John Burrows
(Abt 1829-1877)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Martha Downey

John Burrows 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1829, <Ireland or Scotland>
  • Marriage (1): Martha Downey in 1854 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Died: 12 Dec 1877, <Illinois>, United States about age 48
  • Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Mercer, Illinois, United States

  Research Notes:

From FindaGrave.com:
"From the 1870 census John Burrows was born about 1829 in Ireland and emigrated to the United States at age 19. A family letter indicates he was born in Scotland. After emigrating, John Burrows found employment as a farm hand with the Weyerhauser lumber people in Pennsylvania. It is there that he met his future wife, Martha Downey, who was working as a house maid for the same company. John and Martha were married in Philadelphia in 1854. They came west to Mercer County, Illinois while their son, Samuel, was just a babe.

Unto this union seven children were born: Samuel Frank; Margaret born about 1858; Martha about 1862; Jean or Jane about 1864; Andrew about 1868; Sophrenia born May 1870; and Leah Rebecca born December 16, 1872."

  Noted events in his life were:

Emigrated: from Ireland or Scotland to the United States, 1848.

Settled, Abt 1856, Illinois, United States.

Census, 1860, Mercer County, Illinois, United States.

Census, 7 Jun 1870, Duncan, Mercer, Illinois, United States. Burrows John 41 M W Farmer b. Ireland U.S. citizen - Value of real estate owned $2500; value of personal property $975.
Martha 40 F W. Keeping House b. Ireland
Samuel 14 M W. b. Pennsylvania, in school
Margaret 12 F W. b. Illinois, in school
Martha 8 F W. b. Illinois, in school
Jane 6 F W. b. Illinois, in school
Andrew 2 M W. b. Illinois
Sophronia 1/12 F. W. b. Illinois


John married Martha Downey in 1854 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. (Martha Downey was born about 1830 in <Londonderry>, Ireland, died on 5 Jul 1912 in <Illinois>, United States and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Mercer, Illinois, United States.)


Sources


1 http://www.familysearch.org.

2 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial # 48690921.


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