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BURNS FAMILIES IN KY
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From: "deb-e kyle" tide4me@gmail.com
To: nfarmilo@comcast.net
Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 6:33:01 PM
Subject: Two Burns families

Hello, I am researching two separate Burns families that eventually, of course, became one.
CORNELIUS Burns born 5 Dec 1811 York, York, SC. He is my gggrandfather. I have no siblings nor parents for this man. He married Minerva NEVILLE, daughter of James B Neville and ELIZA Burns.* James B. Neville was the son of Jesse Neville who fought in the Rev. War.

Cornelius and Minerva had 11 children: One died and has a marker next to the parents at West Union Baptist Ch. Cemetery, Calhoun GA. It is not known whether the baby was a boy or a girl.

LEONARD BURNS born Cass County GA, 24 Feb 1841. We think he may have been Cornelius BURNS or Charles Leonard BURNS, but no other name has ever been found or proven. He married Savannah SHAW 1844-1941. Leonard Burns died 18 Dec 1933. (Civil War Soldier.) He and his wife moved to Arkansas. Their children: ELLA BURNS, TALULAH BURNS, WILLIAM BURNS, BENJAMIN F BURNS, and CHARLES LEONARD BURNS.

JAMES WILLIAM H. Burns born Cass County GA 30 Oct 1842. The "H" may have stood for "Henry" but no proof. He married Martha Adeline EVERETT. James William H. Burns fought in the Civil War. He died in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN 17 Feb 1927. James and Martha had one child: NELLIE BURNS.

SARAH FRANCES BURNS born 20 Apr 1844. She married John Marion FULLER (1842-1919). Sarah died 6 May 1908 and is buried alongside her husband at West Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Calhoun GA. They had the following children: MANERVA JANE FULLER; CORNELIUS WHITFIELD FULLER; BERTHA C FULLER; JOHN WILEY FULLER; DORSIA S FULLER; JULIUS B FULLER; WESLEY FULLER; MARION FRANKLIN FULLER; SARAH F FULLER; FRANCIS ASBURY FULLER; and LULA F FULLER.

JOHN WESLEY BURNS born Cass County GA in 1847. He married Elizabeth Adeline BAGWELL. Their children were: FLORANCE BURNS; ARZO BURNS; LAFAYETTE BURNS; WALTER BURNS; MINERVA BURNS and ELIAS BURNS.

MATILDA ADELINE BURNS was born 30 Dec 1849 in Cass County GA and died 27 Mar 1926 in Bradshaw Texas. She married James Wylie BAGWELL (1848-1923). Their children were: LENARD T BAGWELL; WILLIAM LEANDER BAGWELL; LARKIN MADISON BAGWELL; CLARENCE H BAGWELL; VIRGIL ROBERT BAGWELL; MARCUS ROWLAND BAGWELL; ARBIE ISOM BAGWELL, JAMES CLIFTON BAGWELL and DORA BAGWELL.

MALACHI "MACK" A BURNS (my great grandfather) was born 6 May 1852 in Cass County GA and died 20 Apr 1919. He married Jenetta Sarepta MILLS (1857 - 1935) daughter of John Mills and Jennette AP Murphy. They had 13 children:

Three children have markers in West Union Baptist Ch. Cem. in Calhoun GA. It is unknown yet as to whether they were male or female. MARCUS ASBURY BURNS born 5 May 1877 GA - 6 Sept 1941 married Lutha Mae WHITE (1877 - 1960). Their children: Infant; Infant; ERVIN M BURNS; VERNON BURNS; DON BURNS; WAYNE BURNS; WILMA BURNS; CLAUDE BURNS. POLLINA BURNS b. 1878. MYRTLE P. BURNS born 1879 married OMER S EVERETT (1870-1925)

PAULINE ELIZABETH BURNS born Mar 1880 died 28 Feb 1957 married Henry Mansel "Mance" JOHNSON. Their children: Clarence Leroy JOHNSON; Carl JOHNSON; Addie JOHNSON; Cleo McHenry JOHNSON; Ernest Claude JOHNSON; Ailene Elizabeth JOHNSON; Weyman Lamar JOHNSON.

MINNIE L BURNS (possibly Manerva).

STELLA F. BURNS born Dec 1887. married HANKINS. Their child Ellen HANKINS.

JOHN CORNELIUS BURNS (SR) born 6 June 1889 and died 7 July 1972. Married in Curryville GA, on Christmas Eve 1919 to MARY RUTH PARROTT born 3 Dec 1901 and died 2 July 1986. She was the daughter of Jesse Parrott and Martha Alice Richards. Their children: John Cornelius Burns, Jr. 20 Dec 1920 Sugar Valley GA - 16 Jan 2008, Alabama; Jesse Mack BURNS (female) 1923 - 1991; Virginia Ruth BURNS1927 - 2012; Jack Patterson BURNS 1930 GA-15 Apr 1994 ; Martha Ann BURNS 1935 - 2010.

