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Richard Burress log book 1830's


Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi

Indexed by: Vicki Burress Roach


(This was one of the most difficult documents I have ever attempted to index. I am sure I have made many mistakes. Vicki )
 

Around July, 1830 Richard Burress opened a shop in Old Tish. Co. He recorded all items purchased and brought from Lagrange, Alabama to begin his shop. Later it appears an inn was added. In August a man named Bob was hired as stocker for a five month period at $5.00. This Burress line was from Lawrence Co., AL.

This book was found intact in the Corinth courthouse attic by the Alcorn Co. Genealogical Society during a cleaning project. It is the oldest existing records for Old Tish. Co.

(The information in this shop ledger shows who had accounts, what service was provided, amount and date charged, when paid, etc. The back of the ledger book was used to note some miscellaneous information.)

Surnames of all people mentioned: Page numbers: Since this information is difficult to transcribe and some accounts are quite lengthy, please do not request lookups. I will gladly send you a photocopy of the page(s) for a fee upon request.

After I indexed this, I decided to use full names. All names in the ledger did not have a first name. Many are Mr. Jones or Mrs. Smith, etc. If you see several same surnames, only the first entry has the page numbers. The following same names go with the page numbers.

INTERESTING FACTS FROM THIS LEDGER.

Price of materials purchased by Richard Burruss in 1830 to open his shop.

  • 512 pounds of iron @5 cents=$28.16

  • 1 chisel=50 cents

  • Cash paid Thomas Spicer for wagoning materials from South Florence (Alabama)=$3.06 .

  • 2 aprons for smith=$2.25

  • 26 lbs. Blistered steel @ 9 cents=$3.25

  • 370 bushels coal=$14.80

    Charges by customers.

  • Oct. 25, 1830 Capt. Samuel Young purchased 1 pair new shoes for horse for 80 cents.

  • March 1, 1831 Capt. Samuel Young paid $1.00 for shoeing horse all around.

  • Nov. 1, 1830 Mrs. Mary Viser paid 50 cents to shoeing horse all around old shoes.

  • Aug. 14, 1830 Rev. John C. Burruss paid 12 cents for mending 1 bridle bit.

  • Aug. 14, 1830 Adamson T. Shaw paid 25 cents to have 1 pair shoes removed.

  • Nov. 1, 1830 Adamson T. Shaw paid $20.00 for ironing new wagon wheels and runing (sic) work complete.

  • Dec. 2, 1830 Robert Walton paid 12 cents for 2 pieces iron for saddle.

  • Feb. 5, 1833 M.S. Mullens paid 25 cents for composition.

  • Aug. 24, 1830 James Roby paid $5.80 for 58 lbs. Bacon at 10 cents @ pound.

  • Dec. 29, 1830 James Roby paid $1.25 for bushel of corn.

  • Oct. 1, 1830 Claibourn W. Saunders paid 25 cents for 1 dozen cart tire nails.
     

    By 1832 people are charging drinks, lodging, meals, keeping horse. It appears Richard Burruss had added an inn to his blacksmith shop.

  • John L. McRae paid 50 cents to horse feed.

  • Sept. 27, 1833 Humphrey B. Sale paid 62 cents for a twist of tobacco.

    In 1833 it appears each meal was 25 cents. Meals were charged as "breakfast, dinner, and supper".

  • Nov. 11, 1833 John Dial paid $1.50 for leather for 2 pair shoes.

  • Aug. 28, 1833 John Dial paid $37.50 for 1 sadle (sic), 1 bridle. $2.60 was charged for 1 blanket, 12-2 lbs. Tobacco B/ and 1 pencil.
     

  • Rev. John Burress in the log book was a brother to Richard Burress.  Richard A. Burress was born ca 1786 in Maryland.  His wife was Sarah F. Unknown, born ca 1797 in Virginia.  They were in Scott Co., Arkansas by 1860.  A broken tombstone in Scott County cemetery reads, "Sarah Burrus, wife of Richard, died Nov. 20, 1862, age about 60 years."

  • Richard and Sarah had a son, John C., born ca 1826 in Alabama.  John married Catherine "Kate" Houston who was born ca 1833 in Alabama.  They married in Lawrence Co., Alabama on Aug. 19, 1852 and John was sheriff there for one term in the early 1850's

  • In 1850 the Richard Burress family was listed in Franklin Co., Alabama.  He is believed to have died by 1870.

