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BURNS FAMILY in SC, GA, TX, & AR

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM A & LURANEY BURNS

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Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM A.(1) BURNS was born Bet. 1813 - 1814 in SC, and died Aft. 1880 in Arkansas. He married LURANEY. She was born Abt. 1813 in GA, and died Aft. 1880 in Arkansas.

Notes for WILLIAM A. BURNS:
WILLIAM A. BURNS Family
SUE BURNS MOORE

The BURNS family is of Scots-Irish origin, and the surname comes from the Scottish word that means "a stream." The farthest back that I have been able to trace our BURNS family line is to WILLIAM A. BURNS, born about 1812-1813 in South Carolina. I have limited his descendants chart to five generations. Many have been so helpful in preparing this record, and for their help I am very grateful.

WILLIAM A. BURNS was called "BILLY". In the census of 1830/40 he was found in Carroll Co. GA. living in the 642th District. He was also found in the Oct. 22, 1850 census of Paulding Co. GA. in house # 725, at which time he was listed as WILLIAM A. BURNS 37-38 years old. His occupation was blacksmith, and his place of birth listed as SC. LURANEY, his wife, was born in GA and was literate. She was about 37 years old in 1850. Her maiden name is unknown.

In the 1860 census WILLIAM was not listed with the family in Paulding Co. GA. Instead, he was living with J. W. BLAIR and his wife PARMELIA and children in Dallas, Paulding Co. Although his age varied as being a couple years younger than he really was, I believe this to be our WILLIAM since he was listed as a B. S. (blacksmith) from SC, and the only other BURNS in the county. What relationship he had to this family, if any, is unknown. It is my belief that the BLAIR family was taking in boarders since there are three men in addition to the family living in the household. One was listed as a border, another as a MD, and WILLIAM as a blacksmith.

By this time, son, HENRY H BURNS was married and had his own home in the county, as did son SEABORN B. BURNS. Their mother and WILLIAM'S wife, LURANEY (spelled LURANA in this census) was living in SEABORN'S household and listed as 40 years old. Son SAMUEL C. BURNS was 19 and was living there, too, as a farm laborer, and sister SALLY (MARY)ANN BURNS, age 15. SEABORN had $1200 in real estate and $400 personal estate, and was farming. They lived beside several HARRIS families, including the ELIJAH HARRIS family which was the family of FRANCES E. P. HARRIS who had married HENRY H. BURNS.

The whole family went to the Civil War - WILLIAM A. BURNS and all his sons. WILLIAM and son SAMUEL C. BURNS served the Confederacy in Co. "C" of the 7th Regular Volunteers which was formed in Paulding Co. GA. Their company went by the name of "Paulding Guards", a part of GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE'S Army of Northern VA. Another son, HENRY HAYNES BURNS, was in Co. "A' of the 40th Reg Vol Inf, also from Paulding Co. GA, but his unit was connected to STOVALL'S Brigade, Army of the Tennessee. Son SEABORN B. BURNS served from DeKalb Co. and died in the war in 1864.

From HENDERSON'S Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of GA, CD ROM,
"BURNS, WILLIAM A. - private, May 31, 1861. Wounded at first Manassas, VA on July 21, 1861. Discharged, disability, at Richmond, VA, Aug. 23, 1861. Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 4th Regt., 2nd Brigade , GA State Troops, Oct. 25, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, GA, Apr. 24, 1862."
"BURNS, SAMUEL C. - private, Aug. 17, 1861. Appointed 1st Corporal. Surrendered at Appomatox, VA on April 9, 1865."

On July 21, 1861, the two great armies of the North and South faced each other in the field for the first time in the first Battle of Bull Run or Manassas. GENERAL IRVIN MCDOWELL commanded the Union troops while P.G.T. BEAUREGUARD and "Fighting" JOE JOHNSTON led the Confederate ranks. Most of JOHNSTON'S men who had been in the Shenandoah Valley (including WILLIAM and SAMUEL) had arrived only that day by train, some coming directly from the Manassas Gap station to the battle. MCDOWELL'S plan was to flank the Confederates.

This is the National Parks Service description of the battle: "Confederate COLONEL NATHAN EVANS, commanding the Stone Bridge, soon realized that the attack on his front was only a diversion. Leaving a small force to hold the bridge, EVANS rushed the remainder of his command to Matthews Hill in time to check MCDOWELL'S lead unit. But EVAN'S force was too small to hold back the Federals for long. Soon brigades under BRIGADIER GENERAL BARNARD BEE and COLONEL FRANCIS BARTOW (WILLIAM and SAMUEL'S brigade) marched to EVAN'S assistance. But even with these reinforcements, the thin grey line collapsed, and Southerners fled in disorder toward Henry Hill. About noon, the Federals stopped their advance to reorganize for a new attack. The lull lasted for about an hour, giving JOHNSTON and BEAUREGARD enough time to stabilize their lines. Attempting to rally his men, BEE pointed to GENERAL THOMAS JACKSON, and shouted the now famous words, 'There stands Jackson like a Stonewall!'

The battle raged until just after 4:00 PM, with each side trying to force the other off Henry Hill. Then fresh Southern units crashed the Union's right flank on Chinn Ridge, forcing MCDOWELL'S tired and discouraged soldiers to withdraw."

The battle ended in a rout as the Yanks fled back to Washington. Confederate President JEFFERSON DAVIS arrived on the field near the end of the battle, but the Confederates were too exhausted to pursue the enemy.

PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN replaced MCDOWELL with MCCLELLAND as commander of the shattered Union troops. Casualties of this first great battle were approximately 2,000 Federal and 1,000 Confederates, including WILLIAM A. BURNS who was wounded. He was sent back to Richmond where he was discharged with a disability a month later. Evidently he made his way back home to Georgia, because in October he joined the Georgia State Troops for a period of about 6 months. SAMUEL BURNS, on the other hand, made it all the way to the end of the war and the surrender at Appomatox.

