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John Reyburn Burke

Full Name: John Reyburn Burke
Other surnames: Burk
Birth date: 1794
Death date: January 22, 1855

Terms of Service

  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 1/22/1855

Biographical Notes and Resources

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 .

Other Resources

  • John Reyburn Burke, born 1794 in Virginia, died 1/22/1855 in Burkville, Newton County, Texas. Burke Family Tree. Ancestry.com .
  • 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 .
  • BURKE, JOHN R. (1792-1855). "Born either in Liverpool, England, during 1792 or in Virginia during 1797," died 1855. 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) . Colonel John R. Burke Home Site Burkeville Methodist Church

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