JETHER WILLIAM BURNS born 6 June 1895 and died 18 June 1974 married Bonnie Bell PARROTT FULLER, born 1899. Their children: Mack BURNS 1916-1916; LIVING BURNS; Jether William BURNS 1920-1998; Buren BURNS 1922-2002; LIVING BURNS; LIVING BURNS.

ADDIE BURNS born 1902.

continuing on with the children of Cornelius and Minerva Burns... ELIZA CAROLINE BURNS born 1853/54 - 1908. Her children were Lee Burns and Lula Dennington. Parents of either child not known. Eliza is buried at West Union in Calhoun GA. EMMA ESTER "EMILY" BURNS 1856 - 1931 married Abraham Lorenzo TATE. MARGARET ISABELLE BURNS 1865-1930 married John FOSTER. Their children: Leonora "Nora" FOSTER and Salle MJ FOSTER.

ROBERT LORENZA BURNS 1865-1947. married MARY JANE GATTIS. Their children: Primus Murphy BURNS; Beatrice BURNS; Harlen Ernest BURNS; Velma BURNS and Anne Marie BURNS.

*ELIZA BURNS was born 26 April 1799 Spartanburg, SC. She married JAMES B. NEVILLE and they moved first to Rabun County, GA and then to Cass (now Bartow) County GA. They were married in 1818 and are both buried at Mt. Carmel Methodist Ch Cem in Kingston GA. I do not know the parents of Eliza Burns. James B. Neville was from Walhalla SC; his father Jesse NEVILLE owned a plantation there and is buried in the Neville family cemetery on the property. The fact that James Neville and Eliza Burns were living in Cass Co. GA when Cornelius BURNS migrated there seems to be a clue. Perhaps he and Eliza BURNS were cousins. He ended up married to her in 1839 and living next door to his father-in-law James BURNS until he purchased 600 acres in Gordon County GA in 1858.

Did Cornelius BURNS travel to GA with brothers? There is a Malachi Burns born in SC who settled in Lumpkin Co GA and mined for gold. Cornelius BURNS named a son Malachi BURNS. Malachi BURNS named a son Cornelius BURNS. Both named sons William BURNS. Both named sons Robert BURNS. Other brothers perhaps traveled with them. Cornelius BURNS traveled to Cass county with his neighbor Countryman from York SC.

Many clues and no answers.
Thank you for your site.
I am Deborah Burns Kyle
tide4me@gmail.com

From: wburns@panhandle.rr.com
To: nfarmilo@comcast.net
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2012 5:21:07 PM
Subject: Thomas Jefferson Burns

My Great Grandfather is Thomas Jefferson Burns Jr, who lived in Towns and Union County, GA. I'm not sure about the Jr. Other researchers have his birth as 27 June, 1842 in Haywood, North Carolina. However, on 1870 and 1880 Georgia census records, his birth state is given as South Carolina. Georgia death certificate has his birth as 1841, grave stone has 1839. I believe Thomas J. Burns came to Georgia in the 1850's. A Thomas Burns is listed on an 1864 Census for the Re-orgization of the Georgia Militia.

Thomas J. Burns married Mary Ann Hullender in 1863. She is the daughter of Nicholas Hullender and Elmira Elizabeth Hambright. She was born in 1843 as she is listed on the 1850 and 1860 GA census record with her parents. On the 1870 census record, she is listed with Tom Burns and they are both stated as 28 years old. She died in 1871 in childbirth and my ggrandfather married my ggrandmother, Mary Ann Johnson in 1872. My grandfather, David Sylvester Burns was the youngest, born in 1894. I believe my ggrandmother was from South Carolina, born about 1854 and died in Union County, GA about 1907. I have no real info on her. I am trying to locate any information about Thomas J. Burns in South Carolina. Any help you may provide will be grat;y appreciated.
William Burns wburns@panhandle.rr.com

From: LMstrsmm@aol.com
To: norma@naples.net
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 11:55 PM
Subject: WILLIAM Burns Family

Norma, it looks like you have done some great work on the Burns family. Your web-page is wonderful. I can see the work you have done.

From: Ralph Burns To: Norma Farmilo Subject: FW: Burns ... Date: Saturday, 13 June 2009 16:36:33 -0500

Norma, I remember seeing Jack Burns the free black man in the census in Columbia Co. There was a Thomas Burnes in Richmond Co., near Columbia Co. He may be the Thomas H. Burns of Screven Co., the ancestor of Kevin Grabow who studies the Burns`.

