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The following is from Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by William Wade Hinshaw. "Jonathan, of So. Fork Mtg, (complained of marriage out of unity 6mo. 1770) disowned for same 29-9-1770; his ack acc and he reinstated and his children, Moses, Solomon and Eleanor, recrq (received by request) 28-5-1785 "
Could this be a relative?

Union County, SC Deed Abstracts, B, 248-250: Moses Winters sells his land grant December 29, 1778, which adjoints Joseph Burson on Buffalow Creek, "not 5 feet Broad nor one Deep" Witnessed by Jonathan Burson, recorded September 8 1789

In 1784, November 1st in Union County, South Carolina, Jonathan Burson was one of four buyers purchasing the Thomas Green Estate. (Ref. "Abstracts of Old 96th and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds" by Young, p 124) It is quite likely that Jonathan's wife, Nancy, was the daughter of this Thomas Green.

After the American Revolution, the Burson men took advantage of the land bounty in Georgia for veterans of the conflict. Jonathan and Isaac received Privateer grants of two hundred acres in Wilkes County, Georgia dated July 29, 1785.

Gone to Georgia, by William C Stewart, Special Publication of the National Genealogical Society, Number 30, 1965, p 65, entry #276: Jonathan a witness, June 20, 1786 in Wilkes County, Georgia.

1790 Tax Records of Burke County list Jonathan.

Wilkes County, Georgia, Tax Records 1785-1805, compiled Frank Hudson, 1996, p 239-2401: 1790 Capt Neil's and Abbott's District, entry #101 Jonathan Burson, 300 ac 3rd
p 543: 1793 Capt Neel's District, entry #56 Jonathan Burson, 500ac 3rd

Warren, GA Deed Book A-359
December 13, 1791 Moses Hill to Jonathan Burson, Moses Hill and Hannah his wife, for 50pds, land in Wilkes County (now Warren), adj John Dunaway, Ducks, J Few, McCarde. s/Moses Hill, Hannah Hill. w/ Alexander McDougal, John Smith

Jonathan is listed on tax records in 1793 (p 285) and 1794 (p 185) Capt. David Neals District Warren County Georgia, 500 acres, Whites Creek, joins Williams and c

Early American Series, Early Georgia 1733-1819, Ronald Vern Jackson, Accelerated Indexing Systems, Salt Lake City, 1981, p 72, Burson, Jonathan, Warren Co, Neals District, Tax list 1794

An Index to Georgia Tax Digests, The Reprint Company, 1986, Vol 1, p 12, Jonathan Burson on Warren County, Georgia in 1798; Vol 2, p 12, lists Jonathan in Warren County, Wilson District in 1801 and in Warren County Neal District also in 1801;

Some Georgia County Records, Vol 9, compiled and edited by Edward E Van Schaich, Jr, 1997, Southern Historical Press, p 192, "from Warren Co, GA Deed Book C 1800-1813, p 15-16, June 7, 1800 Robert Staford on Warren Co, GA to Jonathan Burson of same place for $14, 2 acres on White's Creek, reg: Sept 9, 1800

Administration of Estates Warren County, Georgia 1799-1807, p 13, April 14, 1801, Nancy Burson and Isaac Burson applied for Letters of Administration on the Estate of Jonathan Burson. Securities John English and Michel Cody.

Book of Administrations 1795-1809, page 60 , "an account of Warren County, GA on 11th August 1801" where Nancy, wife of deceased Jonathan, and son, Isaac Burson, were sworn in as administrators of Jonathan Burson's estate with John English and Michael Cody on the bond.

Warren Co, GA, 1793-1900, Genealogy II, Daniel Nathan Crumpton, p 323: Record of Inventories Appraisements and Amounts of Sales 1794-1808, November 9, 1801, Jonathan Burson (deceased), says p 89 with a footnote that the pages mixed up

Some information for this family page according to Montez Jones, author of The Bursons Who Came South, was taken from Warren Co. GA Court of Ordinary Returns Book, 1826-1841, pages 296-297

Jonathan died intestate.

Estate of Jonathan Burson, 11 Aug 1801
Nancy Burson & Isaac Burson, Administrators
John English & Michael Cody, Bondsmen
Recorded 18 Feb 1808
(Source: Deed Book A, Page 42, Warren County Courthouse, Warrenton, Georgia)

State of Georgia, Warren County

Know all men by these presents that we, Nancy Burson & Isaac Burson, Adm., John English, Michael Cody, are held and firmly bound unto the Honorable Court of Ordinary in the sum of Three Thousand dollars, for the true payment of which, we bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors and Administrators, as witness our hands and seals this 11th day of August 1801.

The condition of this obligation is such, that if the above bounded, Nancy & Isaac Burson, Administrators of the goods, chattels and credits of Jonathan Burson, Deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the Deceased which have, or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the said Nancy & Isaac Burson, or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for them, and the same so made, do Exhibit into the Court of Ordinary when they shall be thereunto required, and such goods, chattels and credits, do well and truly administer according to Law, and do make a just and true account of his actings and doings therein when required by the said Court; and all the rest of the said goods, chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the account of the said Administration, the same being first allowed by the said Count, shall deliver and pay unto such persons respectfully as are entitled to the same by Law, and if it shall hereafter appear, that any last Will & Testament was made by the said Deceased and the same be proved in Court, and the Executors obtain a certificate of the probate thereof, and the said Nancy and Isaac Burson, do in such case, if required, render and deliver up the said Letters of Administration, then this obligation to be void, or else remain in full force and virtue.

Witness Nancy & Isaac Burson (seal)
Septimus Weatherby John English (seal)
Michael Cody (seal)

Recorded this 18th day of February 1808
J. Tucker, Clerk

Transcribed from Book A, page 60
15th April 1853

Transcribed by Margaret Monthan, October 2005


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