John Burwell

1797–
Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Burwell was born in 1797, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Phineas Burwell, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Burgan, was 24.

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Family Time Line

John Phineas Burwell
1769–1833
Margaret Burgan
1773–1825
Sarah Burwell
1794–1881
Daniel Burwell
1795–1833
John Burwell
1797–
Joseph Burwell
1799–1833
Samuel Burwell
1802–1870
Elizabeth Burwell
1805–1860

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 15

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Burwell, of which there are examples in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, named with Old English burh ‘fort’ + wella ‘spring’.

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

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