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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.

Burwell NAME

·         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  (B. XXXX - D. 1620)

 

o    Birth: in England

o    Death: 1620 in England

o    Marriage 1 Jane WINGATE b: in England

Children

  • Edward Houghton Park BURWELL b: 1579 in Harlington, Bedford Co., England

 

  Edward Houghton Park BURWELL (B. 1579 - D. 1626)

o    Birth: 1579 in Harlington, Bedford Co., England

o    Death: 18 OCT 1626 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England

o    Marriage 1 Dorothy BEDELL in 1615 in England

He married Dorthy Bedell, daughter of William Bedell of Catworth, County, Huntington, England.

Children

  • Edward BURWELL b: 14 APR 1616 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
  • Dorothy BURWELL b: BEF 24 JUN 1618 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
  • Elizabeth BURWELL b: BEF 25 FEB 1620/21 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
  • Lewis Fairfield BURWELL b: 5 MAR 1620/21 in Amptill, Bedford, England
  • George BURWELL b: BEF 17 MAY 1624 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
  • Edward II BURWELL b: 1625
  • Elizabeth BURWELL b: BEF 25 FEB 1620/21 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England

After Edward's death, Dorthy married Roger Wingate, distinguished for his interest in colonial affairs.

 

  Lewis Fairfield Burwell (B. 1621-D. 1653)

o    Birth: 5 MAR 1620/21 in Amptill, Bedford, England

·         Death: 19 NOV 1653 in Fairfield, Gloucester, VA

·         Marriage 1 Lucy HIGGINSON in 1648

 

Children

  • Major Lewis [Will ] BURWELL II b: 1653 in Fairfield, Gloucester, VA

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. 

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 Burwell family is of very ancient date upon the borders of England and Scotland, particularly in that region known as the Eastern Marshes.  The name appears in various early records a Boralle, Borel, Burwell and Burrell, in which last form it appears in the record of the reign of Richard III.

The earliest mention of the Burwell family in connection with the Colony of Virginia, is Edward Burwell, who was one of the grantees under the charter of 1607 from James I.  The names of Minion and William Burwell also appear in the list of adventurers for Virginia.  The ancestor of the family in Virginia was Major Lewis Burwell, who 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, daughter of the valiant Captain Higginson, one of the first commanders who subdued the country of Virginia from the power of the heathen.  He died November 19, 1658, aged thirty-three years, and was buried at his seat, Fairfield, Gloucester County, Virginia, (now and for many years called Carter's Creek).  The house was built of brick.  In the old family burying-ground are the tombs of Major Burwell, his wife, and many others of the family.  After his death, his widow married Colonel William Barnard, of the King's Council in Virginia.  He died November 26, 1675.  Married third, Philip Ludwell, and left a sone, Philip Ludwell.  Philip Ludwell, husband of said Lucy, commanded Governor Berkley's forces against Nathaniel Bacon. 

Of the issue of Major Lewis Burwell and Lucy Higginson, there is record of only Major, the Honorable Lewis Burwell, of Queen's Creek, York County, Virginia who married first Abigail Smith (born 1632 and dies November 13, 1672), niece and heir of the Honorable Nathaniel Bacon Sr, President of the Council, whose whole estates, which had been intended for his nephew, Nathaniel Bacon, the rebel, were bequeathed to hear and her descendants.

Honorable Lewis Burwell married, second, Martha, daughter of John Lear, Secretary of the Council.  She died in 1704, and was the widow of Colonel William Cole, who died 1694, in his fifty-sixth year, and was Secretary of the Council. 

A branch of the Burwell family settled in New England, John Burwell in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1633.  The same name appears as a free planter in Milford, Connecticut in 1632.  He was from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England; died in 1649.  He left children whose descendants are scattered through the West and Northwest.

Another branch is found in Canada at Port Burwell, on Lake Erie, thought to be descendants of Major Lewis Burwell and Lucy Higginson.  The ancestor of the Canada Burwell's left Virginia in 1721.  His name was John.  His brother James, was a British officer, wounded at the siege of Yorktown, and moved to Canada in 1783.  The Burwell's of Canada are descended from him.  After the Revolutionary War he was rewarded by a large grant of land near Lake Erie.  His great-grandson, Leonidas, was a member of the Canadian Parliament.

  Honorable Lewis Burwell (B. - 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.

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:

o    Lewis, died September 16, 1676; aged fifteen years,

o    Bacon; died early.

o    Jane; died young

o    Nathaniel, Major, died 1721, buried at Fairfield (Carter's Creek), left large landed estates in Virginia and England.  Married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Carter. (King Carter).  She afterwards married George Nicholas (of the British Navy) and of Willimamsburg, VA.  Her son, Honorable Robert Carter Nicholas, was Treasurer of the Virginia Colony.

o    Lewis, born 1684; died 1744.  Married Miss Armistead.

o    James of York, born 1689.  Burgess from York county in 1718.  Died 1718.  Buried at Queen's Creek.  Had issue Nathaniel Bacon, who left children

o    Joanna

o    Elizabeth, who married Benjamin Harrison.

o    Lucy

o    Martha, who married John Armistead.

 

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:

  • Joanna BURWELL b: 1675 in Of Carters Creek, Gloucester, Va
  • Elizabeth BURWELL b: ABT 1677 in Fairfield Gloucester Virginia
  • Hon Major Nathaniel BURWELL b: 1680 in Fairfield in Gloucester County
  • Lewis BURWELL b: 16 OCT 1682 in Gloucester, Va
  • Lucy BURWELL b: 21 NOV 1683 in Gloucester, Va
  • Martha BURWELL b: 16 NOV 1685 in Fairfield, Gloucester, Va
  • Nathaniel Bacon BURWELL b: 22 FEB 1686/87 in Gloucester, Va
  • Jane BURWELL b: 16 NOV 1688 in Gloucester, Va
  • James BURWELL b: 4 FEB 1689/90 in Gloucester, Va  (according to The Record of the Burwell Family, this James died 1718 and is buried at Carter's Creek)
  • BURWELL b: 12 NOV 1692 in Gloucester, Va

 

 

From the Theory the Children of Honorable Lewis Burwell and Martha Lear Cole:

