Suggest Edits
 George Washington Burris, Sr

Photo added by Dee Burris Blakley

George Washington Burris, Sr

  • Birth 18 Jan 1856 Atkins, Pope County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 9 Mar 1929 Atkins, Pope County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Atkins, Pope County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 29738652

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.


Gravesite Details Ashmore/Burris Family Tree
  • Created by: Dee Burris Blakley
  • Added: 11 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29738652
  • Dee Burris Blakley
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Burris, Sr (18 Jan 1856–9 Mar 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29738652, citing Saint Joe Cemetery, Atkins, Pope County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Dee Burris Blakley (contributor 47047047) .