John Reyburn Burke

Full Name: John Reyburn Burke
Other surnames: Burk
Date of birth: 1794
Date of death: January 22, 1855

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Nov 7, 1853 - Jan 22, 1855 5th     Burkeville / Newton   Jasper, Newton, Sabine

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 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. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • BURKE, JOHN R. (1792-1855). "Born either in Liverpool, England, during 1792 or in Virginia during 1797," died 1855. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • 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. FamilySearch.
  • 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.
  • Mentioned in BURKEVILLE, TEXAS. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Historical markers at the original site of Burkeville Methodist Church and Colonel John R. Burke Home Site, Newton County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission). Burkeville Methodist Church Colonel John R. Burke Home Site

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
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