  • John BURWELL b: 1695 in Gloucester, VA
  • Mary BURWELL b: 1698 in Carters Creek, VA
  • Lewis III BURWELL b: 1698 in Carters Creek, VA (A student at William and Mary in 1718), m. Elizabeth Armistead, b. 1699, "Hesse", Gloucester Co., VA, d. Oct 1745. Lewis died 7 Sep 1744, James City Co., VA.
  • Jane BURWELL b: ABT 1701 in Fairfield, Gloucester, Virginia
  • Martha BURWELL b: 1702 in Gloucester County VA Married Col. John Martin b. Ireland, d. 1756, Caroline Co., VA. Martha died 27 May 1738 ?, "Clifton", Caroline Co., VA, buried: "Clifton", Caroline Co., VA. Martha Martin m. Henry Pope, (son of John Pope and Mourning McKennie).
  • Armistead BURWELL b: 1703 in Carter Creek, Gloucester, Virginia (of “Stoneland,” Mecklenburg County, Virginia) (B. 1703 D. 1754) married Christian Blair, daughter of Honorable James and Mary (Monro) Blair 
  • Susannah BURWELL b: 1704 in Fairfield, Gloucester, Virginia

 

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!!

 

Since Martha Lear Cole and Col. William Cole had a son named John who died as an infant and since a suit in (York County Records) York against Nathaniel Burwell and James Burwell, sons of Lewis Burwell in 1710 on behalf of her son William C Cole, by his guardian.  So, it does seem very feasible that she did give birth to a son named John prior to her marriage to Lewis Burwell (out of wedlock) and that he (Lewis Burwell) didn't believe that child was his and although raised him with Martha until her death, may have abandoned him at only 9 years old as not his son or his problem.  He apparently left her other son to be raised by a guardian, so why not this one too?  Lewis may have come to resent this John (who he thought wasn't his child).  Therefore this John was probably then raised by his half brother James who was only 6 years older than him so they may have been very close and James may not have approved of just throwing this boy to the cold.  James died in 1718 according to some records and is buried at Carter's Creek.  Then, when William Cole's guardian filed suit against Nathaniel and James Burwell in 1710, it could have all come out in a big family blowout during the lawsuit filed on behalf of William Cole in 1710 which could have led to the reason behind this John left Virginia in 1721 at the age of 26.  He may have seen he could never be a part of this Virginia family and therefore gone off to search for other family ties. 

 

I may not have all the facts straight yet, but there is a connection!!  I suspect more research on the Canada Burwell's may reveal more truth as to where this John really belongs. Also further research into Crawford County leads me to believe there is a stronger connection between the Virginia and Pennsylvania Burwell's.  Also see important research notes below as well as History of Crawford county below.

It is this John's  sons John and James and Samuel who are mentioned in Sabine's articles.

 

Important Notes:

One of the puzzles that many have tried to solve was the question of what would cause John to leave Virginia in 1721 and go on to New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas. One theory that was tossed around was that this John would have been only 9 years old when his mother, Martha Lear Cole, died.   If in fact, it is likely that Martha gave birth to this John out of wedlock but claimed him to be Lewis' son, there may have been major discontent on Lewis' part who felt that perhaps he wasn't this boy's father.  Further, he would have been only 15 years old when his father, Lewis Burwell, died in 1710.   I've been severely reprimanded for my thoughts and advised about how a "minor" would have been provided for in that will if this theory were true.  The researcher contends the mere fact that this John was not provided for in Lewis Burwell's will is all the proof that he did not exist.  However, this is a family who had many slaves and felt it perfectly acceptable to remove these children from parents at age 12.  So, I do not find it impossible that this family had no problem leaving a 9 or 15 year old boy out in the cold if Lewis Burwell was resentful of his birth or did not believe this boy to be his.  It is entirely possible that this John grew up playing with some little slave children and even helped them to escape and had different thoughts about slavery and this could have lead Lewis to believe even more so that he could not be his son; thereby banishing him from the family.  Or if Lewis never really believed this boy to be his son, because born prior to his marriage to Martha Lear Cole, this all seems very feasible.  So, just because this John is not listed in Lewis' will is not proof he doesn't exist. 

 

So, it is "probable" that John was looked after by his older half-brother, James; although this is in no way "fact" and is not proven due to the unknown about his birth. 

 

 

 

  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
Mother: Martha LEAR b: 1668 in Nansemond, Nansemond, VA

Marriage 1 Agnes LEE b: 29 OCT 1689 in Middlesex Co., NJ

 

Children of John Burwell and Agnes Lee Burwell

  • Samuel BURWELL I b: ABT 1731 ?? 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
  • Susanna BURWELL
  • Sarah BURWELL
  • John BURWELL
  • Joseph BURWELL
  • Anner BURWELL b: 1744
  • Mary BURWELL b: 1746
  • Adam BURWELL b: 2/23/1748 d: 1828  (Research this person as there may be a clue if this information is accurate

·  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

Children

·         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*
Mother: Sarah VAIL b: 1756

Marriage 1 Sarah HAUN b: C1790

·         Married: 20 APR 1810 in Fort Erie, Ontario

Children

·         Hercules BURWELL

·         Isaac Brock BURWELL

·         Leonidias BURWELL

·         Hannibal BURWELL

·         Alexander BURWELL b: 1815

·         Edward BURWELL

·         Lewis BURWELL b: 1818

·         Mary BURWELL

·         John Walpole BURWELL b: 1822

 

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!!

 

Since Martha Lear Cole and Col. William Cole had a son named John who died as an infant and since a suit in (York County Records) York against Nathaniel Burwell and James Burwell, sons of Lewis Burwell in 1710 on behalf of her son William C Cole, it seems very feasible that she did give birth to a son named John prior to her marriage to Lewis Burwell (out of wedlock) and that he (Lewis Burwell) didn't believe that child was his and although raised him with Martha until her death, may have abandoned him at only 9 years old. Lewis may have come to resent this John (who he thought wasn't his child) and therefore this John was probably then raised by his half brother James (who died in 1718).  Then, when William Cole's guardian filed suit against Nathaniel and James Burwell in 1710, it could have all come out in a big family blowout during the lawsuit filed on behalf of William Cole in 1710 which could have led to the reason behind this John left Virginia in 1721.  I may not have all the facts straight yet, but there is a connection!!  I suspect more research on the Canada Burwell's may reveal more truth as to where this John really belongs. Also further research into Crawford County leads me to believe there is a stronger connection between the Virginia and Pennsylvania Burwell's.  Also see important research notes below as well as History of Crawford county below.

