Thank you for looking up the information for me. I have seen the 1880 Census as well as Clinton Anthony has information that I sent to him. He is also a grandson of Samantha and John Burk. My husband is the link in the Burk line and I have been searching for information for over 20 years now. The other night I found a census that shows Samantha is living with her parents in Mercer County, PA but now I am hoping to locate additional information that will confirm what I have found on the census record for A. and Anna McFarland and their children; Samantha being one of the children mentioned.
I am hoping to locate a Pennsylvania marriage certificate which should list the names of the parents of the bride and groom, or a birth record, land deed, land partition, or something of this type. I was thinking that if there is a birth record for Mercer county, perhaps I could go that route. I am just not sure what year Mercer county started keeping track of births.
In 1870, Samantha was living in Shenango, Mercer, Pennsylvania with her parents, A. and Ann McFarland. It would be nice to find some record that can confirm her birth, marriage and death. By my calculations, she was born in 1848. It also looks like she has a brother who is her twin so I would be interested in finding addition al information regarding his family.
Anyway, I just want to thank you for making the effort to help out and any other assistance you are willing to give will be most appreciated.