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Sally Hosford Burch

Death Oct 1845 (aged 78–79)
Burial Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 92769955 · View Source
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BURCH, Jonathan was b. in the town of Wells, Vt. in 1766. He m. Sally Hosford in Vt. in 1786. Mrs. B. was b. in Vt. in 1766. Soon after m. he removed to Herkimer County, N. Y. and some years later to Chenango County. In 1811 he visited the Purchase and in Jan 1813 removed to p. with his family and effects, with an ox team and stout wooden sled. He settled on lot 62, T. 4, farm now owned by his son Oliver W. He built his log house with a shake roof in which he lived until 1825, when he built a frame house. The people of the town, with those of other towns, suffered many privations and were often without the means of sustaining life. This was no casual occurrence. During he war of 1812 very few were engaged clearing land, but after its close the sound of the ax was again heard and the effect was soon manifest. Every settler worked with a will, though his larder was the forest and no bread came to his table. "Loggings were the order of the day, and among the rest my father made one and invited many, all that could well be reached. Peter Kane was among the happy guests, coming early, before dinner. Our bill of fare was scanty enough, and some one, feeling a little mortified, began making excuses for our entire want of meat. ‘Make no excuses' said Mr. Kane ‘we had no bread for breakfast" A neighbor with a large family ran out of provisions and started out one day for bread or corn, but found none. Happily for him he thought he found a keg of whisky, brought it home and told his family to live while it lasted. A son of Mr. B. was in the war of 1812 at Buffalo. Mr. B. raised a large family of ch. all of whom were b. in Warren, Herkimer County, except the youngest, who was b. in Guilford, Chenango county. Mr. B. d. on the lot where he settled April 4th 1838. Mrs. Burch. d. there also in Oct. 1845. They were bu. in the W. & P. U. Cemetery

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  • Created by: Dolores Davidson
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92769955
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sally Hosford Burch (1766–Oct 1845), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92769955, citing Union Cemetery, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Dolores Davidson (contributor 46872356) .