James Bascom Burchett

November 1856–16 January 1939 (Age 82)
McNairy, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Bascom

When James Bascom Burchett was born in November 1856, in McNairy, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Burchett, was 39 and his mother, Agnes Virginia Rowland, was 31. He married Dora Wright on 21 January 1879, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Gibson, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 10, Gibson, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. He died on 16 January 1939, in Kenton, Obion, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Sunny Side Cemetery, Kenton, Obion, Tennessee, United States.

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James Bascom Burchett
Dora Wright
Marriage: 21 January 1879
James R Birchett
Alice M. Burchett
Celie Catherine Birchett
Henry Bascom Birchett
Robert Earl Birchett
Dora Myrl Birchett
Donia Birchett

Spouse and Children

21 January 1879
Gibson, Tennessee, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Agnes Virginia Rowland




    Sarah Catherine Birchett


    Elizabeth America Burchett


    Martha Lucille Burchett



World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 6

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 22

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Name Meaning

Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove of birch trees, from Old English byrcet ‘birch copse’, a derivative of birce ‘birch’. Compare the northern English equivalent Birkett .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James B Burchet in household of James Burchet, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James B Birchett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James B Birchett, "United States Census, 1920"

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