Dempsey Burgess

Colonel Dempsey Burgess (1751 – January 13, 1800) was a Democratic-Republican U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1795 and 1799. He was commandeer of the Camden County Regiment of the North Carolina militia during the American Revolution.

He was born in 1751 in Shiloh, Camden County, North Carolina. Burgess was a member of the North Carolina Provincial Congress in 1775 and 1776.[1]

He was an officer in the North Carolina militia during the American Revolutionary War. His military service record included:[2]

Burgess was elected as a Republican to the 4th and 5th U.S. Congresses, serving from March 4, 1795 to March 3, 1799.[1]

He died in Camden County, North Carolina on January 13, 1800 and was buried in Shiloh Baptist Churchyard.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, B001081
  2. ^ Lewis, J.D. "Demsey Burgess". The American Revolution in North Carolina. Retrieved April 11, 2019.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by