William F Burch , married Elizabeth Sherman, was the child / son of Elizabeth Holt and Samuel Burch was born in Virginia. "William F. signed many Memorials in Mississippi. but left no other records." Since William F left the Natchez Mississippi Territory into Spanish Territory / Louisiana.
William is the only member of the Burch family listed in the 1792 Spanish Census."Early Inhabitants of the Natchez District"
There is no information of his descendants in the book "LANIER A Genealogy of the family who came to Virginia and their French ancestors in London by Louise Ingersoll.
Page 121, William Burch land claim, Miss Territory, Jan. 10, 1794 Cole’s Creek,
William F Burch is listed in the Mississippi Territory 1800 Mississippi Census.
August 23 1805, No 496 Certification p. 104
Date Recorded: August 15, 1806, vol. 9, p. 435
TO WHOM GRANTED: Ebenezer Rees
Name of Original Grantee: William Burch
Quantity: 200 acres
Situation: On the waters of Cole’s Creek
Whence Derived:Spanish Grant
Date of Patent:
1820 St Helena Parish Census
Washington Parish is the most northeasterly of what are called the Florida Parishes. Washington Parish was formed. In 1819 by splitting off from St Tammy Parish, Franklinton became the Parish seat on February 10, 1821.
Once the Spanish had been driven from Spanish Florida (South Louisiana).. Many settlers moved south from Mississippi.
AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI 1699-1890 VOL. 4 FLORIDA PARISHES, LOUISIANA by Albert E. Casey p. 104 When Entered: August 23, 1805, No. 496 Certificate Date Recorded: August 15, 1806, Vol. 9, p. 435 TO WHOM GRANTED: Ebenezer Rees Name of Original Grantee: William Burch Quantity: 200 acres Situation: On the waters of Cole's Creek
Daunton Gibbs refer to "The Early Inhabitants of the Natchez District," page 14, 1792. I believe William Burch, Spanish name Guille Burch in the district of vila gayoso census 1792. William was brother of Samuel) was in Mississippi Territory, also in the Florida Parishes. Several years earlier, with sons John, Richard, Washington, and Charles in Hinds, Franklin and Jefferson Counties, Mississippi. Mississippi Baptist History records them from Salem Baptist Church, serving as messengers attending the annual meetings. Burch Data, 1977, by Zuma Fendlason Magee and Daunton Gibbs Burch Data, Washington Parish, Louisiana
William F and family settled Burch Louisana on Silver Creek, South of the present Mt Pisgah Baptist Church . Silver Hollow is on the land now where the Burch had a grist mill, store and the original Mt Pisgah Baptist Church.
This Memorial was created July, 2013 but deleted in error.
Elizabeth Sherman Burch
1750 – unknown