Here's what I have, it may take a while: Benjamin Burchett b: 1 DEC 1772, Walker's Creek(now Bland Co) VA D: 3 FEB 1848, Lost Creek, Carter Co, KY
Buried: Rocky Bend Cemetery, Lost Creek, Carter Co, KY His father: Burwell Burchett His mother: Mary Fannin
Wife: Susannah Herron B: 14 SEP 1777 Walkers creek VA D: 5 DEC 1854 Carter Caves KY Buried: Burchett Cemetery, Carter CO (I have a link for this with a pic if you want)
Her father: John Herron Mother: Ann (no maiden name in my info)
items of interest:Benjamin was a farmer and blacksmith, came to Floyd CO KY circa 1806. Received KY land grants on Prater Creek and Lick Branch. Later moved to Lost Creek, Carter Co KY. At one time he owned all of Lost Creek and gave each of his 12 children a large farm Kids: Ann Elizabeth Burrel John Mary Robert sarah David Benjamin Rhoda Nancy James
I have birth, death and marriage info on all kids if you want
On Burwell: Born: 1740 Birchen Creek, Dinwiddie Co, VA D: 7 JAN 1779, NJ Burial: UNK Father: John (?) Burchett Wife: Mary Fannin Born: Birchen Creek Father: Bryan Fannin Mother: Elizabeth (?)
Items of interest: Burwell bought land 200 miles west of parents home on 22 JUN 1774. Volunteered for REV war 6 SEP 1777. Served in 10th VA continental Line (also have him in 14th Line, with a BURREL in 10th). Was AWOL to VA in early spring of 1778. Planted farm crop and returned to his unit in late spring. Reported sick late NOV 1778.
The AWOL was not uncommon in the continental army, or even later in the Civil War. These men were, for the most part, farmers. There was always a large # of men gone at planting and harvest times. The officers knew that most of the men would be back as soon as the crops were taken care of.
Children: Benjamin Burwell JR Rhoda John
again, I have more info on the kids if you want.
I will try to dig up more if you would like. Travis