Lucretia Burch

19 July 1814–6 May 1890 (Age 75)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Lucretia

When Lucretia Burch was born on 19 July 1814, in Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph Burch Sr., was 33 and her mother, Malinda Collins, was 30. She married Martin I. Shipp in 1831, in Clark, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Darwin, Darwin Township, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died on 6 May 1890, in Licking, Texas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Raymondville, Texas, Missouri, United States.

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Martin I. Shipp
Lucretia Burch
Marriage: 1831
Telithy Jane Shipp
Robert Shipp
John George Shipp
Sally Shipp
Martin Allen Shipp
Martha Shipp
Eunice Shipp
Malissa Shipp
Julia A. Ship

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Clark, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Illinois is the 21st state.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 10

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 25

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Birch .2 North German: habitational name from any of several places called Burg, in northern Germany originally denoting a fortified town or a fortified residence within a town. The form reflects the north German pronunciation of Burg.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lucretia Ship in household of Martin Ship, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lucretia Ship, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Lucretia Burch Shipp, "Find A Grave Index"

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