logs for seats and took School Readers to Sunday school. . . The Freewill Baptist Church was organized there in 1886. . . George W. Burris was the principal leader during his entire life."

George and his wife, Mary Mathilda Wharton Burris, had twelve children. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Littleton Burris (1819 - 1895)
  Elizabeth Adeline Ashmore Burris (1823 - 1919)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Mathilda Wharton Burris (1859 - 1938)
 
 Children:
  Richard Benjamin Burris (1878 - 1944)*
  Ernest Arthur Burris (1880 - 1952)*
  Walter Monroe Burris (1882 - 1968)*
  Dora Emma Burris Crites (1885 - 1982)*
  William Homer Burris (1887 - 1974)*
  Infant Son Burris (1889 - 1889)*
  George Washington Burris (1890 - 1974)*
  Ottis Gileston Burris (1893 - 1979)*
  James Thomas Burris (1895 - 1895)*
  Ella Rea Burris (1896 - 1899)*
  Arkie Lucille Burris (1899 - 1913)*
  Ocie Myrtis Burris (1901 - 1910)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Elizabeth Burris Adcock (1845 - 1926)*
  John Thomas Burris (1849 - 1919)*
  William Andrew Burris (1853 - 1943)*
  George Washington Burris (1856 - 1929)
  Margaret Jane Burris Moore (1858 - 1944)*
  Jefferson William Burris (1860 - 1941)*
  Lucinda Adeline Burris Easterling (1866 - 1954)*
  Richard B Burris (1868 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Ashmore/Burris Family Tree
 
Burial:
Saint Joe Cemetery
Atkins
Pope County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Dee Burris Blakley
Record added: Sep 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29738652
George Washington Burris, Sr
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