  • There is a marriage license in Lawrence Co., Alabama for a Richard Burriss and Sarah Linthium dated Jan., 1830.

  • The book "Early Settlers of Alabama" has this to say on page 72, "Mr. John C. Burruss, son of Richard Burruss, is said to have been one of the best officers Lawrence County ever had.  He was elected in 1851 and served a full term very acceptably to the people, and honorably and profitably to himself.  He married Kate, a sister of Samuel D. and John H. Houston.  She was a most excellent lady, highly endowed by nature and education, and a great favorite among her acquaintances.  When I come to speak of the Burruss and Houston families I shall give an account of the ancestry of Mr. Burruss and his wife."


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  • Aldridge Robert 75, 73, 84

  • Alexander 43

  • Atwood Thomas 62

  • Ausbrook Lunce 48-1
    -B-

  • Bailey John W. 10, 2

  • Banks J.M. 27

  • Barlow 65

  • Bell Wm. 5

  • Bernett 11, 18

  • Bird Wm. Sr. 2, 11

  • Blackburn 16

  • Blackwell Josiah 41

  • Blacker Abner 56

  • Blocker William 72

  • Boddie 96

  • Bonds 88, 23, 96, 87, 47, 37, 50, 51, 53, 92, 94, 59, 83, 80, 24, 35, 29, 75

  • Bonds M.E., Jacinto MS  (see Bonds page numbers) 

  • Bonds W.W., Jacinto MS  (see Bonds page numbers)

  • Bonds R.E., Leighton AL  (see Bonds page numbers)

  • Bonds Jas. W.  (see Bonds page numbers)

  • Bonds William C.  (see Bonds page numbers)

  • Boon S. 94

  • Booth Harper 33

  • Bracken John 27

  • Browne 68

  • Brownigg Edwin 34

  • Browning Edwin 34

  • Brownkigg Edmond 62

  • Burgster 45

  • Burnet B.C. 45

  • Burriss 84

  • Burruss 34, 9, 1, 29, 9, 5, 2, 7, 27, 19, 91, 61, 96, 26, 95, 16, 24

  • Burruss Richard  (see Burruss page numbers) 

  • Burruss John C. Rev.  (see Burruss page numbers)

  • Burruss George, Esquire LaGrange AL  (see Burruss page numbers)

  • Burton Robert 37

  • Burton Dr. 37

  • Butler Mary H. Mrs. 17, 2

  • Bynum 87
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  • Carpenter Robert 20

  • Caruthers 2, 6

  • Cary 80

  • Chiller A. 68

  • Chilles A. 68

  • Clark William 53

  • Clemmons A. 88

  • Clemons 73, 77

  • Cobb Henry 60

  • Cockburn Col. 42

  • Coopward Thomas 61

  • Couch Drury? 69

  • Cummins Charles J. 2, 22

  • Cusack J?.C. 39
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  • Davis John 39, 80

  • Days H. 94

  • Dean 24, 80, 23, 82

  • Dean Joseph B.  (see Dean page numbers) 

  • Dean S.W.  (see Dean page numbers) 

  • Dearing William 18, 2, 21

  • Degrafferied A. 37

  • Degrafinread M. 55

  • Dial John 59, 73

  • Dillahunty 2, 17, 15

  • Dillahunty Maj. John  (see Dillahunty page numbers)

  • Dillahunty Harvey  (see Dillahunty page numbers)

  • Dobbins James, Jacinto MS 94

  • Doulin 86

  • Duncan W.L., sheriff 24, 35, 50, 88
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  • Edmondson Albert G. 79, 50

  • Eliotte 54

  • Elliott Edmond 54, 5, 9

  • Ethridge 40
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  • Fennen Robbert 50

  • Fenner Robbert 50

  • Ferrin Mr. 5

  • Fett 52

  • Findlay Hugh 1

  • Fitzgerald Rev. Freeman 16, 19

  • Florance Mrs. Solley 22

  • Foit Morroor? 41

  • Fort Morroor? 41, 58

  • Fox John B. 81, 66, 49

  • Frazier 2, 20, 4, 79

  • Frazier George  (see Frazier page numbers)