It is this John's  sons John and James and Samuel who are mentioned in Sabine's articles.

 

COLE  "It has been supposed that the William Cole who came to Virginia in 1618, aged nineteen years, and was Burgess for Nutmeg Quarter in Warwick County, was the father of Col. William Cole of the Council. Owing to the social standing of Col. Cole, he may have been a relative of Sir William Cole de Spencer (family founded in the time of Henry I) Hugh de Spencer joined the barons against Henry III, Made Judiciary in 1260. Had custody of the King after the battle of Lewes. Killed at Evesham 1265. Married Alvina Bassett of Wycombe, widow of Reger Higad, Earl of Norfold. Their son, Hugh de Spencer, fought at Dunbar, 1296. In favor with Edward I, and a favorite with Edward II. Banished by Parliament. One of Lancaster's judges. Earl of Winchester. Seized by Isabella and hanged (aged ninety), 1326. Married Isabel, daughter of Beauchamp, 1st Earl of Norfolk, widow of Patrick Chaworth. They had two sons. Hugh was impeached by the barons and hanged 1327 (a favorite of Edward II and Edward who died 1342). Married Ann Ferrors. Their son, Edward, fought at Painters - died 1375. He married Elizabeth Berghersh. Their son Thomas was made Earl of Glocester, 1398. Degraded by Henry IV. Beheaded 1400. Married Constance, daughter of Edmund, fifth son of Edward III. They had on son, Richard. Married Elizabeth (daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland), and one daughter, Isabel, married 1st Richard Beauchamp (5th Earl of Warwick, nephew of Earl of Worchester) and had a son, Henry, who married Cecilly Reville (daughter of Earl of Salisbury). Isabel had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married Edward Neville (son of Ralph - 1st Earl of Westmoreland) who thus obtained the baronies of de Spencer & Abergavenny. Their son George Neville - 2d Lord Abergavenny, and they had a son George, 3d. Lord Abergavenny, who married......... and had Lady Ursula Neville, who married Sir Warham St. Leger, governor of Munster, Ireland. Their daughter Ann St. Leger married Thomas Digges. Their son, Sir Dudley Digges married Susanna Cole (daughter of Col. Wm. Cole II). Their son, Hon. Cole Digges, married Elizabeth Power, and their son, Maj. William Digges, Married Frances Robinson, and their daughter, Susanna, married William Cole V. This William Cole's son, William VI, married Mary Frances Alexander, and they had three sons:

William, killed in C.S.A.
Edward, surgeon C.S.A., died of camp fever
John G., who married Ann Duke

and three daughters
Susan D. married Judge Madison Chapman
Anna, (Mrs. Henshaw)
Kate, (Mrs. Rogers)

"Baldrup", the home of Col. William II (sometime member of the Virginia Council and Secretary of State) was situated on the Warwick River, a branch of the James River. The site is now covered with weeds and bushes, though the brick foundations may yet be seen. In a grave near by are the toombstones of Col. William Cole and his second and third wives: 1. Ann Digges. 2. Martha Lear (daughter of Col. John Lear, member of the Council). The plantation, originally consisting of 1350 acres, formerly belonged to Samuel Stephens, Esq. (who in January 1652 conveyed it as a marriage consideration to Frances Culpepper, subsequently his wife, the title to vest in her at his death. Shortly after his death, she married Gov. Berkeley, and after the said marriage, Sir William Berkeley and his wife, Dame Frances, sold the place to Col. William Cole for 450 of lawful money of England. Then in Ocotber, 1674, the General Assembly confirmed the sale by a formal act. Col. Cole was made a member of the Council, March 1674-75 and Secretary of State. April 14, 1692 he preferred a petition to the King to be relieved of office, complaining that he was mateless "much decayed in body and a deep melancholy had seized him." His tombstone states that he died March 4, 1693-94, in his fifty-sixth year.

Dudley Digges toomb at Bellfield, stated that he married Susanna Cole, daughter of Col. William Cole, and that she died in 1708, aged thirty-four. So. Col. Cole married three times: first, Susan Crofts, 1674, and had Susanna (married Dudley, the son of Gov. Edward Digges); he married second, Ann Digges (sister of Dudley Digges), his son-in-law's sister, and she died November 22, 1686, in her twenty-ninth year. There were two children from this marriage, Edward and Digges, who both died infants (toombstone). Third, he married Martha Lear (daughter of Col. John Lear, Esq. Issue:

1 - Martha.
2 - John & Mary (who both died infants).
3 - William C. III."

(William C. Digges III, son of Col. William Cole and Martha Lear) cont'd
"4- William C. III. In the New York records, in a deed by Lewis Burwell who married the widow, Martha Cole, in favor of William C, Cole, son of William Cole of Warwick Co. and his wife, Martha "now the wife of me, said Lewis Burwell" - so William Cole III is mentioned in the will of his stepfather, Lewis Burwell, proved Feb. 19, 1710 (York Co. records). In 1711, Nicholas Curle, guardian for Wm. Cole, gentleman, brought suit in York against Nathaniel Burwell and James Burwell, sons of Lewis Burwell, Esq. Having arrived at age before 1714, in that year he gave his bond, with John Steth as security, to construct warehouses at Swine Yard, and other places in Charles City Co. He was a member of the House of Burgesses for Warwick in 1718, and in 1726, and one of the visitors of Mary and William College in 1723. He was deputy receiver-general in 1721, and Colonel of Militia. This William Cole III married Mary Roscoe, who died in 1752. He made his will in 1729. He had children: 1-William IV, born 1715; 2-Martha, who married Leigh and died in 1779, leaving a daughter, Mary, who married William Claiborne. Issue: Gen. Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne and Governor William Charles Cole Claiborne, were very distinguished men. From the case in Washington's reports, it would seem there were other children of William Cole III. Perhaps Roscoe Cole, who was at William & Mary College as usher in the grammar school in 1747 and 1754 was minister of Warwick Parish, was one of his children. Another son was Capt. James Cole, born about 1727 or 1728.

