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Burrus, William Tandy (1776-1831)

Burrus, William Tandy (1776-1831)
Historical Note
William Tandy Burrus was born in either 1766 or 1776 in St. Thomas Parish in Orange County, Virginia. He married Martha Slaughter Burrus. "Burris" is sometimes spelled "Burris" or "Burruss." He was the son of Thomas Burrus and Francis Tandy Burrus and had two brothers (Thomas Burrus and Roger Tandy Burrus) and three sisters. He was a prominent land owner in Orange County, Virginia who also served as a witness for legal documents and as Justice of the Peace. He had five daughters and five sons including Lancelot Burrus. This Lancelot Burrus also had a son named Lancelot Burrus. William Tandy Burrus died in 1831 in Orange County, Virginia. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/William Tandy Burrus.

Finding Guide Burrus Family: Papers, 1802 – 1869. Section 1. Call Number Mss1 B9468 a 1-11.

Fisher, Theresa A. Marriages of Orange County, Virginia, 1757-1880. Westminster: Willow Bend Books, 2006. Pages 34-35, 232.

Hawthorne, Bess L. "Thomas Burris, Ancestor of Kentucky Pioneers." Genealogies of Kentucky Families From the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society: A-M (Allen-Moss). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981. Pages 107-111.

Knorr, Catherine Lindsay. Marriages of Orange County, Virginia 1747-1810. Pine Bluff: The Perdue Company, 1959. Pages 15, 84.

Maxwell, Cheryl Gunn. "William Tandy Burruss Family Bible Orange County, Virginia." Accessed 7 September 2011.      http://www.cgmaxwell.net/Bibles/BibleWmTandyBurruss.html.

Sparacio, Ruth and Sam Sparacio. The Antient Press: Virginia County Court Records    Will Book Orange County, Virginia 1734-1838. Arlington: The Antient Press, 1987.  Pages 18, 105.

Sparacio, Ruth and Sam Sparacio. The Antient Press: Virginia County Court Records    Will Book Orange County, Virginia 1821 -1838. Arlington: The Antient Press, 1986. Pages 34, 80-81.

Sparacio, Ruth and Sam Sparacio. Pamunkey neighbors of Orange County, Virginia transcriptions from the orginal files of county courts in Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri of wills, deeds, order books & marriages as well as some family lines: Lindsay, Mills, Mountague, Stevens and related families and neighbors. McLean: Gateway Press, 1985. Pages iv-v, 308, 358-359, 385, 542, 559-560.

Sparacio, Ruth and Sam Sparacio. Will Abstracts of Orange County, Virginia, 1778-1821. McLean: Rith L. and Sam Sparacio, 1985. Pages 26-27, 79.

"William Tandy Burrus (1776-1831)." Last Modified 18 June 2011.  Accessed 7 September 2011. http://www.geni.com/people/William-Tandy-Burrus/6000000008008985212.

"William Tandy Burrus – Martha Slaughter." Diana, Goddess of the Hunt – for Ancestors!. Accessed 7 September 2011. http://dgmweb.net/FGS/B/BurrusWilliamTandy-MarthaSlaughter.html.

Vogt, John and T. William Kethley, Jr. Orange County Marriages, 1747-1850. Athens: Iberian Press, 1984. Pages  29-30.

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Records or Manuscript Collections
William Tandy Burrus Ledger, 1801-1895