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Nathaniel BURRUS
Rebecca A. MASSIE
Mary C. BULLOCK
Husband:  Nathaniel BURRUS
Birth:  20 Nov 1790, Louisa Co., VA
Death:  1870, Todd Co., KY
Occupation:  farmer, surveyor
Father:  Roger Tandy BURRUS
Mother:  Cynthia MILLS
Marriage-1:  9 Mar 1812, Louisa Co., VA
Wife-1:  Rebecca A. MASSIE
Birth:  bef. 1795
Death:  prob. bef. 19 Jun 1814
Occupation:  homemaker

Nathaniel's next-to-youngest sister, born 19 Jun 1814, was given the name Rebecca Massie BURRUS.  Almost certainly, that name was chosen because Rebecca (MASSIE) BURRUS had recently died, probably giving birth to Joseph (or her next child, who also died).

Marriage-2:  18 Feb 1817, Louisa Co., VA
Wife:  Mary C. "Polly" BULLOCK
Birth:  1792/3, VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Child with Rebecca MASSIE born in Louisa Co., VA:
1.  Joseph Mills BURRUS, b. 1813
Children with Mary C. BULLOCK born in Todd Co., KY:
There should be several earlier children.
2.  (Son A) BURRUS, b. 1820-25
3.  (Daughter A) BURRUS, b. 1825-30
4.  (Daughter B) BURRUS, b. 1825-30
5.  Caroline BURRUS, b. 1829/30
6.  Mary BURRUS, b. 1832/3
7.  Ann BURRUS, b. 1833/4
Others in Household born in KY:
.  Louza?/Louisa? MASSIE, b. 1834/5
.  Edward N. MASSIE, b. 1837/8


Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  KY, NC, TN, VA, WV Marriages.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Burrus, Nathaniel Massie, Rebecca Mar  9, 1812 Louisa Co., VA
Burrus, Nathaniel Bullock, Polly Feb 18, 1817 Louisa Co., VA

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):
1820 Burris, Nathaniel KY Todd Co. p. 126
On the same page with his father, Roger; they are the only BURRUS households in the county.

3.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):
1830 Burrus, Nathaniel KY Todd Co. p. 370

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13-14 of 72 mis-indexed as being in "Todd City" because the "Cty" in "Todd Cty" was misread as "City" [there's no such place as Todd City]; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Todd Co. p. 7 | pp. 244B-245A Ln. 14 Burrus Nathaniel 000 100 100 - 023 000 100 521000-201210 0700000
These data indicate:laves
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 15-19 1820-1825 = Son A
1 white male 40-49 1790-1800 = Nathaniel (b. 1790)
2 white females 5-9 1830-1835 = Ann (b. 1833/4)
= Mary (b. 1832/3)
3 white females 10-14 1825-1830 = Caroline (b. 1829/30)
= Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 white female 40-49 1790-1800 = Mary (b. 1792/3)
5 male slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ? ? ? ?
2 male slaves 10-23 1816-1830 = ? ?
1 male slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ?
2 female slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ?
1 female slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ?
2 female slaves 36-54 1785-1804 = ? ?
1 female slave 55-99 1740-1784 = ?
7 persons employed in agriculture

5.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #90 of 100):  District No. 1, Todd Co., KY, p. 239B, 643/648, enumerated 7 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Nathl Burrus 59 m Farmer & Surveyor 2660 Va
Mary C 57 f     "
Caroline 20 f     Ky
Mary 17 f     "
Ann 16 f     "
Louza? Massie 15 f     "
Edward N 12 m     "
Living next door to widowed sister-in-law, Nancy (DANIEL) BURRUS

5a.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1810-1813.   (Self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY).  Not found.  Nathaniel's father, Roger BURRUS, appears in 1813; he is the only BURRUS in the book and only that year.

5b.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1814-1818.   (Self-published.  This book is out of print.  I do not have a copy.  If you have one to sell, please contact me.)

5c.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1819-1823.   (Self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY).
Pg. in
Willhite
Year First
Name
Last 
Name
A B C D Acres Watercourse
7 1819 Nathaniel Burrus 1   1   400 S F
  1820-23                
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males 21 or over; B = Blacks over 16; C = Total Blacks; D = Horses
Abbreviations:  S F = Sinking Fork of the Little River
Nathaniel and his father, Roger BURRUS, are the only BURRUS records in the county and only in 1819.  As expected, he drops off the Christian Co. tax roll when Todd Co. is formed in 1820.

6.  Todd County, Kentucky, Deed Books K-M, 1836-40.  LDS Microfilm No. 355909 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen, 21 Mar 2001).
Indenture between Nathaniel BURRUS and Nancy BURRUS dated 7 Jun 1837. 
Manumission of Mulatto Slave, Billie by Nathaniel BURRUS dated 9 Jul 1838.

7.  Messages in the Burrus Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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