I read your posting and suggest you look at Rutherford Birchard Hayes posted by Elizabeth Engle, #48.She has listed line of descent from Thomas Burchard & Mary Robinson.there is a Elias Burchard listed. Ms. Engle's e-mail at the time of posting was: firstname.lastname@example.org
My husband is related to John Burchard, thus a distant cousin to Rutherford Birchard Hayes
My husband's grandmother was Caroline Burchard, her father was John Burchard.The family story says John Burchard and wife were indians. We believe it probably was the Shawnee. I have some information on the Burchard's, would share if you are interested.
I would like to know more about the Burchard's line of descent.E-mail me direct to: email@example.com