In Wilkes Co., my g-g-g-grandfather, John W. Burnes, in his will, gave a slave to each of his four children. He gave Bardwell to James W., he gave Ned to Samuel T. He gave Celia to Julia M. and he gave Daphne to Nancy. His son Samuel T. and Samuel T`s son William A. each had more slaves than John W. called by name. My g-g-grandfather James W. Burnes moved to Lincoln Co.., TN in 1813 and died there in Oct., 1827. He had only two slaves listed on the 1820 census. I think his widow Charlotte had three in 1830 in Henderson Co., TN. The present mayor of the town of Washington, GA in Wilkes Co. is a black man named Willie Burns. I am certain his ancestors belonged to some of my relatives. There are many black Burns` in Wilkes Co., but the white ones moved away or died out there years ago. That is about all I know about black Burns` in Georgia.
Ralph

P. S. I read somewhere that Thomas Burns, of Fairfield, and Union Co., SC, brother of John W., bought some land in Richmond Co., GA but I don`t think he is the Thomas I saw mention of there in about 1797. I remember it said that Thomas` property was "confiscated", whatever that means. Maybe he was a Loyalist. John W. and Thomas of SC came from Maryland.
To: hrburns@hotmail.com; ralphburns@telepak.net From: norma@naples.net Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 13:45:39 -0400 Any ideas, Ralph?

At Friday, 12 June 2009, "Joseph B Williams" jberthawilliams@bellsouth. net wrote:

Norma, Thanks.

I am not a member of the family, but it is a large Black family in Georgia. They don't have any information of a slave owner named Burns in the County, 1820, which make tracing difficult via conventional means.

An Andrew Burns existed, but there is little information about him. Jack Burns > "free man of color" was a land owned, 1820, suggesting he may have come from Virginia or > Maryland as a "Free Man". Why and how is unknown, making his surname origin different from freed slaves. I have attached the Census page for your information.
Joe

From: "Norma Farmilo" To: "Joseph B Williams" jberthawilliams@bellsouth.net > >Sent: Friday, June 12, 2009 12:14 PM
No I don't but but in Burns with the county and see if any other Burns' come up. Check the census for other Burns families. If so, check wills etc. Are there other people in Jack's family?

Usually the black people will take the last name of their masters. There might be something in the court house giving him his freedom. If you're close to the court house I suggest you go there. Check land records and wills of all Burns families. Ask about special records for blacks. Usually you can find some records.
Norma

At Friday, 12 June 2009, you wrote: I have come across a "free man of color" named "Jack Burns" in the Columbia County, Georgia, Census, 1820. Do you have any information of such a person. Joe Williams

I am looking for a "William Burns" who moved to Columbia Co., Florida around 1862-66. He had a daughter named "Sarah Elizabeth Burns" that was born about 1840 in Ga. and married John Kesley Koon, July 4th, 1866 in Columbia Co. Florida.

I'm not sure if there were any other children, but I can't imagine that many years ago, having but one. I think maybe she had a sister named "Clarkey" who married David Witt.

Sarah was my gg-grandmother and the name William Burns multiplies every time I look for him. The only name I can come up with for her Sarah's mother is "Permelia," who died in Sept.,1867. She was born in Screven Co., Ga. and moved to Decatur, Ga. I'm not for sure this is her mother.

Sorry about all this brick wall stuff. I thought maybe you might have something in your research of Burns in Columbia Co., Florida. If not, I truly understand. Anything would be appreciated. Thanks Linda

PRCarpe@aol.com wrote: I have corresponded with some of you and you have been so very helpful, but I can't seem to confirm the parents of my gggrandfather, JAMES L BURNS who was in the 1860 census for Tippah County, MS with his wife RACHEL and children.

JAMES L BURNS is listed as a schoolteacher, born in TN as was his father. My JAMES L Burns was born Oct 11, 1829. I found a JAMES L BURNS in the 1850 census for Yalobusha County, MS, age 21 living in the household of a THOMAS L BURNS. I believe that this is my JAMES L BURNS.

I believe that JAMES L BURNS may have gone to AR after MS and on to Indian Teritory. RACHEL BURNS died in 1907 in Marlowe, IT (Stephens County). It is believed that JAMES L BURNS may have run the Oklahoma Land Run and family legend is that there is Choctaw ancestry.

Their son WILLIAM A BURNS was my ggrandfather. WILLIAM married PARALEE ARABELL HART in Hopkins County, TX in 1878.

