William Birch

2 September 1788–1 December 1856 (Age 68)
Walsall, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Birch was born on 2 September 1788, in Walsall, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Birch, was 24 and his mother, Jane Allen, was 26. He married Phoebe Craddock on 19 August 1810, in Walsall Wood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 1 December 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Birch
Phoebe Craddock
Marriage: 19 August 1810
Jane Birch
Susanna Birch
Phebe Birch
David Birch
William Birch
Richard Birch
James Birch, Sr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 August 1810Walsall Wood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    George Washington elected first president of United States.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 13
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    Age 20
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    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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    Story Highlight


    William Birch came from the Walsall, England area and was a shoemaker. He traveled to Utah after Richard and came with Richard's younger brother, James. They were with the Edmond Ellsworth handcart …

    Sources (50)

    • William Birch, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William Birch, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • William Birch, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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