Hello I'm looking for info on a Henry Burris/Burress/Burriss I'm not for sure if he was born in either Kenutcky Or Tennessee he was married twice the 1st to a Polly Gray and then a second to Mary Ann "Polly" Bond.
It's pretty confusing to me as to the children because of the 1900 census that places two Henry Burris's and Mary Anne's in two households at the same time of daughters i believe that were both theyrs. A Elizabeth "Lizzy" Richards and a Martha Ann Wilson in both residences the couple is recorded as being married in 1848.
My great great grandfather was George Richard Burris whom married Sophia G Gilpin both buried here in DeWitt County, Illinois. Whom is the son of Henry Burris and Mary "Polly" Bond. On his death record it says Polly "Sweetin" and that he was born in Adair County, however on a nursing home document (which im about to upload) it says he was born in Wayne County Kentucky and that his mother was Mary Ann "Polly" Bond.
A William Robert Burris was Born to a Henry Burris and a Mary "Polly" Boun or so its spelled on William Robert's death record.
Now on the 1860 census it states Name: Henry Burress Age in 1860: 39 Birth Year: abt 1821 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1860: Russell, Russell, Kentucky Gender: Male Post Office: Creelsboro Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age Henry Burress 39 Mary Ann Burress 36 Martha Ann Burress 12 William Burress 11 Sarah Burress 8 Richard Burress 1
So there is a Martha Ann, William and Richard (George Richard my gg grandfather) all within a year or 2 of theyre ages.
Now onto the 1870 Census Henry S Burress Age in 1870: 47 Birth Year: abt 1823 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1870: East Fork, Metcalfe, Kentucky Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: East Fork Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age Henry S Burress 47 Mary A Burress 41 Wm R Burress 19 Sarah R Burress 17 George R Burress 11 Henry A Burress 8 Mary E Burress 4 Pamelia F Burress 4/12
Now as you can see Martha Ann is no longer in the household but William, Sarah and George Richard still are and also a Mary E. "Elizabeth" (whom i believe is Lizzie Richards)
Onto the 1880 census Name: Henry Burris Age: 58 Birth Year: abt 1822 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1880: Gradyville, Adair, Kentucky Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Mary Burris Father's Birthplace: Virginia Mother's Birthplace: Virginia Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Farm Laborer Household Members: Name Age Henry Burris 58 Mary Burris 51 George R. Burris 21 Henry Burris 17 Elizabeth Burris 15 Permeala F. Burris 10
Here William Robert is gone but George R. and Elizabeth are still here. I read an email that was posted on a genealogy.com profile page that a womans great great grandparents were a Lizzie and Warner Richards and that her parents were Henry Burress/burris and a Mary "Polly" Bond and went into alot of detail about Lizzie, and how they never EVER talked about her family as if she was shunned or somthing.
Now onto Martha A. Wilson, here death record says Name: Martha A Wilson [Martha A Harris] Death Date: 16 Feb 1929 Death Location: Adair Age: 80 Gender: Female Ethnicity: White Birth Date: 25 Mar 1848 Birth Location: Kentucky Father's Name: Henry Harris Father's Birth Location: Kentucky Mother's Name: Pollie Bon Mother's Birth Location: Kentucky
Well it's a transcription error and you can clearly see it's a "B" for Burris and not "H" for Harris especially if you use the zoom tool its the "y" in Henry that drops down kind making it look kinda like an "H"
So it says Marthas mother was Polly Bon, William's Polly Boun and my George Richards Polly Bond and from the email Elizabeth's/Lizzie's Polly Bond all fathers being Henry Burris/Burress
Now onto the trouble making hair-ripping out censuses of 1900. The Lizzie Richards household.
Name: Henry H Burress Age: 81 Birth Date: May 1819 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1900: Jamestown, Russell, Kentucky [Russell] Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Father-in-law Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Mary A Burress Marriage Year: 1848 Years Married: 52 Father's Birthplace: Kentucky Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky Household Members: Name Age Warren H Richards 37 Lizzie Richards 34 Nora D Richards 13 Marcus E Richards 9 Walter H Richards 6 Elbridge L Richards 1 Henry H Burress 81 Mary A Burress 70
In this on its Henry H. Not Henry S. but married in 1848 and living with Lizzie. And now onto the other 1900 census
Name: Henry Burress Age: 84 Birth Date: May 1816 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1900: White Oak, Adair, Kentucky [Adair] Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Mary A Burress Marriage Year: 1848 Years Married: 52 Father's Birthplace: Tennessee Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee Household Members: Name Age Henry Burress 84 Mary A Burress 77 Martha A Wilson 50 Daisy R Wilson 13 William W Wilson 10
Now this is the same year 1900 and in this census the elderly Henry Burress is the head of the household and also married in 1848 but is in Adair County not Russell County like the previous census record. and states that his father and mother were from Tennessee and not Kentucky like the previous record.
Any thoughts or info or insight?
Martha and Elizabeth were never in the same household by census records but were both at one time in the same household as William Robert, Sarah and George Richard. with all these children having Henry Burris/Buress as father and Mary "Polly" Bond or Bon or Boun as the mother awful big coincidence if you ask me with the mothers last name.
I'd rather not go bald before im 30 any help or explanation would be greatly appreciated....and if you are related to a George Richard Burris or a Sophia Godson Gilpin I found an old picture in my mothers attic of the both of them I uploaded it and its on my tree, Reita Jones Burress has another one she uploaded on here years back.
I thank you if you made it through this post I know it may be alot of info, look foward to hearing from you.