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313    BURGESS - DUNN FAMILY

      Location - 3120 Pleasant Grove Church Rd, Morrisville, about 0.3 mile behind this address.

      Coordinates: 35d 52m 25.9s N; 78d 48m 40.9s W Click here for Google maps

      Some deeds refer to this as the Watkins Family Cemetery.

      Directions: from Raleigh take I-40 west to exit 284 - Airport Blvd. and exit toward the airport; At the top of the exit, take a right toward the airport and then take am immediate left onto Pleasant Grove Church Rd. Travel north about a half mile to 3120 Plesant Grove Church Rd on your right. This cemetery can't be reached by car. The cemetery is about 0.3 mile behind the address given.

      There is only one tombstone and one readable funeral home marker (Hudson Funeral Home) metal flower vase with a glass enclosed card with Bennett Dunn name and date. The other graves are marked by larger stones/rocks. The graves are not cared for due to no road access and the property no longer belongs in the family; it is now Airport Property.

      In the 1800s the land that the Burgess and Dunn families lived on was call Morrisville Village/Cedar Fork according to census records, which at the time was just a dirt path/drive with several houses off the main road.

      Survey and photographs by Trudy Harris, Linda Hutchins, Joyce Taylor and Linda Hester.


  1. Burgess, Andy Bee   (b. 6 Feb 1848 - d. 26 Mar 1926)
      • Husband of Lucy Dunn. Son of John and Mary Nancy Sorrell Burgess
  2. Burgess, Ann Haley   (b. 1839 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of William Burgess. Born in South Carolina.
  3. Burgess, Calvin L.   (b. 22 Apr 1881 - d. 13 May 1943)
      • Husband of Emma Jacobs Burgess. Son of Andy Bee(Andrew Adrirun, Adybe, Aniber) Burgess and Lucy Dunn
  4. Burgess, Essie Barber   (b. Aug 1881 - d. 1909)
      • Wife of Sidney Burgess. marriage date 1899. Daughter of William Spencer Barber and Margaret Hudson Barber. Mother of Sidney Metress Burgess and Earl Cleveland Burgess
  5. Burgess, Lucinda "Lucy" Dunn   (b. Sep 1854-56 - d. 1911-12)
      • Wife of Andybe Burgess(aniv 1876). Daughter of David and Masculine Dunn. Mother of Calvin L Burgess(1881-1943) and Sidney Metress Burgess(1878-1908). Grandmother that raised Sidney Metress Burgess (1904-1976) and Earl Cleveland Burgess(1901-1957).
  6. Burgess, Oshie Dunn   (b. Mar 1898 - d. 26 Jan 1916)
      • Daughter of Jennie Dunn
  7. Burgess, Sidney   (b. Sep 1878 - d. 1908)
      • Husband of Essie Barber Burgess. Son of AndyBee and Lucy Dunn Burgess. Father of Sidney Metress Burgess and Earl Cleveland Burgess
  8. Burgess, William   (b. 1844 - d. 1887)
      • Husband of Ann Haley Burgess. Son of John Burgess and Mary Nancy Sorrell Burgess. Pvt. Co. I, 6th NC Infantry, CSA
  9. Dunn, Bennett   (b. Abt 1857 - d. 24 Nov 1940)
      • Husband of Ella Burgess Dunn. Son of David and Masculine Dunn. Note: Death certificate is listed as 24 Nov but Metal Marker has 8 Nov.
  10. Dunn, David   (b. Abt 1819 - d. 28 Aug 1864)
      • Husband of Masculine Hill Dunn (married 12 Mar 1847). Father of Lucy Burgess, Bethany Watkins, Mary Bobb, Jenny Dunn and Bennett Dunn. David enlisted 7 Mar 1862 in Company H, 47th Infantry NC Troops. David died from gunshot wounds he incurred at Reams Station, Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, Dinwiddy Co VA.. Son of Nathaniel Dunn and Polly Poole (they married in Johnston Co.) Nathaniel Dunn (1794-aft1850) was the son of Drury Dunn, Sr. and Polly Robertson. (They owned land at the Wake/Johnston Co lines.) Drury Dunn Sr (1755-1799), was the son of John Dunn and Lucy Boling. (They were from Sussex Co VA.)
  11. Dunn, Ealey   (b. unknown - d. unknown)
      • Son of Jennie Dunn. Brother of Oshie Dunn Burgess
  12. Dunn, Ella Burgess   (b. 1872 - d. 1948)
      • Wife of Bennett Dunn. Daughter of William Burgess and Ann Haley Burgess. Mother of Myrtle Jenkins, Lula Davis, Mollie George, Will Dunn, Lilly Jenkins, Walter Dunn(6mo), Luther Dunn. Another view of burial.
  13. Dunn, Jennie   (b. 1858 - d. 2 Oct 1945)
      • Daughter of David Dunn and Masculine Hill. Mother of Oshie Burgess and Ealey Dunn.
  14. Dunn, Luther   (b. 21 May 1936 - d. May 1936)
      • Husband of Sudie Tucker Dunn
  15. Dunn, Masculine Hill   (b. unknown - d. unknown)
      • Wife of David Dunn. Mother of Lucy Burgess, Bethany Watkins, Mary Bobb, Jenny Dunn and Bennett Dunn. Daughter of John Hill and Betsy Lowe Hill.


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