David Burk

Male Abt 1824 - 1891  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name David Burk 
    Born Abt 1824  Aghabog, Monaghan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Buried Oct 1891  Haliburton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Ingoldsby Cemetery
    Died 2 Oct 1891  Minden, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I3235  NB1
    Last Modified 26 May 2017 

    Father Benjamin Burk,   b. Abt 1800, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jane,   b. Abt 1800, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F684  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Pogue,   b. Abt 1822, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1884, Minden, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1846 
    Children 
    +1. Benjamin Burke,   b. 1847, Mariposa, Victoria, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1882, Verulam, Victoria, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +2. Robert David Burk,   b. 1 Apr 1849, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1933, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. A Burk,   b. Abt 1851,   d. 1860  (Age ~ 9 years)
     4. Violet Burk,   b. 1854,   d. 1854  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Elizabeth Jane Burk,   b. 5 Nov 1855, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1914, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +6. Margaret Jane Burk,   b. 3 Jun 1858, Mariposa, Victoria, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1933, Carievale, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +7. Joseph Burke,   b. 15 Mar 1864, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1925, Carievale, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +8. Cordelia Ann Burk,   b. 4 Jul 1865, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1824 - Aghabog, Monaghan, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Oct 1891 - Haliburton, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Oct 1891 - Minden, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Origins
      - Son of brother Richard Burk states that the family is from County Monaghan in Ireland.
      - Obit confirms that David was from Co. Monaghan.
      - This statement seems to be confirmed by the presence of a Benjamin Burk in Aghabog Parish.

      Siblings
      - Possibly brothers are Joseph (according to family history he married a Catholic and moved to the NW Territories; older brother) and Richard (younger, had lots of children and moved to Australia).

      - Other possible siblings are William and Bridget. Not sure of source of this claim.

      Land
      - Patent for Con 2 Lot 20 1/2 W was originally to John Ray 1843, George Ray 1844, John Naylor 1853, 1854.

      - Note from Mariposa, the banner township : a history of the Township of Mariposa, Victoria County, Ontario, p 75. There was an Irishsettlement in Mariposa Township on Con II around Lot 5 and 6 in 1847.John Brown Tapp (Bible Christian Missionary) wrote: I have secured abond to the connexion half an acre upon which to build a chapel and burying ground. To help these people the committee must grant me 10 pounds. This will be a fine settlement but the people are low at present not having paid for their land… There are 15 in the Society, all Irish, do we as a church not owe something to Ireland?"

      - In 1861, Bethesda Bible Christian Church was built on Con 2, Lot 20 (where David Burk originally farmed). There was a burying ground behind the church. Church closed in 1889. The land was owned by Abraham Laidley. (Mariposa, the banner township : a history of the Township of Mariposa, Victoria County, Ontario, p 77)

      1851 Assessment Roll:
      - Living next to Samuel Shouldice, William Shouldice; Jacob, John.

      1853 Assessment roll:
      - Living next to Samuel, Jacob, William Shouldice.

      1853
      David Burk buys Con 1, Lot 23 Mariposa Township with John Ray, John Casey, and Samuel Davidson. Casey family farms this lot into the 20th century.

      1861 Canada Census
      - One child “A Burk” has died of enlargement of the heart
      - Living in a log cabin

      1861 Agricultural Census
      - David has two lots. 100 acres at C 3 Lot 19, 75 at C 2 Lot 21.

      1871 Canada Census
      - lists birth year for David as 1824 and for Elizabeth as 1823.
      - living next to Benjamin Burke and his wife Maria

      1881 Canada Census
      - also living with David, Elizabeth and Joseph is Elizabeth Clark, age 14.

      Headstone Inscription:

      IN MEMORY
      OF
      DAVID BURKE
      DIED
      OCT 3 1891
      AGED
      67 YEARS
      Deep sorrow now--- with heart
      And grief -- our bosom swells
      A father from our midst departs
      In that new home to dwell.

      Ingoldsby Cemetery
      Minden Township


      History of VIctoria County:

      Descendants of the following 42 patentees have changed farms within the township of Carden:
      Wm. Alton, John Barrett, David Burk, Elizabeth Chrysler, Thomas Crawford, Asel Day, Joel Day, John Deverill, John Drury, James Drury,Marty Duggan, David Finn, Michael Finn, Cornelius Foley, Daniel Foley, James Foley, Michael Foley, Alex. Graham, Andrew Graham, Hugh Graham,John Holder, Caleb Martin, Anthony Moran, John Murphy, Michael Murphy,Joseph McCrackin, Charles McDonald, Hector McDonald, MargaretMcDonald, Patrick McGee, Colin McNab, John McNaney, James McNulty,John O'Connor, John O'Donell, James O'Neill, John O'Neill, Thomas Preston, Perry Teel, Franklin Thompson, Andrew Wylie, Thomas Wylie.

  • Sources 
    1. [S201] 1861 Census of Canada, Population Schedule, Census Place: Mariposa, Victoria, Ontario; Roll: C-1076-1077; Page 21.

    2. [S568] David Burk Obit.

    3. [S279] Lovelace, Linda, Our Proud Heritage, Laurie Lovelace.

    4. [S418] Burke, Jessie, Letter to Norley, G, David Burk Biography, Gordon Norley.

    5. [S290] Ontario, Canada Deaths, The Generations Network, Archives of Ontario, Series MS935, Reel 60.




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