Berkeley County West Virginia Biography of Robert C. BURKHART


         Robert C. BURKHART was born in Berkeley County, West Virginia, on October 8, 1839, a son of Francis M. and Elizabeth M. Burkhart. His father was born in Maryland in 1804 and his mother in Berkeley County in 1816.

         In Baltimore, Maryland, on July 26, 1866, Robert C. Burkhart and Susan W. Moore were married. She was the daughter of Samuel W. and Elizabeth Moore and was born in Jefferson County, West Virginia, on September 13, 1844.

         During the Civil war, Robert C. spent two years in the Confederate service in Company B, 1st Virginia Cavalry, and from that time until the end of the war, he was commander of General Fitzhugh Lee’s scouts. Mrs. Burkhart’s brother, Major J. Blue Moore was chief quartermaster on General Joseph E. Johnston’s staff.

         The Burkharts had 11 children: Bessie M. Burkhart, October 29, 1867-?; Maggie E. Burkhart, September 26, 1869-?; Josiah F. Burkhart, May 28, 1871-?; Mary P. Burkhart, December 18, 1872-?; Francis M. Burkhart, April 25, 1875-?; Myrtle M. Burkhart, January 25, 1877-?; twins, Robert S. and Carrie W. Burkhart, December 5, 1878-?; Daisie Burkhart, November 4, 1880-?; Blue M. Burkhart, October 1, 1881-?; and Valley Burkhart, February 15, 1874-June 13, 1874.

         Robert C. Burkhart was a farmer at Martinsburg, Arden district, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, Volume 3, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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