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Andrew Beirne
Birth: 1771
County Dublin, Ireland
Death: Mar. 16, 1845
Gainesville
Sumter County
Alabama, USA

US Congressman. Born in Dangan, County Roscommon, Ireland, he immigrated to the United States in 1793 and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates from 1807 to 1808. During the War of 1812, Beirne served as a Captain in a rifle company and as Colonel of the Monroe County Militia. He was delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1829 and was a member of the State Senate, 1831 to 1836. In 1837, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses, serving until 1841. Not a candidate for reelection, he resumed agricultural pursuits until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Eleanor Grey Keenan Beirne (1779 - 1824)*
 
 Children:
  Oliver Beirne (1811 - 1888)*
 
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Burial:
Green Hill Cemetery
Union (Monroe County)
Monroe County
West Virginia, USA
Plot: Beirne family plot
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: May 02, 2008
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Andrew Beirne
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- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
Andrew Beirne was born in 1771 at Castle Dangan, County Rosscommon, Ireland to Patrick and Mary Plunkett Beirne. He was educated at Trinity College. He emigrated to WV in 1788, leaving his dog Trey behind. He landed in Philadelphia with only $10.00. H...(Read more)
- Elizabeth Burns
 Added: Sep. 3, 2011
h/o Eleanor G. Keenan (Mem 6244169). RIP
- Connie
 Added: Jan. 25, 2010
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