Samuel Clayton BURRES
Anna Maria McPHERSON

William Layfayette BURRES
(1846-1922)

 

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1. Rachel WICKHAM

William Layfayette BURRES 1

  • Born: 30 Dec 1846, Winchester, IN 2
  • Marriage (1): Rachel WICKHAM on 1 Oct 1879 in Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA 1
  • Died: 1922 at age 76 3
  • Buried: Hampton Cem, Hampton, Franklin Co, IA 3
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bullet  General Notes:

PHOTO: submitted by Marty Greenlief
(This photo was cropped from a photo labeled Winfield S. Wickham & "Burris". Since William Burres married Winfield S. Wickham's sister, it is assumed that the "Burris" named in the photo is William L. Burres.)

SELECTED PERSONS FROM US CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS, 1861-1865:
William L. Burres, Union, Indiana
134 Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)
134th Regiment Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)
Comp. F.; Private

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR REGIMENTS:
REGIMENT: 134th Infantry Regiment Indiana
Date of Organization: 25 May 1864
Muster Date: 2 Sep 1864
Regiment State: Indiana
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 134th
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 0
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 0
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 0
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 32
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Infantry INDIANA (100 DAYS)

One Hundred Days' Volunteers. -- Indiana's quota of 100 days' troops was eight regiments, numbering consecutively from the 132nd to the 139th, inclusive.

They were used largely for guard duty and in garrisoning necessary points, relieving veteran troops for active field work in the important campaigns of 1864. These troops were to perform such duty as might be required of them in any state, and were to be armed, subsisted, clothed and paid by the United States.

Upon reaching Nashville they were assigned to railroad guard duty along the lines of the Nashville & Chattanooga, Tennessee & Alabama, and Memphis & Charleston railroads. They were kept constantly engaged in this work until the latter part of Aug., 1864, serving beyond the time for which they had enlisted, keeping Sherman's lines of communication open for the transportation of supplies to his army.

One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Infantry. -- Col., James Gavin, Lieut.Col., George W. H. Riley; Maj., Wilson Morrow.

This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in May, 1864. Seven companies were recruited in the 4th and three in the 5th Congressional district. It was mustered in May 25 and left the state at once for Tennessee. It was mustered out in Aug. 1864. Strength, 950. Loss by death, 19.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 3, p. 186

Battles Fought by 134th IN Infantry: none listed

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR REGIMENTS:
REGIMENT: 147th Infantry Regiment Indiana
Date of Organization: 13 Mar 1865
Muster Date: 4 Aug 1865
Regiment State: Indiana
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 147th
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 0
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 0
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 0
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 44
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry INDIANA (1-YEAR)

One Hundred and Forty-seventh Infantry. -- Col., Milton Peden; Lieut.-Col., Theodore F. Colgrove; Maj., Joel J. Finney.

The 147th was organized at Indianapolis in March, 1865, and was composed of seven companies recruited in the 5th Congressional district, two from the 11th and one composed of detachments from Benton, Henry and Fayette counties.

It was mustered in March 13 and left the state for Harper's Ferry, Va., where it was attached to one of the provisional divisions of the Army of the Shenandoah. It was engaged on guard and garrison duty at various times at Stephenson's depot, Summit Point, Berryville, Harper's Ferry and Maryland heights until Aug. 4, 1865, when it was mustered out.

The original strength was 1,051; gain by recruits, 27; total, 1,078. Loss by death, 44; desertion, 63.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 3, p. 188

Battles fought by 147th IN Infantry: none recorded

1870 IA CENSUS, Hardin Co, Clay Twp, P. O. Eldora: William L. "Birres", 24, carpenter, $2100 real estate, b. IND. He was living with Arch McPherson and his wife Nancy. (Nancy was a sister of William's future wife Rachel.)

CIVIL WAR PENSION INDEX: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934:
William L. Burres, invalid - filed IA
A 147 Ind. Inf.
F 134 Ind. Inf.

MACPHERSON FAMILY - SOME OF THE DESCENDANTS OF ADAM MCPHERSON: William Burres owned a harness shop in Hampton, IA.

1920 IA CENSUS, Franklin Co, Hampton town, 221 Main St.: William L. "Burris", 73, wd, b. IN, owned home, not employed; dau. Edna B., 39, single, b. IA; son-in-law Hugh W. Kennedy, 27, b. IA, bookkeeper at elevator; wife Rachael A., 23, b. IA; son Hugh W. Kennedy, 2 6/12, b. IA; dau. Mary E. Kennedy, 1 1/12, b. IA.

CEMETERY RECORDS: Comp. A, 147 IN Inf. Civil War


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William married Rachel WICKHAM, daughter of Asahel Marvin "Acel" WICKHAM and Catherine Rebecca MILLSLAGLE, on 1 Oct 1879 in Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA.1 (Rachel WICKHAM was born on 11 Apr 1839 in Monroe Co, OH,1 died on 21 Jun 1912 in Hampton, Franklin Co, IA 1 and was buried in Hampton Cem, Hampton, Franklin Co, IA 3.)


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Sources


1 Obituary of Rachel Wickham Burres.

2 Elsie M. Cameron, MacPherson Family - Some of the Descendants of Adam McPherson.

3 Grave Records of Franklin Co, IA.


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