Samuel Burch, son of John and Elizabeth Lanier Burch and grandson of Sampson and Elizabeth Washington and Richard and Jane Burch. Samuel's parent's died before he was 5 years old. Samuel and eldest sister, Martha, were brought up by relatives. Samuel married Elizabeth Holt. Elizabeth was the daughter of Dibdad and Elizabeth Cocke Holt.
Samuel Burch married in Granville County, North Carolina May 1, 1764. Elizabeth Holt daughter of Dibal Holt, a Loyalist; It is thought that Samuel might also have
been a Loyalist, and had gone to the Spanish country to avoid the war.
In the Court Records of Natchez, p. 289, dated February 24, 1794 (also found in many libraries "Natchez Records" by May Wilson McBee, p. 192) is a length suit concerning the division of (Samuel Burch's) estate, which had been in the possession of (Elizabeth Holt Burch and her second husband James Truly) for fifteen years; Samuel's daughter and sons were in need of their legacies and could use their shares. This suit was settled satisfactorily on April 30, 1794 and signed by Pauline Ferguson, William Ferguson, William Burch, John Burch and Washington Burch, and Samuel Burch, Jr. the youngest child did not sign, but was allotted his share.
"LANIER A Genecology of the family who came to Virginia and their French ancestors in London by Louise Ingersoll"
-William F Burch birth 1765, Virginia
-Paulina Burch birth 1768, Virginia
-John Burch birth 1770
-Washington Burch birth 1774 in Allegheny Mountain enroute to Mississippi
-Samuel Burch birth 1775, Mississippi
Samuel Burch (1775-1806) is listed in the book "The Early Inhabitants of the Natchez District" page 14, 1792 The Burch's was in the Mississippi Territory also in the Florida Parishes, Hinds, Franklin and Jefferson Counties, Mississippi.
Samuel Burch embroiled in bitter quarrel followed by a duel during which he was slain.
A second version of his death is that he was killed by a slave.
Proverbs 22:28--"Remove not the ancient landmark which thy
fathers have set."
-Pauline Burch Ferguson 1768-1849 married William Ferguson and 2. James Chamberlain. They were owners of Mount Locust Plantation and Inn on the Natchez Trace, Natchez Miss.
-Washington Burch 1773-1839 married Nancy Stowers 1775-1844
AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI 1699-1890, VOL.4 FLORIDA PARISHES LOUISIANA by Albert E. Casey
p. 121 When Entered: Dec. 29, 1806, No. 7 Certificate Date: December 29, 1806 TO WHOM GRANTED:Washington Burch
Name of Original Settler: Washington Burch Quantity Allowed: 600 acres Situation: Coles Creek in the Miss.
Inhabitants of the Natchez Territory District--1816.
Head of Family County
Burch, Washington Jefferson
(Accession # 21085116). Jefferson County, Mississippi.
-Washington L. Burch died leaving an estate consisting of “a considerable number of slaves,” several plantations, and other property. Burch’s son, Isaac W. Burch, now twenty-one years old, seeks his share of his father’s estate.
0395 (Accession # 21085204). Jefferson County, Mississippi. Nancy Burch executed a will on
15 June 1844 in which she bequeathed to her three grandchildren, Nancy Burch Campbell, Eliza Jane Burch Miller, and Isaac W. Burch, her lands, property, and more than seventy slaves, to be divided equally among them when all the grandchildren turned twenty-one or married. The
grandchildren report that they have all met the requirements. The petitioners seek an order to
divide and distribute the estate.
Excerpts of the Court of Jefferson County, Mississippi
Having heard much said about the salubrious climate, rich lands, exhaustless range and abundance of game in the far off "Natchez country” they were determined to seek a peaceful home far to the west. They mounted their wives and small children. With their scant supply of clothing, tools and furniture, on pack-horses. The men traveling on foot, with their hunting apparatus, to kill game by the way. Proceeded across the country to the northeastern corner of
Tennessee and near the northwestern corner of Georgia. Where they paused to build their boats, preparing for their descent, by water, to the "Natchez Country." On large and well-built flat boats. They started on their perilous voyage. To descend the Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in such water craft as they were then able to construct. They made their settlements in the country, within ten or twenty miles of the Mississippi River.
There is so much forgotten history that had a tremendous impact on the lives of our ancestors.
Elizabeth Holt Burch Truly
1740–1811 (m. 1764)