746. Mary Elizabeth Kirkpatrick was born on 31 July 1835 in Winchester, Morgan Co., lllinois.90,303 She died on 22 May 1905 at the age of 69 in Lincoln Co., Washington.304 She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, Lincoln Co., Washington.304
Reason Burge served in the Civil War in the Union Army. He enlisted 11 August 1862 in Company K, 25th Iowa Volunteer Infantry for a term of three years. He served as a private until he was discharged 27 May 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for medical reasons. He took sick, according to the record, on picket duty at Millikens Bend, Louisiana (part of the great Vicksburg, Mississippi campaign). He was discharged with heart disease and vertigo, and apparently, some sort of eye difficulty. At the time of his enlistment, he was described as a farmer, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with blue eyes and dark hair. He received a pension certificate #22632 for the disabilities that plagued him all his life (National Archives).
After the war, the Burges lived in Iowa until 1871, then moved to Nebraska and lived there for three years. They then moved to Arkansas for two years, after which they moved to Lincoln County, Washington for sixteen years, near a place called Sprague. Reason Burge removed to California to a Federal Soldiers Home in the Los Angeles area (Sawtele) about 1907. Mary Elizabeth (Kirkpatrick) Burge apparently died somewhere along those travels. We have no place or date. * Reason remarried at the age of 76 to Sally I. Gibson, a Kentucky native, aged 66, in Los Angeles, 14 November 1910. He died at the Soldiers home 30 January 1915.
There were seven children born of the marriage.
*Place, date and burial has been found since this was published.
Mary Elizabeth Kirkpatrick and Reason Anderson Burge were married on 9 April 1854 in New London, Henry Co., Iowa.90 Reason Anderson Burge, son of Jesse Sparks Burge and Eliza Condon, was born on 26 August 1834 in Sangamon Co., Illinois.305 He died on 30 January 1915 at the age of 80 in Whittier or Sawtelle, Los Angeles Co., California.306 He was buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.69 On the 1860 U. S. Census of New London, Henry Co., Iowa, Reason Burge appears with his wife Mary and children Alice age 5, Eliza age 3 and William age 1. Reason is a farmer.
On the 1870 U. S. Census of Swan City, Saline Co., Nebraska, Reason Burge appears with his wife Mary C. and children Alice age 15, Emma age 9, James age 7, and Jessie 2 (male). Reason is a farmer.
R. A. Burge appears with his wife Mary and children William, Estella, James, Jesse and Frederick in Polk, Nodaway Co., Missouri 1880 census. Page 232D.
On the 1890 Veterans Schedule, Reason A. Burge appears at Sprague, Lincoln Co., Washington. He served with the 25 Iowa Infantry for 9 months, 16 days.
On the 1900 U. S. Census of Lincoln Co., Washington, Reason is listed as born August 1834, age 65, married, 45 years and the superintendant of the County Poor Farm. His wife Mary is listed as born July 1835 age 64, married 45 years, mother of 8 children, 6 of whom are living.
Reason A. Burge, d. 01/30/1915, K 25th Iowa Inf, Plot: 25 K-16 bur. 02/03/1915. Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles County, California.
Mary Elizabeth Kirkpatrick and Reason Anderson Burge had the following children: