Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke

Birth
Death 2 Dec 1783 (aged 35–36)
Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Hillsborough Township, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 30950949 · View Source
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Governor of North Carolina. He studied medicine before immigrating to America in 1764. Burke was a member of the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1781, when he became the third Governor of North Carolina under its State constitution. He was kidnaped by Tories in 1781 and carried to Charleston, South Caronina, where he was held as a hostage. He succeeded in escaping and resumed his duties as Governor, serving from February until April, 1782. He died at his estate, "Tyaquin," near Hillsborough, the following year.

Bio by: Garver Graver


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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 28 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30950949
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Burke (1747–2 Dec 1783), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30950949, citing Governor Burke Gravesite, Hillsborough Township, Orange County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .