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Family: *John Franklin Burk / Martha Rebecca Reath (F8706)

m. 3 May 1854


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  • Father | Male
    *John Franklin Burk

    Born  1831  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 May 1864  Kingston, Georgia In The Civil War; Four Months After Joining His Union Regiment. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1863  He Never Returned Home So He Probably Was Buried By His Comrades In Or Near Kingston, Georgia. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  3 May 1854  Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  *Jesse Burk | F64359 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth | F64359 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Martha Rebecca Reath

    Born  14 Mar 1836  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 Aug 1909  Near Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Aug 1909  Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  William Reath | F64360 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Catherine McKee | F64360 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    William C. Burk

    Born  Abt 1855  Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Abt 1855  As An Infant. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 2 | Male
    John Albert Burk

    Born  Abt 1856  Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Abt 1856  As An Infant. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Male
    Joseph Nathaniel Burk

    Born  Abt 1858  Oldest Living Son And Remained Single. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died    Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Male
    George Washington Burk

    Born  9 Jun 1859  Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Dec 1939  Alamo, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  24 Dec 1939  Masonic Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  *Mary Hannah Douglass | F8704 
    Married  3 Sep 1884  Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Male
    Samuel Smith Burk

    Born    Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Martha "Mattie" Etta | F64361 
    Married    Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    Mary Elizabeth Burk

    Born    Montgomery County, Indiana; Youngest And Remained Single. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died    Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

  • Notes  Married:
    • Source: Article in the Montgomery County History Book 929.2; 1823 -1988; pages 109 - 110
      Crawfordsville Library, Montgomery county, Indiana

      "JOHN FRANKLIN AND MARTHA REBECCA (REATH) BURK" In the spring of1854, John Franklin Burk and Martha Rebecca Reath, daughter of Williamand Catherine (McKee) Reath, eloped. It is said that she tied severalbedsheets together to steal away into the night with John. They madetheir way to Chester Co., PA where they were married on May 3, 1854." [Transcribed, 27 Oct 2005, SLJuhl]