  • Frazier James  (see Frazier page numbers) 
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  • Garrett 2, 37, 11

  • Garrett John  (see Garrett page numbers)

  • Garrett William  (see Garrett page numbers)

  • Garvin H.A. 96, 52

  • Gater Maj. Forest 18

  • Gaters 16

  • Gates 18

  • Gibbs S.O., former sheriff 82, 88, 76, 35

  • Gibbs Stephen O.  (see above)

  • Gibson 74

  • Ginins William 77

  • Ginnings John 92

  • Glass James 32

  • Gldridge 75

  • Gordan William 42, 84, 4

  • Gordon William 48

  • Grag 84

  • Gragg John 2, 12, 26

  • Grason Dan'l 38, 46

  • Grayson Morton 83, 46, 92

  • Grayson Daniel

  • Grimes 74
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  • Hagg Elia 91, 48-2

  • Hairs Joseph 3

  • Hall 1, 89, 5, 3

  • Hall David  (see Hall page numbers)

  • Hall Richard (see Hall page numbers)

  • Harper Wilkins W. 14, 2

  • Harris John 37

  • Hart 96

  • Harvile Jas. W. 94

  • Harvill Jas. W. 94

  • Hensley Jas. 94

  • Herrald 37

  • Hill 23

  • Hodges John W. 93, 74

  • Hogan Dr. 42

  • Hogg Elia 87, 48-2

  • Hogue S.S. 88, 23

  • Hollingsworth 54

  • Hovis 23

  • Huff Wm. H. 91
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  • Inge 75 -J-

  • Johnson 54, 84

  • Johnson Elbert  (see Johnson page numbers) 

  • Johnson A.M.  (see Johnson page numbers) 

  • Johnson A.L.  (see Johnson page numbers) 

  • Johnson E.P.M., Leighton AL  (see Johnson page numbers)

  • Johnson Jas. W.  (see Johnson page numbers) 

  • Jones 53, 81

  • Jones Henry  (see Jones page numbers) 

  • Jones A.  (see Jones page numbers)
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  • Kapper 85

  • Kilbourn M?.A. 2

  • Kilmble 59

  • Kimble Franklin H. 44

  • King 78, 68, 55, 63, 46

  • King Willis A.  (see King page numbers) 

  • King Joseph  (see King page numbers) 

  • Kinkle Caruthers J. 2, 6

  • Kirkman 16
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  • Laire James H. 62

  • Lane 89, 48-3

  • Lane James?  (see Lane page numbers)

  • Lane Nathan  (see Lane page numbers) 

  • Leigh 54, 37, 22, 48-3

  • Leigh R.H. (see Leigh page numbers)

  • Leigh Richard  (see Leigh page numbers)

  • Leigh John, Gainsville  (see Leigh page numbers)

  • Liegh John W. 48-3

  • Looney David 31
    -M-

  • Malone Nath'l? 41

  • Mauldin 85, 86 39

  • Mauldin Capt. L. (see Mauldin page numbers)

  • Mauldin Maj. L. (see Mauldin page numbers)

  • Maxwell Harrison 48-3, 43

  • McCannon Charles 67

  • McCloon Browne O. 68

  • McDowell 68, 61

  • McDowell John  (see McDowell page numbers)

  • McDowell William (see McDowell page numbers)

  • McKewmon Charles B. 51

  • McKiman Charles 75

  • McRae 36

  • McWilliams Artor? 82

  • Meredith Sam'l 45

  • Meridith Sam'l 36

  • Miller Hugh R., Presiding Judge 7th Dist. 22

  • Mires 82, 79

  • Mires John (see Mires page numbers)

  • Mires Wm.?  (see Mires page numbers)

  • Moore 58, 94, 90

  • Moore H. (see Moore page numbers)

  • Moore N.? (see Moore page numbers)

  • Mosley William A. 72, 4

  • Mullens M.S. 8

  • Mullins James 2, 40, 8

  • Murphey Robert L. 60
    -N-

  • Naphem Dr. J.T.? 48-2

  • Napier 87, 83

  • Napper J.S. 76, 85

  • Neloms Jeremiah 78

  • Newel 50, 48-1

  • Newel Col. (see Newel page numbers) 