William Roscoe, son of James Roscoe, of Blunt Point, in Warwick County, represented Warwick in the House of Burgesses with Wm. Cole in 1726 - so Mary Roscoe Cole, wife of Wm. Cole III was probably his, William Cole's, sister. About the close of the century a Roscoe Cole married Elizabeth Digges (daughter of Dudley Digges of the Committee of Safety) and in 1830, Roscoe Cole was a wealthy merchant of Williamsburg. His only daughter, Anne E., married William F. Hamilton, of New York; he had sons. Jane Cole was perhaps the sister of Roscoe. She married the second time, Stephen Bingham, third time, Francis West.

The Charles City records show that in 1737 Cole Digges and Lewis Burwell were the executors of William Cole III. In 1738, William Cole IV, son, was required to repair the warehouses (public) but offered to build one 40 ft. x 24 ft. at Swine Herds (Swine Yards) but died before 1754, and in that year William Cole V is mentioned as his son and heir (under guardianship of Elizabeth Cole, Administrator of his father). She was Elizabeth Cooke and married the second time Philip Edmondson. William Cole V was born June 1744. He speaks of himself as "William Cole of Buckland" in Charles City Co. In 1769 William Cole V and his wife, Susanna, sold part of Buckland to William Byrd. In 1776 Wimmial Logwood advertised that he would attend at Charles City Court to sell 4000 acres (part of 10,000 acres belonging to Wm. Cole V, known as Buckland) also a tract of about 1500 acres in Warwick County adjoining Rich Neck, known by the name of Baldriff Neck (Baldrup) likewise two tracts belonging subscriber in Goochland & Cumberland.

William Cole's V wife was Susanna Digges (daughter of Col. William Digges, according to the statement of his granddaughter (Mrs. Calvin Perkins) which is conferred by the Digges record. The will of William Cole V, (proved in Albemarle County, June 7, 1802) and Susanna Digges, mentions the following children: 1 - William VI, 2 - Capt. John, 3-Sarah, 4 - Mary (Mrs. Woolfolk), 5- Susanna (Mrs. Anderson), 6 - Richard, 7 - Joseph, 8 - Nancy, 9 - Elizabeth, who married Joseph H. Irwin and had three children, Susie Eliza Irwin, Mary Ann Irwin, and Betsy Cole Irwin."

"William Cole VI was proved in Orange County (north of Louisa) Feb. 28, 1848. He married Mary Frances Alexander, daughter of Col. Gerard Alexander and his wife, Elizabeth Ashton Alexander, of Effingham. They had the following children: 1-William, died in infancy; 2-Susan Digges; 3-William, died unmarried, was killed in C.S.A.; 4-Edward, Surgeon, C.S.A., married Hibernia Cullen, daughter of Dr. Simon Cullen of Richmond, Va.); 5-Anna (Mrs. Henshaw - no issue); 6 - Catharine (Mrs. Rogers - issue one son, Edward); 7- John Gobbon, married Annie Duke, of Albermarle Co., Va. - issue; William Richard, married Charlotte Briggs of Stafford Co.; 2-Virginia Kate, who married Leslie E. Briggs of Stafford Co.; 3-Annie Newman, who married Dr. Philip D. Lipscomb of Albemarle Co.; 4-Charles Edward, who married Bertha Burke Crenshaw of Hanover, Va. Issue, William Edward and John Chapman.

No. 2. Susanna Digges Cole married Judge John Madison Chapman of Orange Co. (who was a son of Reynolds Chapman and his wife Rebecca Conway Madison). They had issue: 1- Mary Ella Chapman, married Nathaniel Chapman (her cousin and son of Pearson Chapman and his wife Sigismunda Mary Alexander. They had nine children: 1-Ridgely, 2-Mary Sigismunda, 3-Emma Boykin, 4-John Madison, 5-Helen Mary, 6-Nathaniel, 7-Cora Minnie, 8-Thomas, 9-John Webb (No. 3 Emma Chapman - her twin, Constance, died aged six months, married first Capt. Robt. B. Boykin of Norfolk (nephew of Judge John Y. Mason, minister to the Court of France, Secretary of War in Buchanan Cabinet and Judge of the Supreme Court). They had three children: 1-Virginia Young (married Geo. Front of Portsmouth), 2-Mary, married Calvin Perkins (son of Calvin Perkins of Columbus, Miss. and his wife, Louisa Allen Blakely). Issue 1-Blakely, 2-Belle Moncure, 3-Ashton Chapman, 4-Mary Anderson, died infant; 5-Allen, 6-William Alexander, 7-Sallie Alexander (Angel), 8-John Madison, died infant; 9-Belle, married William Moncure (of Horseshoe Rapidon River, Culpepper Co., Va.), Cora, died aged sixteen. Sahton (Ashton?) Alexander (civic engineer) married Nannie Eaton, daughter of Col. Roger Gregory, Oxford, N.C. No issue."

 

Maj Lewis Burwell  The Fairfiled Plantation

Lewis Burwell II, grandfather of the builder of Carter’s Grove, built Fairfield circa 1694. Lewis’ father, of the same name, patented the 2,350 acres on the south side of Carter Creek in 1648. Lewis Burwell II was a member of the Governor’s Council, and he gained financially from his marriage to Abigail Smith of York County, heiress of Council president Nathaniel Bacon (the elder). Upon Lewis’ death in 1710, Fairfield passed to his son Nathaniel, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert “King” Carter; and upon Nathaniel’s death, the plantation passed to his son Lewis. This third Lewis (1710-1752) was president of the Council and acting governor of Virginia. His son, also named Lewis, sold the Fairfield tract to Col. Robert Thruston in 1787. Thruston, his wife Frances Simmons Jones, and descendants are buried in unmarked graves at Fairfield. A plat was drawn of the farm in 1847 when William A. Leavitt began to acquire Fairfield Plantation. When the house burned in 1897, it was owned by the Elizabeth G. Booth estate. The property returned to the Burwell family in 1930 when it was purchased by Gerard Lambert.

Fairfield plantation is the ancestral home of the Burwell family in America. Patented by Lewis Burwell I, the Gloucester County plantation would be home to six generations of Burwells (1642-1787) and three generations of the Thrustons (1787-1853), a prominent merchant-planter family from Gloucester Point and Yorktown.
By the 1840s the property was home to a series of tenants, including African Americans, who farmed the land until the house was destroyed by fire in 1897.
Today Fairfield is a significant archaeological site, where research is focused on understanding the plantation landscape and specifically the 1694 manor house and its immediate surroundings. Excavations also are shedding light on the house's evolution, the lifestyles of its occupants, and the layout and transformation of the surrounding landscape. Archaeological evidence has revealed slave quarters, fence lines, and a large formal garden.

