I am a decendent of William Laughlin McBurney, born in this America Dec. 2, 1805. He married Katherine Hier, and they had 4 children; Margaret, Mary Emeline, Alexander, and William Hier, all borm in Penn. Katherine died 3 days after the birth of Wm. Hier, in 1851. Wm. Laughlin then married Abigail Young in 1853,and together they had 3 children; Emma Jane, Katherine Louise, and Olive M. Eventually, the family moved to Crawford County, Wisconsin. I am looking for info on William Laughlin McBurney, who his parents were, where they may emigrated from, where he was born, etc.
If this sounds like any connection to your McBurney's...I'd love to hear from you.My grandfather (McBurney) married a Biggin, who's ancestors came from Derby.Small world!