Upchurch Videos: Historical Stories Told by Phil Upchurch
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VIDEO #1. The First 250 Years in America:
Short Stories About the Upchurch Family
Robert Philip (Phil) Upchurch describes the first 250 years of Upchurch genealogy in America starting with Michael Upchurch, the first Upchurch to emigrate to America in 1638. The video is made at the Green Level Church Cemetery in Cary, NC. Recorded June, 2, 2012.
VIDEO #3. A Look at Phil Upchurch's Personal Upchurch Genealogy Files and Filing System
Phil proudly shows his massive personal archive of Upchurch genealogic information that he has systemmatically collected and organized over 40 years. Recorded Nov. 5, 2012.
VIDEO #5. Bill Winston, Early Aviator: Our Upchurch Relative Who Taught Charles Lindbergh to Fly, Part I
Bill Winston was Charles Linbergh's instructor pilot in the US Army Air Corps. Later he was a long time captain for PanAm, flying the PanAm Clipper. Recorded Dec. 16, 2012.
VIDEO #7. The Story for Today: Prof. David R. Ransome, The Invaluable British Connection
In this story, Phil describes some of the many contributions made to Upchurch genealogy by Prof. David Ransome, a graduate of Oxford, former associate at Cambridge, and 20 year former member of the Royal Historical Society. Recorded Nov. 12, 2012.
VIDEO #9. Michael Upchurch (1624-1681), Indentured Servant
Michael Upchurch, the ancestor of most Upchurches in America, emigrated to Virginia from England in 1638 as a 14 year old indentured servant. Recorded Jan. 16, 2013.
VIDEO #11. John Jordan Upchurch, The Most Famous Upchurch
John Jordan Upchurch lived from Mar. 22, 1820 until Jan. 19, 1887. During the American Civil War, he managed a railroad for the US. He founded a fraternal movement of employers and workers that provided one of the earliest forms of insurance. Recorded Dec. 6, 2012.
VIDEO #13. Movement of Upchurches in Colonial America
Phil describes expansion and migration of the Upchurch family in colonial America.
Recorded Dec. 6, 2012.
VIDEO #15. John Upchurch III (1741-1795)
Phil reviews the life of the third John Upchurch who was a child during the time of the American Revolution. He is the ancestor of hundreds of currently living Upchurches. Recorded Apr. 4, 2013.
VIDEO #17. Michael Upchurch Enterprise System, Part I
Phil describes the system that he developed to collect and organization millions of bit of Upchurch genealogy information. Recorded Feb. 28, 2013.
VIDEO #19. Michael Upchurch III (1728-1795)
Phil Upchurch discusses Michael Upchurch I's great grandson Michael III. One of the most interesting details is documentation of his service as a soldier in the American Revolution in 1778. Recorded Mar. 14, 2013.
VIDEO #21. William Upchurch IV (about 1746-1787), Mountain Man
William Upchurch IV settled and ultimately died in 1787 in the mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Recorded Mar. 21, 2013.
VIDEO #23. James Upchurch III (1724-1784)
Phil tells the story of James Upchurch (b 1724), great-grandson of Michael Upchurch (b 1624) the original Upchurch immigrant to America. James was a wealthy Virginian who became an American Patriot during the Revolution. Recorded Mar. 28, 2013.
VIDEO #25. James Upchurch I (1685-1765)
James Upchurch I was a grandson of Michael Upchurch I. He lived in Virginia during the colonial era and is the ancestor to many American Upchurches.
VIDEO #27. Richard Upchurch II (1725-1798), Part I
Richard Upchurch II was the great grandson of Michael Upchurch the original Upchurch immigrant to America. He was born in Virginia but lived much of his life in North Carolina. He had eleven children and is the common ancestor of about one half of all Upchurches in America.
VIDEO #29. William Upchurch II (1735-1805)
William Upchurch II was a great grandson of Michael Upchurch, the original Upchurch immigrant to America. He spent most of his life in Granville County, North Carolina. During his lifetime, there were several other William Upchurches in the same area. Phil discusses documentation of his life and resources used to differentiate his activities from those of other William Upchurches.
VIDEO #31. Nathan Upchurch I (1760-1835), Part I
Nathan Upchurch was a great, great, grandson of Michael Upchurch, the original Upchurch immigrant to America. He was one of eleven children of Richard Upchurch II. He and his brother, Moses, were soldiers in the American Revolution. Nathan is Phil Upchurch's great, great grandfather.
VIDEO #33. John Upchurch IV (1770-1845)
John Upchurch IV, a great, great, grandson of the original American immigrant, lived all his life in the Oxford, North Carolina area. He fathered a son, Ambrose, who had 4 children then was murdered at age 32. One of Ambrose's children was John Jordan Upchurch who eventually became a famous and much respected person in the late 1800s.
VIDEO #35. James Upchurch IV (1756-Unknown)
James Upchurch IV was born in Brunswick County, VA in 1756. He later moved to North Carolina. After that his location is not certain nor is his date of death. The life of his grandson, Burwell Upchurch, is well documented. He was the first Upchurch to live in Mississippi and Phil discusses him briefly in this video.
VIDEO #2. The First Five Generations of Upchurches in America
and the Basics of the Phil Upchurch Genealogy System
Phil Upchurch describes how he set up the Clan System 40 years ago to help track Upchurches in America. The Clans are Based on the 5th generation of Upchurches after Michael Upchurch, the original immigrant from England. Recorded Nov. 9, 2012.
VIDEO #4. Michael Upchurch (1624-1681), Part I
Phil Upchurch describes Michael Upchurch's British origins. Michael came to America as a 14 year old indentured servant in 1638 and is the ancestor of most American Upchurches. Recorded Nov. 7, 2012.
VIDEO #6. The Upchurch Bulletin
Phil describes the inspiration for and content of the Upchurch Bulletin. As of 2012, the Upchurch Bulletin contains 4000 pages of information about the Upchurch family.
Recorded Nov. 9, 2012.
VIDEO #8. Upchurch Enclaves, Early Upchurch Settlements
Phil Upchurch describes several early settlements of Upchurches in America and how knowledge about these enclaves is so helpful in the study of Upchurch genealogy. Recorded Nov. 7, 2012.
VIDEO #10. Brunswick County Virginia
Phil Upchurch uses the example of Upchurches in Brunswick County Virginia to illustrate the value of both studying and contributing to heritage books. Recorded Dec. 6,2012.
VIDEO #12. Tom Upchurch and Phil Upchurch Discuss the Upchurch Genealogy Project
Tom Upchurch, MD and Phil Upchurch, PhD discuss the beginning and current status of Phil's extensive Upchurch genealogy projects. Recorded Nov. 7, 2012.
VIDEO #14. Upchurch Genealogy, Certainty and Uncertainty
Phil Upchurch discusses challenges that he has faced in forty years of genealogy work, especially those associated assuring accuracy of information. Recorded Mar. 7, 2013.
VIDEO #16. Sherwood Upchurch (1771-1855)
Philip Upchurch reviews interesting information about Sherwood Upchurch who was born 5 years before the beginning of the American Revolution.
Recorded Mar. 21, 2013.
VIDEO #18. Harmon Upchurch (aprox 1740-1815)
Harmon, a great, great, grandson of Michael Upchurch, was born in Virginia in 1740 then moved to Montgomery County, NC. Recorded Apr. 4, 2013.
VIDEO #20. Upchurches in the 1790 US Census
Phil discusses the Upchurch families who are identified, and some who are not, in the very first US Census taken in 1790. Recorded Mar. 14, 2013.
VIDEO #22. George Upchurch (1757-1830), Kentucky Pioneer
Phil discusses George Upchurch, a great grandson of the original Upchurch emigrant to America, Michael Upchurch. George was born in Virginia, moved to North Carolina then finally to Wayne County, Kentucky. Recorded Mar. 28, 2013.
VIDEO #24. John Upchurch I (1678-1758)
John Upchurch I was a grandson of Michael Upchurch. John lived in the colonial era just before the American Revolution. He was active in St. Peter's Parish Church in New Kent County Virginia where Martha Custis and George Washington were married.
VIDEO #26. Richard Upchurch I (1658-1700)
Richard Upchurch I was one of two sons of Michael Upchurch, the original immigrant to America and the only one known to have children. He is the ancestor of almost all Upchurches in America.
VIDEO #28. Richard Upchurch II (1725-1798), Part II
Phil continues the discussion of Richard Upchurch II, a great grandson of Michael Upchurch, the original Upchurch immigrant to America. Richard II fathered eleven children. In this video Phil reviews detailed information about deeds, wills, etc. documenting activities of Richard II and his progeny in North Carolina.
VIDEO #30. www.findagrave.com
Findagrave.com documents over 105 million internment sites including location and information, occasionally extensive, about individuals buried there. In this video, Phil reviews some findagrave features and how these features can augment other Upchurch genealogy efforts.
VIDEO #32. Moses Upchurch (1753-1853), Part I
Moses Upchurch was a 5th generation American who lived through great changes during his 100 years of life. He was a soldier in the American Revolution, a farmer, and a very active citizen in North Carolina.
VIDEO #34. William Upchurch III (1774-Unknown)
William Upchurch III was born in Granville County, North Carolina in 1754. He is an elusive character in history. In this very interesting discussion, Phil discusses the genealogical "reverse engineering" required to link individuals into William Upchurch III's family line.