Charles Wilcox Bourland

MaleJune 1830–1877

Brief Life History of Charles Wilcox

When Charles Wilcox Bourland was born in June 1830, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States, his father, Andrew Bourland, was 35 and his mother, Demaris Dillingham Reese, was 34. He married Elizabeth Prater in 1855, in Christian, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died in 1877, at the age of 47, and was buried in Watson, Effingham, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Wilcox Bourland
Elizabeth Prater
Marriage: 1855
Alice Bourland
about 1859–
Frances K Bourland
about 1859–
Kate Bourland
Lillie Bourland

Sources (15)

  • Charles H Bourland, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Charles Lycurgus Wilcox Bourland, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Charles W Bourland in entry for Louis H Etherton and Kate Bourland, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1855Christian, Illinois, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1831: Effingham, Illinois, United States

    1832 · Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."


    Age 16

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

    Name Meaning

    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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