Thursday, October 1, 2015

Newspaper Tidbit: Can Count 180 Descendant (Hannah Burke)

Denton Journal (Ohio)
26 April 1890


The Marietta (O.) Register tells of a somewhat remarkable family in that vicinity.  Joseph Burke, a freeman from Prince William county, Va., came with his family in 1851 to Newport, where he died three weeks afterward, leaving a wife and twelve children.  The widow still survives, and most of her children.  A recent census of the family, including children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren, gives an aggregate of 180 souls.  Mrs. Hannah Burke, now aged 87, is probably the most motherly woman in Ohio.

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