James Thompson Burrill

26 August 1821–26 June 1845 (Age 23)
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James Thompson

When James Thompson Burrill was born on 26 August 1821, in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Burrill, was 26 and his mother, Persis Nye Makepeace, was 21. He died on 26 June 1845, in his hometown, at the age of 23, and was buried in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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James Burrill
Persis Nye Makepeace
James Thompson Burrill
Juliette Burrill
Mary Ann Burrill
Amelia Persis Burrill

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World Events (4)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 9

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 9

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burrell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James T. Burrill, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • James Thompson Burrill, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • James Thompson Burrill, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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