Our Burwell Family Connection
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Our families come from Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia and dates back to 1895 in Kansas. We also came from Austria, Ireland, Scotland, Hungary, Germany, and England. Traditionally, the last name can tell a lot about your heritage. The last name often told where you came from and the class of your family. We haven’t kept that tradition; and so it isn’t as easy to tell much about a person from their last name these days.
My Mother’s Family was Burwell ~ Brown ~ Cogswell ~ Devine ~ Englehaut ~ Garwood ~ Gehr ~ Peden ~McArthur ~ Millen ~ Warren
The Burwell family can trace their ancestors back to the ancient territories of England between the 11th and 12th centuries. The Burwell family traces their ancestral roots back to Anglo Saxon origin, and first appeared in ancient medieval records in Suffolk . That from very early on the Burwell family not only held lands and estates in England but were also actively allied with other influential families. They also branched out into other territories and holdings, before taking the long voyage to the new world.
BURWELL Shield: Gold with an ermine chevron between three burr leaves.
BURWELL Crest: A lion's paw holding three burr leaves.
· English: habitational name from a place named Burwell, of which there are examples in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, named with Old English burh ‘fort’ + wella ‘spring’.
Much of the research was done many years ago by Clark Burwell with the help of Bruce W. David . Some of this information is based on "theory" not "proven fact". All facts may never be known, since this started centuries ago and many records were burned during the civil war. I sincerely apologize if this information "offends" anyone. That is not my intention. My intention is to find the truth, if that is possible. The theory may never be proven, but I intend to try. Some of the documentation has been lost over the years. We continue to research our Genealogy Information, which is not complete and may not be 100% accurate as yet. We are currently attempting to confirm the information and continue the research. Please bear with us, as we research our Burwell Family Tree. See more about my Burwell line by clicking on various links throughout.
As I understand the “Burwell” lines in America, from those who claim to be the authorities on the subject, there are only two. There is the Virginia branch or the Connecticut branch. We believe our family belongs to the Virginia branch. However, it is possible that we came from the Connecticut branch. It is difficult to trace beyond any shadow of doubt since many records burned during the War of 1812. I’ve been told that our “theory” cannot be correct since there is “little” documentation of it. However, we do have what I believe to be adequate documentation to make our theory; and we must keep in mind that records are only as good as the record maker’s memory and knowledge.
The name appears in various early records as Boralle, Borel, Burwell, and Burrel, in which last form it appears in the record of the reign of Richard III.
My Research and Burwell Page is Dedicated to Clark Burwell
Who spent years researching our Family Tree
Edward Burwell (about 1559 - D. 1620)
Edward Houghton Park BURWELL (B. 1579 - D. 1626)
He married Dorthy Bedell, daughter of William Bedell of Catworth, County, Huntington, England.
After Edward's death, Dorthy married Roger Wingate, distinguished for his interest in colonial affairs.
Lewis Fairfield Burwell (B. 1621-D. 1653)
Baptized at Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England 3/5/1621. Lewis came to Virginia when a mere boy with his mother and step-father, Roger Wingate. On June 12, 1648 he patented 2350 acres "lying on the north side of the York River upon Rosewell Creek" adjacent to George Menifie. This land lay in the area which by 1652 had been mentioned in a record as Gloucester County and Burwell's plantation was called "Fairfield" and later, "Carter's Creek". Major Lewis Burwell settled about 1640 on Carter’s Creek in Gloucester County, Virginia. In 1646 he was a member of the deputation sent to invite Charles II to come to Virginia. He married Lucy Higginson (b: 1626 in Fairfield, Gloucester, VA), daughter of Captain Robert Higginson and his wife Joanna Tokesey (one of the first commanders who subdued the country of Virginia from the power of the heathen. He died November 19, 1653, aged thirty-three years, and was buried at his seat, Fairfield, Gloucester County, Virginia, now called Carter’s Creek). After Major Lewis’ death, Lucy married Colonel William Barnard, of the King’s Council in Virginia. He died November 26, 1675. She married third, Philip Ludwell, and left a son, Philip Ludwell. Philip Ludwell, husband of said Lucy, commanded Governor Berkeley’s forces against Nathaniel Bacon.
