LINKS IN THE BURNS WEBSITE
INDEX TO BURNS FAMILY PAGES
OTHER PA BURNS FAMILIES
JAMES BURNS (1790) - CUMBERLAND CO PA
JAMES BURNS, ESQ. - MIFFLIN CO PA
BOURNS FAMILY IN PA
JOHN BURNS (1712) - PA
JOHN B BURNS (1681) CUMBERLAND CO PA
WASHINGTON BURNS - MIFFLIN CO PA
INDIANA BURNS FAMILIES
SUSQUEHANNA PA BURNS FAMILIES
JOIN THE BURNS FAMILY DNA PROJECT
BURNS FAMILIES IN THE MIDSOUTH
THOMAS BURNS OF CLARION CO PA
MORE PA BURNS FAMILIES pg 2
OHIO BURNS FAMILIES
ROBERT BURNS (1771) - MIFFLIN CO PA
JOHN BURNS (1788) SC & MARGARET WILSON - GA
LAIRD BURNS - PA & SC
SOME SAMUEL BURNS FAMILIES
BURNS FAMILIES IN KY
BURNS FAMILIES IN MD
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GENERAL JAMES BURNS - MIFFLIN CO PA
JOHN BURNS LAND
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From: STEVE BURNS
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2001 1:24 PM
Hello, my name is STEPHEN RICHARD BURNS. I am the brother of MICHAEL GUY BURNS who you appear to have had some recent correspondence with as we are trying to find our ancestors. This "stuff" fascinates me. Earlier in my life (I am 41), I read through a tree on my mothers side and it goes back to SAM HOUSTON, yes, that one.
I knew that I had Scottish and German ties through my father's side. My parents and sister recently came out to visit me (I live in upstate New York) and I asked them about the "family tree" I saw as a young boy. They said they would look into it. I hadn't heard anything until my brother recently e-mailed me with a request to visit PA to verify dates and people at various cemeteries.
I would be very interested in corresponding with you if you don't mind, and perhaps I could find out what I am really looking for.....when did we come to the New World, how, and from where? I have no idea how well people kept records in Europe in the middle ages but am very curious to find out.
Again, my name is STEVE, I live about 3.5 hours from Bedford County PA and plan on going down there next month. I was born in California but moved here in 1991. I have two daughters who live in this area also.
I look forward to hearing from you. STEVE
From: STEVE BURNS
Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2001 12:38 PM
Hi Norma, and thank you for corresponding with me. I have no problem with you putting my information on the web page. I have two e-mail addresses: work - firstname.lastname@example.org (I am here most of the time) home - email@example.com (I can access information here from work) I am having difficulty finding a link to my grandfather, CLAIR WILLIAM BURNS.
Here's what I have.
STEPHEN RICHARD BURNS (1960 CA)
RICHARD SUNDER BURNS (1934 CA)
CLAIR WILLIAM BURNS (1894 Iowa/1980 CA)
GEORGE GRAHAM BURNS (1865 Iowa/1905 Oregon)
RICHARD EWALT BURNS (1822 PA/1890 Iowa)
JOHN BURNS (1794 PA/1845 or 1850 PA)
JAMES BURNS [Jr. and/or General?] (1761/1863)
JAMES BURNS (1740/1814)
I have read through many links on your web page but only find a few tidbits about GEORGE BURNS and the state of Iowa. I can't quite find the link to my grandfather CLAIR WILLIAM BURNS.
Subject: THOMAS BURNS & MAJOR JAMES BURNS Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 17:29:53 EDT From: frBurnsSr@aol.com
THOMAS BURNS died in Bedford County, PA about 1815.
We do not have the exact date of his death and we do not know of his burial place. We do have much information about him. He is in the U.S. Census of 1790. We have land deeds showing property he owned in Bedford County. We have his name on a land deed of his son's, MAJOR JAMES BURNS (THOMAS). We have tax records of THOMAS BURNS in the 1770s and 1780s in Bedford County.
One of the sons of THOMAS BURNS was MAJOR JAMES BURNS who left his log home in Bedford County to fight in the Revolutionary War. He was in Company E, 4th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line. We have many references to his war records. He was born in Franklin County 12 October 1761. He died at BURNS MILLS in Bedford County 17 May 1863 from a fall from his horse in his 102nd year.
MAJOR JAMES BURNS (THOMAS) married ESTHER GRAHAM, the daughter of JOHN GRAHAM, also a soldier of the Revolutionary War and a prominent farmer in Bedford County.
I have written a book, BURNS FAMILY HISTORY, which contains the names, dates, and biographical information of about 3,000 descendants of THOMAS BURNS and their spouses. Copies are in the Pennsylvania State Library in Harrisburg, the DAR Library in Washington DC and the SAR Library in Louisville, Kentucky.
The members of the BURNS family are descended from 18 soldiers of the Revolution. I am former Chaplain General of the Sons of the American Revolution. I am also former Chaplain General of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge.
We do not have any link between the BURNS family in Franklin County, PA. However, THOMAS BURNS did live there for some years after coming to this country and several of his children were born in Franklin County, including MAJOR JAMES BURNS. I have visited Chambersburg in Franklin County and the Historical Society several times and have not been able to find any link.
Also we do not have any links with our Bedford County BURNS family and their ancestors, either in this country or in Scotland.
It is interesting to note that the GRAHAM, TAYLOR, and a number of other families from Scotland lived near the town established by the BURNS family, BURNS MILLS in Bedford County and the BURNS family intermarried with these Scots. Also they named townships for Scots, Ayr and Napier, in which they lived in Bedford County.
Hope this is of some help,
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 15:43:11 -0400 From: "Cathy Berger" firstname.lastname@example.org
You asked me to send more on my JAMES BURNS. I have NO more. Family tradition says he was from Lebanon Co (but it wasn't a county then) and that he had two sons. My proof is the wedding certificate of his daughter CATHARINE BURNS (JAMES) to SAMUEL STEIN where it says that she is the daughter of JAMES BURNS.
I have lots of BURNS' from various parts of PA. There are two huge books on the JAMES BURNS, Rev War Vet, from Bedford Co. But they are popping up everywhere. And a friend searching PETER BURNS has found that he was "BORNS" and German.
From: Cathy Berger
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2001 12:42 PM
I'm looking for another PA BURNS, JAMES BURNS. He has been reported as having married a GILBERT. His daughter, CATHERINE BURNS (JAMES), was born 1802 and married 1820 in Schuylkill Co, PA to SAMUEL STEIN, a miller of Schuylkill Haven. Her marriage certificate states that she is the dau of JAMES BURNS. Family tradition of another branch says that she had two brothers, and that her father had something to do with Lebanon. I have hunted all possible locations and found plenty of BURNS, but not mine!