WILLIAM and LURANEY BURNS lived next door to their daughter MARY ANN BURNS PALMER in the Hempstead Co. AR census of 1880. WILLIAM was listed as being 68, a farmer, and LURANEY was 67, keeping house. Both were literate. WILLIAM said that his father and mother were both born in SC, and LURANEY'S parents were from GA. Sons HENRY BURNS and SAMUEL BURNS lived nearby.

As far as has been determined, the family was not found in any 1870 census. However, according to great granddaughter, MAE DELOIS SHEPPARD of Hope in 1973, " I heard my father, ROBERT LEE BURNS, say he was about ten years old when his father, HENRY HAYNES BURNS, moved from Georgia to Ark., so that must have been about 1869, and they did not live anywhere but Hempstead Co." A family on the move in 1869 might very well have missed the 1870 census.

In 1973, PARALEE BURNS ANDERSON, a great granddaughter, who lived in Hope, AR wrote that WILLIAM and LURANEY were buried in New Hope Cemetery . This is not known for sure, although they are most likely to be buried somewhere in the area near Patmos and Hope.

Notes for LURANEY:
In the 1850 Paulding Co. GA census, she was about 37 years old.

Children of WILLIAM BURNS and LURANEY are:
i. NANCY (2) BURNS.

Notes for NANCY BURNS:
Married a Ward(?) She may have stayed in GA. according to Aunt Paralee.

2. ii. SEABORN B. BURNS, b. Abt. 1831, GA; d. 1864.
3. iii. HENRY HAYNES BURNS, b. April 19, 1835, Carroll Co. Georgia; d. November 01, 1904, Shelby Co. TX.
4. iv. SAMUEL C. BURNS, b. May 23, 1841, GA; d. February 26, 1910, Patmos, Arkansas Hempstead Co.
5. v. MARY ANN BURNS, b. Abt. 1845, Paulding Co. GA.

Generation No. 2

2. SEABORN B. (2) BURNS (WILLIAM A.(1)) was born Abt. 1831 in GA, and died 1864. He married SARAH FRANCES GOGGINS October 08, 1851 in Paulding Co. GA (1), daughter of JOSIAH GOGGINS and ZILPAH WALDROP. She was born Abt. 1836 in GA.

Notes for SEABORN B. BURNS:
In 1850 Paulding, GA census, he was listed as a laborer, but attended school also, age 19.

Child of SEABORN BURNS and SARAH GOGGINS is:
i. BERRY BURNS (3), b. Paulding Co. GA.

3. HENRY HAYNES BURNS (2) (WILLIAM A. (1) was born April 19, 1835 in Carroll Co. Georgia, and died November 01, 1904 in Shelby Co. TX. He married FRANCES ELIZABETH PENELOPE HARRIS October 20, 1855 in Paulding Co. GA, daughter of ELIJAH HARRIS and ELIZABETH?. She was born May 24, 1838 in Union Co. SC and died May 30, 1913 in Shelby Co. TX.

Notes for HENRY HAYNES BURNS:
Another record says Henry was born April 8. According to the 1850 census of Paulding Co. GA, he was born in 1837 in GA.

HENRY HAYNES BURNS served in the Civil War in Co. "A" of the 40th Reg. Vol Inf. from Paulding Co. GA. His unit was a part of STOVALL'S Brigade, in which he enlisted as a private on May 7, 1862. This brigade was in numerous battles, including Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Peachtree Creek, and the Battle of Atlanta. Several of the many battles that his company was engaged in took place near his home within Paulding Co. itself. One was called the Battle of New Hope Church, a part of the Atlanta Campaign and a Confederate victory. Henry was captured near Atlanta, GA, on July 22, 1864, in the Battle of Atlanta on the day that Hood attacked SHERMAN'S headquarters.

He was not released from the Yankee prison in Camp Douglas, IL until June 16, 1865, several weeks after the War was over. Camp Douglas was the Andersonville of the North. Several famous prisoners here were SAM HOUSTON, JR. and HENRY STANLEY, the explorer and writer, who asked the famous question, "DR. LIVINGSTON, I presume?"

A former Union Army training post, Camp Douglas was on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, built on the former estate of SENATOR STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, of the LINCOLN-DOUGLAS debate fame. Originally built for 6,000, more than 12,000 were crowded into the area. Rife with all sorts of communicable diseases, prisoners died by the thousands as a result of the terrible conditions- 4,200 known dead, buried in a common mound, with estimates of at least a total of 6,000 actual dead - the largest death toll in Northern prisons in the war.

Cause of death was often malnutrition, small pox, or dysentery. Once the Confederate prisoners plotted a daring escape which included capturing Chicago for the Confederacy, but the plan was foiled by ALAN PINKERTON, the originator of the detective agency.

Who knows what the family at home in Paulding County was also suffering? The family's post office in the 1860 census was listed as Dallas. From May 26 - June 1, 1864, General Sherman was in the county earning his reputation. On May 27, the Battle of Pickett's Mill gendered 2,000 total casulties.

On May 28, 1864, the Battle of Dallas occurred with estimated Union casulties of 2,400 and Confederate casulties of 3,000. Fighting ensued at two points with the final result of SHERMAN'S flanking JOHNSTON'S troops and capturing the railhead at Altoona Pass, vital to moving his men and supplies . With every able-bodied man away, the women and children must have had to endure many hardships with the war literally at their door.

Certainly they had to keep the farm going by planting and harvesting crops. Then they had to protect themselves and their property from marauders. SHERMAN'S comment that "War is Hell" must have had special meaning to our family.

HENRY'S daughter, MARY ELIZABETH used to tell the story that her mother FRANCES had told her about HENRY'S return from the war, and MARY in turn told it to her granddaughter, YVONNE JONES PEACE.

