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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Family Time Line

James Bascom Burchett
1856–1939
Dora Wright
1860–1951
Marriage: 21 January 1879
James R Birchett
1880–1904
Alice M. Burchett
1885–1956
Celie Catherine Birchett
1889–1944
Henry Bascom Birchett
1894–1945
Robert Earl Birchett
1898–1947
Dora Myrl Birchett
1898–1983
Donia Birchett
1898–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 January 1879
Gibson, Tennessee, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1817–1869Male

    Agnes Virginia Rowland

    Female1825–Female

siblings

(4)

    Sarah Catherine Birchett

    Female1845–1934Female

    Elizabeth America Burchett

    Female1847–1883Female

    Martha Lucille Burchett

    Female1854–1924Female

    Male1856–1939Male

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.
1863

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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