 

 

Uncle Clark's Theory & Notes & Comment (He was "close" but I haven't totally proven it yet):

THEORY:  Uncle Clark's theory was based on research by Bruce David that our John Burwell is also related to the branch of Burwell's found in Canada at Port Burwell, on Lake Erie, thought to be the descendants of Major Lewis Burwell and Lucy Higginson. 

 

Uncle Clark thought that John's (half) brother James, was a British officer, wounded at the siege of Yorktown, and moved to Canada in 1783.  The Burwell's of Canada are descended through James and John.  After the Revolutionary War James was rewarded by a large grant of land near Lake Erie.  His great-grandson, Leonidas, was a member of the Canadian Parliament. 

 

Uncle Clark believed this John Burwell moved from Jamestown, James City County, Virginia in 1721 and went with James to Canada (who he believed is his half brother) and then returned to live in Morris County, NJ. He died in NJ.  A John is listed as a Freeholder of Morris County, NJ, August 31, 1752, under a "list of freeholders of the Township of Morris.   However, this may be a different John.  I have not researched that part of information yet. 

 

Some claim this John could not exist in this Virginia Family at all here or anywhere else because Lewis' will does not mention a son named John.  However, back in that time, children were often disowned for various reasons and read out of wills or disowned.  So the fact that John is not mentioned in Lewis will is NOT that significant!!  It is also very possible that this John was not in fact Lewis' son and that Martha Lear Cole was already pregnant with this person when she married him.  And, just look at Elizabeth Pedan who got only $1.00 from her parents. 

 

It is on this John, that I have spent some time trying to locate more documentation to prove my Uncle Clark's theory.  Clark and Lloyd Burwell conducted research with Bruce W David (his papers were donated to a genealogy society back east).  Uncle Clark made trips to visit George Burwell who wrote an extensive book about the Burwell families and the Pedan Family (Hannah who married Samuel Burwell and was able to prove DAR through documentation partly obtained from the Canadian branch of Burwell showing the connection to the Virginia family.  It is clear that the Canada bunch have some connection to Rockaway, NJ. so I am certain this John exists, and am even more certain of the connection to Martha Lear Cole Burwell.  But placing him in the exact correct location in this family may be difficult as so many records were lost. 

 

Important Notes:

One of the puzzles that many have tried to solve was the question of what would cause John to leave Virginia in 1721 and go on to New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas. One theory that was tossed around was that this John would have been only 9 years old when his mother, Martha Lear Cole, died.   If in fact, Martha gave birth to this John out of wedlock but claimed him to be Lewis' son, there may have been major discontent on Lewis' part who felt that perhaps he wasn't this boy's father.  Further, he would have been only 15 years old when his father, Lewis Burwell, died in 1710.   I've been severely reprimanded for my thoughts and advised about how a "minor" would have been provided for in that will if this theory were true.  The researcher contends the mere fact that this John was not provided for in Lewis Burwell's will is all the proof that he did not exist.  However, this is a family who had many slaves and felt it perfectly acceptable to remove these children from parents at age 12.  So, I do not find it impossible that this family had no problem leaving a 9 or 15 year old boy out in the cold if Lewis Burwell was resentful of his birth or did not believe this boy to be his.  It is entirely possible that this John grew up playing with some little slave children and even helped them to escape and had different thoughts about slavery and this could have lead Lewis to believe even more so that he could not be his son; thereby banishing him from the family.  Or if Lewis never really believed this boy to be his son, because born prior to his marriage to Martha Lear Cole, this all seems very feasible.  So, just because this John is not listed in Lewis' will is not proof he doesn't exist. 

 

So, it is "probable" that John was looked after by his older half-brother, James; although this is in no way "fact" and is not proven due to the unknown about his birth. 

 

Then, Since James, the loyalist was removed from Jamestown in 1721, it seems probably that this John would have felt a loyalty to him for caring for him and gone with him.  John Burwell (b 1695) was 23 when his half brother James died in 1718 and was age 26 when his half-brother, Nathanial Burwell died in 1721. It is "probable" that Nathanial's death prompted John to leave Jamestown (James City County) Virginia,  realizing that he would never be able to prove his birthright to "seek his fortune" elsewhere, thus his move to New Jersey. 

 

Yet other researchers have told me I am on the wrong trail and my Burwell clan belongs to those from Connecticut and in no way could be related to Virginia Branch.  That is so totally NOT true!  I have found enough other connections and documentation that this group ran in all the same circles of people and names as those found in the Virginia Branch of Burwell's.  Although , I may not yet have this John Burwell, placed in the EXACT spot he belongs, I believe I am getting very close if not right on target! Uncle Clark believes this theory to be true, I would really like to try to prove it. If anyone has any information either supporting this theory or discrediting it, I would really appreciate hearing from you.  But, please don’t be offensive just because you do not agree with our theory.  while you may have documentation hand written by someone in the 1800's, so do I, so your information does not make mine incorrect.

 

Another John Burwell (from Canada) wrote a letter to the Honorable & Right Revd. William Meade, Lord Bishop of Virginia July 12, 1859.  In the letter he states, "My grand father John Burwell, after whom I was baptismilly names, removed from James Town, Virginia, to the then Province of New Jersey in the year 1721 where my Father Adam was born in 1748".  The Revolution in America scattered many families, and my father came to the then wilderness of upper Canada after of the peace of 1783.   The hand written letter was in the possession of George H. Burwell of Mt. Airey, Millwood, Virginia and photo copies give to Uncle Clark in 1966.   Adam Burwell was the father of John Burwell, of Port Burwell and his oldest brother Mahlon Burwell of Port Talbot, Ontario, Canada. This John Burwell wrote a letter of September 5, 1859 to George H. Burwell of Millwood, Virginia. In it, he made reference to the move that his Grandfather John Burwell had made in 1721 to New Jersey. He mentioned the old family Bible, which recorded these events. This John Burwell appeared to have researched the family history and recorded it in his papers, including the family Bible, which may have gone to the church. We have not been able to locate John's research papers or the family Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

