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
Margaret Burns
Marriage: 31 January 1866
James Robert Black

Spouse and Children

31 January 1866
Pike, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Washington Burns


    Anna Sarah Cannon





    Electious Burns


    William Burns


    Mary Jane Burns


    Rachel Ann Burns


+8 More Children

World Events (7)


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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