Francis Thomas Birch

14 February 1806–29 April 1875 (Age 69)
Rushock, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Francis Thomas

When Francis Thomas Birch was born on 14 February 1806, in Rushock, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Birch, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Craven, was 27. He married Mary Elizabeth Penny about 1826. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 April 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Thomas Birch
Mary Ann Green
Marriage: 26 January 1861
Francis Thomas Birch
Margaret Elizabeth Birch
John William Birch
Edward Moroni Birch
Heber Birch
Brigham Birch

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  • Marriage
    26 January 1861
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 2
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 19
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, Danish, and Swedish: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from an ancient Germanic word meaning ‘birch’ (Old English birce, byrce ‘birch’, Middle High German birche, Old Danish birk). In some cases the German and English name may be derived from any of the places called with this word, such as Birch in Aargau (see Birke ) or Birch in Essex. In Swedish, the name is in many instances ornamental.

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

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    Written by daughter-in-law Elizabeth Josephine Bawden Morgan Source of information: Edward Morgan's diary, as he told it to daughter-in-law Elizabeth Josephine Bawden Morgan on 3 Oct 1923. Some info …

    Sources (64)

    • Francis Birch, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Francis in entry for Elizabeth Birch, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Francis Burch, "United States Census, 1850"

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