James Spears Bourland

Brief Life History of James Spears

When James Spears Bourland was born on 31 May 1824, in Franklin, Alabama, United States, his father, Dubart Lee Bourland, was 21 and his mother, Mary Thomas, was 18. He married Lutitia Williams before 1852, in Franklin, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 4, Blanco, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 16 September 1886, in Concho, Texas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Valley Spring Cemetery, Valley Spring, Llano, Texas, United States.

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James Spears Bourland
Mary Naomi Magill
Marriage: 14 January 1858
William Dubart Bourland
Effie Bourland
Emma Willetta Bourland
Gustave Beauregard Bourland
Louisa Myra Bourland
Robert E Lee Bourland
Mary Angeline Bourland

Sources (9)

  • James S Bourland, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James S Baurland, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977" MARRIAGE RECORD
  • James Spears Bourland, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): variant of Burland . This surname is now rare in Britain.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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