YVONNE said that FRANCES met HENRY down at the spring just below the house the day he came home . She had a fire going with hot water for him to wash himself in. Then she took his old clothes and burned them, and giving him fresh ones before she allowed him to come up to the house. Considering the condition of the returning POW, no doubt he was dirty, ragged, and probably vermin infested.

In the 1900 census of Hempstead Co. AR, Bodcaw township, HENRY was listed as being 65 years old. He gave his place of birth as Georgia, and his father's as SC and his mother's as GA.

FRANCES was 61. They had been married 45 years, and all 12 of the children she had given birth to were still living. She said that she and both of her parents were from SC. The only child living at home was ELISHA who was 19 years old. Sometimes after the turn of the century, they moved to Shelby County to live with or near their children who had already migrated there.

HENRY is buried in Shelby Co. TX near Campti Methodist Church on the old San Augustine Road. His epitaph reads:

Remember, friends, as you passby
That all mankind are born to die.
Then let your cares on Christ be cast
That you may dwell with him at last.

His wife, FRANCES HARRIS, is also buried here. She died about 10 years after her husband of burns received when her long skirt caught on fire as she was tending to a boiling washpot of clothes.
On April 18, 1973, PARALEE BURNS ANDERSON wrote concerning her grandfather HENRY: "HENRY HAYNES BURNS lived in Georgia, served four years in the Civil War. He owned 40 acres of land near Atlanta. He and his father, mother, and brother SAMUEL BURNS came to Ark. from Ga. a few years after the war....My father, ROBERT LEE BURNS, was borned Aug. 9, 1863. He was two years old when the war ended. His name was ROBERT LEE, named after his father's(HENRY'S) general."

In another letter dated Hope, Ark. May 25, 1973, PARALEE BURNS ANDERSON wrote:
"GRANDPA HENRY HAYNES' father and mother died in Hempstead County AR. near Hope and are buried in New Hope Cemetery. They lived with HENRY HAYNES BURNS. I don't know the county he was born in. They all came here from Atlanta GA. I don't know if HENRY had any brothers left in GA or not. One BURNS came to Arkansas, SAMUEL BURNS. He had one sister. I don't know if she died or moved away. She married a PALMORE."

"FRANCES had some sisters and one brother, ELISHA HARRIS. FRANCES was the only one of her family that ever married. Before they left Arkansas and went to Shelby Co. Texas, a lawyer wrote them that the family had died and he would get their estate for half, but they didn't do anything about it. HENRY HAYNES BURNS and FRANCES were buried in Shelby County Texas near Uncle JIM COX. Grandpa died several years before Grandma did."

According to MAE SHEPPARD of Hope, another granddaughter of HENRY, "After HENRY'S serving four years in the CSA in GA, the BURNS' left their home near Atlanta where they were farmers to come to AR where they settled about ten miles south of Hope and raised their 12 children. The old homeplace is on Hwy. 29. The overgrown POWELL/BURNS cemetery is on a dirt road east of SHEPPARD'S store and has many unmarked graves.

MAE also said that she had thought daughter ARDELLA married an Indian, JOEL DEATON. She believed that one of HENRY'S kids did, however.

According to PARALEE BURNS ANDERSON in 1973 of Hope, AR, "Those families who came to Hope were SAM, JOHN, AMY, MARY, & VICTORIA. PARALEE and JANE went to Shelby Co. Later ELISHA moved to Shelby Co., but moved back to AR, and then to Dallas, TX. HENRY had a sister living near Hope."

Notes for FRANCES ELIZABETH PENELOPE HARRIS:
One record says she was born on May 26 and died on May 20. She died of burns suffered from catching her long skirt on fire as she stood too near the fire tending a boiling washpot of clothes in Shelby Co., and is buried at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby Co.

According to PARALEE BURNS ANDERSON of Hope AR, in 1973," Frances had some sisters and one brother, ELISHA HARRIS. The others never married. Her family had died and a lawyer said that he would get their estate for 1/2, but they never did. Supposedly the HARRIS family had a governor in it somewhere, according to family tradition.

Children of HENRY BURNS and FRANCES HARRIS are:
6. i. MARGARET ARDELLA (3) BURNS, b. October 04, 1856, GA; d. August 16, 1920, Oklahoma.
7. ii. LORRAINE JANE BURNS, b. January 29, 1858; d. July 09, 1934, Shelby Co. TX.
8. iii. WILLIAM HENRY BURNS, b. July 29, 1859, GA; d. January 16, 1936, Arkansas.
9. iv. SAMUEL REUBEN BURNS, b. June 24, 1861, Georgia; d. February 13, 1936, Shelby Co. TX.
10. v. ROBERT LEE BURNS, b. August 09, 1864, GA; d. April 28, 1939, Arkansas.
vi. MARTHA ADELINE BURNS, b. August 19, 1866; d. September 25, 1928, Angelina Co. TX; m. WILLIAM WRIGHT JONES, December 27, 1885, Hempstead Co. AR; b. January 08, 1865, Hempstead Co. AR.
11. vii. JOHN FRANKLIN BURNS, b. July 09, 1868, GA; d. June 12, 1944, Douglas, Arizona.
12. viii. AMY PENELOPE BURNS, b. December 17, 1870, Hempstead Co. AR; d. June 06, 1944, Shelby Co. TX.
13. ix. MARY ELIZABETH BURNS, b. June 10, 1873, Hempstead Co. AR; d. April 14, 1952, Shelby Co. TX.
14. x. VICTORIA BURNS, b. January 27, 1876, Hempstead Co. AR; d. 1911, Shelby Co. TX.
15. xi. PARALEE BURNS, b. August 16, 1878, Hempstead Co. AR; d. January 19, 1961, Shelby Co. TX.
16. xii. ELISHA BURNS, b. March 29, 1881, Hempstead Co. AR; d. March 03, 1955, Arkansas.

4. SAMUEL C. BURNS (2)(WILLIAM A.(1) was born May 23, 1841 in GA, and died February 26, 1910 in Patmos, Hempstead Co. AR. He married MARGARET S. HUCKABEE February 06, 1868 in Hempstead Co. AR. She was born February 1844 in GA, and died Aft. 1910 in Arkansas.

