Rogersville in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Samuel Burney: 1763-1849 Revolutionary War Veteran / Burneys Creek/First Creek Wheeler Lake
Samuel Burney: 1763-1849
Revolutionary War Veteran
Samuel Burney, Sr., was born on January 30, 1763, in Guilford Co., NC. He was among 17 known Revolutionary War veterans to settle in the area that became Lauderdale Co., AL. Burney, at the age of 15, volunteered to fight the British in the fall of 1778. Pvt. Burney served two terms, a total of 14 months, as a mounted rifleman in Charleston, SC. After the war, his family moved to Abbeville District, SC. In 1806, he and other Burney families moved to Rutherford Co., TN., and in 1808 to what is now Lauderdale Co., AL. Samuel leased 1600 acres of land on Chief Doublehead’s Reserve in the vicinity of Rogersville. Soldiers from Ft. Hampton, east of Elk River, evicted the Burneys around 1811, so they moved to Giles Co., TN. After the 1816 Chickasaws and the 1817 Cherokee Treaties opened the area for U.S. land sales, Samuel Burney, Sr. and Jr. returned and made purchases at these sales. Sr. purchased 79.81 acres of land in March 1818, near the intersection of Huntsville and Lambs Ferry Roads. He was a farmer and Justice of the Peace. His wife, Martha Waters, died in the early 1840s, and he married Nancy Moss in October 1844. Samuel died on March 31, 1849, and is believed to be buried near Martha in the Liberty Cemetery in Rogersville.
Burneys Creek/First Creek
Location. 34° 49.933′ N, 87° 19.187′ W. Marker is in Rogersville, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 72) and County Route 66, on the right when traveling west on Lee Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rogersville AL 35652, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Return of a Native (approx. ¾ mile away); Rogersville Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (approx. 1.4 miles away); Heritage Park (approx. 1½ miles away); Lamb’s Ferry Road (approx. 1½ miles away); General Joseph Wheeler (approx. 1½ miles away); Lauderdale County High School 1912 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Covington/Second Creek / Wheeler Dam/Lake (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wheeler Dam • Wheeler Reservoir/Locks (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogersville.
Also see . . . Samuel Burney Grave site. In the early 1800s in the little sleepy town of Rogersville, Alabama resided one of its earliest settlers and American Revolutionary War veteran, Samuel Burney, Sr. (Submitted on December 27, 2014, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
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