Deborah Harriet Burtchaell

Deborah Harriet Burtchaell

Female 1856 - DECEASED
Person ID: I77388 


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  • Name Deborah Harriet Burtchaell  [1
    Born 6 Sep 1856  Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died DECEASED 
    Siblings
     1. Peter Thomas Burtchaell (ID:I77387),   b. 27 Sep 1854, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1937  (Age 82 years)
     2. John William Burtchaell (ID:I77390),   b. Sep 1858, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1936, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     3. Dorothea Burtchaell (ID:I77391),   b. 16 Jun 1861, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Samuel Waters Burtchaell (ID:I77393),   b. 28 Aug 1864, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1930, Oakland, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. James Tunstead Burtchaell (ID:I77394),   b. 29 Jun 1868, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1939, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Jemimah Burtchaell (ID:I77395),   b. Abt 1870,   d. DECEASED
     7. Dorcas California Burtchaell (ID:I77397),   b. 15 Sep 1872, Ignacio, Novato, Marin, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Bartholomew Martin Burtchaell (ID:I77398),   b. 3 Oct 1876, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1955  (Age 79 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F60896 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father John William Burtchaell (ID:I76794),   b. 1832, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED 
    Mother Dorothea Tunstead (ID:I77376),   b. 3 Mar 1834, Carlow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1893  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 22 May 1853  Orange, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Sisters Dorothea and Mary Ann Tunstead married 2nd cousins Edward and John William Burtchaell (who were great grandsons of Peter Burtchaell).

      A family memoir of Samuel Waters Burtchaell records that John and Dorothea brought seven
      of their children with them to California from Newark. The 1860 City Directory of Newark
      lists John as a cabinetmaker living at #6 Milton Street; the 1870 edition lists him as a carpenter
      at #16 Milton. Thus Dorcas and Bartholomew were born in California.

      The memoir relates their journey: "The family took a steamer from New York to Panama, then
      across the Isthmus by rail and then another steamer to San Francisco. Mr. Burtchaell often
      told about their steamer stopping off by Acapulco, Mexico, to pick up survivors of a wreck
      and of seeing the survivors lined up on the beach."

      Albert Field Burtchaell, Sam's younger brother, wrote: John and Dorothea "moved west in
      1872 and upon arrival at San Francisco, went to live at James Tunstead's ranch. This land is
      now part of Hamilton Air Force Base, township of Novato, in Marin County, north of San
      Francisco. Dorcas was born on the ranch'. Shortly afterward the family moved to San
      Francisco where there were good work opportunities for father John who was an expert
      cabinet maker and worked at decorating and fmishing the interiors of railway passenger cars.

      "In 1878 the family moved back to Marin County and lived on their own farm where the town
      of Larkspur now stands. Father John was getting into his age and the whole family liked the
      pretty country and salubrious climate. Here they operated a dairy farm of about 40 cows and a
      large pear orchard. They lived here until 1893 when mother Dora passed away, having been
      preceded by father John by some years.

      "The Burtchaell home, a rather imposing old place, is still standing [1971] on what is now the
      main street of Larkspur and is now known as the Costello House. The Costello family has
      been there for several generations."

      Al says Burtchaell Park in Larkspur is the site of the old Dolliver House; Tunstead Avenue, in
      San Anselmo, honors James, who gave land for the city hall, fire house, etc.
      Sam says his Father, Sam, was instrumental in having both parks dedicated, and that he visited
      the original log cabin in Larkspur where the family used to summer.
      Larkspur Past and Present reports:

      "#46 Patrick King House, 105 King Street. In 1869 Patrick King established cattle and dairy
      operations at the comer of Magnolia and King Streets. King's farm was first listed on the tax
      rolls in 1878

      "The original 1870s farm house visible in old photographs was moved closer to the comer
      of Magnolia A venue and King Street when the bedroom portion of the old house was
      incorporated with a new, two-story house. The Queen Anne style residence, built in the 1890s,
      included a porch and tower. The exterior shiplap siding is decorated with shingle work,
      rinceau trim and bracketed cornices.

      "When Charles W. Wright first bought the King ranch and subdivided it, this house was the
      first sale Wright made. He sold it to John William Burtchaell who lived in it with his wife
      Dorothy, a native of County Carlow, Ireland, with their nine children--five boys and four girls.
      The Burtchaells continued to operate the property as a farm, selling milk, cream, butter, eggs
      and fruit--especially pears--from their orchard to San Francisco markets. Later, son Peter
      Burtchaell opened two grocery stores, one in Larkspur at 489 Magnolia A venue, and another
      in San Rafael."

      The article notes that the property was later acquired by the Costello family [who still owned it
      when I (JTB) visited in the 1970s].

    Family

    Family ID: F60903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Husband Thomas Henry Walsh (ID:I77389),   d. DECEASED 
    Married 5 Sep 1883  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1

    Other Personal Events

    Baptism 22 May 1857  St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Sponsors: Bartholomew Tunstead and Susan Tunstead; Register says mother was Dorcas Burtchaell, but that seems incorrect 
    Arrival 1872  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Moved from Newark, New Jersey 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Sep 1856 - Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 22 May 1857 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1872 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Sep 1883 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S1715] Family Database of Burtchaell Family: The Genealogy of the Burtchaell Family, Rev. James Tunstead Burtchaell III, C.S.C., (Name: Self; Date: 2002, 153 pages + xvii;), 153 pages + xvii pages in the Preface. Descendants of Michael Burtchaell (1648–1732) of Burgage More, County Wicklow, Province of Leinster, Ireland are covered in the great majority of the book. This line of the Burtchaell family is called the "Leinster Burtchaells." Included in the Leinster line are the descendants of New Orleans immigrant Nicholas Burtchaell (1826–1890), who form the "New Orleans line" of Burtchaells, included on pages 24, 45–47, 69, 84–85, 97–103, 113–116. The index to the entire manuscript appears on pages 141–153. For those users who have full viewing rights to information and media for living individuals in the family tree, the entire Burtchaell family manuscript is available (click on the attached pdf file). However, the manuscript is not viewable on the regular public site since it contains information on some living individuals; instead, the preface can be viewed via the link below. Gerald Burtchaell of New Orleans (a great grandson of Nicholas Burtchae.
      Nicholas Burtchaell (1826–1890) and his wife Annie Dinnin Burtchaell (1840–1917) "are the scions of the New Orleans Burtchaells" (page 46).
      Regarding Nicholas Burtchaell, who immigrated to New Orleans in the mid-1850s:

      Also from page 46: "His story was unknown to Dublin bachelor chronicler George Dames Burtchaell (1853–1921) who simply noted him as 'died unmarried.' Nicholas emigrated on the same ship as young Annie Dinnin; they met after disembarking in New Orleans and married soon afterward.

      "The family retains the recollection that Nicholas fled Ireland. One story (Wyona Denstedt) is that he and a cousin were out riding and the cousin was killed. Nicholas, disguised as a negro, then emigrated. Another concurs in that Nicholas had to sneak out of Ireland. There is further belief that one not his brothers wished him to come up to Canada to take our his business.

      "Unlike most other Burtchaell branches, the Louisiana Burtchaells have been Catholics. Their chronicler has been Gerald J. Burtchaell, who in 1971 studied the genealogy and occupations of the Louisiana Burtchaells."
      https://vitter.org/Genealogy/Documents/TheGenealogyoftheBurtchaellFamilyPreface.pdf
      At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.