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Burchett(e) of Robeson Co, NC
Posted by: Betty Wynne (ID *****7795) Date: August 05, 2008 at 02:41:49
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Researching the Burchette family of Robeson Co, NC for a friend.
James Robert Burchette m 1. Elizabeth or Mary Baxley (listed on death cert of child)
He is listed under various names beginning on the 1850 Cumberland Co, NC census as Burch.
Married 2nd Eliza Rowan in 1853. Had one child, Stephen Love Burchett, who for many census records translates as BURGETT.

Census information for James Burchette:
1850 - James R Burch, age 26 Methodist preacher in Eastern Div of Cumberland Co, NC
1860 - James R Burhett, 32, mechanic in Robeson Co, NC
1870 - James R Burkett, 40, miller living in Columbus Co, NC, Tatom's Township. (Not completely certain that this is the same James Burchette. The next record, however, seems to prove it)
1880 - James R Burchett (looks like Buchell), 56

In 1880, this James Burchett is living next to Stephen Love Burchett. Stephen Love Burchett's death certificate indicates that these are his parents.

The 1870 census has a girl Sarah Burkett living in the home. However, in later census, after James R's death, Eliza indicates that she bore 1 child and has 1 child living. The names of James and Eliza J, and the location of their residence, along with another grandchild who married at the home of James R Burchette, seems to indicate this is the same family.

Children of 1st wife are:
William J Burchette (have records of descendants)
Nancy J Burchette (no knowledge past 1860)

I have no record of where James R Burchette came from except the 1880 census indicates his father was born in France.

Anyone who wants the records and/or descendants of this family may contact me at

Betty Wynne

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