Eleazer Burkhead

Male 1774 -


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  • Name Eleazer Burkhead 
    Born 1765-1774 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1792, Aug 203 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 362
      Deed from Eleazer Burkhead to Jason Wordsworth was acknowledged

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 63
      Lazarus Birched
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1M
      (0-10) 2M 1F

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 600
      Eleazer Burchead
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-25) 2M
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 3M 1F

      1810, Jun 10 -- Land Grant #2436, Moore County, NC
      Adam White received 25 acres located on Killets Creek and Pond Branch adjoining his own line, the orphans of William Harden and James Dowd. Eliazer Burket and John White were chain carriers.

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Eleazor Birckhead listed 303 acres valued at $650

      1817-1820 [undated estimate] -- Estate, Moore County, NC Will Book A, Page 327-328
      Inventory of the Estate of Adam White, Dec'd. by Administrators Lazarus Birckhead and Mrs. White. [Editor's Note: No date given on actual inventory, but the date was estimated using other records. Adam's last appearance was 1817 and he appeared to be deceased by 1820 Census. His estate was surrounded by others in 1810 and 1811 but Adam can be found in several records after this time suggesting his date of death was later or that there was more than one Adam White.]

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Eleazor Burkhead listed 275 acres valued at $450

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 310
      Lazarus Burkhead
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-25) 2M
      (16-18) 1M
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 1M 1F

      1823, Nov 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 20
      Benjn. Person; Frederick Siler; John Siler; Joseph Johnson; Eleazer Birckhead v. Heirs of Kindred Birckhead Dec'd. Doctr. Kinneth B. McIver is appointed guardian of infant heirs of Kindred Birckhead Dec'd to defend these suits.

      1824, Feb 17 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 23
      Ordered that Josiah Tyson and Eleazor Birkhead Esqs. be appointed to examine Polly Keys, wife of George Keys and Nancy Graham, wife of Andrew Graham for voluntary consent in Deed to Right Deaton.

      1824, Feb 17 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 27
      Ordered that Eleazor Birkhead and Duncan Murchison Esqs. be appointed to examine Elizabeth Phillips, wife of Brinkley Phillips and Charraty Phillips, wife of William Phillips for voluntary consent in Deed to John B. Kelly for 1/6 part of land that Jesse Muse possessed.

      1824, Aug 19 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 51
      Eleazor Birckhead, James Dowd, Jesse Sanders appointed to settle with Wm. Barrett Administrator of Estate of George Graham, Dec'd.

      1824, Aug 19 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 51
      Ordered that Eleazor Birckhead, Jesse Bean and Joel Lawhon bid the building of a bridge across McLendons Creek between Kenneth McCaskill and Jesse Bean to the lowest bidder.

      1824, Aug 19 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 51
      Ordered that Eleazor Birckhead, Jesse Bean and Joel Lawhon bid the building of a bridge across McLendons Creek between Kenneth McCaskill and Jesse Beans to the lowest bidder.

      1824, Nov 16 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 59
      Bond from Kindred Birckhead to James B. Muse proven by Eleazer Birckhead

      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.

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 467
      Eleazer Burkhead Sen.
      (50-60) 1M 1F
      (30-40) 1F
      (15-20) 1M 2F
      (0-5) 1M
    Person ID I39872  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 18 May 2021 