Notes for SAMUEL C. BURNS:
He fought in Co C of the 7th GA Inf Reg alongside his father and was the only one of the family who made it all the way to Appomatox. According to his pension file in Hempstead Co. AR, he was wounded in his hip at some point during the war.

He served from May 1861 to April 9, 1865 where he" surrendered from service at Appomatox and did not desert." JOHN F. GREEN, "a comrade of his old brigade" and a citizen of Hempstead County gave an affadavit that he had known SAMUEL for 45 years. J. W. HUDSON of Nevada County swore that he had known SAMUEL for 50 years. SAM signed the document with an "X."

SAMUEL'S pension request in 1909 (#5189) included the information from his doctor that he was suffering from skin cancer, old age and nearly blind. The request was approved in August, but he died the following March.

His widow "MRS. M. S. BURNS" was awarded the pension in July of 1910. W. Y. FOSTER signed as knowing that she was the widow of S. C. BURNS. Her address was Patmos, AR.

In the 1900 census they lived in Bodcaw in Hempstead Co. AR. All five children were grown and away from home.

Notes for FRANCES ELIZABETH PENELOPE HARRIS:
One record says she was born on May 26 and died on May 20. She died of burns suffered from catching her long skirt on fire as she stood too near the fire tending a boiling washpot of clothes in Shelby Co., and is buried at Sardis Cem. in Shelby Co.

According to Paralee Burns Anderson of Hope, AR, in 1973," Frances had some sisters and one brother, Elisha Harris. The others never married. Her family had died and a lawyer said that he would get their estate for 1/2, but they never did. Supposedly the Harris family had a governor in it somewhere, according to family tradition.

Children of HENRY BURNS and FRANCES HARRIS are:
6. i. MARGARET ARDELLA3 BURNS, b. October 04, 1856, GA; d. August 16, 1920, Oklahoma.
7. ii. LORRAINE JANE BURNS, b. January 29, 1858; d. July 09, 1934, Shelby Co. TX.
8. iii. WILLIAM HENRY BURNS, b. July 29, 1859, GA; d. January 16, 1936, Arkansas.
9. iv. SAMUEL REUBEN BURNS, b. June 24, 1861, Georgia; d. February 13, 1936, Shelby Co. TX.
10. v. ROBERT LEE BURNS, b. August 09, 1864, GA; d. April 28, 1939, Arkansas.
vi. MARTHA ADELINE BURNS, b. August 19, 1866; d. September 25, 1928, Angelina Co. TX; m. WILLIAM WRIGHT JONES, December 27, 1885, Hempstead Co. AR; b. January 08, 1865, Hempstead Co. AR.
11. vii. JOHN FRANKLIN BURNS, b. July 09, 1868, GA; d. June 12, 1944, Douglas, Arizona.
12. viii. AMY PENELOPE BURNS, b. December 17, 1870, Hempstead Co. AR; d. June 06, 1944, Shelby Co. TX.
13. ix. MARY ELIZABETH BURNS, b. June 10, 1873, Hempstead Co. AR; d. April 14, 1952, Shelby Co. TX.
14. x. VICTORIA BURNS, b. January 27, 1876, Hempstead Co. AR; d. 1911, Shelby Co. TX.
15. xi. PARALEE BURNS, b. August 16, 1878, Hempstead Co. AR; d. January 19, 1961, Shelby Co. TX.
16. xii. ELISHA BURNS, b. March 29, 1881, Hempstead Co. AR; d. March 03, 1955, Arkansas.

4. SAMUEL C.2 BURNS (WILLIAM A.1) was born May 23, 1841 in GA, and died February 26, 1910 in Patmos, Arkansas Hempstead Co.. He married MARGARET S. HUCKABEE February 06, 1868 in Hempstead Co. AR. She was born February 1844 in GA, and died Aft. 1910 in Arkansas.

Children of SAMUEL BURNS and MARGARET HUCKABEE are: i. JOHN BURNS (3), b. Abt. 1869, Hempstead Co. AR; m. M. C..

Notes for JOHN BURNS:

In the 1880 census, his middle initial is either T. or F.

ii. JOSEPH L. BURNS, b. Abt. 1872, Hempstead Co. AR.
iii. NANCY L. BURNS, b. Abt. 1873, Hempstead Co. AR.
iv. MARY A. BURNS, b. Abt. 1875, Hempstead Co. AR.
v. EMILY M. BURNS, b. Abt. 1878, Hempstead Co. AR.
5. MARY ANN BURNS (2)(WILLIAM A. (1) was born Abt. 1845 in Paulding Co. GA. She married THOMAS J. PALMER Abt. 1870 in Arkansas. He was born Abt. 1848 in Alabama.

Notes for MARY ANN BURNS:

MARY ANN was called "SALLY ANN" in the 1860 census of Paulding Co. GA. In the 1880 Hempstead Co. Ar census, she is liviing with her husband T. J. PALMER and children in the Spring Hill area of the county. The census is hard to read, and the name of her first child is unclear. Two other children are living with them, a male age 12 and H. L. BURNS, a nephew, age 19, born in GA. I do not know who the father of H. L. BURNS could be. Evidently WILLIAM and LURANEY had another son that is unaccounted for.

Children of MARY BURNS and THOMAS PALMER are:
i. ?3 PALMER, b. Abt. 1870.
ii. WILLIAM PALMER, b. Abt. 1872.
iii. MARY PALMER, b. Abt. 1877.

Generation No. 3

6. MARGARET ARDELLA BURNS (3) (HENRY HAYNES (2), WILLIAM A. (1) was born October 04, 1856 in GA, and died August 16, 1920 in Oklahoma. She married JOEL OLIVER DEATON December 25, 1878 in Spring Hill,AR (Hempstead Co.), son of MCKENSIE DEATON BURNS and SARAH. He was born Abt. 1849 in MS, and died December 07, 1910 in Oklahoma (2).

