Margaret Burns

Female1845–about 1872

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Burns was born in 1845, in Kentucky, United States, her father, John Washington Burns, was 32 and her mother, Anna Sarah Cannon, was 32. She married Elijah Logan Black on 31 January 1866, in Pike, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Washington, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Marion Township, Pike, Indiana, United States in 1870. She died about 1872, in Velpen, Pike, Indiana, United States, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Logan Black
Margaret Burns
1845–about 1872
Marriage: 31 January 1866
James Robert Black

Sources (9)

  • Margaret Black, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Margaret Burnes - Individual or family possessions: birth: 24 October 1837; Booneville, Owsley, Kentucky, United States
  • Margaret Burnes, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 January 1866Pike, Indiana, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 5

    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 11

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (central Scotland and northern England): habitational name from any of various places called formerly Burnis, Burnes, or Burnhouse (named with burn- ‘stream’), especially those in Kincardineshire, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire, and possibly Argyll.

    English and Scottish: variant either of Burn , with post-medieval excrescent -s, or of Barnes .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin (see Byrne ), with excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    J.R. Black, his recollections

    Recollections of By-Gone-Years J. R. Black (James Robert Black) On the third day of February, 1867, a baby (JR) was born. His parents were living in southern Indiana. The baby was not expecte …

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