James Burchfield

13 March 1824–29 November 1862 (Age 38)
Greenwood Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James

When James Burchfield was born on 13 March 1824, in Greenwood Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Burchfield, was 27 and his mother, Nancy McGill, was 25. He married Mary Watson on 12 February 1857, in Hayfield Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 29 November 1862, in Hayfield Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Hayfield Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Burchfield
Mary Watson
Marriage: 12 February 1857

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    Mary Watson


12 February 1857
Hayfield Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (4)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 12

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Birchfield, from Old English birce ‘birch’ + feld ‘open country’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

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  • James Burchfield, "United States Census, 1860"

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