Kay's Family History and Genealogy

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Burns, Samuel; Estate Files, 1855

Petition of Abel Burns for inquest to make partition of the real estate of Samuel Burns, decd'. November ____ 1854 -
And now to wit January 27, 1855.
The petition of Abel Burns, of the County of Beaver, son and heir at law of Samuel Burns, late of the township of New Sewickley in the County of Beaver aforesaid, decd' was presented setting forth, that the said Samuel Burns died intestate in the month of February, A D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty three, leaving a widow Eleanor Burns, still living, and issue and legal representation lives as follows to wit

Allen Burns, since dead leaving issue John H. Burns and Elizabeth E. Burns of whom Christian ______ is guardian, and of said Elizabeth E. Burns, John Boren is Guardian; Samuel Burns; Abel Burns, your petitioner; James Burns, residing in Venango County, Pennsylvania; William Burns, residing in Richland County, Ohio; and daughters Martha Forster widow of William W. Forster, decd' formerly Martha Burns, residing in Franklin County, State of Indiana, Mary Miller intermarried with William B. Miller. of Richland County, Ohio, formerly Mary Burns; Jane, intermarried with John Foster, State of Illinois; Leddy, intermarried with Isaac M Jones, residing in Franklin Co. Indiana; Sarah A Boren, intermarried with John Boren formerly Sarah A. Burns. Ellen Humes, intermarried with Martin Humes formerly Ellen Burns, and Rhoda Burns.

And seized(?) his domicile as of fee of and in a certain tract of land situate in New Sewickley Township in the County of Beaver, bounded on the North by land of Sampson Hinds, East by land of the heirs of John Cable, and South by Ms. of Michael Guin(?) and on the West by lands of Henry March and others, Containing One hundred and six acres more or less.

Our petitioner therefore prays your Honors to award in Inquest to make partition and valuation of the premises aforesaid, to and amongst the children and representatives of the said Intestate in such manner and in such proportions as by the laws of this Commonwealth is directed and if such petition can be made without prejudice to or (splitting?) the whole, but if such partition thereof cannot be made together as aforesaid than two value and appraise the same and make report of their proceedings herein according to law and he is duty bound will ***.
Abel Burns

State of Pennsylvania
Beaver County
Personally appeared before me Abel Burns, the above named petitioner and on his oath according to law, did depose and say that the facts set forth in the above petition are true to the best of his knowledge and belief.
Sworn and subscribed before me on this ***** day of January A.D. 1855
Signature illegible, poor photocopy.

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

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