    Family Elizabeth Muse,   b. 5 Aug 1774,   d. Aft 1850, McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Kendrick/Kindred Burkhead,   b. 1794-1804,   d. Bef 20 Nov 1823  (Age 19 years)
     2. Elias Burkhead
     3. Eleazer Burkhead
     4. John Wesley Burkhead,   b. 1800-1810
     5. Reddick Pearson Burkhead
    +6. Nehemiah Burkhead,   b. 1795
    Last Modified 25 May 2016 
    Family ID F12888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1822 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Brown
    1822 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Brown
    1822, Dec -- Petition, Nov 1822-Dec 1822 General Assembly Session Records
    Thomas Brown filed a request to retail spirituous liquors free from having to pay for a license to support himself. He was stricken at age 17 with a particularly bad case of the "white swelling" and is unable to use one of his legs and cannot walk without the use of a cane. His father is also a poor man and unable to provide for him. Niel McLeod JP, Arch. McNeill, H. Kennedy JP, James Dunlap, James Dowd, Wm. Waddell, D. Kennedy and E. Birckhead JP.
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    1815 -- Petition, Nov-Dec 1815 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 - Petitions
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly regarding taxation and the valuation of property: [selected signers] John McAulay Junr., Robt, Graham, Ambrose Mainess, Leonard Furr, Jesse Ritter Senr., Allan McLane, Thos. Ritter, Jno, Ritter, Everet Ritter, Benajmin Dunn, William Wright, Alexander McIntosh, Neil McIntosh, Hector McNeill, Martin Martin, William Williamson, William Lewis, Amus Dowdy, Henry Stutts, Jams. Manes, James Morgan, Nord. Matheson, Malcolm Morison, Christopher Bethune, Norman McDuffey, Allan Morison, Alexanr. Morison, William Dunn (wet), Bartholomew Dunn Sr., Wm. Dunn, Saml. Dunn, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., John Newton, Normand McKinnon, Murdoch McAulay, Benjamin Britt, Christopher Stuts, Donald McLeod, Niel Matheson, David Richardson, Bartholo. Dun, Lewis Sowel, Melony Newton, William Sowel, Alexr. Morison, Stephen Davis, Burl Deaton, John McKinnon, Robert Melton, John Upton, John Smith, Jesse Brown, Jess Lankford, Niel McLeod, Norman McKinnon, Ansel Melton, Arington Sowel, Willis Dickinson, Thos. Dickinson, Jesse Carroll, Robert Cheek, James Cheek, Phillip Cheek, Joseph Farr, Matthais Teague, Benjn. Shields, Jno. Upton, Joseph Duckworth, John Carrel, Francis Myrick, James Harding, Willis Davis, Nathaniel Vick, Ansel Melton, John Martin, David Richardson, Harmon Brewer, Cornelius Kees, Jesse Brewer, Ambrose Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Abednego Maynor, Joseph Morgan, Alexr. Kennedy, William Hunsucker, George Kannedy, Levy Smith, George Hunsucker, Lennerd Stuts, David Caringer, James Williamson, Charles Brady, George Carringer, Jacob Carringer, Willis Brewer, Bradley Garner, Lewis Garner, John Garner, James Sowell, Georg Moore, David Kennedy, Benjamin Elkins, Adam Carpenter, Jonathan Bullock, Robert Burd, Nicholas Nall, Mikel Dickinson, Aaron Tyson, Thomas Graham (Capt.), John Overton, Ruben Shields, John Martin, George Fry, John McNeill, John Wadsworth, Wm. Feagin, Ignatious Wadsworth, Samuel Feagen, Thomas Feagen, John Carrell Junr., Benjin. Gilbert, David Overton, John Record, John Carrell Senr., Alexr. Carrell, John Gilbert, John Cheek, Joab Cheek, William Barrett JP, Wm. Cox, John Dunn, Eleazer Birckhead, Absalom Fry, John Daniely, Jesse Sowell, William Caddell, James Fry, Niel McLeod (Surveyor), Robert Graham Sen., Jason Wadsworth, Geo. Cox, John Sowell, James Holcomb, James Dowd, Jacob White, William Hardin, James Muse, Jason Muse, Benjn. Gilbert, Zachariah Smith, Thos. Muse, Kindred Muse, John Graham, Samuel Womble, James Elkins, Jas. Collins, Andrew White, Randal Cheek, Lewis Phillips, James Smith, James Handcock, Willis Elkins, Samuel Elkins, Solimon Phillips, Brother Carrell and Sterling Carrell.
    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.