Burrhus Family

This information concerns seven generations of the Burrhus family.
1790-2000

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show the line of descent.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks: * Generation # *.
 • Twins within a family are marked with a lozenge symbol (◊).
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.

CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion.

                               * Generation I *
   William
(child of _?_ Burrhus and _?_)
born: (February 1758) in Dutchess (now Putnam) County, NY
married: Reliance Crosby (about 1786) in Dutchess County, NY
children: Silas [Abigail Pamelia Raymond], James [Polly Bassett], Abner [Jerusha _?_], Martha [Reuben Crosby],
Luther [Mary Penny], Polly [Hendrick Weed], Nancy [Purdy Hoyt]
died: (September 14, 1834) in Patterson, Putnam County, NY
buried:
Olde Southeast Church Cemetery, in Putnam County, NY
census: On the 1790 census, he was (over age 16) with his wife in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1800 census, he was (age 26-45) with his wife in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1810 census, he was (over age 45) with his wife in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1820 census, he was (over age 45) with his wife in Putnam County, NY; on the 1830 census, he was (age 50-60) with his wife in Putnam County, NY; on the 1840 census, his wife (age 70-80) may have been with their son Silas Burrhus in Putnam County, NY.
note: His wife was the daughter of Ruth Foster and Abner Crosby. She was born (1769) and died (June 14, 1839) in Putnam County, NY. She is buried in the Old Southeast Church Cemetery. His son Luther administered the settlement of his estate.

* Generation II *
   Silas
(children of William Burrhus and Reliance Crosby)
born: (October 26, 1787) in Dutchess County, NY
married: Abigail Pamelia Raymond ( ) in NY
children: Pamelia, Mary, Hannah, Charles
died: (July 26, 1854) in Putnam County, NY
buried: Old Southeast Church Cemetery, Putnam County, NY
census: On the 1790 census, he was (under age 16) with his parents in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1800 census, he was (age 10-15) with his parents in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1810 census, he was (age 16-25) with his wife in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1820 census, he was (age 26-45) with his wife in Putnam County, NY; on the 1830 census, he was (age 30-40) with his wife in Putnam County, NY; on the 1840 census, he was (age 30-40) in NY; on the 1850 census, he was (age 52) with his wife in Putnam County, NY;
note: His wife was born (June 9, 1791) and died (April 20, 1875) in Putnam county, NY. She is buried in the Old Southeast Church Cemetery.

   James born: (about 1788) in Dutchess County, NY
married: Polly Bassett (about 1825) in Delaware County, NY?
children: Sherman [Sarah Ann Robertson], Mary
died: (1865) in Walton, Delaware County, NY
buried: Walton Cemetery, Walton, Delaware County, NY
census: On the 1790 census, he was (under age 16) with his parents in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1800 census, he was (age 10-15) with his parents in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1810 census, he was (age 16-25) with his wife in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1820 census, he was (age 26-45) with his wife in Delaware County, NY; on the 1830 census, he was (age 40-50) with his wife in Delaware County, NY; on the 1840 census, he was (age 50-60) with his wife in Delaware County, NY; on the 1850 census, he was (age 60) with his wife in Delaware County, NY; on the 1860 census, he was (age 70) with his wife in Delaware County, NY
note: His wife was born about 1800 and died (July 5, 1878) in Delaware County, NY. She is buried in Walton Cemetery, Walton, Delaware County, NY

   Abner born: (about 1792) in Dutchess County, NY
married: Jerusha _?_ ( ) in NY
children:
died: (September 12, 1860) in Putnam County, NY
buried: Old Southeast Church Cemetery, Putnam County, NY
census: On the 1800 census, he was (under age 10) with his parents in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1810 census, he was (age 16-25) with his parents in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1820 census, he was (age ) with ___ in Putnam County, NY; on the 1830 census, he was (age 30-40) with his brother Luther in Putnam County, NY; on the 1840 census, he was (age 40-50) with his wife in Putnam County, NY
note: His wife was born (March 1795) and died (October 28, 1850) in Putnam County, NY. She is buried in the Old Southeast Church Cemetery.

