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Offline jbjack

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Re: My Birchall line
« Reply #9 on: Monday 19 October 09 16:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Rayzero,
My great grandfather's name is George and is buried in Moshassuck Cometery in Central Falls, RI.  My grandfather's name is David Howatt Birchell, he's buried there also. My father's name is John H., he is also there. My name is John R. and some day I'll also reside there.
George had two or three wifes, one of which was Janet Howatt. She was a widow of James Howatt (I believe).
I think that you and I talked before.
We may be related (?), one of George's children - James I believe - Spelled his name Birchall - he lived in Taunton or Fall River, MA.

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Re: My Birchall line
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 04 December 21 17:50 GMT (UK) »
I realize that I am late in posting a reply to this thread, but I just happened upon your note in researching George Birchell's Civil War records.  I am a 2x great-grandaughter of George H Birchell and his 3rd wife - Janet Howat (widow of Robert Wilson).
My grandmother did extensive research on the Birchell and Howat families.  Copies of her books have circulated around, and perhaps your New England relatives have, or have had, a copy.
George H Birchell (son of David Birchell and Sarah Braidwell) born 22 Jan 1835
Married 1st Lydia Hiland (Hyland) 9 Jun 1854
Arrived in 1854 - worked in a mill in Shirley Massachusetts; sent for wife and daughter Hannah
Two sons (David and John Thomas) born and died while in Shirley;
Son George B born in Harvard MA 1860
At some point the family moved south to Rhode Island. 
George enlisted as a Pvt in the 9th RI Inf on 26 May 1862, served as a cook in the defenses around Washington DC.
I do not have a picture of George, but do have a photo of his wife Janet Howat, of his daughter Jessie Birchell Wright, and his son-in-law Norman Wright.
Don't know if any of this information helps at all, but digging up roots is interesting!