Notes for MARGARET ARDELLA BURNS:

Went by the name of ARDELLA. According to MAE SHEPPARD in 1973, "the sister ARDELLA that I thought married an Indian, did not...she married J. DEATON." Possibly lived in Oklahoma.

Notes for JOEL OLIVER DEATON:

Moved to Oklahoma early on, and buried there.

Children of MARGARET BURNS and JOEL DEATON are:
i. LENORAH JANE DEATON (4), b. March 12, 1881, Hope,AR (Hempstead Co.); d. March 02, 1943, Lane,Atoka Co., OK.

Notes for LENORAH JANE DEATON:

Buried in Farris, Atoka Co., OK.

ii. SARAH FRANCES DEATON, b. October 19, 1879, Hempstead Co. AR; d. February 05, 1951; m. LOU MAHANA.

Notes for SARAH FRANCES DEATON:

Buried in Pleasant Hill Cem. in Caddo Bryan, OK. Lived near Durant, OK.

iii. MARY M. DEATON, b. January 25, 1883, Hempstead Co. AR; d. May 12, 1942.
iv. H. M. DEATON, b. February 06, 1885, Hempstead Co. AR.
v. JENNIE BETHANY DEATON, b. April 05, 1887, Hempstead Co. AR; d. August 10, 1961.
vi. SUDIE DELANY DEATON, b. September 14, Hempstead Co. AR; d. May 22, 1970.
vii. CORALEE DEATON, b. February 08, 1897, Bryan, OK ( Indian Terr.).
7. LORRAINE JANE3 BURNS (HENRY HAYNES2, WILLIAM A.1) was born January 29, 1858, and died July 09, 1934 in Shelby Co. TX. She married WILLIAM FRANKLIN POWELL October 23, 1879, son of CALEB POWELL and MARY JONES. He was born October 20, 1860, and died September 24, 1931 in Shelby Co. TX.

Notes for LORRAINE JANE BURNS:

Called Jane. Buried in Smith Cem. in Shelby Co. TX where her marker says her name is Lorene Jane, born 28 Jan. and her father is William, born in Alabama.

Child of LORRAINE BURNS and WILLIAM POWELL is: 17. i. JULIE4 POWELL.

8. WILLIAM HENRY3 BURNS (HENRY HAYNES2, WILLIAM A.1) was born July 29, 1859 in GA, and died January 16, 1936 in Arkansas. He married (1) FRANKIE FOSTER December 15, 1881. She died in Hempstead Co. AR. He married (2) CALADONIA O. POWELL October 25, 1888. She was born August 04, 1870 in Hempstead Co. AR, and died November 21, 1951 in Hempstead Co. AR.

Notes for WILLIAM HENRY BURNS:

Went by the name of Henry. Member of Church of Christ. Buried in Sardis Cem. near Hope, AR. Information from the family Bible owned by Mae DeLois Burns Sheppard, born in Hempstead Co. AR on Feb. 1, 1908.

Children of WILLIAM BURNS and FRANKIE FOSTER are:
i. WILLIAM FRANKLIN4 BURNS, b. October 16, 1882, Patmos, AR (Hempstead Co.); d. 1954.
Notes for WILLIAM FRANKLIN BURNS:

In the 1900 census William, "Willie" was 18 years old, single and the "head of the household. " He and his two brothers, Malachi, age 16, and Walter, age 14, lived alone, and farmed or worked as farm laborers in the Spring Hill township of Hempstead Co. AR.

ii. MALACHI BURNS, b. December 25, 1883, Patmos, AR (Hempstead Co.); d. October 19, 1932.

Notes for MALACHI BURNS:

Malachi, age 16 in 1900, and his two teenage brothers, Willie and Walter, lived alone in Spring Hill in Hempstead Co AR in 1900. Malachi had a liquor license from the govenment during prohibition and made "Mallie's Malt". He is buried in Turkey, TX.

iii. WALTER ALLEN BURNS, b. June 17, 1886.

Notes for WALTER ALLEN BURNS:

Buried in Turkey, TX

iv. ROSA LONA LEE BURNS, b. February 27, 1888.

Children of WILLIAM BURNS and CALADONIA POWELL are:
v. ALBERT4 BURNS, b. June 02, 1890, Patmos, AR (Hempstead Co.); d. January 27, 1892.
vi. DELLA BURNS, b. August 27, 1892, Patmos, AR (Hempstead Co.); d. November 09, 1894, Arkansas.
vii. MATTIE VERDELLE BURNS, b. June 14, 1895, Patmos, AR (Hempstead Co.); d. November 12, 1913.
viii. HENRY THOMAS BURNS, b. August 01, 1897, Patmos, AR (Hempstead Co.).
Notes for HENRY THOMAS BURNS:

Henry was still living in the 1970's at Rt. 3, Plainview, TX.

ix. BIRDIE BURNS, b. March 22, 1900, Patmos, AR (Hempstead Co.); d. May 06, 1900, Arkansas.
x. VELMA CECIL BURNS, b. September 08, 1902, Patmos, AR (Hempstead Co.); d. September 05, 1948.
xi. NOLAN GLEN BURNS, b. October 22, 1905, Patmos, AR (Hempstead Co.); d. March 26, 1957.
xii. MAE DELOIS BURNS, b. February 01, 1908, Patmos, AR (Hempstead Co.); m. MILES SHEPARD.

Notes for MAE DELOIS BURNS:

They owned a store near Hope and the old homeplace at a crossroad on Hwy. 29 about 10 miles out at Rt. 1, Patmos, AR. Mae DeLois is the one I visited with and copied the Bible record from.

xiii. IRWIN ANDREW BURNS, b. October 28, 1910, Patmos, AR (Hempstead Co.); d. July 27, 1934. xiv. BERTHY BURNS, b. March 22, 1900.

