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William Daly Burtchaell

William Daly Burtchaell (I9867)

Male 1834 - 1919  (85 years)
Person ID: I9867 


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  • Name William Daly Burtchaell  [1, 2, 3
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    • While Peter Burtschaell's brother William Daly Burtchaell, in the Confederate Army, was imprisoned at Johnson Island, Ohio, during 1964-65, the Masonic Order sustained an active program of support. Through them the two brothers were able to correspond;
      Peter saved William Daly Burtchaell's letters.

      Joseph Grey B. writes: "He purchased 350 acres near Norcross in Gwinnett County, Georgia,
      where I spent weeks with him many times. During World War I, he corresponded with his
      cousins George Dames Burtchaell, Deputy Ulster King, and also with George's brother, Dr. Sir
      Charles Burtchaell of London who was the King's physician. George was also slated for
      knighthood but died before it could be conferred."

      He writes elsewhere that William Daly Burtchaell served as
      Captain in the Confederate Army and was captured at Gettysburg.

      Lawrence Edward B. provides this "Reminiscence" with his uncle, Joseph Grey B.:
      William Daly Burtchaell's father was a doctor who owned a drug store in Kilkenny.
      William D. worked in the drug store. After high school he wanted to go to college. One
      morning his mother woke him at midnight, fed him some mush, and gave him a sandwich.
      Then he set out to walk 15 miles to try for a scholarship to Trinity College. They all sat on
      wooden benches with a number in chalk beneath their feet. The professor had a notebook with
      each boy's name written on it. He asked them questions on any subject and put a pinprick
      beside the number when he answered correctly. William Daly won the scholarship and
      graduated from Trinity. At 21 he came to the U.S., settling temporarily in New Jersey with his
      cousins. With his degree in civil engineering he felt the new country in Florida was a good
      place. He worked with John Lee Williams and married his daughter. [Williams had been
      appointed one of the commissioners during territorial days in Florida, charged with
      establishing a seat of government there.]

      In later life when sitting in the yard of the Burtchaell house in Gwinnett he would always
      bring his flyswatter. Putting honey or syrup on the back of his hand, he would wait fora fly to
      land, kill it with the swatter, and feed it to the chickens gathered around him.

      Mary Snider Clark writes Fr. James T. Burtchaell:
      William lived at Norcross, Georgia, just out of Atlanta, on a plantation with a lovely old
      Southern home. William was a captain in the Civil War on the Confederate side. He had
      several daughters, Mae, Mattie and Ludie and one son, William. Mae and Mattie never
      married. They lived on the homestead and were school teachers. Ludie married a Jones and
      had a large family. I don't remember them all, but there were Miriam (deceased), Pat, Ruby (a
      registered nurse) and Guy. Last I knew Ruby Jones lived at the Norcross homestead and
      worked in a hospital in Atlanta.

      William D. Burtchaell was commissioned 1st Lieutenant in a Volunteer Company called
      The Columbia Rifles, 22 April 1861, in Columbia County, Florida. He left a brief memoir of
      his military experience. It began quietly in Florida, with duties confined mostly to
      engineering. Then he reminisces about service in Virginia and Pennsylvania, of severe
      sickness, of the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, of imprisonment at Fort Henry, and
      Johnson's Island (Ohio), and then of the long walk home.

      His brother Peter, a dentist, was living in Boston, and a series of letters to Peter from the
      military prison on Johnson's Island, some from his brother William Daly Burtchaell, and others
      from a Masonic official serving as go-between (the Masons operated a relief program for the
      prisoners), convey the hardships of the imprisonment, and the fraternal bond.

