Burk, J R
Burk, J. R.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Cooper County, Mo., in 1821. He was converted in 1838, licensed to exhort in 1845, to preach in 1846; and soon after joined the Missouri Conference. After travelling several circuits acceptably, he went to Texas, and joined the East Texas Conference, in which he did noble work until his death, Aug. 7, 1869. Mr. Burk was an excellent man and a good preacher. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1869, p. 381.