Doddridge, p.14; Record, p.5; Roster Vol.1, p.315
BORN: 1741, North Carolina.
SERVICE: History of Wayne County published in 1884, p.358, says he was a soldier of the Revolutionary War.
DIED: 1834, aged 93, Wayne County, Indiana.
BURIED: Locust Grove Cemetery (Methodist), near Abington. Family marker and bronze tablet placed by the Richmond Chapter D.A.R. and Old National Trails Chapter D.A.R. [Record: Baptist.]
MARRIED: Sarah ?
CHILDREN: Moses Robbins, born 1765, died 1850.
by Mrs. Paul L. Ross, Richmond, Indiana.
Doddridge, p.3; Record, p.7; Roster Vol.1, p.78
BORN: July 23, 1760, in that which was in 1832 Rockbridge County, Virginia. He was the son of James Burk.
SERVICE: Private, North Carolina Continentals. He enlisted in March, 1776 while living on the Yadkin River in Wilkes County, North Carolina, and served three months as Orderly-Sergeant in Captain Jesse Walton’s North Carolina Company of Light Horse. In 1779, he moved to the westward on the Nolichucky River, where he served three or four tours of ten to thirty days each as Indian spy under Captain Amos Bird.
Soldier stated that his father James Burk, who was also a resident of Wilkes County, North Carolina, enlisted with him in March 1776 as Ensign for three months in Captain Jesse Walton’s North Carolina Company of Light Horse, and in August of that year he died in service.
In 1780, he went into South Carolina where he served a tour of two or three weeks in Captain William Ritchie’s South Carolina Company, after which he returned to North Carolina and in the same year served two or three weeks as a Private in Captain Samuel Johnston’s North Carolina Company.
He enlisted in 1781, served three months as a Private in Captain Alexander Gordon’s Company, Colonel Francis Lock’s North Carolina Regiment. He was in battle at the Battle of Eutaw Springs and was discharged September 26, 1781.
PROOF: Pension Claim S. 16332. Pensioned August 20, 1832, aged 75.
In 1791 he moved from North Carolina to Kentucky, and in 1811 to Wayne County, Indiana, where he was allowed pension on his application, executed August 20, 1832.
DIED: February 1, 1836.
BURIED: Elkhorn Cemetery. ? Yount, Vol.2, p.121.No stone.
MARRIED: 1781, Alcy Robinson.
CHILDREN: James Burk; William Burk; Mary Burk; Benjamin Burk; Jesse Burk; Dorcas Burk; John Burk; Lewis Burk, 1799-1877.
MISCELLANEOUS: Collected by Mrs. Paul L. Ross, Richmond, Indiana, and Mrs. Mary G. Elrod, 2233 Park Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana (1938).
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