Monday, December 1, 2008

Walker County Georgia Heritage 1833-1983

I discovered a book which I knew my Dad had but didn't think about it having information I could use. The Walker County Georgia Heritage 1833-1983 is a great book there are Long's, Kelley's Burke's but only one Newby listed. It did not help with the Newby research but it did with the Burke.
My great great grandmother Nancy Burke Long is in the book she was married to Moses Long. I didn't know anything about the Burke family. In the book I found William Preston Bruke who had a daughter Nancy married to Moses Long. Wow! My great great great grandparents William Preston Burke and Adeline Carter Burke.
William was born April 13, 1817 in Tennessee. William married Adeline Carter February 14, 1838 in McMinn Co. Tennessee. Adeline was born in Virginia. They moved to Hamilton Co. Tenn before settling in Walker Co. Ga about 1847.
William was Baptist minister and belonged to the Lookout Baptist Church.
During the Civil War William began hiding horses for the local families on nearby Lookout Mountain to keep them from being taken by the soldiers. He was captured and taken prisoner.
The family was later told that he died on the way to prison. It is also believed that the oldest son, John f. Burke died during the Civil War.


Sandra Powell said...

This is amazing. For some reason I started searching on the internet for my maternal grandmother Huldah Grace Long Timmons's mother who I recalled was a Burke and married Moses Long. It was great to see this comment on here. I am trying now to go back in the Burke line some.

Crankin said...

Do you know who Adeline parents are?

W.P. Burke actually died in Alton Prison in Ill.

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Anonymous said...

There is a mention of rebel citizen W P Burke in the August 21st, 1863 issue of the Daily Chattanooga Gazette. He was sent North the previous May by order of General Thomas for returning to Walker County prematurely, likely after taking the Oath.

Anonymous said...

Make that the August 21st, 1864 issue.