Honorable Lewis Burwell (B.1653 - D. 12/19/1710)
· Birth: 1653 in Fairfield, Gloucester, VA
· Death: 19 FEB 1710/11 in Carter's City, Gloucester, VA
~~Marriage 1 Abigail SMITH b: 11 MAR 1655/56 in Colchester, Essex, England Married: 1674 in Gloucester, Va.
~~Marriage 2 Martha LEAR Cole b: 1668 in Nansemond, Nansemond, VA Married: AFT 1692
The Honorable Lewis Burwell was of Queen’s Creek, York County, Virginia of “King’s Creek”, York County, Virginia and “Fairfield”, Goucester County, Virginia. He was an earnest supporter of the Established Church. He was an influential member of the King’s Council; “Fairfield”, later known as “Carters Creek”, was said to be the oldest house in Virginia bearing a date on it’s walls, the inscription “L.B.A. 1694 was cut into one of the group of diamond-shaped chimneys, which shows that “Fairfield” built by Hon. Lewis Burwell and his wife. He married (first) Abigail Smith, daughter of Anthony and Martha Smith, of Colchester, England, niece and heiress of Honorable Nathaniel Bacon, the “rebel”. She was a descendant of eleven Kings, even to Alfred the Great, and Egbert, King of Wessex-Bretwalda, over England. He married (second) Martha Lear Cole, widow of Honorable William Cole of the King’s Council, and Secretary of the State, Daughter of Honorable John Lear, of “Nansemond”, who was of the King’s Council.
He married first: Abigail Smith (B. 1636 - D. 11/12/1672) a niece and heiress of Col. Nathaniel Bacon, President of the Council and who hat his death inherited much property from her wealthy and distinguished uncle. She was buried in the Burwell graveyard located some distance from the house and where her husband and many children were later buried. In 1910 these tombstones were moved to the churchyard of nearby Abingdon Church.
He married second: Martha Lear Cole, born Nansemond County, Virginia, widow of Col. William Cole and daughter of John Lear Cole and Anne Willis. She died in 1704.
Information about Honorable Lewis Burwell need to do more research on this
I found an article written in 1978 indicating the number of children does not match other information found
Lewis Burwell, member of the Council in 1702, died 19 Dec. 1710, who married, 1st, Abigail, daughter of Anthony Smith of Colchester, Eng. She died 12 Nov. 1693. His second wife was Martha, daughter of Col. John Lear, of Nansemond County, and widow of Col. William Cole. By his first wife he had known issue four sons and six daughters and by his second wife two sons and three daughters. Upon the tomb of the first Lewis Burwell at Carter's Creek, are the above arms."
From "The Record of the Burwell Family" written by George H Burwell and others of Millwood, Clarke County, VA in 1908 (copied in part from the Manuscript by The Rev. Robert Burwell) (The date of Nathaniel's death being 1821 I believe to be significant; since that is the year that brothers John and James were said to have "removed from Jamestown", but I have not found the connection yet.)
Issue of Honorable Lewis Burwell, by his first wife, Abigail Smith:
From "The Record of the Burwell Family" written by George H Burwell and others of Millwood, Clarke County, VA in 1908 (copied in part from the Manuscript by The Rev. Robert Burwell)
"By the second marriage of Honorable Lewis Burwell with Martha Lear Cole, there were several children--Lewis, Martha, and others-names not given."
From other records found the children are not the same???
