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Edward James Burd

Edward James Burd

Male 1726 - 1793  (67 years)

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  • Name Edward James Burd 
    Born 10 Mar 1726  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1747 
    Died 5 Oct 1793  Dauphin, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22812  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2015 

    Family Sarah Plumley Shippen,   b. 22 Feb 1729, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1784, Crawford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 14 May 1748  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Burd,   b. 1 Jan 1749, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1829, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Edward Burd,   b. 5 Feb 1749, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1833, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Mary Shippen Burd,   b. 13 Jan 1753, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1774, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     4. Allen Burd,   b. 13 Dec 1754, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1764, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     5. Jane Burd,   b. 12 Aug 1757, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1819, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Margaret Burd,   b. 2 Feb 1761, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1829, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. James Burd, Jr.,   b. 4 Jan 1765, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1826  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F4956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • COL. JAMES BURD. James Burd, a Scot, was born at Ormiston, near Edinburgh, in 1726. son of Edward. He came to Philadelphia in 1747, married, 1748, Sarah, daughter of Edward Shippen, born 1730. Both died at Tinian, near Middletown, in Dauphin County, Pa. (Col. Burd in 1793, Mrs. Burd in 1784), and are buried in the graveyard at Middletown. Col. Burd resided from 1750 to 1753 at Shippensburg, as manager of the affairs of Mr. Shippen. About 1755 he came to Tinian, where he resided until his death. He entered the Provincial service (1755) as a commissioner with George Croghan, William Buchanan, and Adam Hoopes to lay out a road from "Harris’ Ferry to the Ohio." He was then a captain; he is soon heard of as major, then lieutenant-colonel, and colonel in 1760. As there were but two regiments in service, his rank was a very prominent one. He fulfilled with great uprightness and punctuality all the public duties with which he was intrusted for quite twenty years. Then the stirring days of the Revolution came, and with it disaster to Burd as a public man. He seems to have entered heartily into the contest, but just when such experience as he had acquired would have been of the highest benefit, an unfortunate dispute about rank occurred; that, with insubordination in his command, and some criticism in the "Committee of Safety," caused him to resign his civil and military employments. His sons and son-in-law were good patriots, and a pretty thorough examination of the hasty conduct of Burd convinces us that he was, notwithstanding this affair, in accord with the leading patriots with whom he was surrounded. He was a man of fine form, hardy and healthy, an advanced and prosperous farmer, hospitable in his intercourse with his neighbors, and respected for his integrity as a civil officer from 1785, when Dauphin County was formed, until his death, in 1793. He died holding position as one of the county judges. Egle, William Henry, M.D., M.A., History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon, pp. 461-557. BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY I.

      Col James Burd Birth: 1726 Death: Oct. 5, 1793 Family links: Spouse: Sarah Shippen Burd (1730 - 1784) Children: Edward Burd (1749 - 1833)* Note: Revolutionary War veteran Burial: Middletown Cemetery Middletown Dauphin County Pennsylvania, USA Created by: Glenn Koons Record added: May 06, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 10921311