Grayson, Ky., Friday, Feb. 21, 1902 


James Burchett, an old citizen of Carter county, departed this life on the 12th day of February 
1902. He was born on March 27th, 1817 in the county of Lawrence, was married to Ellen Haney 
on the 15th of February, 1840, with whom he lived happy and contentive until the 18th of 
November 1901, when she fell asleep, only to preceed him to the grave three months. 

In the year 1842 they confessed the Savior and were baptized in the Cats Fork of Blaine by Elder Aaron Saunders,
through a long life honored the profession they made. About the year 1850 he moved to Tygart 
Creek in Carter county where he lived until his death. Attached himself to the Church of Christ at the 
Beech school house, was made deacon of that congregation which he filled many years acceptably. 
Then he was set apart as an elder of the congergation which he held at his death. He was at all 
times a jealous warm hearted Christian never losing his faith in his Redeemer or his confidence 
and trust in God. He and his devoted wife were “lovely and sweet in their lives and in death they 
were not divided,” kind to a fault, forgiving in spirit, prepared at all times to weep with those 
who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. Truly his works do follow him. 

                        J. R. Botts 

According to the Old Cemetery Index on the Carter County page both James and Ellen are buried in the Plummer Cemetery, aka Plummer-Burchett Cemetery. 
Note that the newspaper obit gives his date of birth as the 27th and the stone as the 28th. 

James Burchett h/Ellen March 28, 1817-February 12, 1902 

Ellen Burchett w/James April 29, 1821-November 18, 1901 


Submitted by: David Tucker

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