Issue of Honorable Lewis Burwell, by his first wife, Abigail Smith:
From the Theory the Children of Honorable Lewis Burwell and Martha Lear Cole:
John BURWELL (b. 1695 d. 4/5/1763) (The Theory is that this John belongs here in this spot) He was born in Gloucester or James City County, Virginia. He married Agnes Lee (B. 1708 - D.) daughter of John Lee and Agnes Hood. John Burwell moved from Jamestown, James City County, Virginia in 1721 and lived in Morris County, NJ. Removed from Jamestown Virginia in the year 1721(from “Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution with an Historical Essay 1864 Edition by Lorenzo Sebine- Vol 1, Pg. 277 He died in NJ. NOTE: John is listed as a Freeholder of Morris County, NJ, August 31, 1752, under a "list of freeholders of the Township of Morris. (Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol 16, No. 3, p. 62 found in Western Reserve Historical Library)
· Birth: 1695 in Gloucester, VA
· Death: 5 APR 1763 in Monmouth NJ
Father: Lewis [Will ] col II BURWELL b: 1653 in Fairfield, Gloucester, VA
Children of John Burwell and Agnes Lee Burwell
· Name: Adam BURWELL
· Sex: M
· Birth: C 1749
· Baptism: Quaker
· Death: DEC 1828
· Burial: Old English Churchyard, St Thomas, ON
· Christening: 1788 to Canada*
Marriage 1 Sarah VAIL b: 1756
· Elizabeth BURWELL b: in New Jersey
· Susanne BURWELL b: in New Jersey
· Margaret BURWELL b: in New Jersey
· Mahlon BURWELL b: 18 FEB 1783 in New Jersey
· Hannah BURWELL b: in New Jersey
· Agnes BURWELL b: in New Jersey
· Adam Hood BURWELL b: in Bertie Twp., Welland Co., Ontario
· Lewis BURWELL b: in Bertie Twp., Welland Co., Ontario
· Name: Mahlon BURWELL
· Sex: M
· Birth: 18 FEB 1783 in New Jersey
· Death: 25 JAN 1846
· Burial: St Stephen's Cemetery, Dunwich
· Occupation: Registrar, postmaster
Father: Adam BURWELL b: C 1749 c: 1788 in to Canada*
· Married: 20 APR 1810 in Fort Erie, Ontario
· Hercules BURWELL
· Isaac Brock BURWELL
· Hannibal BURWELL
· Alexander BURWELL b: 1815
· Edward BURWELL
· Lewis BURWELL b: 1818
· Mary BURWELL
· John Walpole BURWELL b: 1822
Samuel BURWELL I (b. Abt. 1731 d. )
eldest son of John Burwell who was removed from Jamestown, Virginia in the year 1721; a relative of the extensive family of Burwells in this country formerly of Bedford and Northhampton, England. (from “Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution with an Historical Essay 1864 Edition by Lorenzo Sebine- Vol 1, Pg. 277
· Birth: ABT 1731
Father: John BURWELL b:
1695 in Gloucester, VA
Children of Samuel and unknown spouse:
Copied from Burwell Family Bible per Agnes Burwell, London, Canada, 1939 per Bruce David’s notes.
** My suspicion is these children actually belong to these Burwell's but not necessarily all in one group. This may just have been a listing of "births" As it is documented that Col. Mahlon Burwell's father was Adam
o Susanna (B. - D.) no family record of her in the Bible
o Samuel Burwell (Sr) (B. - D.)
o Adam Burwell (b. 1728
o Hannah Burwell (James Lacy)
o Adam (B. 2/23/1748 - D. 1828) Went from New Jersey to Canada. M. Sarah Vail May 12, 1776
o Elizabeth Burwell b. June 27, 1777
o Susanna Burwell b. Sept. 12, 1779
o Margaret Burwell b May 5, 1781
o Col. Mahlon Burwell b. Feb. 18, 1783-1864 (born in New Jersey)
o Hannah Burwell b April 14, 1785
o Agnes Burwell b Nov. 10, 1787
o Rev. Adam Hood Burwell b. June 4, 1790 (was 1st Angelican cleargyman-became Catholic priest at Kingston, Ontario, Canada
o Asher Burwell b. Feb 18, 1792
o Lewis Burwell b. Feb 18, 1794 (was surveyor, prominent citizen and his in museum at Branford, Ontario, Canada
o John Burwell b. March 8, 1796 (lived and died in Port Burwell)
o Mary Burwell (Stephen Jackson) from who Rev. Smith is descended
