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Family: Burress/McCoy (F10244)
m. 20 Oct 1795

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  • Parents

    Father | Male
    Micajah Burress
     Birth  ca 1777  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  Jul 1852  Russell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Married  20 Oct 1795  Montgomery Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
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     Mother   

    Mother | Female
    Rachel McCoy
     Birth  ca 1779  Montgomery Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  05 Jun 1855  Pike Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
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     Mother   
     
    Children

    Child 1 | Male
    James Burress
     Birth  Apr 1807  Montgomery Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  07 Jun 1883  Tazewell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried    Burress Cemetery, Grapefield Bland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Spouse  Mary Frances (Franky) Neel | F10155 
     Married     
     Spouse  Polly Cox | F10235 
     Married  05 Nov 1871  Tazewell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    > Mary Ann Burress
     Birth  Sep 1820  Russell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  28 Jun 1913  Boyd Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Spouse  William McCoy | F10245 
     Married  27 Apr 1837  Pike Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     
  • Notes  Divorced:
    • They separated between 1840 and 1850. Unsure if they had actually divorced. Rachel was living with her daughter in Pike Co. KY in 1850. By 1850 Micajah was living with Elizabeth Francis. In 1849 Micajah and Elizabeth were in court and fined for lewd behavior. After the estate sale in 1852 after Micajah's death Elizabeth is referred to the "Widow Burress."

      Since Rachel died in 1855, if Micajah married Elizabeth, he would have been a bigamist. More than likely Micajah and Elizabeth may have said they had married, but didn't in order to avoid more charges of lewd behavior of living together without being married.

      The 1850 Russell Co. Census shows Micajah and Elizabeth had children ages 12 to less than one year. Perhaps his affair with Elizabeth led to Rachel's moving in with her daughter in Pike County.


    Married:
    • Annals of southwest Virginia, 1769-1800
      Mongtomery County VA, Minutes of the County Court 1777 to 1800

      1795 Oct 20 Groom: Michajah Burress Bride: Rachel McCoy
      Miniter: Edw Morgan

      Virginia, Marriages, 1660-1800
      Name: Rachel Mccoy
      Spouse: Micajah Burrus
      Marriage Date: 13 Oct 1795
      Marriage Location: Montgomery County, Virginia
      [Note: this could be for the marriage bond, not when they were married.]