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Re: Burchett Help please?
Posted by: Carol Burchett (ID *****5786) Date: July 04, 2005 at 17:10:16
In Reply to: Burchett Help please? by Theresa Miller of 1013

i think i can help you, but you have to see how your line
connects to these burchetts in lawrence county.

Margarette Sue Burchett Holden
i see a burchett who was killed by a burchett,
with remaining family moving from floyd county
to lawrence county, kentucky.

"George W. Burchett, son of Benjamin and Nancy Lewis Burchett, b ca 1834,d 1870-73, a resident of Ivy Creek,KY,
when he married 14 Oct 1855 Mary Hunt a daughter of William and Sarah Hunt.

George was killed by his cousin, Drury Burchett.
(and brother-in- law, drury being the son of drury burchett/elizabeth mccowan,
and married to minera jane burchett, 1852 sister of george w. burchett)
(i understand it was said 'on cow creek, you marry
your cousin, or go without'

George was in Co.F 10 Reg.KY Confederate Cav. during the Civil War.
He was a prisoner of war in Tennessee and paroled 28 April 1865.

note: drury burchett Jr. who killed George was in the same Co.F 10 Reg., a prisoner of war in Tennessee, and paroled the same day as George.

After George was killed Mary and children moved to Lawrence County, Kentucky.

Per Floyd County Court Records Book 12 page 31 and 1399,
11 Nov 1873, J.H.Herald was appointed administrator for the estate of George Burchett, his security was J.Jarvis.
Reported no assets belonging to the deceassed.

1.John G. Burchett b.03 Sep 1855, this birth date per
shepherd's book.
2.Nancy Jane Burchett b. ca1858
3.Elizabeth Burchett 1860
4.Benjamin Burchett b.ca1861 m.Elizabeth D.Marcum,09 Apr
1897 @Lawrence Co KY
5.William Burchett 1864 m.Annie Rose, 09 Dec 1898 @
Lawrence Co KY
6.Lewis Kid Burchett 1865,d.19 sep 1941 lawrence co ky
m.Martha Adkins, 1887 @Lawrence
County KY
7.Joseph Burchett 1869 m. wife #2: Florence Craig,
1901 @lawrence county, kentucky
--end of quote from book.

i also found in the 1880 floyd county census:
mary burchett, self widow 35
benjamin burchett, son 18
william burchett, son 16
louis burchett, son 14

hope this is helpful,
let me know,
carol burchett

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