Samuel BURWELL II (b. 1777 in Rockaway, Morris Co., NJ d. 7/13/1822 buried in Espyville cemetery)
Born in Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey. Married Hannah Paden. Veteran of the War of 1812, died July 30, 1822 age 44 North Shenango Twp. Crawford Co., Pennsylvania. Buried in Espyville Cemetery, PA. where at least two of his children are also buried (Findley and Hannah) Headstone marker war of 1812 was with Perry. He was a weaver by trade, but also ran grist mills. He a married Hannah Paden (B. Oct 20, 1782 - D. 5/10/1822) daughter of Isaac Paden and Rebecca Garwood on February 2, 1799 at Beason Town, Fayette Co, Pennsylvania by John Rollin; Justice of the Peace. Will recorded 5/30/1862 in Meadville, PA. Will Book C. Pg. 388. (see Garwood Records) Hannah was disowned for marriage out of unity. She was a Quaker. Samuel's father was the brother to James Burwell, the loyalist who migrated to Canada in 1796 and settled first in the Niagara District and later to the Talbot Settlement on Lake Erie. Copy of photograph of tombstone of Samuel and Hannah is in possession of Carol Chitaroni-original taken in 1987 by Jean Wilcox Millsboro, Delaware-descendant. The fact that the Burwell's in Canada related to James have this Samuel and Hannah's tombstone picture I think is significant (James being Samuel's Uncle may have visited his gravesite possibly?)
Samuel Burwell was found in the US Census of 1810, 1820, and 1830 living the Conneaut Twp. Crawford Co., PA area
1810 Federal Census County & State, Conneaut Twp., Crawford Co., PA
(Head of Family) William Hill, Rebecca Paden, Samuel Gilliland, and Samuel Burwell
1820 Federal Census County & State, Conneaut Twp., Crawford Co., PA
(Head of Family) Rebecca Paden, William Hill, Silas Harvey, Robert Gilliland, John Gilliland, Hugh Gilliland, John Harvey, Samuel Gilliland, Johnathan Hill, Willimam Hill
1830 Federal Census County & State, Conneaut Twp., Crawford Co., PA
(Head of Family) Isasc Paden, Samuel Gilliand, William Hill
Samuel served in the war of 1812-1814. He served as a Private in the company commanded by Captain James McDowell, 133 Regiment of Pennsylvania Militia commanded by Lut. Colonel Samuel Gorady. He had been drafted at Conneaut Twp, PA on about July 15, 1813. He served for the term of about 45 days or there about and was discharged at Erie on September 1, 1813. He was again drafted January 1814 and served in the same regiment under same officers for the term of 38 days and was honorably discharged at Erie February 7, 1815.
· Birth: 1777 in Rockaway, Morris Co., NJ
· Death: 13 JUL 1822 in Crawford Co.-Espyville Cemetery
Father: Samuel BURWELL I b: ABT 1731
Married: 1798 in York Co., PA
· Name: Hannah PADEN
· Birth: 30 OCT 1782 in Burlington, New Jersey
· Death: 10 MAY 1862 in Crawford Co.-Espyville Cemetery
Father: Isaac PADEN
*Copied from documents of Hannah Pedan dated July 3, 1851 for application for Brantz Yard 40 acres on North Shenango Twp. Crawford, PA that had been granted to her deceased husband. "Samuel related to Burwells of early Jamestown, VA, He served in the war of 1812"
Children of Samuel Burwell and Hannah Paden:
o Rebecca (Benjamin Angelow) (b. Jan 6, 1800, Redstone, Fayette Co, Pennsylvania, died Sept 29, 1866
o Anna May (B. 12/28/1801, Redstone, Fayette Co, Pennsylvania; died Crawford Co., PA) m. Asa Brooks (Anna and Asa were first cousins)
o Isaac (B. Feb 24, 1804 Linesville, Crawford Co., PA - D. 1880) m. Ann E. Bennett
o Samuel (B. March 12, 1806 Conneaut, Crawford Co., PA - D. )
o Findley (B. 8/19/1808 Linesville, Crawford Co., PA - D. 6/01/1899, Crawford Co. PA) Married Sarah Fonner) (B. 8/4/1810 - D. 8/15/1896) (As a child Findley was bound out to Mr. William Shelito of North Shenango along with his sister Hannah. Later his mother bought back for eighty dollars) Buried in Espyville Cemetery PA