  • Newel William E.  (see Newel page numbers)
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  • Oldridge 73

  • Olston 80
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  • Parham John 37, 38

  • Parker 96

  • Payne Wm. W. 35, 80

  • Peel 88

  • Peeters Samuel 44

  • Penn James School 21

  • Peters 19, 13, 42, 2, 47, 74

  • Peters Capt. Samuel  (see Peters page numbers)

  • Peters Lemuel  (see Peters page numbers)

  • Peters Dr. John  (see Peters page numbers) 

  • Peters J.S.  (see Peters page numbers) 

  • Peters Thomas  (see Peters page numbers)

  • Petit Hugh 64

  • Phellem 89

  • Phrazior George 79

  • Plumpton 66

  • Pope Thomas 46, 64

  • Price 40

  • Proute 38

  • Pullen James 30

  • Puller James 30
    -R-

  • Raffe Lewis 47

  • Raffle Lewis 47

  • Rainey Henry 39

  • Ramy Henry 39

  • Reeves John, Clerk 22

  • Rice Wm. B. 82, 63

  • Rives B.C. 88

  • Roby James 16, 9

  • Roe 16

  • Ross 53

  • Rosser 16

  • Rossir David 53

  • Rout 74

  • Russell Robert 35
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  • Sale 38, 96, 35

  • Sale Hugh  (see Sale page numbers) 

  • Sale Humphrey B. (see Sale page numbers) 

  • Saltzer John 69

  • Saulcer 51

  • Saulder 41

  • Saunders 10, 48-2, 36, 39, 28, 2

  • Saunders Claiborne W.  (see Saunders page numbers) 

  • Saunders Turner   (see Saunders page numbers) 

  • Scott John W. 52

  • Shaw Adamson T. 7, 2

  • Sledge 96

  • Smith 45, 41, 92, 2, 24, 58, 85, 11, 24, 16

  • Smith Jacob  (see Smith page numbers)

  • Smith Jno. B.  (see Smith page numbers)

  • Smith W.B.  (see Smith page numbers)

  • Smith E.  (see Smith page numbers) 

  • Smith B.A.  (see Smith page numbers) 

  • Smith S.M.  (see Smith page numbers) 

  • Smith Homer V.?  (see Smith page numbers) 

  • Spicer Thomas 5, 1

  • Steelman Joshua 16, 7

  • Stephens Robert 35

  • Stetson 39

  • Stout 84
    -T-

  • Tailor F.H.J. 67

  • Tanes 60

  • Tart James B. 61, 65

  • Tenison Uriah? 90

  • Thompson 41, 88

  • Thompson Allen  (see Thompson page numbers) 

  • Thompson Wilson   (see Thompson page numbers) 

  • Threadkill Stephen 44

  • Tollerson 88

  • Towns Maj. John S. 2, 15

  • Tucker 23

  • Turner 73
    -V-

  • Vinson John W. 90

  • Viser Mrs. Mary 4, 2
    -W-

  • Walker Abel 24

  • Wallis W.F.? 87

  • Walton 2, 16, 13, 8, 2, 29, 12

  • Walton Robert  (see Walton page numbers) 

  • Walton George, Jr.  (see Walton page numbers)

  • Walter George, Sr.  (see Walton page numbers)

  • Ward Jas. 54

  • Washington Dr. 36

  • Waters Mrs. 73, 59

  • Weatherford John 35

  • Weathers 88

  • Wetherford John 50

  • Wethers 88

  • White 40, 35, 57, 56

  • White F.O.H.  (see White page numbers)

  • White Nelson  (see White page numbers) 

  • White G.?  (see White page numbers)

  • Wilkinson 56

  • Williams 2, 48-1, 14, 72

  • Williams Dr. Gideon G.  (see Williams page numbers)

  • Williams G.G.  (see Williams page numbers) 

  • Willily John H. 67

  • Winter 63

  • Winters 38

  • Word Jas. 54

  • Wright 2, 19, 18

  • Wright Col. Daniel  (see Wright page numbers)

  • Wright John  (see Wright page numbers)

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  • Yong W.B. 63

  • Young 12, 69, 2, 3

  • Young Capt. Samuel  (see Young page numbers) 

  • Young Baldy   (see Young page numbers)

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