Person:James Bourland (1)

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James Bourland
b.Abt. 1723
m. bef. 1723
  1. John Bourlandest 1720-1727 - Bef 1787
  2. James BourlandAbt 1723 - 1761
  3. Archibald Bourlandbef 1733 -
  • HJames BourlandAbt 1723 - 1761
  • WSarah DeanBef 1728 -
m. Est. 1746-1748
  1. Andrew BourlandEst 1746-1755 -
  2. Rebecca Bourlandest 1747 - 1825
  3. John Bourlandbef 1760 -
  4. William BourlandBef 1766 - 1787
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Name James Bourland
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1723
Marriage Est. 1746-1748 prob. Virginiato Sarah Dean
Death? 1761 murdered by Thomas Murray in Augusta County, Virginia

James Bourland was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 315.—19th May. 1754. Adam Dickinson to James Boreland, £75, 327 acres, part of a large tract patented to Adam 1st June, 1750, on Jackson's River, west side of River; corner John Bordon (Bardon), the patent line.


Information on James Bourland

From "Annals of Bath County, Virginia", by Oren R. Morton, pg. 189:


James Bourland came from Pennsylvania in 1752, and was murdered nine years later. One Thomas Murray was committed for the crime. Archibald seems to be a brother. His wife was Jean Jackson. James left a son named Andrew, and there were probably other sons.


From "Botetourt County Heritage", by S. Grose, pg. 86:


The children of James and Sarah (Dean) Bourland, all born on the Jackson River (except Rebecca), in the Warm Springs area of Augusta County, Virginia were: Rebecca Bourland married Samuel McClung; Andrew Bourland married Elizabeth (NFD), William Bourland married first cousin Mary Dean; John Bourland married Elizabeth Crawford.