o Rachel (B. May 13, 1810 Linesville, Crawford Co., PA); m. Abraham S. Wiser
o Hannah (B. Jan 15, 1812, Linesville, Crawford Co., PA.; m. Peter Fonner. (As a child Hannah was bound out to Mr. William Shelito of North Shenango along with her brother Findley. The reason for this drastic move was due to the family being poverty stricken. The children were bought back later for eighty dollars) Buried in Espyville Cemetery PA
o Rev. Nimrod (B. Sept 13 North Shenango, Crawford Co., PA) m. 1st- Sarah Phillips; m. 2nd-Lovina Arner
o Mary (B. Oct. 17, 1812, Crawford Co, PA)
o Mary "Polly" (B. July 25, 1813, North Shenango, Crawford Co., PA - D. 12/12/1860, N. Shenango Twp. Crawford Co., PA m. Moses Allen
o Rhoda Jane (B. May 24, 1818, North Shenango, Crawford Co., PA D. Aug 20, 1873); m. Samual W. Angelo, 6/21/1838, Morgan Co. Ill. Settled in Jasper Co., Iowa. They had 8 children. Samual Angelo was the son of James Angelo. His father married twice and fathered 10 children.
o Benjamin (B. 10/1/1820, North Shenango, Crawford Co., PA - D. 12/15/1929) m. Hannah Williamson
Notes & Comment:
There were suppose to have been eleven children. The will of Hannah Paden suggests that the above names may or may not be accurate. When Samuel Burwell and Hannah Paden were married, she was "read out of the faith" of the Quaker Church for having married outside the faith. A copy of Hannah Paden's will is in our documentation.
Children of Samuel Burwell and Hannah Peden Burwell
Isaac BURWELL (b. 1804 in Espyville, Crawford, Pennsylvania d. 2/8/1880 in Shenando, Pennsylvania)
They(Samuel and Hannah Peden Burwell) decided to bind out three of their children: Isaac, to William Henry, of Hartstown; Findley and Hannah, to William Shellito of North Shenango. His mother got him back a few years later. He is buried in South Schenango, PA Cemetery next to his first wife Ann E Bennett. His mother Hannah Pedan lived with him during the civil war. He married first: Ann E. Bennett (B. 1806 - D. 1853) He married second: Jennette Blair. A lot of people were bound out or given to guardians during this age period.
· Birth: 1804 in Espyville, Crawford, Pennsylvania
· Death: 8 FEB 1880 in Schenango, PA
Father: Samuel BURWELL II
b: 1777 in Rockaway, Morris Co., NJ
Marriage 2 Ann E. BENNETT b: BET 1806 AND 1853
Children of Samuel and Ann E. Bennett Burwell
Samuel III BURWELL (b. 1833 in Espyville, Crawford, Pennsylvania d. Espyville, burried Espyville Cemetery)
(his father born in NJ and his mother born in Ohio). He married Mary Anne McKee. They were divorced. Story is that he went out west-we don’t know where-but the “family story” is that he died in Leadville, Colorado. A search of cemetery plots in Leadville by Elman Burwell did not find the plot. I believe now that perhaps it was meant to be Linesville Cemetery, as many Burwell family are buried there. After the divorce, it is told that Mary A McKee Burwell became a school teacher. She along with her parents David and Nancy McKee are buried in the Espyville, PA cemetery. He was listed in 1880 Ohio census as a Pedler. The census records indicate he was married to Malinda Burwell (her mother was born in Germany and her father born in Ohio). This may have been his second marriage after he left Mary A. McKee. We know that this Samuel married Mary A. McKee, daughter of David McKee. Mary’s sister was Margaret McKee who married Nicles Parshell. Curious if this could have been a second marriage for Samuel and then he married a third time and went out west? Our records indicated there might have been the other two children; possibly from the marriage to Mary A McKee or a second marriage?
