Descendants of Thomas W. Burke
of County Mayo, Ireland

Irish Republican Flag 1790 - 1848

Generation #1

Thomas W. Burke of County Mayo, Ireland

Thomas W. Burke was born 1823 in County Mayo, Ireland. Nothing certain is known of his life in Ireland or his migration to America; however, a Thomas Burke is found in the 1850 New Orleans, Louisiana, Census. Thomas' arrival before 1850 is consistent with the mass migration from Ireland during the Great Famine (1845-1849).

Thomas married Mary Jane Lambright b. 1830 in Mississippi sometime in either 1850 or 1851 before the birth of Margaret, their first child. They and their first four children are found enumerated in the 1860 Franklin Co MS Census.

In about 1861, Thomas enlisted in the 7th Mississippi Infantry. Unfortunately, Thomas was killed in 1862 during the Kentucky Campaign with General Bragg. Thomas is buried in the Confederate section of Bardstown Cemetery in Bardstown KY.

Life would have been difficult after Thomas' death. Fortunately, Mary Jane and children found solace with the widower, William Case, from down the road. Of note, Mary Jane's and William's children would intermarry, causing the Case/Burke Family to be "double cousins."

1860 Federal Census: Franklin County, Mississippi
FN  LN   LAST  FIRST      AGE Sex Occup.    BIRTH        
524 515  Burke Thomas W.  37  M   Farmer    Mayo Ireland
               Mary       30  F   Domestic  Miss       
               Margaret    9  F             Miss       
               Dorcas      7  F             Miss       
               Catherine   3  F             Miss       
               Martin      1  M             Miss       
Thomas W. Burke (First_Last)
Regiment Name 7 Mississippi Infantry.
Side Confederate
Company E
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private

"This monument is erected in the memory of the 67 brave men buried here, who lost their lives in the service of the Confederate Government.

Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, Lest we forget
Marble tells not of their valor's worth, Nameless they rest in the earth
We care not whence they came, Dear in their lifeless clay,
Whether unknown or known to fame, Their cause and country still the same,
They died and wore the gray."

BURKE, Thomas W.; Co. E; 7 MISS Inf; CSA, 10/31/1862

1870 Federal Census, Lincoln County, Mississippi

36  37  Case   Wm. M.    45  M  W   Farmer      Miss
               M. J.     40  F  W   Keeping H.  Miss
               P. J.     20  M  W   Works Farm  Miss
               M. S.     18  F  W   At Home     Miss
               F. A.     18  F  W               Miss
               Allen     15  M  W               Miss
               Martin    13  M  W               Miss
               Warren    11  M  W               Miss
               Saphronia  9  F  W               Miss
               Mary L.    7  F  W               Miss
        Burke  M. D.     16  F  W   At Home     Miss
        Case   R. A.      4  M  W               Miss
               Isaac C.   2  M  W               Miss
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 W. M. CASE   Self   M   Male   W   57   MS   Farmer   VA   VA 
 M. J. CASE   Wife   M   Female   W   58   MS   Keeping House   ---   --- 
 Sophronia CASE   Dau   S   Female   W   18   MS      VA   MS 
 M. L. CASE   Dau   S   Female   W   17   MS      VA   MS 
 Rufus CASE   Son   S   Male   W   15   MS      VA   MS 
 Charley CASE   Son   S   Male   W   12   MS      VA   MS 
 Eudora CASE   Dau   S   Female   W   9   MS      VA   MS 
 T. M. BURKE   Other   S   Male   W   21   MS      IRE   MS 
 Roberta BURKE   Other   S   Female   W   19   MS      IRE   MS 


    Note: Daughters Margaret and Catherine married their step-brothers, Perry and Allen Case.

    1. Margaret Susannah Burke b. 1851 Franklin Co MS

    2. Mary Dorcas Burke

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Willis M. CALCOTE    Self   M   Male   W   37   MS   Farmer   MS  SC
 Mary CALCOTE  Wife   M   Female   W   25   MS   Keeping House   Ireland  MS
 William CALCOTE  Son  S   Male  W   14   MS      MS  MS 
 Mary E. CALCOTE  Dau   S   Female   W   13   MS      MS  MS 
 Laura CALCOTE  Dau  S   Female  W   11   MS      MS  MS 
 Mary D. CALCOTE  Dau  S   Female  W   9  MS      MS  MS 
 Luther CALCOTE  Son  S   Male  W   5   MS      MS  MS 
 Eliza  CALCOTE  Dau  S   Female  W   3  MS      MS  MS 

    3. Catherine Burke

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Allen CASE   Self   M   Male   W   25   MS   Farmer   MS   MS 
 Catherine CASE   Wife   M   Female   W   23   MS   Keeping House   MS   MS 

    4. Thomas Martin Burke

Burke, T. M. Mar 17, 1859/Jan 10, 1895 (6)
Burke, Mattie G. Feb 23, 1868/Jun 20, 1943 (6)

    5. Roberta Burke

Cole, Roberta Burke Jul 30, 1861/Jul 11, 1925 (9)

Generation #2


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