9. SAMUEL REUBEN3 BURNS (HENRY HAYNES2, WILLIAM A.1) was born June 24, 1861 in Georgia, and died February 13, 1936 in Shelby Co. TX. He married MEDORA JOHNSON August 12, 1883 in Columbia Co. AR, daughter of WILLIAM JOHNSON and MARY FOSTER. She was born August 04, 1866 in Floyd Co. GA, and died December 31, 1941 in Rodessa, LA.

Notes for SAMUEL REUBEN BURNS:

Sam married Jennie Medora Theodocia Nanna Pharisee Savannah Johnson, daughter of William Bennett Johnson and Mary Elmira Foster. She went by the name of "Dora." Her father,William B. Johnson, had fought alongside Henry Haynes Burns, Sam's father, in the same CSA company in GA.

According to Harry and Reba Powers, Sam left Arkansas because of cyclones. This may well be, since I know from Andrew, Sam's son and my grandfather, that their home was destroyed by a tornado shortly before they left for Texas. Papaw told me that he was a young boy, about 10-12 years old, home alone one afternoon, when a tornado struck . As it approached, he took refuge under the bed in the main room of the house. When the roaring ceased, and he looked out, all that was left of the house was the floor, a chimney, and the bed that he was hiding under. He didn't want to leave his hiding place, but the chimney was very near the bed, and it looked unsteady. Just as he climbed out, the chimney toppled onto the bed, crushing it.

Sam bought land in Shelby Co. TX on Feb. 20, 1895, part of the Sam Strickland grant. We still own a portion of this land which is located in the James Community. It is just across the road from the Smith Cemetery where Sam and so many Burnes are buried.

I have a small notebook of expenses incurred as the family, along with Frank Powell's family, journed from Hempstead Co. to Texas. My grandfather Lee Andrew Burns was a boy of about 12 , when the family made the trek. He remembered vividly crossing the Red River near Plain Dealing, LA, in the wagons. I also have several "recipes" for curing diseases such as the flu, that belonged to Sam. Supposedly, at one time there was a whole book of them that the family depended on in times of illness.

The following are the two I have that I found in the 1950's when Grandmother Burns let me look into Sam's old trunk ( that they had stored in a goatshed) and get what I wanted. I got a few land documents, poll tax receipts, and these recipes. My little sister got a pair of spectacles. I will copy the recipes as they are written:

Recipe for the flux
alcohol 8 ounces
laudinim 2 ounces (my note- Laudanum is liquid morphine)
oil annis 1 ounce
oil cappurt (camphor?) 1
oil cloves 1
Syrup 1 pint

Mix all together. Directions. Dose adulte 1/2 teaspoon or enough to stope the paine or about a teaspoon ever 15 or 20 minutes.

The next recipe does not have a title.

1 pint vinegar
4 tablespoon full parched salt
1 dime bottle ladnum
1 dime bottle turpentine
1 dime bottle prepared camphire

Let Set. Set 48 hours abd add the yelar of 2 eggs.

Notes for MEDORA JOHNSON:

Granny Burns went by the name of "Dora". She and all her sisters had six given names each as was fashionable in this era. She lived the last 30 years of her life living with one child and then another. She had been stricken with what was rheumatoid arthritis, or perhaps even polio, very suddenly, and virtually paralized in the matter of a few days. She could move only three fingers and had only enough mobility to feed herself. However, everyone said she was always kind, cheerful and patient and never complained.

She was especially pleased with a gift that my grandmother Daisy and my aunt Mamie made for her. Because of her bed-ridden condition, the heavy quilt covers became painful to her in the winter, so Grandmother and Aunt Mamie took only the down from the breast of the many ducks that my grandfather Andrew killed and made Granny Burns a down comforter that was a real joy to her.

Children of SAMUEL BURNS and MEDORA JOHNSON are:
18. i. FRANCES CORNELIA4 BURNS, b. September 13, 1884, Hempstead Co. AR; d. December 05, 1903, Shelby Co. TX.
19. ii. EMMA LIZZIE BURNS, b. December 26, 1885, Hempstead Co. AR; d. March 1968.
20. iii. LEE ANDREW BURNS, b. July 20, 1886, Hope, Ark.; d. October 31, 1963, Springhill, Louisiana (Webster Parish).
21. iv. WILLIAM ALFORD BURNS, b. September 26, 1890, Hempstead Co. AR.
22. v. LONNIE BASCUM BURNS, b. July 25, 1893, Hempstead Co. AR.
23. vi. JONAH ELISHA BURNS, b. June 26, 1895, Shelby Co. TX; d. 1979, Shelby Co. TX.
24. vii. JENNIE ARDELLA BURNS, b. June 16, 1898, Shelby Co. TX; d. October 03, 1970.
25. viii. JAMES SAMUEL BURNS, b. October 26, 1900, Shelby Co. TX; d. June 01, 1971.
26. ix. GEORGE VESSIE BURNS, b. September 26, 1903; d. January 14, 1972.

10. ROBERT LEE3 BURNS (HENRY HAYNES2, WILLIAM A.1) was born August 09, 1864 in GA, and died April 28, 1939 in Arkansas. He married LOUISE JANE POWELL, daughter of CALEB POWELL and MARY JONES. She was born in Hempstead Co. AR, and died October 02, 1947 in Hempstead Co. AR.

Notes for ROBERT LEE BURNS:

Bob was named for his father's Commander-in-Chief, Robert E. Lee. He married the sister of Frank Powell who had married his sister Jane. Bob and his wife are buried at Macedonia in Hempstead Co. Information for his family was given to me by his daughter Paralee Delona Burns Anderson in 1973.

Children of ROBERT BURNS and LOUISE POWELL are:
i. DONA ARDELLA4 BURNS, b. July 1886, Hempstead Co. AR; d. February 1975, Hempstead Co. AR.