Notes: I can also place this Samuel Burwell in Kansas back in 1895 as well as Frank Gaige Burwell as per census records and I have a will from later that leaves some property in Yates Center, KS to my grandfather Orlo Burwell. (probably through the documents of Ralph O Andrews which was left to Maud McArthur Warren and Riley Griffeth Warran-Maida’s parents not Orlo’s parents) Along with several property ownership in Pennsylvania and New York areas. Records show his parents were from New Jersey and Ohio. Also, we know that this line is linked to Hannah Pedan and have met relatives in Wichita, KS who have significant documentation. Interestingly, my sister and I thought we were the first of the family to land in Kansas. Guess not! Interestingly I found some very old photos of Mabel Millen and her brother Walter Millen in some stuff from Uncle Clark.
· Birth: 1833 in Espyville, Crawford, Pennsylvania
· Death: in Crawford Co PA-Espyville Cemetery
Father: Isaac BURWELL b:
1804 in Espyville, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Children of Samuel and Mary A McKee Burwell are not totally for certain. These people were divorced and clearly Mary took off with Frank and he appears in various places with various relatives as either Frank or Gaige.
· Caroline Hole
· Elsie Hole
· Lucy Hole
· Catherine Hole (teacher in Salem, OH for over 30 years)
· Lawrence Hole (he married and had three children)
Frank Gaige BURWELL (b. 1870 or 1871 d. ) This could be spelled Gauge and he may have been nick named "Gaigy"
(Interestingly, the Burwell who proved lineage to Isaac Pedan for DAR was also from Indiana) He married Mabel W. Millen (B. 4/6/1875 - D. unknown) on January 1, 1892 by the Rev. T.F. Devaux at the M.E. Parsonage, Gehrtown, PA. At that time Frank was from Pine Township, Crawford County, PA. Mabel was from Sadsbury Township, Crawford County, PA. We have the bible record to support this marriage. The story is that Frank divorced Mabel and ran off with his cousin (which if the report that he married Malinda Burwell is correct would validate this story); never to be heard from again; possible to Leadville, CO also. Maybe in search of his father who left when he was probably 8 or 9 based on the census records of him living with his mother Mary and her cousin Margaret? Mabel then married Fred H Pettit and was found in the 1900 Census in Conneatville, Crawford, PA. Mabel and Fred lived in Conneaut, Ohio for most of Mabel’s life. They had no other children. Mabel worked for the Nickel Plate Railroad until her retirement.
Finding information on Frank Gaige Burwell was one of the biggest road blocks Uncle Clark ran into. Without finding Frank it was nearly impossible to piece together the real connection to the Burwell's. Recently, through the innovation of the internet and all the genealogy information available, I have found Frank and also found why it was so difficult to find his trail. His parents divorced and must have had a custody battle over this young man. It was through some little notes Uncle Clark had written about him and other relatives that led me to finally find his mother Mabel Millen Burwell's relatives and thus find Frank. Now that I have this information, I am digging deeper into the connections to the Burwell's of Virginia and Canada. I wanted so badly to tell Uncle Clark of my discovery, but he passed away before I could. He would have been so excited that this mystery was finally solved!
· Birth: 12/25/1871 in PA or Indiana
· Death: in PA
Father: Samuel III
BURWELL b: 1833 in Espyville, Crawford,
Marriage 2 A census records indicates he was married to Malinda Burwell (her mother was born in Germany and her father born in Ohio). This may have been his second marriage after he left Mary A. McKee. This Malinda may be Frank's cousin and would validate the family stories and also give some reasons why he has been so hard to find. As a young child he was very familiar with using various names on census to cover his and his mother's whereabouts.
Children of Frank Gaige (Gauge) Burwell and Mabel W. Millen
o Orlo Ray BURWELL b: 11 APR 1893 in PA
Orlo Ray BURWELL (b. 4/11/1893 d. 1972)
· Birth: 11 APR 1893 in PA d. February 1972 in Bayfield, CO car accident near Durango
· Death: 1972
Father: Frank Gaige BURWELL b: in PA
Marriage 2 Maida Maude WARREN b: 15 MAR 1904 in OH daughter of Riley A. Warren and Maude McArthur of Ashtabula County, OH. Maida was a very mean and bitter mean woman. She gave “grandmothers” a very bad name!
