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Re: John Burkhalter 1784 of Wilkes/Warren GA
Posted by: Meg Monthan (ID *****9199) Date: February 28, 2010 at 10:01:47
In Reply to: Re: John Burkhalter 1784 of Wilkes/Warren GA by Sarah Johnis of 680

Sarah, I'm happy to share what I have. Feel free to email me (see my reply above). Below is my transcription of John Sr.'s indenture of 1773. He actually had 7 sons, but the indenture doesn't mention Jesse, son of John Sr.'s second wife. The indenture was written in 1773, possibly when John Sr. was about to be remarried and he wanted to ensure the children of his first wife were provided for (not my original idea, but it makes sense to me). His 7th son Jesse was born about 1780, and John Sr. died in late 1783 or early 1784, when the indenture was recorded in Wilkes County, Georgia.

As for the DAR, I've successfully gotten John Jr. reinstated as a patriot because I found proof that he was granted land as a Revolutionary Soldier under the Act of 20 Aug 1781 (the land grant was approved on 15 Mar 1784, which was AFTER John Sr. died, since John Sr.'s indenture was recorded 28 Jan 1784). Unfortunately, John Sr. died before either land grants or pensions could be given to him. Since family lore says he fought with Elijah Clarke and the militia, we may never find records to prove John Sr.'s service to the DAR, which (rightly) requires strong evidence.

Unfortunately, I don't know much about Isaac's line, since I'm descended from his older brother John Jr.

Regards, Meg

Indenture of John Burkhalter, Sr.
Written 24 May 1773, Recorded 28 Jan 1784
Wilkes County (GA) Register of Probates, Wills and Administrations July 1783 to Oct 1784 Book B, page 8

Georgia Register folio (8), Wilkes County

This indenture made the twenty fourth day of May in the thirteenth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred seventy and three. To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come greeting. Know ye that I John Burkhalter of Wrights Borough Township Saint Pauls Parish and Province of Georgia Blacksmith for and in consideration of the love goodwill and affection which I have towards the natural heirs and children of my body viz, My sons Michael Burkhalter, John Burkhalter, Jacob Burkhalter, Joshua Burkhalter, Jeremiah Burkhalter, and Isaac Burkhalter and my daughters Mary Burkhalter and Barbara Burkhalter, have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant fully clearly and absolutely, give grant and convey unto my said heirs and beloved children as aforesaid, Michael Burkhalter, John Burkhalter, Jacob Burkhalter, Joshua Burkhalter, Jeremiah Burkhalter, and Isaac Burkhalter and my daughters Mary Burkhalter and Barbara Burkhalter, they their heirs and assigns forever all my personal and movable estate consisting of Negroes, cows horses, sheep, hogs and household effects together with all the right title interest claim and demands whatsoever which I now have or which any or either of my executors administrators or assigns hereafter have of to or in any way concerning in the said granted premises or any part or parts thereof. To have and to hold the said granted premises and all other appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining to them the said Michael Burkhalter, John Burkhalter, Jacob Burkhalter, Joshua Burkhalter, Jeremiah Burkhalter, and Isaac Burkhalter, Mary Burkhalter and Barbara Burkhalter, to them, their heirs and assigns forever. And that they shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably have hold use occupy and enjoy the herein mentioned granted or intended to be granted premises and every part thereof without any trouble molestation evacuation ejection interruption or denial of the said John Burkhalter or any other that may claim by or under him and that without any manner of consideration as the said John Burkhalter lawfully freely and absolutely of my own will and accord given granted and conveyed unto my said heirs and children as aforesaid.. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
       John Burkhalter (L.S.)

Signed and delivered                            
In the presence of
Greshem Woodall                            Recorded this 28th January 1784
Nicholas Mercer                                   Bernard Heard

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