James Burrup

14 April 1831–15 March 1888 (Age 56)
Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Burrup was born on 14 April 1831, in Leigh, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Burrup, was 20 and his mother, Ann Phillips, was 20. He married Mary Ann Bennett Kay on 26 January 1855, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Marsh Valley, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880. He died on 15 March 1888, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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James Burrup
Mary Ann Bennett Kay
Marriage: 26 January 1855
Mary Ann Burrup
Jeannetta Burrup
James Burrup
William Burrup
John Burrup

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1855Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 12
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 19
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Burdrop in Sibford Gower (Oxfordshire), which is recorded as Burithorp in 1314, or from Burderop in Chisledon (Wiltshire), or from a lost place called Boutherop in Eastleach Martin (Gloucestershire), recorded as Burithrop in 1310 and Bowthorp in 1577–1648.

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

    Sources (27)

    • James Barupp in household of John Greene, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James Burrup in entry for Mary Cocker Burrup, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • J Burrup, "United States Census, 1880"

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