According to the Revolutionary War Pension file, Burton Pride was born in Pennsylvania about 1758.
He married first SALLY BIZWELL OR BURWELL , second NANCY SUTTON ANDERSON and third MARY ELIZABETH HOUSTON having issue by each wife.
James Millwee of Great Bend, KS in his research has children of Burton Pride and Susan Bizwell:
1. Rebecca PRIDE b: Abt. 1781
2. Wilsey PRIDE b: Abt 1783
3. Thomas Burton PRIDE b: Abt. 1785
4. Eliza PRIDE b: Abt. 1788
5. Mary PRIDE b: Abt. 1790
6. Isabella PRIDE b: Abt. 1793
7. Mary Margaret PRIDE b: Abt. 1796 in Alabama
8. Sarah PRIDE b: Abt. 1798 in Tennessee
9. Jane PRIDE b: Abt. 1800 in Blount Co., TN
Children of Burton Pride and second wife Nancy Anderson:
1. Sarah PRIDE b: 1802 Tennessee
2. Anderson PRIDE b: 1805
3. William PRIDE b: 1806(this could be William who appears on 1830 census Morgan County AL)
4. Rutha PRIDE b: Abt. 1811 Madison Co, AL
Children of Burton Pride and third wife Elizabeth Houston b: 12 Mar 1788 Lurens County, SC
1. Henry Carter PRIDE b: 22 June 1822 Morgan County, AL
2. Nancy Anderson PRIDE b: 1826 Morgan County AL
3. Elizabeth Caroline PRIDE b: Nov 1832 Morgan County AL
Burton Pride appears on transcribed census of Morgan County AL. and along with Wm Pride, an unreadable Pride on the U.S. Federal Census, Morgan County Alabama 1830: page 411 and 412 Roll #4:
Wm Pride, head of household
2 male children, under age 5
1 male age 20-30 yrs
1 female 15-20 yrs
1 female 20-30 yrs
1 male 20-30 yrs
1 female 20-30 yrs
Burton Pride, head of household
1 male five and under
2 males, under 5-10 yrs
1 male 15-20 yrs
1 male 70-80 (not sure of the this reading; could be Pride father, or mother in law)
1 female under 5 yrs
1 female 20-30 yrs
1 female under 10 yrs
The following transcribed copies were provided by Majel Pride Ramsey of Little Rock, AR April 2002:
Washington Archives Revolutionary War Pension File W10,950 B.L. Wt. 43521-160-55
Burton Pride and Elizabeth Pride
Morgan County, Alabama, August 28, 1832. Burton Pride, aged 75 or 80 makes application for pension under Act of June 7, 1832 That he entered service about 1775 and served under General McIntosh, Colonel Habersham, Captain Handley, twelve months. In 1776 he volunteered in the militia under General Rutherford, Colonel Locke, Captain___. He resided in Caswell County, North Carolina, at the time of his enlistment. His discharge papers were lost.
(Signed) Burton Pride
Jonathon L. Owen
Amended declaration. All officers were Ga. State he was born in Pennsylvania in 1758; at the age of five he removed to Orange County, North Carolina; then Caswell County, North Carolina; then moved to East Tennessee; then to Madison County, Alabama; then to Morgan County, Alabama. He is known to David Borden, clergyman and to Mathew McClellen.
Declaration-Sevier County, Arkansas. January 27, 1855
Elizabeth Pride, aged 67, widow of Burton Pride, Revolutionary pensioner, applies for widow's pension under the Act of February 3, 1853. States she married Burton Pride October 5, 1820, in Madison County, Alabama, by___Bell. Burton Pride died May 26, 1835, and she is now a widow.
(Signed) E. Pride
Henry G.Hind, Clerk of Ct.
David Foran, Judge
John W. Millwee
April 26, 1856, before Gilson P. Jackson, J.P. Elizabeth Pride, testifies that her maiden name was Elizabeth Houston, widow of John Millwee
Letter from John S. Edwards to Commissioner of Pensions, dated May 29, 1856:
"Elizabeth Pride was mother-in-law of Isaac N. Johnson (Jackson) Para Clifta, Arkansas, a gentleman of high standing."
Pension granted for Bounty Land Warrant
Henry C. Pride
Elizabeth C. Jackson
BURTON PRIDE wife ELIZABETH- Revolutionary War Pension File W 10930 B.L. Wt. 43521-160-55
Transcribed by Sharon Leonard (very difficult to read and transcribe)
Declaration - In order to obtain the benefit of the act of ---June 7th 1832
State of Alabama
Morgan County on this 28th day of August 1832 personally appears in open Court being a court of ? before the ? of the County Court of said County now sitting, Burton Pride a resident of said County and state aged between Seventy five and eighty years having no record of his age, who being first duly sworn according to law; doth on his oath, make the following declarations in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress ? June 7th 1832 That he entered the service of the United States about the year 1775, under the following named officers and served herein stated, Gen___McIntosh, Col Habersham, Capt Hendley, and contained twelve months in the regular service In 1776 he entered as a --in the militia and General Gen Rutherford & Col Locke & Capt ? not he resides in Caswell County & State of North Carolina The ? on various ? there wishes, but is - general battle He marched through ? & S. Carolina & Georgia He was in the first Regiment of the Virginia line. the regular officers were there first as named He has now, no documentary evidence he rec'd a discharge from Col ? which is lost or mislaid by time or accident And that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who testify to his service.
The relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity - the present and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of this- or any state
Sworn to Subscribe his
Please see amended transcription above.
Please see attached Pension file provided by National Archives, Washington D.C.
Excerpt from "John Harvey Millwee and his Descendants" by James R. Millwee of Great Bend, KS, second edition Year 2000"
"Elizabeth Houston Millwee remarried on October 3, 1820, to a revolutionary soldier, Burton Pride, who was twice her age. He had three children by two former marriages - He and Elizabeth had three more: Henry Carter Pride, Elizabeth Pride and Nancy Pride-They lived in Morgan County AL after their marriage.
About 1834 the first of these five Millwee brothers left Alabama (Morgan Co.) for Sevier Co. AR. By 1844 it appears all other Millwee children of John H. Millwee and Elizabeth Houston Millwee Pride had left Alabama for Sevier Co. AR. It has been reported that General Sam Houston (of Texas Independence fame) probably accompanied some of these Millwee and Pride families to Sevier Co. AR, also that he stopped to visit Elizabeth (Millwee) Pride on some of his trips to Texas."
"Burton Pride died on May 26, 1835, in Morgan County, AL. He left a will leaving most of his estate to his wife, Elizabeth. It is not known just when she left for Sevier Co., AR. That she did go to Arkansas is proven by the 1850 and 1860 census records of Sevier Co. She is living with her son, John Wesley Millwee in both these census readings. Also the pension sheet she filed in 1856 to obtain pension on the service of Burton Pride shows her living in Sevier Co. AR. In the application, she states that the family bible got wet when she crossed the White River on the journey to Sevier Co., AR thus ruining the family records written therein."
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