The Burns Family - Kay's Family History and Genealogy

Kay's Family History and Genealogy

The Burns Family of Londonderry, Ireland and Beaver County, Pennsylvania

James Burns (Abt. 1755 - Aft 1806) was born about 1755 in Londonderry, Ireland, and emigrated to America, but the precise date is not known. His wife was Eugenia "Gene". He settled in Beaver township, Beaver county, Pennsylvania where he was a taxpayer 1802-1806.

Children of Patrick and Eugenia:
Samuel .

Samuel Burns Sr. (1776-1853) was born 1776 in Londonderry, Ireland, son of James and Eugenia Burns. He died February 4, 1853 in New Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co. He married first in about 1807 Martha Tucker, daughter of Allen Tucker and Martha Coppock. They had two children.

He married second in about 1811, Martha's sister, Eleanor Hart Tucker, daughter of Allen Tucker and Martha Coppock, born 1791 in Virginia. They were the parents of ten children.

The first services of what is now the Unionville Methodist Church in were held in the house of Allen Tucker. The first members were - Allen Tucker and Martha, his wife, George and Grace Champion, John Ferguson and wife, and Adam Johnston and wife. The place of preaching was soon changed to Samuel Burns', near Brush creek, in New Sewickley township, and after some time a log-house called Myser's meeting house was erected about one mile south of Unionville.

In the 1815 North Sewickley, Beaver County Tax Lists, Samuel Burns is listed as having 2 horses and 2 cows.

Samuel Burns died intestate, his estate was settled in 1855.

Children of Samuel and Martha are:
Allen, Martha,

Children of Samuel and Ellen are:
Mary, Samuel, Abel, Jane, James, Sarah Ann, Lydia, William, Mary Ellen and Rhoda A.

Rhoda A. Burns (1834-1924) daughter of of Samuel and Ellen (Tucker) Burns, married About 1865, the widower of her sister Mary Ellen, Martin Humes (1830-1881) son of Patrick and Susan (Martin) Humes. They resided in New Sewickley Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Please see The Humes Family page for Mary Ellen, Rhoda and Martin's family and descendants.


1850 Federal Census, New Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co., PA .

Beaver County Cemeteries, Volume Two , (Closson Press, 1982), Page 24.

Burns Unionville Cemetery, Burns Road, Unionville, New Sewickley Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Clear, Helen G. , Letter, March 14, 1993.

History of Beaver Co. PA, 1888, reprinted by Closson Press, 1993.

Orphans Court Docket, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Vol 6, p 214.

Registers Docket, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Vol 6, Page 214.

Schaney Family Bible - Phillip Martin Schaney Family .

Welchley, Mark H., Beaver Pennsylvania Argus, Genealogical Gleanings, 1830-58 , (Closson Press, 1986).

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