   Martha born: (about 1796) in Dutchess County, NY
married: Reuben Crosby ( ) in NY
children: Sarah E. [Daniel Warren Dykeman], Lydia M. [Enos C. Yale], DeWitt Clinton
died: (August 2, 1864) in Putnam County, NY
buried: Old Southeast Church Cemetery, Putnam County, NY
census: On the 1800 census, she was (under age 10) with her parents in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1810 census, she was (age 10-15) with her parents in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1820 census, she was (age ) with ___ in Putnam County, NY; on the 1830 census, she was (age 30-40) with her husband in Putnam County, NY; on the 1840 census, she was (age 40-50) with her husband in Putnam County, NY; on the 1850 census, she was (age 54) with her husband in Putnam County, NY; on the 1860 census, she was (age 63) with her son DeWitt Clinton Burrhus in Putnam County, NY
note:

   Luther born: (about 1798) in Dutchess County, NY
married: Mary Penny ( ) in Dutchess County, NY
children: Adaline, Josiah [Emma Jane Fill],
Alonzo L. [Mary Eliza Ressequie], Theodore [Adeline Stimson], Frederick C. [Rebecca _?_], William B. [Eunice L. _?_], Alfred Penny [Elizabeth Crooks] [Martha Alice Crooks],
Archibald Penny [Clarissa M. Bull]
died: (1870) in Buchanan County, IA
buried: Quasqueton Cemetery, Quasqueton, Buchanan County, IA
census: On the 1800 census, he was (under age 10) with his parents in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1810 census, he was (age 10-15) with his parents in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1820 census, he was (age ) with ___ in Putnam County,NY; on the 1830 census, he was (age 30-40) with his wife in Putnam County, NY; on the 1840 census, he was (age 30-40) with his wife in Putnam County, NY; on the 1850 census, he was (age ) in IA?; on the 1860 census, he was (age 62) with his son Archibald in Buchanan County, IA; on the 1870 census, he was (age 72) in Boone County, IA
note: His wife was born (March 7, 1806) and died (March 27, 1845) in Putnam County, NY. She is buried in the Old Southeast Church Cemetery.

   Polly born: (about 1805) in Putnam County, NY
married: Hendrick Weed ( ) in NY
children: Mary A., George E., Julia A.
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1810 census, she was (under age 10) with her parents in Dutchess County, NY; on the 1850 census, she was (age 45) with her husband in Putnam County, NY
note:

   Nancy born: ( ) in
married: Purdy Hoyt (before 1834) in NY
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1820 census, she was (age ) with her parents in Putnam County, NY; on the 1830 census, she was (age ) in Putnam County, NY;
note: Nancy Burrhus was listed following Polly Burrhus, December 1824, in a list of the names of the church members in union [records of Philippi, now Southeast, Putnam, County, NY] from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 32. p. 172. Her husband was Purdy Hoyt Fairfield County, CT. The settlement of her father's estate in 1834 states that she is the wife of Purdy Hoyt and lives in the town of Southeast in Putnam County, NY.

* Generation III *
   Archibald Penny
(child of Luther Burrhus and Mary Penny)
born: (about 1827) in Putnam County, NY
married: Clarissa Bull (April 26, 1848) in Putnam County, NY
children:
Alonzo William, Eddy,
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 23) with his wife in Walworth County, WI; on the 1860 census, he was (age 32) with his wife in Buchanan County, IA;
note: His wife was the daughter of Amanda Maria Crosby and DeGrove Bull. She was born (June 2, 1824) in Cayuga County, NY, and died (April 23, 1901) in Racine County, WI.

* Generation IV *
   Alonzo William
(child of Archibald Penny Burrhus and Clarissa M. Bull)
born: (August 4, 1846) in WI
married: (a) Anna _?_ (about 1870) in Racine County, WI?
               (b) Mary Adeline Hupp (October 8, 1876) in Guthrie County, IA
               (c) Flora M. Dake McCall (about 1888) in Guthrie County, IA?
children: (a)
               (b) Hettie [Morgan Evans], Frank A., Carrie E. [Thomas F. Noonan]
               (c) Beulah Clara [Lewis Clendenon Milhous], Edgar Dake [Ursula _?_], Flora E.,
Frederick Vivian
died: (November 23, 1922) in Guthrie County, IA
buried:
Highland Cemetery, Bayard, Guthrie County, IA
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age ) with his parents in ; on the 1860 census, he was (age 11) with his parents in Buchanan County, IA; on the 1870 census, he was (age 21) with his first wife in Racine County, WI; on the 1880 census, he was (age 29) with his second wife in Guthrie County, IA; on the 1900 census, he was (age 50) with his third wife in Guthrie County, IA; on the 1910 census, he was (age 62) with his third wife in Guthrie County, IA; on the 1920 census, he was (age 73) with his third wife in Guthrie County, IA
note:

