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 Burgess Ijams

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Burgess Ijams

  • Birth 23 Aug 1801 Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 28 Apr 1881 Alcorn County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Wenasoga, Alcorn County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 10384497

Old Tish. Co., MS 1836 jurors list for Sept. Burgess Imes.

1837 state census Old Tish. Co., MS
Burgess Imes
1 male between 21 and 45
2 males under 18
1 female over 16
1 female under 16
5 white inhabitants
15 acres cultivated

1840 census Old Tish. Co., MS
1 male under 5
1 male 5-10
1 male 30-40
1 female under 5
1 female 5-10
1 female 30-40

page 422
Circuit Court April term 1844
Among the jurors called is number 21. Burgis Ighams.

1850 Old Tish. Co., MS census
IJAMS B. 49 farmer NC
Catharin 38 TN
Rachel 19 TN
Charlotte 16 MS
Benton 14 MS
Nancy 12 MS
Gilbert 9 MS
Joseph 7 MS
Louisa 3 MS
Mary 1 MS
1850 Old Tish. Co., MS census (4 doors away from B. Ijams)
BOONE P.G. 51 blacksmith KY
Mariah 40 AL
Thomas 20 AL
Sarah 18 AL
Squire? 14 MS
James 12 MS
Mary 10 MS
Wm. 8 MS
Susan 6 MS
Mariah 2 MS

1860 Old Tish. Co., MS
Iymes Burgess 58 male farmer 5000/3000 NC
Catherine 38 female TN
Gilbert 18 male student MS
Joseph 16 male student MS
Louisa 13 female MS
Mary 10 female MS
Geo. 8 male MS

1870 Alcorn Co., MS census
Jaman B. age 69, male farmer 1860/625 NC
Kate 56, female, keeps house born TN
Millie, 19 female born MS

1880 Alcorn Co., MS census Dist. 1 household 158 (incorrectly indexed as James.)
IJAMS Burgess age 78 white male head of household, married, farmer NC MD NC
Catherine age 67, wife, married, white female TN NC TN

Corinth Newspaper
July 19, 1882 Deceased administrator's notice.
July 26, 1882 deceased see: G.L. Ijams.
July 26, 1882 G.L. Ijams is the administrator of B. Ijams, deceased.
Dec. 19, 1883 Will Ijams buried on the 14th at Mt. Carmel Cem. Don't know how he connects yet.

From the Bible of BURGESS IAMS (This Information was given to me by Vivian Perkins Harrison, first cousin of my mother, back in the 1940s and 1950s.
Vivian had copied these records from the old Ijams Bible. At this writing, I have no idea as to where the old Ijams Bible might be, and to the best of my knowledge Vivian, right before her death had no idea as to who might have the
old Bible. We can just be thankful that the records were copied.
Burgess Ijams was born Aug. 23, 1801, State of North Carolina, (county ?)
Katherine (Woodard) Ijams was born April 1,1812.
Vachell M. Ijams was born Sep. 30, 1830.
Charloty E. Ijams was born June 11, 1833.
Benton C. Ijams was born July 13,1836.
Nancy Ann Ijams was born Aug. 21,1839.
Gilbert L. Ijams was born Feb. 10, 1842.
Joseph C. Ijams was born May 26,1844.
Ueuesy C. Ijams was born Mar 6,1847. (Mary's great grandmother)
Mary Katherine Ijams was born Nov. 2,1849.
George Alison Ijams was born June 14,1852.

TO: Molly Smith, Dawson, Texas; Wallace Ijams, c/o Alvin Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mattie Cookston, Winfield, La., Clayton Burgess, c/o Oil well Supply Co., Okotoka, Alberta, Canada; Hillie Joe Ijams, Houston, Texas, Arthur I.Iams, 16 Altic, Houston, Texas; Kate Brown, New Wilson, Oklahoma; Lillie Rambo, Marietta, Oklahoma; Clay Boone, c/o Jefferson Pharmacy, Springfield, Missouri, Mrs. Cliff Hughes, 311 Westwood, Jackson, Tennessee; Dan Boone, Dothan, Alabama; Will Boone, address unknown; Mack Boone, address unknown; Edith Daniel, address unknown: Malda Boone, address unknown; Bessie Boone, Address unknown; Tula Flunk, Adamsville, Tennessee; M. P. Russell, 47 Bellaire Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, Mary Harris 47 Bellaire Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, Lillian House, 2721 Jefferson Street, Paducah, Ky.; Mollie Prather, address unknown; Mrs. Susie Gibson, Raleigh Ave., Sheffield, Ala., Mrs. Allen Ross, 1014, 11th Way So., Birminqham, Ala.; Mrs. Rose Potts, address unknown; Mack Potts, address unknown; Roll Potts, address unknown; Harriet Rose Peterson, address unknown, Thomas Butler, address unknown; Mrs. Mollie Well, Box 155 Cherry Circle, Memphis, Tenn. Mrs. Walter Stout, 457 E. Main, Jackson, Tenn.; and
TO: All the unknown heirs of Burgess Ijams, deceased, and to all persons claiming or having any interest in the following described land in Alcorn County, Mississippi, to-wit:
Commencing at the Southwest Corner of the Southeast Quarter of Sec. twenty eight (28), Twp. One (l), Range Seven (7), East etc., and run thence North Eight hundred Sixty-Seven (867) feet, for a true beginnlng point; run thence One Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty-eight (1,836) feet more or less to the West line of the Southern Railway Company's right-of-way; run thence In a general direction of North seventeen (17) degrees forty-five (45) Minutes West with the West boundary line of said railroad Company right-of-way nine Hundred Seventy (970) Feet to Brown Stewart's land, run thence North Eighty-four (84) Degrees: Thirty (30) minutes West along the Southern line of said Brown Stewart's land One Thousand Five Hundred Thirty-Six (1,536) Feet more or less to the west boundary line of said quarter section run thence South One Thousand Forty-Seven (l,047) Feet to the true beginning point, containing thirty-eight acres, more or less, lying and being In Alcorn County, Mississippi.
You are hereby commanded to appear before the Chancery Court of Alcorn County, Mississippi, on the 3rd Monday In March, 1939, to answer the Original Bill of Mrs. Addie Ijams, et al, Complainants, wherein you are Defendants and to show cause, if any you can, why the title to the said lands should not be quieted and confirmed in Mrs. Addie Ijams, Mrs. Mary Stein Cook, and C. B. Ijams.
This tha 27th day of February, 1939.
W. L. Madden, Clerk, By Madge Parish, D.C.

Tombstone at Mt. Carmel Cem.
Burgess Ijams
born Aug. 28, 1801
died April 28, 1881
"Sleep father dear and take your rest, God called you home and thought it best."

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  • Created by: Vicki Burress Roach
  • Added: 27 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10384497
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Burgess Ijams (23 Aug 1801–28 Apr 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10384497, citing Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wenasoga, Alcorn County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Vicki Burress Roach (contributor 46772935) .