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Burgess' of Hillsdale Co Michigan

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Re: Burgess' of Hillsdale Co Michigan

Posted: 1345730846000
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.
1940 is the last available census at this time.

Facts you should know about the early census records -
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

death record -
Harvey S Burgess
Birth: 1819
Death: 1914

Family links:
Harriet Brewer Burgess (1828 - 1878)

Fairview Cemetery
Rising City
Butler County

Harriet Brewer Burgess
Birth: 1828
Death: 1878

Family links:
Harvey S Burgess (1819 - 1914)

Wife of Harvey

Fairview Cemetery
Rising City
Butler County Nebraska

1910 -
Name: Harvey Burgess
[Harvey Bingess]
Age in 1910: 90
Birth Year: 1820
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1910: Reading, Butler, Nebraska
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Father
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary Burgess
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Omer Burgess 24, NEB
Eva Burgess 24, NEB
Russel Burgess 7m, NEB
Harvey Burgess 90, Ny - 2nd marriage, married 30 yrs; father
Mary Burgess 65, IND - married 30 yrs, 2nd marriage 4 children; mother

1850 -
Name: Edward Burgess [NOTE - Egbert may have been his middle name]
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1850: Somerset, Hillsdale, Michigan
Gender: Male

Edward Burgess 35, MASS
Rose A Burgess 43, IRE
Elizabeth Burgess 15, NY
Mary Burgess 13, NY
John D Burgess 7, MI
Hester P Burgess 6, MI
Joseph M Burgess 4m, MI

1860 -
Name: Egbert Burges = NOTE SPELLING
Age in 1860: 48
Birth Year: abt 1812
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1860: Cambria, Hillsdale, Michigan
Gender: Male
Post Office: Sylvanus

Egbert Burges 48, MASS - farmer
Rosan Burges 54, IRE
Mary Burges 23, MI
John Burges 19, MI
Hester P Burges 16, MI
Joseph Burges 10, MI

Michigan did not require “by law” birth, marriage & death registrations until 1867.

1870 -
Name: Egbert Burgess
Age in 1870: 58
Birth Year: abt 1812
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Cambria, Hillsdale, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Cambria

John Burgess 27, MI - farmer
Egbert Burgess 58, NY
Rosina Burgess 60, IRE
Joseph Burgess 20, MI
Esther Burgess 25, MI

Harvey Smith Burgess
Born: 29 Dec 1819 Greene, New York
Died: 1914 Rising City, Nebraska
he married wife #1 -
Harriett C Brewer
Died: 3 Oct 1878 in Rising City, Nebraska, USA
Marriage: 30 Jan 1844

George Washington Burgess M
Minerva Burgess F 18 Mar 1846
Josephine Burgess F 17 Jan 1848
Eugene Burgess M 18 Mar 1850
Giles Friend Burgess M 19 Jan 1855
DeWitt Clinton Burgess M 29 Jun 1857
Sally Ann Burgess F 11 Aug 1859 in Greene, New York
Ada Ardette Burgess F 14 Nov 1863

wife #2 -
Mary Paulus Dilley
Born: 7 Mar 1845
Died: 11 Apr 1928
Marriage: 12 May 1880 in Rising City, Nebraska

Cora F
Charles M
Harvey Smith Burgess M 18 Feb 1883 [see WWI draft card]
Omer David Burgess M 19 Oct 1885

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Harvey S Burgess
County: Butler
State: Nebraska
Birth Date: 18 Feb 1883
Race: White
occ - farmer

Other than the last name, there is no relationship between Egbert/Edward & Harvey Smith Burgess.
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