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This is how I see our McBurney Line
Posted by: Darel Coterel (ID *****7371) Date: November 04, 2002 at 11:21:29
In Reply to: Re: Found William L. McBurney in Pennsylvania! by Susan Oshman of 440

I think, based on the circumstances, that this is how our McBurney line goes:

JAMES MCBURNEY:       BCA: 1747        D: 1816
+ MARTHA MCGOFFIN       BCA: 1751       D: 1801
       1. ALEXANDER       BCA: 1765-1775       DCA: 1840
        +MARY LAUGHLIN
              1. JAMES       BCA: 1794-1800
              2. WILLIAM LAUGHLIN       B: 2 DEC 1805 D: OCT 1869
       2. JOSEPH       B: 1775       D: 1852
       3. JAMES       BCA: 1780-1790
       4. MARTHA
       5. JANE
       6. MARY

The order listed by the Commemerative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (J.H. BEERS & CO. 1893) lists them as Mary (Mrs. John McCauley), Alexander, Joseph, James, Martha (Mrs. James Matthews) and Jane (Mrs. John Gillespie)

James and Martha Mcburney’s son James bca 1780-1790 had a son named Ebenezer who was born 1814 in Mercer County, PA. Also lists two of James’ daughters as living in Mercer County.

1820 Census of Mahoning Twp in Mercer County       

Alexander McBurney
3 males under 10
1 male of 10 and under 16 (William L. McBurney b. 1805?)
1 male of 16 and under 26 (James who is mentioned in the 1815/1816 will of James McBurney of Washington County?)
1 male 45 and up (Alexannder)

2 females under 10
1 female of 10 and under 16
1 female of 26 and under 45 (Mary Laughlin or the 73 year old Mary listed on the 1850 census in Lawrence County? She would have been 43 in 1820)

1830 Census of Mercer Twp in Mercer County

James McBurney

1 male 30 to 40
2 females under 5
1 female 30 to 40

This would appear to be the son of Alexander McBurney and the grandson James mention in the 1815/16 will of James McBurney of Washington County, PA. The ages of the census records can be used to place his birth year between 1794 and 1800, which means that he could have been 16 to 20 years old when his grandfather passed away in 1816. This could explain why he was the only grandson mentioned in the will ( his other sons, Joseph and James appear to had boys by 1815 as well but they were not adults by then)

Still needs more work!


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