Burns, Samuel; Estate Files, 1855
Petition of Abel Burns for inquest to make partition of the real estate of
Samuel Burns, decd'. November ____ 1854 -
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 ***.
State of Pennsylvania
Orphans Court Docket, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Vol 6, p 214
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