James Peter BURRELL William Riley BURRELL John Berry BURRELL Isabella Avilla BURRELL Ann Elizabeth BURRELL Mary Ann Elizabeth BURRELL John Robert BURRELL Margaret Samantha HUGHES Lucinda MYERS Nancy Elizabeth DARBY Mini tree diagram
James Henry BURRELL

James Henry BURRELL4,1,2,3

about 18321,2 - 9th Jun 18634,1,3

Life History

about 1832

Born in South Carolina.1,2

12th Oct 1851

Death of Lucinda MYERS in Attala County, Mississippi.1

27th Mar 1862

Birth of son John Robert BURRELL.4

9th Jun 1863

Military: Died in the siege of Vicksburg, records do not have his enlistmentdate in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi.3

9th Jun 1863

Died in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi.4,1,3

9th Jun 1863

Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, VIcksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.3

Other facts


Married Margaret Samantha HUGHES


Married Lucinda MYERS


  • James P Burrell, Birth 1790
    Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    Death [Jun. 9, 1863 Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi]
    [it seems like this date is for his son James Henry who was born in1832.  It is thus reported by genealogies.  In 1863, James P wouldhave been 73 years old, and surely did not fight at Vicksburg]
    Married Nancy Elizabeth Darby about 1815
    They had 6 children:
    Mary, William Riley (1817 - 1894)
    John Berry
    Anne Elizabeth (1822 - 1849)
    Isabella Avilla, and
    James Henry
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #18791781,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18791781

    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 Burell 1mo M b MS [b abt July 1850]

    The sequence of the census listing looks like Lucinda is James Henry'swife.  And Lucinda is the name of one of his two wives reported bysome genealogies.  But note that the first child under Lucinda, eitherJamie or Jane (spelled Jame by the enumerator) is 5 years old.  JamesHenry and Lucinda are too young to have a child 5 years old.

    The 1860 census is helpful here, because these two girls are still inthe home of James and Nancy, but James Henry and his wife are notthere.  And this time the girls are given the surname of Jenkins.This helps us put them with the proper family line and maybe theirparents.  Further the baby in 1850 called Elizabeth is enumerated asMary Jenkins in 1860.

    The characteristics of these two girls match pretty closely to be thechildren of James and Peter's daughter Ann Elizabeth Burell and herhusband Samuel Jenkins.  The oldest girl Jane would match theirdaughter Jane Elizabeth, whose birthday was October 1846.  The youngerone is younger than the last child of Sam and Ann Elizabeth.  AnnElizabeth died in childbirth with their daughter Mary Ann on 11January 1949.  But this is a problem since the youngest child in the1950 census above is reported as only one month old, which would meanshe was born in 1850  And the name Elizabeth for the baby does not fitwhat we now from other sources.  Maybe the girls are from separaterelated families.  At any rate we now know their surname is Jenkinsand not Burell.

    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
    Nancy Burell 65 F born South Carolina Cannot read or write
    Jane Jenkins 15 F born Georgia
    Mary Jenkins 11 F born Mississippi

    According to the following genealogy, Lucinda died a little over ayear after the 1850 census.

    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 [the sameyear James was killed in the war?]
    He passed away on 9 Jun 1863 in Vicksburg, Mississippi
    --  Ancestry Trees,http://records.ancestry.com/james_henry_burel_records.ashx?pid=67874772

    If both the above marriage reports are correct, then Lucinda died theyear after the census, and James remarried some time after that.

    Confederate Military records for James lack his birth date.  This maybe one reason some researchers have confused him with his 73-year-oldfather in identifying his military burial place.

    Burrell, James
    Born <Unknown>
    Died Jun 9, 1863 Seige of Vicksburg, MS
    Pvt; Co. C, 40th MS Inf, Confederate
    Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren County MS
    Enlisted <No Info>
    Died in Service  Jun 9, 1863
    --  Mississippi Confederate Grave Registry,http://mscgr.homestead.com/MSCGRbug.html


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