  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

·  Death:

Father: John BURWELL b: 1695 in Gloucester, VA
Mother: Agnes LEE b: 29 OCT 1689 in Middlesex Co., NJ

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

Children of Samuel and unknown spouse:

  • James BURWELL b: January 18, 1754 in Rockaway, Morris Co., NJ
  • John BURWELL b: in Rockaway, Morris Co., NJ
  • Samuel BURWELL II b: 1777 in Rockaway, Morris Co., NJ

Taken from Sabine's Our Country and It's people

 

James Burwell, brother of (Samuel Burwell)the subject of this sketch, enlisted in His Majesty's service in the year 1776, at the age of twenty-two; served in the war of the American rebellion (Revolution) seven years; was present at the battle of Yorktown, Virginia, when Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington, and was there slightly wounded. After the war of 1783 he moved to Nova Scotia, where he remained three years ; he then returned to New Jersey to take care of his mother, where he married, and' in company with his two younger brothers, John and Samuel, moved to Red Stone, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, and thence moved to upper Canada, in the year 1796. He died at his home in Southwold, Elgin county, Canada, June 18, 1853,aged ninety-nine years and five months. 

 

Taken from “Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution with an Historical Essay 1864 Edition by Lorenzo Sabine- Vol 1, Pg. 277

 

BuRWELL, James. Of New Jersey. Born at Rockaway, January 18, 1754. His father, Samuel Burwell, was eldest son of John Burwell, who removed from Jamestown, Virginia, in the year 1721, a relative of the extensive family of Burwells, in this country, formerly from Bedford and North- Hampton, England, the first of whom was buried at York River, Gloucester County, 1652. One of his ancestors was of the Virginia deputation in the year 1646, to invite the fallen monarch, Charles the First, to come to America for protection against the rebellious Puritan subjects. Our Loyalist enlisted in his Majesty's ser\'ice in the year 1776, at the age of twenty- two, and served seven years, and was present at the battle of Yorktown, when Lord Cornwallis surrendered, and was there slightly wounded. After the war he moved to Nova Scotia, where he remained four years; he then returned to New Jersey, to take care of his aged mother ; married, and removed to Pennsylvania, and from thence came to Upper Canada in the year 1796, too late to obtain the king's bounty of family land, but was placed on the Upper Canada list, and received two hundred acres for himself and each of his children. He removed to the Talbot settlement in the year 1810. He died in the county of Elgin, Canada, July, 1853, aged ninety- nine years and five months.

 

From another of Sabine's sketches, this one for Mahlon Burwell

 

Biographical Note. The Burwells are an old family, whose homes in England were in Bedford and Northampton. More than two and a half centuries ago some of them came to America, settling in Virginia. They were loyal to Charles I. throughout the Civil War, and some were loyal to George III. in the American War of Independence. In Sabine's Loyalists a sketch of one James Burwell of New Jersey shows that he served the King seven years, having enlisted in 1776, that he came to upper Canada in 17!)<) where he received I'OO acres for himself and each of his children, that removed to the Talbot Settlement in 1810 and died there in ]S-);>, aged !)!> years five months. He was probably related to Adam Burwell, but that is uncertain. The latter was also a native of New Jersey, and came to Canada with his wife and family after the war. The records show that he settled in the township of Bertie, and that in 17!)7 he received a grant of SoO acres of land for military service ; but the petition in which his claims were set out appears to be lost. There is a tradition in the family that he had large possessions in New Jersey, and that they were confiscated by the Government of the United States.

 

 

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

Children:

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

 

Taken From HISTORY OF CRAWFORD COUNTY

 

Center Chapel, a Methodist Episcopal edifice, is located about a half mile east of Espyville Station. The class was formed in 1825 by Rev. Thomas Carr, the first pastor, and among its earliest members were John Thayer and wife, Abraham Wiser, Rachel Burwell, Mrs. Hannah Burwell, Miss Hannah Burwell and Horace Taylor and wife. Meetings were held at private houses and in the schoolhouse until about 1846, when the present church was erected. The society now numbers about fifty members.

 

820 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES: 
 
MOSES ALLEN, farmer and miller, P. O. Linesville, was born in South Shenango Township, this county, July 25, 1813, son of Steven and Jane (Gilliland) Allen, former a native of Washington County, latter of Fayette County, Penn., parents of nine children, five now living. One son, Lifflet,was killed by the cars in Linesville, this county, in 1883. They were members of the Presbyterian Church. Steven Allen came to Crawford County when a small boy, in 1795, with his father, who had been a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He was a soldier m the war of 1812; died in 1874, his widow in 1876. Our subject, who is eldest in the family, is a miller, an occupation he has worked at the better part of his life, in connection with farming. He was twice married, on first occasion to Mary, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Burwell. By this union were born nine children, eight now living: Mary J., wife of David Patent: Steven; Sarah O., wife of George Allen; Hugh, Winfield L. ; Gaylord ; Webster S. ; Fred and Byron. Steven was a soldier during the war of the Rebellion, in the One Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and was in many engagements; was wounded in the right hip and returned home at the close of the war. He was killed in a steam saw-mill in 1866. Mrs. Allen died in 1860, and our subject then married, in 1864, Mrs. Lucinda C. Kendall, widow of Charles Kendall, and daughter of Levi Gaylord, of Geneva, Ohio, of which place she is a native. She had three children by her first marriage, two now living: William V. and Levi G. Charles Kendall was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion, and died from the effects of disease contracted in 1861. To Mr. and Mrs. Allen have been born three children: Morton, Steve and Edgar. Our subject is a member of the Old School Presbyterian Church; is owner of fifty acres of well-improved land, with a fine residence erected thereon in 1880, where he and his wife are now leading a retired life. John and William Burwell were the first resident blacksmiths.
From my research, I am becoming convinced there is definitely a connection of the Virginia Burwell's having a death in 1721 But what prompted family to be removed from Jamestown Virginia to Pennsylvania

 

  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


Marriage 1 Hannah PADEN b: 30 OCT 1782 in Burlington, New Jersey

·  Name: Hannah PADEN

·  Birth: 30 OCT 1782 in Burlington, New Jersey

·  Death: 10 MAY 1862 in Crawford Co.-Espyville Cemetery

Father: Isaac PADEN
Mother: Rebecca GARWOOD

Marriage 1 Samuel BURWELL II b: 1777 in Rockaway, Morris Co., NJ

 