Subject: BURNS-McCOY of AL, AR
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 10:59:47 -0500
From: "JACKIE PACE"

*My theory*: JOHN W BURNS b. 1813/1814 (TN-census) m. abt 1840 AL to MARY MCCOY b. abt 1816 AL

Children:

1) WILLIAM PLEZ BURNS b. abt 1837 AL
2) GEORGE WASHINGTON BURNS b: abt 1842 AL
.. +LUCY YANCEY WILLIAMS b. abt 1845
3) JAMES MADISON BURNS b. Jan 1845 AL or GA
.. +SARAH ALICE ROBERSON b. Jan 1850 AR
m: 17 Nov 1867 Randolph Co, AR
4) SARAH BURNS b: ca. 1846 AL-c)
5) JOHN BURNS (b: ca. 1848 MS-c)
6) HENRY BURNS (b: ca. 1851 AL-c)
7) MARY BURNS (b: ca. 1853 AR-c)
8) JOSEPH BURNS (b: ca. 1854 Fulton Co? AR-c)

Can anyone help confirm this line? JAMES MADISON BURNS married SARAH ALICE ROBERSON, a woman with Cherokee Indian kinfolks, but is also possible that one of his parents had Indian genes.

JACKIE ASHLEY PACE of Pasadena, TX
< http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/p/a/c/Jackie-A-PACE/index.html >

Subject: BURNES of North East Arkansas
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 17:56:26 -0600
From: "SCOTT YANCEY"

Fr. S. YANCEY HP, D.D. (me)
JIMMIE LYNN BURNS (B~ 4 Dec 1947 in Memphis Tennessee)
JAMES EDWARD BURNS (B~ 5 May 1927 in Marked Tree Arkansas)(D~ 10 April 1981 in Hughes Arkansas)(Buried in Crittenden County Memorial Cemetery)
JOHN ALVA BURNS (B~ 7 June 1904)(D~ 8 April 1985 in Marion Arkansas)(Married to ELLA FRANCES BREWER)
Well, that is as far as I have. I hope someone out there can help me on this one.....
Fr. S. YANCEY HP, D.D.
http://members.xoom.com/UFDR_ULC/

From "JOHN BARNES"
Subject PATRICK BURNS
Date Mon, 5 Jul 1999 18:45:39 -0400

Since you mentioned PATRICK BURNES, I am a descendent of PATRICK BURNS (or BURNES) through another daughter ELIZABETH BURNS(1799-1872) who married BENJAMIN BARNES (1794-1892), a son of MEREDITH BARNES. PATRICK BURNS, we believe, married JENNETT KING in Jefferson Co., TN. JENNETT was a daughter of JOHN KING (d. 1810 Jefferson Co., TN) and Mary (d. abt. 1821 in Grainger Co., TN).

We have evidence that PATRICK BURNS was from Dublin, Ireland. PATRICK BURNS, MEREDITH BARNES, and families lived in Shelby Co., AL in 1830 and were in Bibb Co., AL in 1840. We believe that MEREDITH BARNES came to Alabama in 1818 from Chesterfield District, SC. I would like to correspond with anyone who has interest in or information about any of these families.
John Barnes
From: GoneToAla@aol.com
To: ALBIBB-L@rootsweb.com
Date: Monday, July 05, 1999 4:19 PM
Subject: MARY BURNS daughter of PATRICK BURNS

My ancestor Rev. Dr. JOSHUA WEST born 1771 in area that is now Rockingham County Virginia (West Virginia)...married in 1793 to HANNAH PRENTICE. Dr. West and wife moved to Sevier County Tennessee in 1794 then to Shelby County Alabama in 1816. Dr. West died in Montevallo 8 January 1860. He lived in Shelby County except for a few years at Centerville in Bibb County. HANNAH Prentice born 8 Feb 1775 died Montevallo 8 Oct 1845.

Son WILLIAM WEST born 1794 in Virginia moved to BIBB COUNTY where he died testate in 1869. Wife was MARY BURNS, daughter of PATRICK BURNS. I have a "working" list of possible children. Most I am sure of. Some, not so sure.

a. MALINDA H WEST married WILLIAM C HARRIS
b. JANE H WEST married WILLIAM JOHNSON
c. HANNAH WEST married WARREN PARKER
d. MARY E WEST married WILLIAM P TATE
e. MARTHA F WEST married JOHN BABB
f. JEFFERSON WEST married JERUSHA BROWN
g. ELIZABETH WEST married JOHN B SEALES 20 Oct 1875 ??)
h. LUTITIA M. WEST
i. MARY F WEST
j. ISABELLA P WEST
k. JOHN M WEST

KSeale@webtv.net (K S) MICKEY wrote: I am a descendant of JOHN BURNS from Ireland, migrated to US,in 1840's. Was there anything about the BURNS in NC, and TN. JOHN BURNS from Ireland married SARAH KNIGHT. His son JOHN BURNS,JR [my grandfather,born in NC]married KATIE JAQUES [JAKES].They are both buried in Chattanooga,TN.

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