      The Southern Burtchaells included some strong Freemasons. See, for instance, the correspondence between William Daly Burtchaell and his brother Peter Burtchaell, when the former was in a Federal prison during the Civil War. Lawrence Burtchaell recalls that his father, John Blount Burtchaell, married a Catholic, presumably Ethel Foley, and that this branch had thereby become Catholics.
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    Birth 24 May 1834  Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Baptism 1 Jun 1834  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 May 1919  Norcross, Gwinnett, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Siblings
     1. John Burtchaell (ID:I9880),   b. Abt 21 Aug 1825   d. 16 Apr 1860  (Age ~ 34 years)
     2. Dorcas Burtchaell (ID:I9884),   b. Abt 10 Dec 1826   d. Abt 12 Aug 1919, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
     3. Mary Burtchaell (ID:I9885),   b. Abt 17 Aug 1829   d. 6 Jan 1846  (Age ~ 16 years)
  • Parents

    Family ID: F3586 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Dr. William Burtchaell (ID:I9868),   b. 14 Nov 1803   d. 15 Jul 1876, Whitehall, Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary Catherine Daly (ID:I76772),   b. 1805, Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. DECEASED 
    Marriage 3 Nov 1824  Ossory, Ferns, & Leighlin, Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Brothers Richard and William Burtchaell married sisters Anne and Mary Catherine Daly.

      William and his wife Mary Catherine Daly, through their son William Daly B. are the progenitors of the large Burtchaell family growing out of Georgia.

      In his latter years he resided at Whitehall, the house in Graig that once was the home of General Thomas Cloney, hero of the uprising of 1798, and also of John Joyce, who lives there two hundred years later.

      Mary Burtchaell, daughter of Sir David, William's half-brother, mentions in her diaries a visit from William's
    Reference Number 75416 
  • Family

    Family ID: F3585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife Maria Mackey WIlliams (ID:I76556),   b. 11 Jan 1830, St Augustine, St Johns, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Feb 1897, Norcross, Gwinnett, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 67 years) 
    Marriage 19 Feb 1859  Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Reference Number 75409 
    Children 
      1. George Lynn Sarsfield Burtchaell (ID:I9869),   b. 19 Apr 1861, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Aug 1947, Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years)
      2. William Lee Burtchaell (ID:I9870),   b. 22 Apr 1863, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. DECEASED, Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
      3. Mary Daly Burtchaell (ID:I9871),   b. 6 Apr 1866, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. DECEASED, Norcross, Gwinnett, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
      4. Martha Agnes Burtchaell (ID:I9872),   b. 1 Sep 1869, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Nov 1947, Norcross, Gwinnett, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years)
      5. Louisa Brandon Burtchaell (ID:I9866),   b. 21 Mar 1873, Cuthbert, Randolph, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Oct 1952, Norcross, Gwinnett, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
  • Other Personal Events

    Education Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Won a scholarship; graduated in civil engineering 
    Arrival 1854  New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigrated from Ireland 
    Occupation Civil engineer, surveyor  [2
    Reference Number 10369 
    Military Service Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    U.S. Civil War Soldier, 1861–1865; inducted as a private in the 5th Florida Infantry of the Confederate Army, discharged as 1st Lieutenant or Captain, captured at Gettysburg Name: W.D. Burtchaell Side: Confederate Regiment State/Origin: Florida Regiment Name: 5th Regiment, Florida Infantry. Company: B Rank In: Private Rank Out: First Lieutenant Alternate Name: William D./Burtcheall Film Number: M225 roll 2 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBirth - 24 May 1834 - Kilkenny, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1854 - New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 19 Feb 1859 - Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 May 1919 - Norcross, Gwinnett, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - - Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - - Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S45] Family Database BurtchaellFromMichelleMorgan.FTW.
      Date of Import: Sep 4, 2005

    2. [S1715] Rev. James Tunstead Burtchaell III, C.S.C., Family Database of Burtchaell Family: The Genealogy of the Burtchaell Family, (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.


    3. [S1795] Joseph Grey Burtchaell, Notes of Joseph Grey Burtchaell, Email to Fr. James Tunstead Burtchaell.
      "During World War I, William Daly Burtchaell (of Norcross, Georgia) corresponded with his cousins George Dames Burtchaell, Deputy Ulster King, and also with George's brother, Dr. Sir Charles Burtchaell of London who was the King's physician. George was also slated for knighthood but died before it could be conferred."


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