*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

  • Hannah BURWELL b: ABT 1799 in Crawford, 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.
  • Nancy Rebecca BURWELL b: 1800 in Crawford, Pennsylvania
  • Isaac BURWELL b: 1804 in Espyville, Crawford, 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.
  • Samuel BURWELL b: 1806 in Crawford, Pennsylvania
  • Findley BURWELL b: 19 AUG 1808 in Crawford, 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.
  • Anna BURWELL b: 1809 in Crawford, Pennsylvania
  • Rachel BURWELL b: 1810 in Crawford, Pennsylvania
  • Mary BURWELL b: 1812 in Crawford, Pennsylvania
  • Nimrod BURWELL b: 13 SEP 1814 in North Shenango, , Crawford, Pennsylvania
  • Rhoda Jane BURWELL b: 1819 in Crawford, Pennsylvania
  • Benjamin BURWELL b: 1820 in Crawford, Pennsylvania

Taken from Sabine's Our Country and It's people Sketch of Samuel Burwell

 

(Samuel Burwell)the subject of this sketch,. — The following is a biographical sketch of Samuel Burwell, Findley Burwell, and Oliver E. Burwell, as far back as memory and records go, and extending down to the present date, January 2, 1899. 
 
(Samuel Burwell)the subject of this sketch,was born at Rockaway, New Jersey, in 1777, the exact date not being positively known. His father, Samuel Burwell, Sr., was the oldest son of John Burwell, who removed from Jamestown, Virginia, in the year 1721, a relative of the extensive family of Burwells in this country, formerly from Bedford and North Hampton, England. One of his ancestors was of the Virginia deputation, in the year 1646, to invite the fallen monarch, James I., to come to America for protection against the rebellious Puritan subjects. 
 
James Burwell, brother of (Samuel Burwell)the subject of this sketch, enlisted in His Majesty's service in the year 1776, at the age of twenty-two; served in the war of the American rebellion (Revolution) seven years; was present at the battle of Yorktown, Virginia, when Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington, and was there slightly wounded. After the war of 1783 he moved to Nova Scotia, where he remained three years ; he then returned to New Jersey to take care of his mother, where he married, and' in company with his two younger brothers, John and Samuel, moved to Red Stone, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, and thence moved to upper Canada, in the year 1796. He died at his home in Southwold, Elgin county, Canada, June 18, 1853, aged ninety-nine years and five months. 
 
Returning to (Samuel Burwell), the subject of our sketch we find him located at Red Stone, Pennsylvania, where he married Miss Hannah Paden, daughter of Isaac Paden, in 1798. Four years later he moved to Crawford county, Pennsylvania, his wife making the trip on horseback, carrying two children and part of their goods, and he on foot, carrying the balance. He settled in Linesville, where he supported his family by his trade, which was that of a weaver, and for some time had charge of the Linesville grist mill, until its usefulness became impaired by the dam washing out. He then moved to Conneaut township, bought a piece of land near Paden creek, built a house on it, took charge of his father-in-law's grist mill until the breaking out of the war of 1812, when he was drafted. He served under Commodore Perry on Lake Erie, when the great victory of the lakes was won, which ended the war between the United States and the mother country. Being a great singer, he is credited with the authorship of the once famous wslT song, "Perry's Victory." 
 
(Samuel Burwell), the subject of our sketch On returning from the war, in 1814, he found poverty had crept into his home and his family must be separated. They decided to bind out three of their children: Isaac, to William Henry, of Hartstown; Findley and Hannah, to William Shellito of North Shenango. Shortly afterward he moved to North Shenango, and on July 6, 1819, bought one hundred acres of land of Archibald Davis, for the sum of two hundred and sixty dollars. He served as tax collector for the Shenandohs for some time. He died July 31, 1822, aged forty-five years, leaving a wife and eleven children. His wife, Hannah,died May 10, 1862, aged eighty years. 
 
Findley Burwell, the second subject of our sketch, was born in Linesville, August 19, 1808. At the age of six, he and his sister Hannah were bound to Mr. William Shellito. Five years later his parents secured their release by paying eighty dollars. While with Mr. Shellito he was deprived of the privilege of attending school and had to put up with a great many hardships and very harsh treatment. After his father died he became the main support of the family. The farm being new and covered with timber, it required a great deal of labor to clear the land and prepare it for cultivation, and he proved himself equal to the task. After becoming of age he leased the farm from his mother for a few years and later on bought it. He was married to Miss Sarah Fonner, February i, 1836, in a log schoolhouse, on Sunday after church services. His wife died August 15, 1896, after more than sixt}' years of married life. After his marriage, he became a member of the Methodist church, and in turn held all the different offices of the church, and was a constant official member as long as he was able to attend to official duties. At the beginning of the century religious discussions played a conspicuous part in the earhr life of the settlers, and he found himself at variance with the Calvinists, who could not see any good in his waj^ of thinking. He is a well preserved man, both physically and mentally, and has by his upright life won the respect of the whole community. 
 
His children were: James F., a graduate of Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, who became an experienced teacher, and died at Fairfield, Iowa, August 3, 1878; Nancy R., widow of the late Lieutenant D. A. Bennett, resides at Geneva, Ohio; Rhoda J., widow of Mandley HoUister, lives at Fairfield, Iowa ; Benjamin, who enlisted in Company H, One Hundred and 
Forty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, in August, 1862, was wounded at Fredericksburg, and died January 20, 1863, in the hospital at Washington, aged twenty-two years; Elizabeth, a promising teacher, died January 14, 1864, at the age of twenty; Oliver E., who was born on the farm January 24, 1848, married Miss Carrie Webster of Jefferson, Ohio, December 28, 1870. 
 
Findley Burwell He has always lived on the farm of his birth except two years, 1871 and 1872, when he purchased a small farm at Bennettville, with a sawmill on it, and was engaged in lumbering while there. He returned to the farm in 1873 to take care of his parents; built a house and engaged in the dairy business, which he has followed for over twenty years. In company with J. B. McNutt, he owned and operated a cheese factory at Stewartsville. He built the first silo in the township, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Chiuxh, and in politics a Republican. His family consists of Agnes Irene, a graduate of the Meadville Commercial College, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, also of the local, Pomona and State Grange; and George Findley, a graduate of the New Lyme Business College, New Lyme, Ohio, and now a merchant and postmaster at Espyville Station, Pennsylvania. 

