James Burkhead

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  • Name James Burkhead 
    Born 1770-1774 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1790 Jul 13 -- Marriage, Moore County, NC
      James Burkhead married Charity Muse by William Dunn, JP. [Editor's Note: Found in NC Supreme Court Case #2580. Samuel Dunn produced the original certificate]

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 59
      James Birched
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 2M 3F

      1830 -- Census, Davidson County, NC Page 191
      James Burkhead
      (60-70) 1M
      (50-60) 1F
      (10-15) 1M

      1840 -- Census, Davidson County, NC Page 277-B
      James Burkhead
      (60-70) 1M 1F
      (20-30) 1F
    Person ID I39811  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 

    Family Charity Muse,   b. 24 Nov 1770  [1
    Married 13 Jul 1790  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eleazer R. Burkhead
     2. Green M. Burkhead,   b. 1792,   d. 18 Dec 1854  (Age 62 years)
     3. Jesse D. Burkhead,   b. 5 Oct 1795,   d. 17 Jul 1878  (Age 82 years)
     4. Elizabeth Burkhead,   b. 1797,   d. Apr 1880  (Age 83 years)
     5. Martha Burkhead,   b. 20 Mar 1799,   d. 27 Jan 1839, Yalobusha County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     6. Nancy Burkhead,   b. 2 Feb 1801,   d. 19 Apr 1882  (Age 81 years)
     7. Mary Burkhead,   b. 1803,   d. 1885  (Age 82 years)
     8. James Sebastian Burkhead,   b. 1805,   d. 20 Jan 1859, Pope County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     9. Catherine Burkhead,   b. 1 Feb 1807,   d. 29 Oct 1887  (Age 80 years)
     10. Dr. William Alexander Burkhead,   b. 28 Dec 1815,   d. 27 Dec 1863  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F12870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Histories
    1826-1838 Supreme Court Case #2580 Burkhead v. Colson, Davidson County, NC
    1826-1838 Supreme Court Case #2580 Burkhead v. Colson, Davidson County, NC
    1826-1838 -- NC Supreme Court Case #2580, Davidson County, NC
    James Burkhead and wife Charity v. heirs of Joseph Colson. Suit was brought by Charity Muse Burkhead claiming that her mother Charity Muse and her brother Jesse Muse illegally sold a slave Rachel that was bequeathed to her in her father's James Muse's will. Rachel was sold on 6 Dec 1790 to Joseph Colson. She asked the court to grant her all 18 descendants of Rachel. Numerous affidavits and testimony were filed. Charity Muse presented her birthdate from the family bible. Thomas Muse attested that the handwriting was their father's. A marriage certificate was produced to show her marriage to James Burkhead on 13 Jul 1790 by William Dunn, JP. On Feb 15 1827, Thomas Muse and Eleazer Burkhead were examined at the home of Thomas Muse in Moore County, NC. The following were examined at the home of Brinkley Phillips in Moore County, NC on 18 Jun 1827: Thomas Muse Senior, James B. Muse, Betsey Muse, Elizabeth Phillips, Malcom Blue and Hymrick Hill. The following were examined in Montgomery County, NC on July 4, 1827: Samuel Dunn and William Hall. Additional affidavits were filed by James Dowd and Cornelius Dowd. Key findings: Samuel Dunn attested that he married the sister of Charity Muse Burkhead and he also stated that his daughter Rhoda married Green Burkhead, son of James Burkhead and Charity Muse. James Dowd stated that Charity Muse died 2 or 3 years prior to Jesse Muse. Thomas Muse attested that the last time he saw the James Muse family record it was in the possession of Eleazer Burkhead. James B. Muse and wife Betsey Muse and Brinkley Phillips and wife Elizabeth Muse Phillips, daughter of Jesse Muse, attested that Charity was given land and livestock in compensation for Rachel. Thomas Muse stated that his sister Charity was given 300 acres on Killetts Creek and a mare and a colt for compensation. A copy of James and Charity Muse's family bible was entered into the record also.

  • Sources 
    1. [S144] A Southern Legacy: Descendants of John Muse of Virginia, Dr Roger David Chambers, (2012).