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 Lewis Chamblee Burriss

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Lewis Chamblee Burriss

  • Birth 15 Jul 1820 Anderson County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 18 Sep 1871 Lake County, California, USA
  • Burial Lakeport, Lake County, California, USA
  • Plot Sec 1 Str C South
  • Memorial ID 14550884

Lewis C. Burriss, came to California, from South Carolina, in 1849. Several years later he went to Missouri, returning to California the following year. In all he made four trips by covered wagon, serving as wagonmaster, and in 1856 he settled in Napa Valley with his bride, Sarah Johnson Burriss.

The following year, they moved to Sonoma County and in 1865 the family moved to Scotts Valley, where he took up a 440 acre government grant, which is still owned by the family and where six generations have made their home.

Lake County Record Bee
Thursday, Jan. 6, 1966, page B1
transcribed by Rhonda Holton
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Located next to Sarah Ann Byrnes


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  • Maintained by: Rhonda
  • Originally Created by: Pearlady
  • Added: 9 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14550884
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis Chamblee Burriss (15 Jul 1820–18 Sep 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14550884, citing Hartley Cemetery, Lakeport, Lake County, California, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda (contributor 46869790) .