Jean Baptiste Elzeard BUREL Louis BUREL William Riley BURRELL John Berry BURRELL Isabella Avilla BURRELL Ann Elizabeth BURRELL Mary Ann Elizabeth BURRELL James Henry BURRELL Nancy Elizabeth DARBY Elizabeth BURRELL John Honoré BURELL Thomas H BURRELL Margaret Epps BURRELL Patience Hanna BIRD Mini tree diagram

James Peter BURRELL1,6,1,3,4,5

17901,2,3,4,5 - 18781

Life History


Born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,4,5

about 1815

Married Nancy Elizabeth DARBY in Union County, South Carolina.1


Birth of son William Riley BURRELL in Union, Union, South Carolina,.1,1,7,8


Birth of son John Berry BURRELL in South Carolina.2,9


Birth of daughter Ann Elizabeth BURRELL.1

about 1822

Birth of daughter Isabella Avilla BURRELL in South Carolina.10


Birth of daughter Mary Ann Elizabeth BURRELL in South Carolina.2,2

about 1832

Birth of son James Henry BURRELL in South Carolina.2,4

after 11th Jan 1849

Death of daughter Ann Elizabeth BURRELL in Attala County, Mississippi.1,1,6

9th Jun 1863

Death of son James Henry BURRELL in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi.1,2,11

9th Jun 1863

Military: He served the Confederate States of America, 40th Regiment, Miss Inf,Co C, "Attala Rebels" in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi


Death of daughter Mary Ann Elizabeth BURRELL in Attala County, Mississippi.2,2


Death of Nancy Elizabeth DARBY in Attala County, Mississippi.2


Died in Attala County, Mississippi.1


  • "Although the exact date that James Burel and his wife, NancyElizabeth Darby, arrived in Mississippi is unknown, the U. S. Censusof 1850 shows they were already living in Attala County. According tothe census, nineteen Burel (then "Burell") family members, enumeratedin three separate households, were found to be living in the Newportarea of Attala County."
    --  Janice Tracy, Mississippi Memories,

    1850 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi, 4 September, Township12, Range 5E, page 104B, Hse/Fam #126
    James Burell 60 M Farmer $110 Real Estate Value b SC [b abt 1790]
    Nancy Burell 60 F b SC [b abt 1790]
    James Burell 18 M b SC [b abt 1832]
    Lucinda Burell 20 F b MS [b abt 1830]
    Jane Burell 5 M b MS [b abt 1845]
    Elizabeth Burell1mo M b MS [b abt July 1850]

    Relationships are not reported in this census.  However, from somefamily information in genealogies, we get a couple of clues.  A coupleof genealogies report that one of James Henry's wives was LucindaMyers.  But genealogies report that Lucinda was born in 1826, whichwould mean she should be about 24 in this census.

    The identity of these two children is not clear.  The first one(spelled Jame; maybe Jamie, or Jane?) was born when James Henry wasabout 13.  So he would not be her father.  The 5 year old matchespretty closely with the daughter of James Perter and Nancy's daughterAnn Elizabeth Burell, who married Samuel Joseph Jenkins.

    But the baby one is hard to account for.  Ann Elizabeth died inchildbirth with her last child Mary Ann Jenkins in January 1949.  INthe 1860 census, the girls have the last name of Jenkins instead ofBurell, making the case stronger for them as grandchildren of one ofJames and Nancy's daughters.  In 1860, baby Elizabeth is called Mary,adding another complication.  Also in 1860, Jane is reported as bornin Georgia, rather than Mississippi as in 1850.  Nancy is now listedas Elizabeth .

    1860 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi, 20 October, Township13, Range 5, PO Attalaville, page 233 (scan 493), Hse #1476, Fam #1618
    James Burell 66 M Farming $100 Real Estate $300 Personal born SouthCarolina Cannot read or write
    Elizabeth Burell 65 F born South Carolina Cannot read or write
    Jane Jenkins 15 F born Georgia
    Mary Jenkins 11 F born Mississippi

    Next door is James' brother Thomas H Burell.