Children of Orlo Ray and Mainda Maude Warren Burwell
· Clark Richard Burwell (b. 11/15/1953; m. Hilary Edwards)
· Brian Carter Burwell (b.5/9/1956)
· Gordan Cary Burwell (b. 8/28/1957; m. Margaret Gage Brady)
Notes: Orlo and Maida owned and inherited a lot of properties in the New York, Ohio, and Kansas areas. I have the original land documents which are posted with other Warren and McArthur and Burwell wills and documents. Orlo lived in Gem Village, La Plata, Colorado outside of Bayfield, La Plata, Colorado at the time of his death. This is where I visited him and lived with him for about 6-8 months when I was 15 or 16. He died in a car accident my Junior year in high school, just a year or two after I had lived there with him. He as a very nice old man. I had heard stories about how mean he was. Not when I met him, he was very kind. Orlo is buried in Ironton, OH next to his second wife whom he divorced, Maida Maude Burwell. They hated each other at the end so I am sure they are both turning over at that decision. However, I am sure it was because the children wanted their parents buried together.
Mildred Ruth BURWELL (b. 9/12/1926 d. 6/23/1979) Mildred was probably born in Ashtabula, Ohio. Her parents were Orlo Ray and Maida Maude Warren Burwell. She was English, Irish, Dutch, and German. Mildred worked hard during the depression to help the family and to put her brother Lloyd through law school. Stories are that Maida and her mother Maude were very mean and cruel, and I confirm that to be true. Mildred married James Howard Chek approximately 1948, divorced October 13, 1960. The "Four Musketeers" were split up at a very young age and deprived of having a relationship with both parents. James and Mildred started CHEK Trailer Sales, in Mentor, OH with three or four locations. They lived most of their marriage at CHEK trailer sales in Mentor, moving to Dream Haven in 1957 or 1958. They were divorced October 13, 1960. Although we will never really know what happened between James and Mildred, one thing I do know is a marriage may survive many things, but once another woman enters the scenario the marriage rarely survives. But, I know that a lot can happen between two people in a very short time. I was just little girl, who did not understand how two people could fall out of love and what happens to them when that happens. I did not realize how difficult that was for my Mom and Dad too. Someone said once, that in marriage, you either have to love them more or stop loving them. Mildred was deeply in love with James and know what it's like when the man you loved walks away; leaving your heart empty. Losing two of her daughters during the custody battle could not have been easy. I also know that she worked two and three jobs most of her life trying to give me things that other kids had and often apologized for not being able to provide me with more. She was in several relationships, searching for the love she longed to have back. Mildred later married Richard Buzzi and moved to Kansas to be near her daughters.
· Birth: 12 SEP 1926 probably in Ashtabula, OH or Rock Creek, OH
· Death: 6/23/1979 in Kansas
· Buried in Burrton Cemetery, Burrton, KS (no grave marker remains)
Marriage 2 Richard BUZZI
Children of Mildred Ruth Burwell Chek and James Howard Chek:
o Diana Christine
o Sandra Lee
o Cheryle Ann
o Deborah Jean
James Chek married second, Carol in Maryland in May 1961
Children of James Howard and Carol Chek:
o Ricky James
o James Glennon (11/26/1964 & DOD 1/18/1985)
o Kimberly Louise
o Vicki Marie
Deborah Jean met xxxxxxx while home on leave from the U.S. Navy. They were married at United Methodist Church. The Reverend Dellenbaugh proceeded the ceremony. They had some very good years together.
o Jennifer married Jeremy
o Gayle married Larry (divorced); later married Eduardo (divorced)
o Jamie married Kevin
Facts and Documentation about this family
RESEARCH on John Burwell and brother James who left Jamestown in 1721 for New Jersey
From the research I have done so far, I cannot confirm John (born 1695) was the son of Lewis Burwell and Martha Lear Cole Burwell. However, it appears to me to be more than likely the spot this John does belong!!
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If one of them falls down, the other can help him up…
Two people can resist an attack that would defeat one person alone.
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