Husband: Joseph Burger
Father: Henry Burger [R507]
Mother: Ann (Warner) Burger [R507]
Born: 1798, in Botetourt County Va.
Died: 2/24/1886

Wife: Martha (Patsy) (Sitlington Crawford) Burger
Father: Nathan Crawford [R506]
Mother: Jean (Sitlington) Crawford [R506]
Born: 2/29/1796, near Old Millboro
Died: 8/6/1878, aged 82, of “general debility” [S056]

Married: 2/1825

William Crawford Burger [R500], 3/17/1826-6/8/1910
David Warner Burger [R517], 5/1/1827-1/14/1890, m. Priscilla
    Hepler, 6 children?
Mary Ann Burger, 1830-12/12/1916, buried in new Windy Cove
Samuel Crawford Burger, 9/28/1832-4/19/1895. Did not marry.
    Buried in the Burger Cemetery (see [R500])

(1996) Joseph Burger was a Justice of the Peace; Martha Burger was a communicant of the Windy Cove Church in 1833. [S109] includes a lock of Martha’s hair, curly brown streaked with gray. From 1829 until they died, Joseph and Martha Burger lived in the house shown in Fig. R505a. It was deeded to them in that year by Martha’s brother William Crawford [R506]. The house was built about 1786, of logs, and later weatherboarded. (Or the front of it was. I have seen the set of photographs of the house taken by R. G. Wood for the WPA report on the house [S044], and while the front looked neat, the rear of the building still consisted of squared logs.) The house stood immediately NE of where Rte. 39 crosses the Cowpasture River, but it is gone now. Emma Sue Snider [S076] showed me where it was; now the site is occupied by a plain, one-story modern brick house. About 1833 Joseph held 122 acres of land on the Cowpasture River [S137].

In the Civil War sons Samuel Crawford Burger and David Warner Burger served as Privates in Company G of the 11th Virginia Cavalry. Samuel (28) enlisted 5/14/1861 at Warm Springs Va.; the one record for him in the National Archives [S088] shows him present at muster 1/2/1863.

In 1890 the Burgers’ house passed to their daughter Mary Ann, who left it in her will to a Laura V. Kenny. Emma Sue said there is a family cemetery ~100 feet behind the house site, but we weren’t able to find it. She later learned there are no surviving stones, but the cemetery site can still be recognized because ancient yuccas, which were planted as funerary ornamentation (see Fig. R022c), still grow there.

Sources: [S004, S005, S025, S044, S048, S049, S056, S082, S109]