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Benjamin Franklin Burgess

Male 1818 - 1919  (101 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin Burgess 
    Born 6 Sep 1818  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 03D1664545B746579295118F154B27A0065F 
    Died 5 Oct 1919  Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1

    • 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.
    Person ID I134654  Burgess
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2012 

    Father Benjamin Burgess,   b. 26 Aug 1778, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1864, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mary Swift,   b. 2 Sep 1782, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1861  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1804  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F48689  Group Sheet

    Family Cordelia Williams Ellis,   b. 3 Jul 1821, Raynham, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1876, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1839  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Franklin S. Burgess,   b. 27 Aug 1840, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1880, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Thomas Burgess,   b. 22 Feb 1842, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1912, Pau, , Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. George Abner Burgess,   b. 17 Oct 1844, , , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1845, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Benjamin Burgess,   b. 11 Jul 1846, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1846, , , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Edward Burgess,   b. 30 Jun 1848, West Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1891, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +6. Walter Burgess, (Twin),   b. 24 May 1851, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1931  (Age 80 years)
    +7. Arthur Burgess, (Twin),   b. 24 May 1851, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Sidney Williams Burgess,   b. 25 Apr 1854, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1914, Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     9. Edith Burgess,   b. 4 Jan 1859, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1936, Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F52668  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Sep 1818 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Oct 1839 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Oct 1919 - Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S139] Burgess Genealogy - Hiam, Katharine W. Hiam, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), Lee Drew library., 374 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S15] Burgess Genealogy, Ebenezer Burgess, (Boston : Press of T.R. Marvin & Son, 1865), Lee Drew library., 43 (Reliability: 3).