James Upchurch

20 May 1816–
Chatham, North Carolina, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Samuel Upchurch
1772–1841
Mary Ellen Simmons
1772–1841
Sarah Sally Upchurch
1795–1816
David Upchurch
1797–1855
John Upchurch
1798–1844
William L Upchurch
1800–
Mary Rebecca Upchurch
1802–1860
Susannah Upchurch
1804–1889
Thomas L Upchurch
1809–1874
Jonathan A Upchurch
1811–1890
Elizabeth Upchurch
1814–1874
James Upchurch
1816–

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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 Upchurch, a place in Kent, named from Old English upp ‘up’ + cirice ‘church’, i.e. ‘church standing high up’.

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

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