BURGES, DEMPSEY, a Representative from North Carolina;
born in Shiloh, Camden County, N.C., in 1751;
member of the Provincial Congress in 1775 and 1776;
took an active part in the Revolutionary War, serving first as major of the Pasquotank Minutemen and later as lieutenant colonel of Gregory's Continental Regiment;
elected as a Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1799);
died in Camden County, N.C., January 13, 1800;
interment in Shiloh Baptist Churchyard.