5th Legislature - Roll of Members, John R. Burk, age 57 (born circa 1796), native state Virginia, emigrated from Tennessee in 1845, farmer, postoffice Burkville, Newton County.
BURKE, JOHN R. (1792-1855). "Born either in Liverpool, England, during 1792 or in Virginia during 1797," died 1855.
Handbook of Texas Online.
John Reyburn Burke, born 1794 in Virginia, died 1/22/1855 in Burkville, Newton County, Texas. Burke Family Tree.
Census of 1850 - John R. Burk, Newton County, age 54, born circa 1796 in Virginia, merchant, living in household with Mary W. Burk.
John R. Burke (1797-1855), burial in Burkeville City Cemetery, Burkeville, Newton County. Grave marker inscription: "Town of Burkeville named for him, served in the Texas House of Representatives during the Fifth Legislature, 1853-1854."
Find a Grave.
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