James Spears Bourland

31 May 1824–16 September 1886 (Age 62)
Franklin, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary 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 Sarah Ann Bingham on 2 May 1852, in Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. 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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 January 1858Burnet, Texas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    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.
    1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital
    Age 2
    In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 
    1844 · German Immigration to Texas
    Age 20
    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

    (1997: 982;2007: 1820; 2010: 2380)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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    Sources (9)

    • James S Bourland, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James S Baurland, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977" MARRIAGE RECORD
    • James in entry for Lou M Phillips, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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