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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Samuel Upchurch
Mary Ellen Simmons
Sarah Sally Upchurch
David Upchurch
John Upchurch
William L Upchurch
Mary Rebecca Upchurch
Susannah 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 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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