    1860 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi, 20 October, Township13, Range 5, PO Attalaville, page 233 (scan 493), Hse #1475, Fam #1617
    Thomas H Burell 60 M Farming $0 Real Estate $200 Personal born SouthCarolina Cannot read or write
    Margaret A Burell 45 F born South Carolina
    Maria G Shoat 22 F born South Carolina
    Chas M C Burell 14 F born Georgia
    Sarah M Burell 11 F born Georgia
    James F Burell 7 M born Miss
    Frances Burell 3 M born Miss

    James Henry Burel
    Born in South Carolina in 1832
    Father James P Burrell
    Mother Nancy Darby
    Born 1790. Nancy had 6 children, passed away in 1878
    James Henry married Lucinda Myers
    Born 1826 in Mississippi. passed away on 12 Oct 1851
    and Margaret Samantha Hughes
    Born 1836 in Alabama, passed away in 1863 in Mississippi
    He passed away on 9 Jun 1863 in Vicksburg, Mississippi
    --  Ancestry Trees,

    The name Burrell is found spelled several ways in records and byfamily members.  The Arkansas branch usually preferred the spellingBurrell.

    James P Burrell [James Henry Burrell]
    Birth 1790 Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    Death [Jun. 9, 1863 Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi - this isthe information for his son James Henry]
    Inscription:  CO C 40 MISS INF CSA

    [It seems like the death information is for his son James HenryBurrell, because James Peter would have been 73 years old in 1863.Surely they would not send a 73 years old to the front lines in a war. The gravestone referenced has no middle name.  Several genealogiesreport that it was James Henry who died at Vicksburg in the war.  Somegenealogies have no death date for James Peter, but at least one sayshe died in 1878; one has 1875.]

    James P. Burrell was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1790 to Dr.Jean (John) Baptiste Elzeard Burel and Patience Hannah Bird. Hisfather was a French immigrant and his mother was an Acadian. Hisfamily moved to Union, Union County, South Carolina in the 1800s. Hemarried Nancy Elizabeth Darby about 1815, and they sailed from SouthCarolina to New Orleans. Then they came to Attala County, Mississippivia Natchez. They had 6 children: Mary, William Riley, John Berry,Anne Elizabeth, Isabella Avilla, and James Henry. {James P. served forthe Confederate States of America, in the 40th Regiment, MississippiInfantry, Company C, "Attala Rebels". He was killed in action duringthe siege of Vicksburg, on June 9, 1863. [Seems like this should beJames Henry, because of the age]}

    William Riley Burell (1817 - 1894)
    Ann Elizabeth Burrell Jenkins (1822 - 1849)

    Burial Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi

    Maintained by dixiedarlinMS, Originally Created by NatalieMaynor Apr06, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #18791781,

    I established a memorial on Find a Grave for James Peter.

    James Peter Burrell
    Birth abt 1790 Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    Death 1878 abt Attala County, Mississippi

    James Peter Burrell was born about 1790 in Germantown of a Frenchfather and a Canadian mother from Nova Scotia.

    His father was Jean Baptiste Elzeard Burel, born 26 Nov 1757 inOllioules, Var, Provence (now the Department of Provence-Alpes-Côted'Azur), France, died Mar 1828 in Goshen Hill, Union County, SouthCarolina. Peter's mother was Patience Hanna Bird, born unknown date inNova Scotia, Canada, and died about 1848 in Goshen Hill.

    About 1815, Peter married Nancy Elizabeth Darby in Union County, SouthCarolina. Nancy was born about 1790 in South Carolina and died about1878 in Attala County, Mississippi.

    Peter died in Attala County, Mississippi, but his burial place has notbeen located. His son, named James Henry, died in the battle ofVicksburg, and was buried there in 1863. Some have confused JohnHenry, who was born in 1832, with his father, James Peter.

    Jean Baptist Elzeard Burel (1757 - 1828)
    Patience Hanna Bird Burel
    Spouse Nancy Elizabeth Darby Burrell (1790 - ____)
    Brother Louis Burel (1786 - 1872)

    The burial place has not been found. James does not appaer in anycemetery lists or death indexes.

    Created by Orville Jenkins Mar 18, 2015
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #143859871,


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