James Peter BURRELL William Riley BURRELL John Berry BURRELL Ann Elizabeth BURRELL Isabella Avilla 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.4,5

9th Jun 1863

Military: Died in the siege of Vicksburg, records do not have his enlistment date 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 in 1832.  It is thus reported by genealogies.  In 1863, James P would have 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, Township 12, 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's wife.  And Lucinda is the name of one of his two wives reported by some genealogies.  But note that the first child under Lucinda, either Jamie or Jane (spelled Jame by the enumerator) is 5 years old.  James Henry and Lucinda are too young to have a child 5 years old.

    The 1860 census is helpful here, because these two girls are still in the home of James and Nancy, but James Henry and his wife are not there.  And this time the girls are given the surname of Jenkins.  This helps us put them with the proper family line and maybe their parents.  Further the baby in 1850 called Elizabeth is enumerated as Mary Jenkins in 1860.

    The characteristics of these two girls match pretty closely to be the children of James and Peter's daughter Ann Elizabeth Burell and her husband Samuel Jenkins.  The oldest girl Jane would match their daughter Jane Elizabeth, whose birthday was October 1846.  The younger one is younger than the last child of Sam and Ann Elizabeth.  Ann Elizabeth died in childbirth with their daughter Mary Ann on 11 January 1949.  But this is a problem since the youngest child in the 1950 census above is reported as only one month old, which would mean she was born in 1850  And the name Elizabeth for the baby does not fit what we now from other sources.  Maybe the girls are from separate related families.  At any rate we now know their surname is Jenkins and not Burell.

    1860 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi, 20 October, Township 13, Range 5, PO Attalaville, page 233 (scan 493), Hse #1476, Fam #1618
    James Burell 66 M Farming $100 Real Estate $300 Personal born South Carolina 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 a year 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 same year 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 the year after the census, and James remarried some time after that.

    Confederate Military records for James lack his birth date.  This may be one reason some researchers have confused him with his 73-year-old father 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


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
  • 2. 1850 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi
    • 4 September, Township 12, Range 5E, page 104B, Hse/Fam #126
  • 3. Mississippi Confederate Grave Registry
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. 1900 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi
    • 2 July, Beat 4, District 1389, page 9B, Hse #37, Fam #379

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