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Highspire in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Col. James Burd

 
 
Col. James Burd Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Col. James Burd Marker
Inscription. Tinian, home of Col. Burd, is still standing on the opposite hill. Burd was road-builder of Braddock's expedition. French and Indian War commandant at Fort Augusta. Patriot and a soldier in the Revolution.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 12.28′ N, 76° 46.724′ W. Marker is in Highspire, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 230 0.3 miles south of Franklin St., on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highspire PA 17034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp George Gordon Meade (approx. 2.3 miles away); Burd Tombs (approx. 2.4 miles away); "Sant Peter's Kierch" (approx. 2.5 miles away); Revolutionary War Monument (approx. 2.5 miles away); Middletown (approx. 2.5 miles away); Union Canal (approx. 3.3 miles away); William Howard Day (approx. 4.1 miles away); Paxton Church (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
Regarding Col. James Burd. "Tinian", homestead of the Burd's is still standing and located near Highspire, Dauphin County, PA. Today, it is set on three acres of land. James Burd
Col. James Burd image. Click for full size.
2. Col. James Burd
purchased several hundred acres and in 1767 he built "Tinian" on an elevated plateau overlooking the Susquehanna. The blueprints can be seen on the Library of Congress web site.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Augusta. (Submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. James Burd. (Submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. Col. James Burd - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable PersonsWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
"Tinian", James and Sarah Burd's Homestead image. Click for full size.
By May A. Burd
3. "Tinian", James and Sarah Burd's Homestead
Sketched by May A. Burd, granddaughter of Col. James Burd.
Profiles of Col James Burd and Family image. Click for full size.
By James Burd Brewster, September 25, 2010
4. Profiles of Col James Burd and Family
These profiles were obtained from Sarah Catherine Yeates Walker (daughter of Thomas H. Walker, B-1822 -shown) who is descended from Great Great Grandparents Col James Burd (B-1726) and Sarah Burd nee Shippen (B-1730).
James and Sarah produced Margaret Burd (not shown) who married Jacob Hubley (Not Shown). They produced Sarah Yeates Hubley (B-1798) who married Lewis Walker (not shown). They produced Thomas Hubley Walker (B-1822) who produced Sarah Catherine Walker (not shown). Sarah Catherine Walker then married Edward Shippen (b-1863) who was descended from Joseph Shippen (B-1732_ who was the brother of Sarah Shippen who married col James Burd.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,698 times since then and 80 times this year. Last updated on September 13, 2008, by J. L. Porter of Massillon, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 14, 2008, by J. L. Porter of Massillon, Ohio.   3. submitted on September 13, 2008, by J. L. Porter of Massillon, Ohio.   4. submitted on September 25, 2010, by James Burd Brewster of Pomfret, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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