Margaret Burns

1845–1872 (Age 27)
Kentucky, United States

The Life 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. She died about 1872, in Velpen, Pike, Indiana, United States, at the age of 27.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Logan Black
1845–1877
Margaret Burns
1845–1872
Marriage: 31 January 1866
James Robert Black
1867–1951

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 January 1866
Pike, Indiana, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    John Washington Burns

    Male1813–1857Male

    Anna Sarah Cannon

    Female1813–1890Female

siblings

(13)

    Male1832–1863Male

    Electious Burns

    Male1836–Male

    William Burns

    Male1837–1852Male

    Mary Jane Burns

    Female1838–Female

    Rachel Ann Burns

    Female1840–Female

+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1846

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

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or streams, from the Middle English nominative plural or genitive singular of burn ( see Bourne ).2 Scottish: variant of Burnhouse, habitational name from a place named with burn ‘stream’ + house ‘house’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin ( see Byrne ).

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 …

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Burnes in household of Sarah J Burnes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margarett Burns in household of John W Burns, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Burnes, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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