Notes for John Burchett: From Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org: "I was born in the state of Virginia, the county of Lunenberg in the year one thousand and seven hundred and sixty-one agreeable to the information I have received from my parents and others which I believe to be true. I had a record of my age and when moving to Kentucky, my Bible and other things was lost which Bible contained the record of my age as taken from my father's register." The above statement taken from the pension application of JOHN BURCHETT, Cumberland County, Kentucky, dated 1833 is the only record of his birthplace yet found. He sereved twice for three months each time in the Virginia Militia, once in the spring of 1779 and again in 1780 for which he received a pension. JOHN BURCHETT stated that he lived in Lunenberg Co., Virginia "until long after the close of the war". Deed records show he owned 100 acres of land on the branches of the North Meherrin River in Lunenberg County. There are three deed entries fopr John Burchett, the last one in 1785 names his wife Keziah. The description for this place of land places one boundary along side of land owned by Benjamin Burchett. Some time before 1790, John Burchett moved to Henry County, Virginia, where on 10 May of that year he purchased land from Henry Vaughn. He was granted leave to build a grist mill on Reed Creek in Henry County in 1791, and the court papers state that "he owns both sides". His will in 1834 also indicated property ownership in Henry County, Virginia. In August 1795, John Burchett petitioned the court of Franklin County Virginia regarding a water grist mill he wished to build on land he had purchased from Thomas Roberts. There are September and October court entries regarding this mill. In 1803 he purchased land in Franklin County Virginia from David Willis and stated in his pension application that he lived in that county until 1807, when he moved to Kentucky. (This land in Franklin County remained in the Burchett family until 1854). The 1810 Census of Cumberland Co., Kentucky, lists John Burchett and his second family. The 1810 tax lists for Henry County, Virginia, which are used in lieu of the lost census records, show Keziah Burchett living there. She is also named in deeds in 1814 in that county, and other records confirm this is the first family of John. In 1816 John Burchett's land in Cumberland County, Kentucky, was surveyed and one of the chain carriers assisting in the survey was John Agee, husband of Ailsey Burchett. The same year Icile Burchett married Betsey Henry in Wayne County Kentucky. Since both Icile and Betsey were under-age, John Burchett signed for his son and Richard Wade signed for his granddaughter. Despite some opinion to the contrary, Icile Burchett is undeniably indentified as THIS John Burchett's son by the deed in Franklin County, Virginia, dated 1854 which names the children of Sally and John Burchett. A second verficiation is an affidavit made by Icile Burchett in 1854 in which he describes Bartlett Burchett as "his brother".
More About John Burchett: Burial: Unknown, Grider Hill Cem., Clinton Co., KY.
More About John Burchett and Sarah "Sallie" Cooper: Marriage: Abt. 1795, Virginia.
Children of John Burchett and Sarah "Sallie" Cooper are: