When James saw a house on fire, he ran inside to look for people. He carried out 4 small children and a woman. He was considered a hero.
Courageous James Burke
James Burke is Arrested
After 10 years of fighting, Burke defeated Simon Byrne in a 3 hour fight on May 30, 1833. Byrne was knocked unconscious and died 3 days later. Burke was arrested and later aquitted and freed on July 11, 1833.
Burke arrived in New Orleans and was immediately challenged to fight Samuel O'Rourke. Samuel's friends became angry when Samuel was losing the fight. His friends began to surround Burke with knives. Burke grabbed a knife and ran towards his horse. He escaped and never returned.