Notes for DONA ARDELLA BURNS:

I can't read the writing, but it looks like her spouse is John Adam Porter or Porterfield. She is buried in Macedonia in Hope, AR.

ii. OLIVER THORNTON BURNS, b. September 1893, Hempstead Co. AR; d. March 1968, Hempstead Co. AR.
iii. PARALEE DELONA BURNS, b. December 05, 1895, Hempstead Co. AR; m. SIDNEY ANDERSON, November 02, 1917.

Notes for PARALEE DELONA BURNS:

In the 1970's she was still living at Rt. 1, Patmos, AR. She told me in a letter in 1973 that William and Luraney were buried in New Hope Cem. and that they had lived with Henry and his family before they died. She said that they all came from near Atlanta, GA.

iv. ILLIOUS HOMER BURNS, b. October 08, 1898, Hempstead Co. AR; d. December 22, 1943, Hempstead Co. AR; m. LILLIAN ROGERS.

Notes for ILLIOUS HOMER BURNS:

Buried iin Macedonia Cem. near Hope, AR.

v. ALMA ARZULA BURNS, b. December 28; m. ED HUBBARD.
vi. LEE ROY BURNS, b. June 03, 190; m. OLA QUILLIN, Abt. 1927.

11. JOHN FRANKLIN3 BURNS (HENRY HAYNES2, WILLIAM A.1)3 was born July 09, 1868 in GA, and died June 12, 1944 in Douglas, Arizona. He married (1) SARAH EUGENIA SIMS. She was born Abt. 1870 in GA. He married (2) DORA ELIZABETH ANN JACKSON4 Abt. 1854. She was born in Hempstead Co. AR, and died May 12, 1906 in Shelby Co. TX.

Notes for JOHN FRANKLIN BURNS:

One child of John and Dora born after 1902 still living, probably in TX.

Notes for SARAH EUGENIA SIMS:

Sarah married a Lansford first.

Notes for DORA ELIZABETH ANN JACKSON:

Buried by Henry and Frances in Sardis Cem. in Shelby Co. TX.

Children of JOHN BURNS and SARAH SIMS are:
i. ALVA JESSE4 BURNS, b. Abt. 1894.
ii. JOHNNIE FAYE BURNS, b. Abt. 1894.
iii. BERNICE BURNS, b. Abt. 1894.

Children of JOHN BURNS and DORA JACKSON are:
iv. OSCAR FRANKLIN4 BURNS, b. May 05, 1896, Hempstead Co. AR; d. July 10, 1970, Phoenix, AZ.
v. VIRGINIA BURNS, b. Abt. 1889, Arkansas.
vi. ROBERT EARLY BURNS, b. February 04, 1891; d. January 26, 1962, Hope,AR (Hempstead Co.).
vii. MINNIE FRANCES BURNS, b. Abt. 1893, Hempstead Co. AR.
viii. ERNA ARDELLA BURNS, b. August 20, 1899, TX.
ix. CARRIE JANE BURNS, b. January 03, 1902, Center, TX (Shelby Co.).

12. AMY PENELOPE3 BURNS (HENRY HAYNES2, WILLIAM A.1) was born December 17, 1870 in Hempstead Co. AR, and died June 06, 1944 in Shelby Co. TX. She married JAMES WYLIE COX5, son of WRIGHT COX and MARTHA JONES. He was born December 20, 1866 in Hempstead Co. AR, and died April 15, 1942 in Shelby Co. TX.

Notes for AMY PENELOPE BURNS:

Buried in Smith Cem. in Shelby Co. TX In 1910 census of Shelby Co., her mother Frances Penelope Harris Burns was listed as a widow, age 72, living with Amy and her family in Shelby Co.

Notes for JAMES WYLIE COX:

Buried in Smith Cem. In Shelby Co. TX. Information on this family from the 1910 Shelby Co. census. He was a Mason.

Children of AMY BURNS and JAMES COX are:
i. HENRY H.4 COX5,6, b. August 08, 1887; d. August 19, 1965; m. (1) KATE GRIFFIN; b. May 11, 1888; m. (2) EVA MAY FERGUSON; b. July 08, 1898; d. June 02, 1972.

Notes for HENRY H. COX:

His name was John Henry Cox, but it was changed tO Henry H. Cox.

ii. WILLIAM WRIGHT COX, b. 1888.
iii. WINNIE L. COX, b. March 21, 1890; d. March 16, 1968; m. (1) WILLIAM H. BAKER; m. (2) WILLIAM H. BAKER; b. August 27, 1876; d. May 26, 1943.
iv. AMELIA COX, b. January 15, 1892; d. June 06, 1916; m. O. A. MILLS.
v. ELBERT COX, b. 1894.
vi. ALMA FRANCIS COX, b. July 17, 1896; d. June 06, 1993; m. RUFUS B. BONNER; b. December 22, 1882; d. October 13, 1976.
vii. ELISHA F. COX, b. August 11, 1898; d. October 21, 1993; m. INEZ OLES; b. May 23, 1903; d. October 30, 1966.
viii. SOPHRONIE COX, b. April 22, 1901; m. C. JONES.

Notes for SOPHRONIE COX:

Nicknamed "Fronie".

ix. CHARLIE COX, b. March 26, 1903; d. October 15, 1906.
x. ADDIE JANE COX, b. July 21, 1905; d. June 25, 1984; m. JAMES WILLIAM ADAMS, February 20, 1929; b. September 10, 1888; d. August 07, 1963.
xi. CALDONIA COX, b. February 13, 1908; m. BRUCE FORSYTHE.

Notes for CALDONIA COX:

Nicknamed"Callie."

xii. ZERA COX, b. March 01, 1910; m. MARVIN RAY CALLENDER; b. November 26, 1908; d. April 20, 1990.

13. MARY ELIZABETH3 BURNS (HENRY HAYNES2, WILLIAM A.1) was born June 10, 1873 in Hempstead Co. AR, and died April 14, 1952 in Shelby Co. TX. She married JOHN WILEY JONES7, son of WRIGHTMAN JONES and MARY "POLLY" GRINNELL. He was born February 11, 1879, and died February 06, 1946.

