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William Bourland of South Carolina

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William Bourland of South Carolina

Michael Matthews (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jun 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Bourland, Clayton, Dulin, Fowler, Gilbert, Grace, Harper, Kilgore, McClure, Odell, Pinnell, Ramage, Sparks, Thetford
William Bourland (c1730s?-1804 SC) of South Carolina was not documented in the published genealogy, "The Bourlands in America" by Carl and May Read, 1976, but as a father of 13 children, he was a major progenitor of Bourlands and descendants in America. His wife, Mary, may have been Mary Kilgore, possibly a daughter of James William Kilgore born in County Down, Ulster (d 10 Sep 1771 Cumberland Co PA) and Elizabeth Jack (b 9Sep1727 Ardstraw, Tyrone, Ulster- d 1Feb1792), although research continues. She may have been a second wife.

The Will of William Bourland in Laurens Co SC (Will Book C-1, p95, proven 6Feb1804) compared with associated Estate Papers and original will, names the following children:

Katy Bourland (b1750s?-d1803?) m. ___ McClure
Mary Bourland (b1750s?-____?) m. 1) Robert McCrary, 2) Odell
Phoebe Bourland (b1750s?-___?) m. Robert? Harper
John Bourland (Bouland)(c1760-1820 SC) m. Mary ___?
Elizabeth Bourland (b1764?--d1827) m. Joseph Ramage
Rebecca Bourland (bc1760s-___?) m. ___ Fowler
William Bourland, Jr. (b1773SC-c1825KY) m. Anne "Mathis"?
James Bourland, Sr. (b1775SC-1821KY) m. Rebecca ___?
Jennet Bourland (bc1770sSC-___?) m. Lod Dulin (Doolin?)
Sarah Bourland (c1784SC-___?) m. John Gilbert
Nancy Bourland (bc1780sSC-___?) m. ___ Thetford
Catherine Bourland (b___?-___?) m. ___ Grace
Andrew Bourland (b1780s?-___?) no further info

Above based on Will of William Bourland and research by:
J. David Baker, Norman Bolin, Ernestine M. Bucy, Homer
Cooper, Michael Matthews, John C. Gilbert, Marty Ramage, Patricia Ann West and others.

Children of William Bourland, Jr. and Anne (Mathis?):

Thomas Bourland (c1789SC-c1840KY) m. Melissa Roberts
James Bourland (1791SC-c1869KY) m. Hester Ann Smith
Dabney B. Bourland (1792SC-1859AR) m. 1) Lucinda Bird

2) Martha Dison (wid)
Hiram Bourland (c1790sSC-1847?) m. Sarah Armstrong
Miles William Bourland (c1801SC?-1866IL) m. 1) Artinecy

Clayton

2) Sarah ___
Phoebe Bourland (c1804SC?-___?) m. Hiram E. Pinnell
Elizabeth Bourland (c1808KY?-___?) m. Francis Clayton
Huldah Bourland (c1809KY-___) m. Isaac Floyd (Flood)?
Samuel M. Bourland (c1810sKY-___?) m. Lucinda Wright

Above based on research by Ernestine M. Bucy, Yolonda
Jones, Michael Matthews, and others.

Children of James Bourland, Sr. and Rebecca ___ (Kilgore)?

James Bourland, Jr. (c1790sSC-1853?) m. Margaret Jones
Phoebe Bourland (c1794SC-___?) m. Hugh Kilgore
John Bourland (1795SC-1823KY) m. Susan Gray
Elizabeth Bourland (c1790sSC-___?) m. Thurston Grubbs
Polly Bourland (c1800SC-___?) m. William Jennings
Huldah Bourland (aft1800SC-___?) m. Lewis M. Harper
Andrew K. Bourland (1805KY-___?) m. Medea Jones
Sarah Bourland (aft1800KY-___?) m. William Duncan

Children of Elizabeth Bourland and Capt. Joseph Ramage:

James Ramage (1780SC-1837SC) m. 1) Elizabeth Sheppard

2) Elizabeth C. Wilson
John Ramage (1782SC-1837SC) m. 1) Martha Bourland

2) Lucy Kelly Henderson
Mary Ramage (1786SC-c1850sMS) m. Jesse Sparks
Jane Ramage (1787SC-c1860sAL) m. Colvin Bonds
Robert Ramage (1788SC-1856AL) m. Mary Coates
Elizabeth Ramage (1791SC-1858MS) m. Edward Wesson
Jesse Ramage (1790sSC-c1840sSC) m. ____?
Joseph Ramage, Jr. (1796SC-___?) m. Dorothy May (wid.)
Rebecca Ramage (? SC-___?) m. William Dobage
J.L. Ramage (? SC-___?) no further info

Above based on research by Mr. Marty Ramage, Jr. of MS

Children of Sarah Bourland and John Gilbert:

Ambrose B. Gilbert (___?-___?) m. Sarah Wright
John C. Gilbert (c1810-1838TN) m. Rachel Roberts
Washington Gilbert (c1814?-___?) m. Sarah E. Oliver
D. Addison Gilbert (1821NC?-1902TN) m. Lucretia Roberts
Caroline Gilbert (c1820s-NC?-___?) m. Samuel T. Nix

Above based on research by John C. Gilbert

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