John Burks (1780-1856) and Margaret Springate (1783-1860)


John Burks and Margaret Springate were born in Virginia.  They married in Mercer County, Kentucky, in 1803 (it was Margaret's second marriage), and they died in Monroe County, Indiana.


John's parents: unknown

Margaret's parents: William Springate (1752-1802) and Catherine McCibbon (1755-1810)


Children of John and Margaret:


US Census records:

  • 1860, Van Buren Township, Monroe County, Indiana; Margaret is listed in the household of her son Floyd.


Margaret's first marriage was to James Lyons, Sr., in Mercer County, Kentucky, in 1796.  Their children were George Lyons (1796-?), Rhoda Lyons (1798-1877), and James Lyons, Jr., (1800-?).  Presumably, James Sr. died about 1801, and Margaret was a widow when she married John Burks.

In 1800, John's brother Edmund Burks married Elizabeth Everly in Mercer County, Kentucky. John is listed as a witness along with Benjamin Rice.

The families of John Burks, Edmund Burks, and Benjamin Rice migrated from Kentucky to Monroe County, Indiana, in 1826, settling in the Richland area west of Bloomington, Indiana. John is buried in the Richland Church Cemetery.