* Generation V *
   Frederick Vivian
(child of Alonzo W. Burrhus and Flora M. Dake)
born: (December 22, 1891) in Coon Rapids, Carroll County, IA
married: Myrtle Mary Brutsché (about 1913) in IA?
children: Frederick Vivian Jr,
Donald Vincent [Bertice Esther Posey], Lawrence C., Paul, Ruth, Francis
died: (February 28, 1963) in Mission, Hidalgo County, TX
buried:
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Mission, Hidalgo County, TX
census: On the 1900 census, he was (age 8) with his parents in Guthrie County, IA; on the 1910 census, he was (age 18) with his parents in Guthrie County, IA; on the 1920 census, he was (age 28) with his wife in Hidalgo County, TX; on the 1930 census, he was (age 36) with his wife in Hidalgo County, TX; on the 1940 census, he was (age 47) with his wife in Hidalgo County, TX
note:

* Generation VI *
   Frederick Vivian Jr
(children of Frederick Vivian Burrhus and Myrtle Mary Brutsché)
born: (August 17, 1917) in Hidalgo County, TX
married: no
children: no
died: (April 25, 1918) in Hidalgo County,TX
buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Mission, Hidalgo County, TX
census: He does not appear on any census record because his birth and death occurred between census years.
note:
   Donald Vincent born: (November 9, 1913) in Guthrie, IA
married:
Bertice Esther Posey (about 1935) in TX
children: Thomas Eugene [Barbara Jean Cupit] [Curry], Ernest R. [Geri _?_], Posey Ann [Joe Ross Able]
died: (November 2, 2001) in Center Point, Kerr County, TX
buried: in TX
census: On the 1920 census, he was (age 6) with his parents in Hidalgo County, TX; on the 1930 census, he was (age 16) with his parents in Hidalgo County, TX; on the 1940 census, he was (age 25) with his wife in Hidalgo County, TX
note:
   Lawrence C. born: (about 1916) in IA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1920 census, he was (age 4) with his parents in Hidalgo County, TX; on the 1930 census, he was (age 14) with his parents in Hidalgo County, TX
note:
   Paul born: (about 1922) in Hidalgo County, TX
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1930 census, he was (age 8) with his parents in Hidalgo County, TX
note:
   Ruth born: (about 1924) in Hidalgo County, TX
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1930 census, she was (age 6) with her parents in Hidalgo County, TX
note:
   Francis born: (about 1927) in Hidalgo County, TX
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1930 census, he was (age 3) with his parents in Hidalgo County, TX
note:

* Generation VII *
   Thomas Eugene
(children of Donald Vincent Burrhus and Bertice Esther Posey)

born: (March 23, 1936) in TX
married: (a) Barbara Jean Cupit ( ) in TX
               (b) _?_ Curry ( ) in TX
children: (a) Dennis Ray, Tammie Kay [Sharp]
               (b)
died: (October 3, 1971) in Portland, San Patricio County, TX
buried: Valley Memorial Gardens, McAllen, Hidalgo County, TX
census: On the 1940 census, he was (age 4) with his parents in Hidalgo County, TX;
note: He was divorced (1968) from Barbara Jean Cupit in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX.

   Ernest R. born: (about 1937) in TX
married: Geri _?_ ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1940 census, he was (age 3) with his parents in Hidalgo County, TX;
note:
   Posey Ann born: (November 7, 1942) in TX
married: Joe Ross Able (October 14, 1961) in TX
children: Joann [Castro], Shiela K. [Ochoa], Karen Sue []
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note: The headstone for Posey Ann and her husband are ready for the dates to be added. It is located in the Melvin Cemetery, Melvin, McCulloch County, TX

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