just a short note that i am sure people will argue with. don't care, the Burch/Birch families in the US come fron the same family in Manchester, England.
Birch (Much and Little). •1243 Communitas de Birches, T. de Nev. •1277 Birche sancte Marie, Ep. Reg. •1291 Birch' beate Marie, } Tax. Eccles. •Briches beate Marie,} •1306 Ecclesia sancte Marie de Birches, Ep. Reg. •1334 Maurice atte Birches ordained, Ep. Reg. •1340 Muchelbirches, Min. Acc. Aconbury. •1341 Byrches sancte Marie, Non. Inq. •1538 Birche, Val. Eccles. •1539 Lytle Byrche, Aug. Of. O.E. byrc, 'a birch tree'.
also the 2 burch lines in Kentucky are also from the same line as well as the Indiana and Oklahoma Burch's.
i am putting this down to help a lot of new researchers of the Burch line. our Burchs came over in 1647 and ARE NOT Thomas sr. and Jr. who married the Hammonds research have proved this beyond a shadow of a dought!
happy searching and no i am not going to get in a P_s_ing contest.