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James Burch Papers, 1807-1896
James Burch (1816-1884) was born on July 11, 1816 in Bardstown Junction, Bullitt County, Kentucky, the son of Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis) Burch and Dorthea (born Brown) Burch. Along with his family, Burch moved to Texas in 1835. On March 15, 1836 Burch and his brother Valentine Ignatius Burch (1813-1892) enlisted in Captain William Kimbro's company. They fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and assisted in capturing Colonel Juan N. Almonte. Burch and his brother served in Caption Henry Reed's company from June 4, 1836 through September 4, 1837. He married Martha (born Simms) Burch (1820-1901) and together they had many children. After the revolution, Burch became a farmer at Moscow, Polk County, Texas. Burch was a member of the Texas Veterans Association and died on December 21, 1884.
John P. Landers, "Burch, Valentine Ignatius," Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 30, 2021.
Kemp, L. W. "Veteran Biographies: Burch, James (1816 Jul 11-1884 Dec 21)." San Jacinto Museum of History. Accessed April 30, 2021.
The James Burch Papers, 1807-1896, concern Burch, a farmer in Moscow, Polk County, Texas, and veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. Included are materials that relate to the health of Burch's relatives in Kentucky, the cost of provisions, the price of livestock, the location of old friends, and Burch's efforts to secure a state pension and to receive land as a veteran of the Texas Revolution. The papers consist partly of photostatic copies of original manuscripts and partly of typed transcripts. Two documents appear in both forms. Included are a bill of sale, bills, letters, account papers, legal documents, a discharge, an affidavit, a certificate, a promissory note, a receipt, and minutes. There is also a calendar of the collection as it existed in 1934 in private hands.
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James Burch Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Briscoe Center staff. Subsequent revisions were made by Rebecca Wells, May 2021.