Burchill, Joseph 1

Birth Name Burchill, Joseph
Gender male
Age at Death 60 years, 5 months, 3 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1805 New Brunswick, Canada from census records.
Death June 4, 1865 Davenport, Scott, Iowa found in census records up to 1860; Date of death from newspaper and will


    Family of Burchill, Joseph and Abbott, Anna
Married Wife Abbott, Anna
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage June 11, 1834 Northumberland, New Brunswick northumberland marriages on familysearch
  1. Burchill, Andrew
  2. Burchill, Jane
  3. Burchill, John
  4. Burchill, George S.
  5. Burchill, Joseph
  6. Burchill, Catherine Ann
  7. Burchill, Robert
  8. Burchill, Lucretia Shelton
  9. Burchill, Sarah Jane


Occupation was ship's carpenter on baptismal records for 3 children. The Joseph Burchill in Davenport, found in city directories up until 1867 (although the later entries could have been for his son Joseph), was a carpenter.

Public Library indexes have an obituary for Joseph Burchill dated 1866, and he is in their probate records for 1866.

According to his son George's biography and obituary, Joseph was born in Ireland, but Joseph said New Brunswick in the 1860 census - perhaps George had his parents' places of birth mixed up.


Name: Joseph Burchill
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: The City Of Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States
Age: 55
Birth Year (Estimated): 1805
Birthplace: N Brunswick
Page: 287
Household ID: 2403
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film Number: 803340
Digital Folder Number: 004230552
Image Number: 00445
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Joseph Burchill M 55 N Brunswick
George Burchill M 18 N York
John Burchill M 13 N York
Joseph Burchill M 15 N York
Robert Burchill M 10 N York
Lucretia Burchill F 8 N York
Jane Abbot F 67 N Brunswick
Citing this Record "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M82Y-DG5 : accessed 29 Apr 2014), Joseph Burchill, The City Of Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States; citing "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," Fold3.com; p. 287, household ID 2403, NARA microfilm publication M653; FHL microfilm 803340.

It seems likely that Joseph remarried after the death of his first wife, Ann Abbott:

There was a marriage, in 1864:
Name: Joseph Burchell
Marriage Date: 12 Nov 1864
Marriage Place: Davenport, Scott, IA
Spouse: Ann Yarwood
FHL Film Number: 1686223
Reference ID: 2:39N6GLQ

That would explain Ann Abbott's gravestone, which said she died in 1856, and Joseph having a widow Ann at the time of his death.



    1. Burchill, Joseph
      1. Abbott, Anna
        1. Burchill, Jane
        2. Burchill, John
        3. Burchill, George S.
        4. Burchill, Joseph
        5. Burchill, Catherine Ann
        6. Burchill, Andrew
        7. Burchill, Robert
        8. Burchill, Lucretia Shelton
        9. Burchill, Sarah Jane

Source References

  1. Davenport Public Library Free Local Databases