| 1818 - 1919|
||6 Sep 1818
||Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 
||5 Oct 1919
||Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts 
Benjamin Franklin Burgess of Brookline, Mass., a life member from 1869, died at Brookline October 5, 1909, aged ninety-one. He was born in Sandwich, Mass., September 6, 1818, the son of Benjamin and Mary (Swift) Burgess. His parents were natives of Sandwich, and he traced his ine through Benjamin, Elsha, and Zacheus to Thomas Burgess, who setttled in Sandwich about 1638.
Mr. Burgess was educated in the public schools, and when a young man became associated with his father in the foreign trade in Boston as a partner under the firm name of Benjamin Burgess and Son, dealers in West India goods, ship-owners, and importers. This firm was for many years one of the largest in its line of business in Boston. After a long and distinguished career as a merchant he retired from business, and resided in Brookline. He was an Episcopalian in religion and a member of Emmanuel Church in Boston.
He was married, October 3, 1839, to Cordelia Williams, daughter of Abner Ellis of Sandwich, and was the father of the following children: Franklin, Thomas, George, Abner, Benjamin, Edward, Walter, Arthur, Sidney W., and Edith. His son Edward Burgess, Harvard, 1871, was the celebrated naval architect, having designed three successful defender of the America's cup, besides many other craft.
||24 Oct 2012 |
||Benjamin Burgess, b. 26 Aug 1778, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts , d. 29 Jan 1864, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts |
||Mary Swift, b. 2 Sep 1782, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts , d. 29 Jan 1861 |
||3 Jun 1804
||Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
||Cordelia Williams Ellis, b. 3 Jul 1821, Raynham, Bristol, Massachusetts , d. 7 Dec 1876, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts |
||3 Oct 1839
||Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts 
| ||1. Franklin S. Burgess, b. 27 Aug 1840, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts , d. 8 Nov 1880, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts |
| ||2. Thomas Burgess, b. 22 Feb 1842, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts , d. 14 Feb 1912, Pau, , Aquitaine, France |
| ||3. George Abner Burgess, b. 17 Oct 1844, , , Massachusetts , d. 24 May 1845, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts |
| ||4. Benjamin Burgess, b. 11 Jul 1846, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts , d. 19 Sep 1846, , , Massachusetts |
|>||5. Edward Burgess, b. 30 Jun 1848, West Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts , d. 12 Jul 1891, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts |
|>||6. Walter Burgess, (Twin), b. 24 May 1851, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts , d. 4 Dec 1931|
|>||7. Arthur Burgess, (Twin), b. 24 May 1851, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts , d. Yes, date unknown|
|>||8. Sidney Williams Burgess, b. 25 Apr 1854, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts , d. 3 Apr 1914, Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts |
| ||9. Edith Burgess, b. 4 Jan 1859, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts , d. 10 Mar 1936, Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts |
||14 Apr 2009 |
- [S139] Burgess Genealogy - Hiam, Katharine W. Hiam, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), Lee Drew library., 374 (Reliability: 3).