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Rowland Burbridge (b. 1745, d. 1842)Rowland Burbridge was born 1745 in near Fredericksburg, Virginia, and died 1842 in Louisiana, Missouri.He married Jane Wells.
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Rowland Burbridge (George Truman's 2nd Great Grandfather)
Born in or near Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1745, Rowland Burbridge was a Revolutionary War soldier who fought in the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina under General Morgan.He was wounded there and taken prisoner by the British who treated him very cruelly.
Later he lived in Greenbrier County Virginia, (later to become West Virginia in Civil War days.)He subsequently married Jane Wells.They had a family of 11 children consisting of 8 boys and 3 girls.All the children lived to have families except the fouth child, Jessie, who died when he was young.
Rowland and his family moved to Kentucky in the early days when Indians were plentiful and quite hostile.People had to live in forts and post guards while they worked the fields.Sometimes women and children would be captured and sometimes killed.They were known to kill the children by knocking their heads against trees.Often the Indians would set fire to a house and attack the occupants when they fled the fire.Rowland was considered a very successful farmer and held hundreds of acres in Kentucky.
In 1825 Rowland and Jane moved with their family to Pike County, Illinois where they continued to farm.At around 80, Rowland sold his farm and moved to Pittsfield to be nearer family.After one of his boys moved across the river to Pike County Missouri near Louisiana, Missouri, Rowland and his wife Jane moved across the river to be near that son.
Rowland died there at the age of 97.Jane Wells also died there in 1835 at the age of 85.They are buried in the Buffalo Cemetery just south of Louisiana, Missouri.Rowland's tombstone carries the following inscription: "Rowland Burbridge, a Revolutionary soldier, died in 1842, age 97 years."
This information obtained from the Burbridge Family history by Cynthia Gladys Harpole.
More About Rowland Burbridge:
Fact 1: Lived on the frontier from his early days, anywhere from Pittsburgh, Pa south.
Fact 2: at the edge of the frontier.He and Richards family bought land in Greenbrier.
Fact 3: county, VA (now W. VA) in 1786-87 on Anthony's Creek, and was on the tax roll in.
Fact 4: 1787, Greenbrier personal property tax.He appears in 1789 on Fayette Co (Later.
Fact 5: Bath County) tax list in KY.Rowland and Jane transferred this land for $1.00.
Fact 6: to the Richards heirs in 1830.Actually, Rowland was on the delinquent tax roll.
Fact 7: for Botetourt County, VA for property in the Lewisberg area (now Greenbrier Co,.
Fact 8: W.V. just south of Anthony's Creek-in 1774..
Fact 9: In 1825, Roland and Jane Wells Burbridge moved from Bath Co, KY to Louisiana, MO.
Fact 10: In 1840 or 1841 they came to Pike County, Illinois, and moved to a farm in.
Fact 11: Hardin Township 4 and one-half miles north and east of Nebo, Illinois and nine.
Fact 12: miles south and east of Pittsfield, IL.The farm is located south and east of.
Fact 13: Independence, IL.The Burbridges and Richards came to KY at the same time..
Children of Rowland Burbridge and Jane Wells are:
- Mary Burbridge, b. 1771, d. April 21, 1842, St. Genevieve, Missouri.
- Patsy Burbridge, b. 1773, d. date unknown, Sangamon County, Illinois.
- Joseph Burbridge, b. 1775, d. date unknown.
- Jessie Burbridge, b. 1777, d. date unknown, Pike County, Missouri.
- +Robert Burbridge, b. January 05, 1779, d. May 23, 1846, Pike County, Illinois.
- Thomas Burbridge, b. March 26, 1783, d. August 02, 1866.
- +Elder James Burbridge, b. February 15, 1785, Lewisburg, West Virginia, d. March 31, 1868, Pike County, Illinois.
- Benjamin Burbridge, b. 1787, d. February 02, 1838.
- John Burbridge, b. December 25, 1796, d. date unknown.
- Elizabeth Burbridge, b. September 30, 1794, d. February 06, 1856, Perry, Ralls County, MO.
- William Burbridge, b. September 08, 1789, d. January 13, 1867.