Notes for MARY ELIZABETH BURNS:

From granddaughter Yvonne Jones Peace:
"My grandmother Mary would make all her girls and her "everyday" dresses from woven cotton check material and their "Sunday" dresses from calico prints. One day she was making a new dress from the woven cotton check, and she told her youngest daughter Carrie that she liked it so much that she was going to wear the checked dress to church on Sunday. Carrie said, "You had better not!"

That Sunday Carrie went on to church earlier with someone else. Sure enough, may grandmother came walking in with her new dress and bonnet on. Carrie wanted to crawl under the bench, she was so embarrassed."

Children of MARY BURNS and JOHN JONES are:
i. JESSE4 JONES, b. May 13, 1891; d. March 13, 1892.
27. ii. LEONA JONES, b. September 29, 1893; d. June 05, 1956.
28. iii. O. ELMER JONES, b. January 12, 1896; d. August 01, 1986.
29. iv. THANNIE JONES, b. May 08, 1898; d. September 06, 1983.
30. v. CHARLIE A. JONES, b. December 02, 1900; d. March 07, 1984.
31. vi. ESSIE D. JONES, b. July 20, 1903; d. September 18, 1987.
32. vii. ALBERT LEE JONES, b. February 03, 1905; d. February 19, 1992.
33. viii. ETHEL ELBERTIE JONES, b. December 30, 1908; d. May 08, 1998.
34. ix. MARY FRANCES JONES, b. July 04, 1911; d. February 02, 1994.
35. x. CARRIE JONES, b. May 14, 1914; d. December 13, 1996.

14. VICTORIA3 BURNS (HENRY HAYNES2, WILLIAM A.1) was born January 27, 1876 in Hempstead Co. AR, and died 1911 in Shelby Co. TX. She married JOHN WESLEY HENRY COX July 22, 1891 in Hempstead Co. AR, son of WRIGHT COX and MARTHA JONES. He was born May 23, 1867, and died 1957 in Shelby Co. TX.

Notes for VICTORIA BURNS:

She died in childbirth. Nicknamed "Tode".

Notes for JOHN WESLEY HENRY COX:

The census records indicate that he was born in May 1872, but his tombstone gives 1867as the year he was born.

Children of VICTORIA BURNS and JOHN COX are:
i. BEN4 COX, b. October 1893.
ii. LUTHER COX, b. September 06, 1893; d. October 20, 1972.
iii. MARTHA COX, b. January 1896.
iv. BETTIE COX, b. January 1898.
v. CONNIE COX, b. January 1900.

15. PARALEE3 BURNS (HENRY HAYNES2, WILLIAM A.1) was born August 16, 1878 in Hempstead Co. AR, and died January 19, 1961 in Shelby Co. TX. She married SAMUEL CALVIN JONES8 December 12, 1894 in Hope, AR (Hempstead Co.), son of WRIGHTMAN JONES and MARY "POLLY"GRINNELL. He died July 07, 1960 in Shelby Co. TX.

Notes for PARALEE BURNS:

I can remember well Great Great Aunt Parlee Burns Jones. We used to visit her when we would go to Center to see my grandparents. Much of my information came from her and her family.

Children of PARALEE BURNS and SAMUEL JONES are:
36. i. OMA OLETHA4 JONES, b. April 24, 1912; d. September 12, 1982, Center, TX (Shelby Co.).
ii. MINNIE ARZULA JONES, b. October 14, 1895; d. June 26, 1896.
37. iii. BESSIE JONES, b. October 30, 1898; d. September 30, 1957.
iv. BERTHA JANE JONES, b. March 09, 1901; d. October 19, 1907.
38. v. LELA FRANCIS JONES, b. October 30, 1903; d. December 01, 1993.
39. vi. MARVIN ALLEN JONES, b. July 24, 1906; d. February 21, 1999.
40. vii. OSCAR ALTON JONES, b. December 04, 1908; d. April 20, 1971.
viii. ORVA OLIVIA JONES, b. November 26, 1914; m. LEWIS FISHER.
ix. LORRAINE JONES, b. August 11, 1917; m. CHARLES DALE NOBLE; b. March 22, 1913; d. October 08, 1984.
41. x. JAMES ELDON JONES, b. December 20, 1919; d. November 26, 1974.
42. xi. MARGIE LEE JONES, b. March 25, 1923; d. March 23, 1966.

16. ELISHA3 BURNS (HENRY HAYNES2, WILLIAM A.1) was born March 29, 1881 in Hempstead Co. AR, and died March 03, 1955 in Arkansas. He married STELLA V. FAMBRO. She was born September 24, 1887 in Arkansas.

Notes for ELISHA BURNS:

I have a tintype of Elisha Burns. He and his family lived in Dallas, TX., perhaps eventually returning to live in AR. He is buried in Central Cem. in Hope, AR. Information on this family came from Elisha's daughter Retha Burns Powell who lived at 1540 E, Spring Crest Rd. in Lancaster, TX 75146 in the 1970's in a letter to Addie Eaves.

Children of ELISHA BURNS and STELLA FAMBRO are:
i. JEWEL F.4 BURNS, b. November 22, 1902; m. NORA SEWELL.
ii. RUBY S. BURNS, b. December 07, 1904.

Notes for RUBY S. BURNS:

I have Ruby Burns married to Myrtis Shields. I am not sure who is the husband or wife here.

iii. LUTHER S. BURNS, b. October 26, 1906.
43. iv. RETHA V. BURNS, b. May 12, 1909.
v. THOMAS D. BURNS, b. July 18, 1911; m. LORENE DAUGHTERY.
vi. GROVER L. BURNS, b. October 12, 1915; m. LOU ETTA MCINTOSH.
vii. CARBIN C. BURNS, b. September 13, 1918.

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