James Spears Bourland

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

The Life 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 19. He married Sarah Ann Bingham on 2 May 1852, in Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, 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, Llano, Texas, United States.

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James Spears Bourland
Sarah Ann Bingham
Marriage: 2 May 1852

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2 May 1852
Georgetown, Williamson, 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. 

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Borland .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James S Bourland, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Bourland, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James in entry for Lou M Phillips, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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