Jonathan Sherman Burford

2 February 1796–12 March 1849 (Age 53)
Kershaw, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Jonathan Sherman

When Jonathan Sherman Burford was born on 2 February 1796, in Kershaw, South Carolina, United States, his father, Phillip Terrell Burford, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Clack, was 32. He married Nancy Euphemia Chaffin on 4 March 1818, in Courtland, Lawrence, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 12 March 1849, in Whiteville, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Whiteville, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Sherman Burford
1796–1849
Nancy Euphemia Chaffin
1793–1838
Marriage: 4 March 1818
Jesse Sydenham Burford
1819–1877
Rebecca Clack Burford
1820–1878
William Edward Burford
1822–1850
Louisa Virginia Burford
1823–1855
Francis Marion Dick Burford
1823–1877
Carolyn Sharp Burford
1825–1861
Ann Elizabeth Burford
1827–
Nancy Sterling Burford
1829–1874
PHOEBE CHAFFIN EUPHEMIA BURFORD
1831–1874
Louisa Virginia Burford
1833–1833
Jonathan David Burford
1835–1897
Sallie C. Burford
1838–1919

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 March 1818
Courtland, Lawrence, Alabama, United States
children

(12)

    Jesse Sydenham Burford

    Male1819–1877Male

    Female1820–1878Female

    William Edward Burford

    Male1822–1850Male

    Louisa Virginia Burford

    Female1823–1855Female

    Francis Marion Dick Burford

    Male1823–1877Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812

Age 16

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Oxfordshire and Shropshire, so named with Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortified manor’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • 1830 United States Federal Census
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • American Civil War Soldiers

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