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Margaret Jane Burnham Troy

  • Birth 1846 Dyer County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 1901 Heber Springs, Cleburne County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Heber Springs, Cleburne County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 52301509

Margaret Jane Burnham was born in Dyer Co, TN, Feb 25, 1846. Her father was David Burnham and her mother was Sallie UNKNOWN.

She was one of nine children:
George Washington b. 1837
J (Joseph?) b. 1840
Mary E. b. 1842
Nancy Ann b. 1844
James H. b.1848
Matilda "Mattie" b. 1859
Newton b. 1850
William b. 1852

Margaret Burnham married Edgar Troy Feb 10, 1869, in Dyer Co., TN.

She and her children were members of the Cleghorn Chapel church of Christ in Magness, AR (Independence Co.) around 1885 before moving to Heber Springs, AR.

****Please be aware that both the 1850 and 1860 censuses of Dyer Co., TN for this family have been transcribed incorrectly in most places. She is listen as "W" in 1850.****

*A note about David Burnham b. 1816 d. after July 1869. I believe David Burnham to be the son of Joseph Burnham and Hannah McPherson (widow of Jonathon McPherson) but do not have concrete proof. There is a Hannah b.1784 listed in the 1850 census living with this family. Hannah had a son, George Washington McPherson, from her first husband before he was killed in the battle of New Orleans.*


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