Daniel BURNS and Ann CROSBY
Belfast, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada (1826)
later to New York and Pennsylvania, USA
Daniel Burns and Ann Crosby
Daniel Burns was born in Belfast Ireland. His date of birth in his
obituary was given as 1795, but various other sources give his date of birth
as between 1801 and 1810. He emigrated to Upper Canada about 1826. On
April 7, 1834 he married Ann Crosby at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Bytown,
Ontario Canada. The witnesses for the marriage were, James Grimes and Ann
In 1835, the family was living in Madison county, New York where their
first child, John, was born. The family lived in Orange County, New York
and during this time, they had two more children, Rosanna and Patrick.
In 1840, the family was living in Falls Township, Luzerne County (now
Wyoming County), Pennsylvania. They also had another son, Daniel Jr.
Soon after that the family moved to Nesquehoning, Carbon County,
Pennsylvania, and then to Mauch Chunk, now Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. The
family now consisted of three addition children who were born during this
time period, Margaret, James, and Elizabeth. Daniel worked for the Lehigh
Coal & Navigation Company and was a stationary engineer for the Switchback
Railroad. Daniel died in 1891, and according to his obituary, " of his
family in Ireland, none is living, excepting a nephew, who is a prominent
well-to-do businessman in Belfast."
John Burns served with the 147th Pa Volunteers during the American Civil
War and died December 3, 1863 of wounds received at the battle of Ringgold,
Ga. Patrick Burns served with the 28th Pa Volunteers. He was wounded at
the battle of Antietam, VA. He died about 1872. Daniel Jr. served with
the 10th New Jersey,was taken sick so after the war ended. Rosanna married
Michael Crilley. James married Mary Sheridan. Margaret married Michael
Mulligan (my Great grand parents). Elizabeth married Michael Griffin.
Research supplied by Ed Mulligan: Sept. 15, 2000 (Thanks, Ed ... Al)
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