James Upchurch

Male20 May 1816–

Brief Life History of James

When James Upchurch was born on 20 May 1816, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Upchurch, was 43 and his mother, Mary Ellen Simmons, was 43.

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Samuel Upchurch
Mary Ellen Simmons
Sarah Sally Upchurch
David Upchurch
John Upchurch
William L Upchurch
Mary Rebecca Upchurch
Susannah Upchurch
Nancy F Upchurch
Thomas L Upchurch
Jonathan A Upchurch
Elizabeth Upchurch
James Upchurch

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    World Events (3)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 4

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 14

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place called as ‘the high church’ or possibly the higher of two churches, from Middle English up ‘up, high, higher’ + chirche ‘church’ (Old English upp + cirice). There is a village of this name in Kent, near Chatham, but the geographical distribution of the surname suggests its origin is in Huntingdonshire or Cambridgeshire.

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

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