William Newton Burke

William Newton Burke

Sex: Male
Birth: 9 Mar 1838
Death: 18 Nov 1906
Father: John Burke (1813-1894)
Mother: Julia Elizabeth Lloyd (1819-1888)
Spouse/Partner: Louisa Eliza Allen
Marriage: Unknown
2nd Spouse: Sarah Elizabeth Mantooth
2nd Marriage: 22 Dec 1883

William Newton Burke was born in Cocke County, Tennessee. Within a few years of the war ending he, along with his wife Eliza, built a raft and floated down the Mississippi river to Arkansas Post AR. After Eliza died he married Sarah Mantooth and eventually settled in Franklin County Arkansas where he was buried. He was approximately 19 years old when his first child was born and 52 at the last one. He was married twice and ended up with 11 children. He fought for the confederacy in the civil war joining in 1862 but only served 7 months before he was captured and ended up as a POW until 1865 when he was paroled and walked back to East Tennessee from Richmond VA.


Name Birth Death
Children of William & Eliza

Helen Frances Burke abt Aug 1858
26 Oct 1935
Stuart, OK

Harriet Alice Burke abt 1860
abt 1925
Arkansas County, AR

Barringer Burke abt 1866
abt 1902

Charles A Burke abt 1868

John R Burke abt 1872
24 Sep 1902
Brock, TX

Harry Edward Burke 1 November 1876
Arkansas Post, AR
16 Mar 1863
Charleston, Franklin Co., AR

Harvey Burke abt 1877
Arkansas Post, AR

Name Birth Death
Children of William & Sarah

Mary Orpha Elizabeth Burke 11 Mar 1882
Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TNTN
21 Jan 1951
Santa Paula, Ventura Co., CA

Nina G Burke 23 Dec 1885

Cora E Burke 18 Sep 1888
Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR

Joseph Spencer Burke 10 Sep 1891
Cecil, Franklin Co., AR
9 Aug 1969
Chrleston, Franklin Co., AR
Lloyd, Pleasant - 1850 Census, Cocke County, TN page 368 B

Event TimelineEdit

1 Oct 1862 Enlisted 60th Tennessee Infantry Regiment in Newport, Cocke Co, TN
16 May 1863 Captured in battle of Big Black, Missippi along with over 220 others.
26 Sep 1863 Fort Delaware, DE
10 Feb 1865 Transferred Point Lookout MD
15 Feb 1865 Admitted to Richmond Hospital
18 Feb 1865 Released


  • 1850 Cocke County Census
  • Cemetery: Buried in Price Springs Cemetery, Franklin County, AR
    Wnburke stone

    W. N. Burke Headstone