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Lieut Lyman J Burch
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Birth: 1831
New York, USA
Death: May 28, 1893
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Veteran: Civil War (Union)

Lyman Burch was noted on many of the U.S. Census reports as an official census taker in early day Jasper county, Missouri.

h/o 1st, Amelia A Church, 2nd Geraldine Shepard.

Birth: in New York state.

~ Arrived in Jasper county, Missouri in 1853, same year brother Edmund M Burch, Norris Hood & Stemmons families arrived.

~ General Land Office: On 1 JAN 1859 purchased 160 acres within Sec 12, of 29N, 31W of 5th Parallel.

Census: 1860, age 31 North Fork township, Jasper county, Missouri with 1st wife & two children, a house carpenter.

~ He was a first lieutenant in Missouri Militia during the Civil War, fighting with the Union. A young man who was chosen to command a unit that restored law and order to the county at the end of the Civil War.

~ Lyman's older brother, Edmund M Burch, also first resided in Dry Fork township with wife Elnora later removing to McDonald township, served the county as sheriff 1864-1865, then as a state representative 1866-1868.

Census: 1870, age 39 Marion township, Jasper county, Missouri with two children, Jasper county assistant Marshall, in charge of the 169 pages for the Federal census.

~ In a speech made at an old settlers' gathering at Carthage in 1879, J. M. Young stated that when he came to Jasper county in December 1865 and was going from Carthage to the county seat at Cave Springs he met E. M. and Lyman J. Burch who told him that although there were at that time only about thirty men in the county that they believed that he would find a residence here a safe one provided he took necessary precautions. There was one store at Carthage at this time that of George Rader and not much else. Sarcoxie, the gateway of the county," was beginning to show signs of life, several stores having opened up there. Source: Jasper county, Missouri, Burch, Lyman J, pages 237, 241.

Census: 1880, age 49 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with 2nd wife, her mother & one son, a carpenter.

~ Older brother Edmund removed family to the Washington Territory (Colfax in Whitman county), from McDonald township, Jasper county during the early 1880s, where it gained its statehood in 1889. Five of their offsprings are found interred at Hackney cemetery within Jasper county.

Death: in Jasper county, Missouri.

Father: (currently unknown) b: New York.
Mother: (currently unknown) b: New York.
Brother: Edmund M Burch.

Marriage 1: Amelia A Church b: 1831 New York.
Married: 24 APR 1854 Jasper county, Missouri.

Known Children

Francis Burch b: about 1855 Missouri.

Kate Burch b: about 1869 Missouri.

Marriage 2: Geraldine "Gerlie" Shepard b: about 1847 New York.
Married: 19 FEB 1873 Jasper county, Missouri.

Known Children

Georgie Burch(?) b: Jasper county, Missouri.

Thaddeus Stephen Burch b: about 1874 Jasper county, Missouri.

Prepared 3 SEP 2014 in part by Bill Boggess.
Family links: 
  Amelia A. Church Burch (1831 - 1869)
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Traditional Section Bl 15 Lot 21 Sp 9
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Oct 17, 2009
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Lieut Lyman J Burch
Added by: NJBrewer
Lieut Lyman J Burch
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Lieut Lyman J Burch
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