 

 

 

 

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Church Founders Rachel Burwell and Abraham Wiser

"Center Chapel, a Methodist Episcopal edifice, is located about a half mile east of Espyville Station. The class was formed in 1825 by Rev. Thomas Carr, the first pastor, and among its earliest members were John Thayer and wife, Abraham Wiser, Rachel Burwell, Mrs. Hannah Burwell, Miss Hannah Burwell and Horace Taylor and wife. Meetings were held at private houses and in the schoolhouse until about 1846, when the present church was erected. The society now numbers about fifty members."

 

 

  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
Mother: Hannah PADEN b: 30 OCT 1782 in Burlington, New Jersey

Marriage 1 Jennett Jane BLAIR b: 4 AUG 1812 in Crawford, Pennsylvania

  • Married: in Crawford, Pennsylvania

Marriage 2 Ann E. BENNETT b: BET 1806 AND 1853

  • Married: 1828 in Espyville, Crawford, Pennsylvania

Children of Samuel and Ann E. Bennett Burwell

  • Hannah R BURWELL (B. 1830 - D. 1835)
  • Daniel McLean BURWELL (B. 1850 - 1853)
  • Bennett BURWELL
  • William A. BURWELL (killed in civil war)

o    Mary BURWELL "Polly" Possibly real name was actually Mary (unknown birth date) Married John Rounds

  • Nancy Evelyn BURWELL
  • Marjorie Ann BURWELL Married John Collins (b. Feb 1843 d. Dec. 29 1916 Buried Espyville Cemetery, PA)  SEE GRAVE on my GRAVESITES
  • Samuel III BURWELL b: 1833 in Espyville, Crawford, Pennsylvania Married Mary A. McKee according to our records. 

  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
Mother: Ann E. BENNETT b: BET 1806 AND 1853

Marriage 1 Mary A. MCKEE Birth: 1845 Death: 1886 in Crawford Co PA-Espyville Cemetery

 

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.

  • Frank Gaige BURWELL b: 1871 either in Pennsylvania or Indiana Married first Mabel Millen daughter of John Millen; believe he married second Malinda Burwell who was a cousin

o    Nellie BURWELL (married Charles Hole of Salem, Ohio)

·         Caroline Hole

·         Elsie Hole

·         Lucy Hole

·         Catherine Hole (teacher in Salem, OH for over 30 years)

·         Lawrence Hole (he married and had three children)

  • Madeline BURWELL

 

 

  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, Pennsylvania
Mother: Mary A. MCKEE b: 1845

Marriage 1 Mabel W. MILLEN b: 6 APR 1875 in PA

  • Married: 1 JAN 1892

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
Mother: Mabel W. MILLEN b: 6 APR 1875 in PA

Marriage 1 Grace a CHERRY b: in PA Married: 7 JUL 1913 in NY

Children

  • Has No ChildrenElman Ray BURWELL b: 31 MAY 1914
  • Has No ChildrenAlma Virginia BURWELL b: 16 MAY 1916 d. unknown Married Wade Tichnor, 6 children

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

  • Marcile Ray BURWELL b: 12 FEB 1924 d. abt 2002 Married James Sprague, then Lou Peters, 1 daughter
  • Lloyd Warren BURWELL b: 20 JUN 1925 D. approx. 1995) Married Carolyn Henry, 2 sons, 2 daughters
  • Mildred Ruth BURWELL b: 12 SEP 1926 D. 1979) Married James Howard Chek, 4 daughters
  • Clark Richard BURWELL b: 16 DEC 1927 - D. 2012 ) Married Alice Mary Marshall, 3 sons

·         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)


Father: Orlo Ray BURWELL b: 11 APR 1893 in PA d. February 1972 in Bayfiled, CO, buried in Ironton, OH next to his ex-wife Maida per Lloyd Burwell's wishes.  Lloyd was a lawyer in Ironton at the time, and felt both his parents should be buried there together.
Mother: Maida Maude WARREN b: 15 MAR 1904 in OH

Marriage 1 James Howard CHEK about 1948; divorced October 13, 1960

Marriage 2 Richard BUZZI

 

Children of Mildred Ruth Burwell Chek and James Howard Chek:

o Diana Christine (1949-1978)

o Sandra Lee (1950-     )

o Cheryle Ann (1952-  )

o Jimmy (1953-1953)

o Deborah Jean (1954-  )

James Chek married second, Carol in Maryland in May 1961

Children of James Howard and Carol Chek:

o Ricky James (6/21/1961- living)

o James Glennon  (11/26/1964 & DOD 1/18/1985)

o Kimberly Louise (11/18/1965-living)

o Vicki  Marie (9/17/70-living)

 

  Deborah Jean CHEK

Deborah was born in Painesville, OH December 11, 1954.  She was the 5th child.  A brother, Jimmie was born the year before and died within an hour of his birth.  He is buried in Mentor, OHIO.  Deborah's parents divorced when she was almost six.  Deborah was the only child that remained with her mother.  They moved a lot from Ohio to Florida, to Colorado, then settled in Kansas where her grown sisters Sandy and Cheryle were living. Deborah met Jimmy (B. 1953) while he was home on leave from the U.S. Navy. They were married September 18, 1973 at United Methodist Church. The Reverend Dellenbaugh proceeded the ceremony.   They were married for almost 30 years

Children of Jimmy and Deborah Jean:

·         Jennifer (1974) married Jeremy

o    Megan

o    Jimmy

·         Gayle (1976) married Larry (divorced); later married Eduardo xxxxx

o    Lacy

o    Christopher

o    Alexis

o    Madison

·         Jamie (1981) married Kevin

o    Kevin

o    Novalie

o   Christian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facts and Documentation about this family

 

 

Copies of Bible Records for

Orlo Ray Burwell and Mabel Millen

 

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1920 US Census

STATE:  Pennsylvania, County: Erie, Township: not designated

Shows Orlo Burwell and first wife Grace A and children Elman and Virginia

1930 US Census

STATE:  Pennsylvania, County: Erie, Township: Larence Park

Orlo Ray and Maida Burwell and children Marcile, Lloyd Mildred, and Clark

 

 

 

 

 

 

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